How to set up your home Gym
When setting up your home gym, there are basically three questions you need to ask yourself.
1. How much spare square footage do you have in your home or apartment do you have for a home gym? Do you need something you can slip under the bed when it’s not in use or do you have an extra bedroom you can convert to a home gym? Or is it somewhere in between? All-in-one functional trainers can eat up a sizable amount of square footage weighing 100’s of pounds or something compact enough to slide under the bed when not in use. Costs can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars so it’s important to consider your budget as well as your space.
2. What is your budget for equipment? All-in-one functional trainers can cost from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. Maybe you’re just starting out with an exercise program and you only have a few bucks to spend on equipment for bands, some light dumbbells and a couple of balls. Whatever your budget, your equipment choices should be determined by your fitness goals.
3. What are your fitness goals? Are you fitness novice or an experienced athlete? What is your skill level? Are you interested in maintenance or a true full-body workout. Do you need to target specific muscle groups or accommodate a special mobility need? Whatever your goals, you should work with a personal trainer to establish a fitness baseline and to develop a program to fit your skill level and fitness goals. And of course you should check with your physician to make sure you are healthy enough to begin an exercise program.
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