Improve your home with a home gym
by Shelley Langenhorst
Considering some home improvement this year as part of a New Year’s resolution? If you are thinking about updating your home, why not make an improvement to your home and life at the same time.
Putting together a home gym is a great way to make use of extra space while providing you a no excuses place to work out that’s right at your fingertips.
We have the ideas and deals to get started on your home gym today.
Free weights are an easy and affordable addition to any home gym. Start at 5lb weights and work your way up to a heavier weight. Consider getting a few increments along the way to switch up your workouts – like 5, 10, 15 and 20 pound pairs.
Your body adapts quickly to exercise efforts so plan to build up your strength over time and continue to challenge yourself by increasing your weights.
If you’re willing to make a bigger investment into your home gym, cardio equipment is the way to go. Treadmills and ellipticals offer great calorie burning power and can be placed in the living room so you can work out while watching television.
For a more affordable way to do cardio, consider purchasing a manual treadmill. Smaller and more lightweight, these machines still pack a great exercise punch. Manual treadmills start in the low $100s on Amazon.
Other handy items for your home gym include exercise/yoga mats, pull-up bars and a bosu ball. While you’re at it, build up a varied workout DVD library so you are never bored of sweating. Start adding to your collection today at Best Buy, currently offering 2% cash back and free site to store shipping.
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