January is a time for new beginnings and for many, resolutions to get healthy and fit in the new year. While we love a good New Year’s resolution, we understand how difficult they can be to maintain, especially if you don’t have gym equipment in your home. Research indicates that those who have gym equipment accessible to them in their homes are more likely to succeed in maintaining a fitness routine and keeping their resolutions.
Here’s some reasons why building a gym in your home can help you keep your resolutions all year long!
Let’s face it, gyms are crowded, especially the first few months of the year. Instead of waiting in line for equipment to work out or feeling the pressure of having to limit your time on machines, why not work out in the comfort of your home? With a home gym, you never have to worry about waiting for a machine, limiting your time, or working out in a crowded facility.
When it comes to keeping resolutions, convenience goes a long way in ensuring you maintain them. Similarly, the convenience of working out in your own home will help you keep those resolutions to get fit and work out regularly. Having to pack a gym bag, drive to the gym, change your clothes and dedicate all that extra time can make creating and maintaining a gym routine difficult. Having a gym in your own home makes it easier and will keep you accountable.
Choosing the right equipment for your home gym comes down to your individual fitness goals. For example, if building muscle is your goal, an adjustable weight bench paired with a free weight set and weight bar is a great place to start.
If slimming down is part of your New Year’s resolution, kettlebells are ideal because they give you the benefits of both strength training and a fat-burning cardio workout. However, if you prefer a home gym setup that can provide a whole body, a corner leverage gym might be best suited for your new gym.
When choosing which setup to purchase for your home gym, there’s a few additional factors to consider. How much space you have will impact the type of equipment you can purchase, as will your budget. Our gym consultants at Expert Fitness Supply can assist you in determining the best configuration of equipment for your space, and what will work best within your budget.
You’ve probably heard that one of the biggest mistakes you can make when beginning a workout routine for the first time is biting off more than you can chew. Whether you are working out in your new home gym or a commercial facility, this is something to consider. When deciding on and building a new fitness routine, it’s important to recognize a few things such as your personal goals, your current fitness level, and even a projected timeline for meeting those goals.
If you’re a beginner who is looking to build muscle, be sure to stick to the basics at first, keeping a fairly light but consistent workout routine. As a beginner, you’ll need to give your muscles plenty of time to rest and should consider lifting no more than 3 times per week at first.
Creating your own home gym can not only help you achieve your New Year’s resolution goal, but it can help you achieve a whole new and healthier lifestyle overall. To make your home gym safe and space-efficient, Expert Fitness Supply offers durable strength and cardio equipment perfect for any home gym setup. We also offer a variety of home gym packages that make it easy to get started with the right training equipment at a great price that will actually save you money in the long run when compared to the long-term price of a gym membership.