Treadmills Treadmills can be fairly affordable to use at home. Your primary consideration would be if you have room to set up a treadmill. You may consider putting one in your basement or garage, Or possibly a spare room. They will make getting your cardiovascular exercise easier, especially on rainy or bad weather days. Exercise Bikes Exercise bikes don't take up a lot of room. They can easily fit in a small space in a spare room. It is another piece of equipment that is used for cardio. Elliptical Machines Elliptical machines would take up about the same amount of space as a treadmill. They are a good piece of equipment for cardiovascular exercise that works both they upper and lower body at the same time. Rowing Machines Rowing machines are designed to give your whole body a workout at the same time. They tend to be a bit more complicated to operate than an exercise bike . However, with a little instruction they can give you a good cardiovascular workout. Weight Benches Weight benches are used for strength training. You don't have to get real fancy with these. A simple bench for bench presses and lying down type exercises would be good. It is possible to buy benches that have accessories for a number of other exercises. Again, your available space would be a consideration. It basically depends on your budget and your experience as to what type of weight bench to buy. If you are just starting out I would say keep it simple and just start with a basic bench. Bowflex For those that want to spend the money, the Bowflex is another workout option for strength training. If you have room in a basement or spare room, the Bowflex would be a nice piece of equipment to have. The biggest advantage to a Bowflex home gym is the variety of exercises you can do. Although it's not necessary to have a gym in your home, being able to exercise at home can be a convenient way to work on your fitness.
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Published on Jun 23, 2011