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How Much Space Do You Need With A Home Gym?

We’ve all heard the recommendation – at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least five days per week in order to stay healthy and fit.

However, knowing it and actually finding time to do it usually are two very different things.

What counts as moderate physical activity? Walking, biking, dancing or swimming all fall into the category of moderate exercise. Yoga and weight lifting also are beneficial and count toward the daily recommended amount of exercise.

For some people, the obvious choice in getting their 30 minutes is through a gym or health club membership. Clubs such as these provide a variety of both cardio and weight machines for client usage, as well as exercise classes to help mix things up once in awhile. While gym memberships can be great, they also can be quite expensive. For those who do not have the average annual cost of $650 for a gym membership in their budget, a great alternative is a home gym.

But how much space do you need with a home gym? The answer depends on the kind of equipment you wish to incorporate into your exercise area.

If space is an issue for you, equipment which folds up and is easily stored is an excellent option. Some products on the market today are designed for space-challenged fitness buffs who want to maximize the usage of their space without totally taking it over with bulky exercise equipment. Among the top-rated equipment for those with limited space includes:

  • Bowflex Home Gym. This gym uses resistance power rods to provide an excellent weight-training workout. There are several versions of this gym available, some of which can be folded up and easily stored in a closet or under a bed when the user is finished. Cost for the equipment ranges from $650 to $3,000, depending on the model purchased.
  • Total Gym. Available since 1974, this equipment is among the oldest and well-tested folding products on the market. It uses gravity-based resistance to strengthen and sculpt the body through a variety of exercises. When the user is finished with the product, it easily folds flat and can be stored under a bed or in a closet. Price range for this equipment is between $350 and $1,000 depending on the model purchased.

Exercise bikes and treadmills also come in varieties which can be easily stored or folded up to make them more compact.

Not interested in purchasing equipment, folding or otherwise? There are options for a good home workout that do not include traditional equipment. Exercise videos can be a great way to work out at home without taking up space at all. There is a variety of options on the market today to suit every exerciser, from power yoga to Pilates and extreme cardio workouts. They can be a great alternative for those who truly do not have the space for using or storing traditional workout machines and gear.

Joe Weider Home Gyms - A 2017 Review of the Weider Pro Home Gym

Joe Weider has been in the body building world for a long time and has left an undeniable mark in the history books with his achievements and additions to the sport. His home gym system is doing the same for the home gym industry. The Joe Weider home gyms ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:37:00 GMT



Flipkart steps up brand partnerships in sports and fitness category for exclusive product lines

"Sports & Fitness category has grown at 65 per cent over the last year with focus verticals like cycles, home gyms, protein supplements growing by 5X times, with the lion's share of sales - over 45 per cent in these categories coming from South India ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:46:00 GMT



Global Strength Training Equipment Market 2017-2021: Market Segmentation and Forecasts by Technavio

Mostly, they are made up of iron, however, plastic weight plates are also available, especially for use in home gyms. Iron made weight plates are found in commercial gyms. Common types of iron weight plates are Olympic weight plates for Olympic barbells ...

Published:  Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:30:00 GMT



Fitness for dumbbells: Home gyms make exercising a no-brainer

Avoiding exercise is easy when workout classes are expensive and the gym seems too far away. But excuses lose their weight when there's a full fitness center a few steps from your bedroom or kitchen. Home gyms are popping up in more properties as ...

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Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. So why should home gyms be cookie cutter basement rooms best described as dated torture chambers? "For the wealthy who don't want to leave their estates and share equipment, home gyms are essential,"¯ says Madison ...

Published:  Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:06:15 GMT



Tell me about home gyms.

They end up great places for hanging clothes on, stacking boxes around and collecting dust, most people waste their money on crap they end up selling for a huge loss in a garage sale or on Craigslist after those few extra pounds don't magically disappear.

Published:  Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:32:06 GMT



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