There is nothing like having your own gym at home. Commercial gyms can be fun as they certainly have a more social quality than working out at home. Although sometimes, being social does not make your workout effective. Exercising all by yourself at home may seem boring initially, but when you put your mind into it, you’ll realize that you’re able to remain focused and have faster, more productive workout sessions.
Your home is your domain and you have the freedom to choose your music and of course, work out as you please without having to wait your turn to use gym equipments. The fact that with a home gym in place, you get to also enjoy a more flexible 24/7 workout schedule as you can hit the gym at whatever time of the day you want. Really convenient, right? Dealing with your busy work schedule definitely becomes easier!
Now that you know the gains of having a home gym, the next question is – what equipments do you need in building your home gym? Ideally, having a home gym is a worthwhile investment, but you don’t need to load up on expensive equipments.
You’ve got the space and want to set up a basic home gym? Let’s take a look at some basic gym equipments you can buy without having to break a bank.
Exercise /Yoga mats:
Own a home gym or not, a fitness mat is a very basic gym gear anybody on a fitness journey must have. Exercise mats are handy for floor-based moves. Into yoga and pilates? An exercise mat should definitely be top on your gym list and with less than 5,000 Naira you could be a proud owner of one.
There are endless exercises you can do with dumbbells to justify their purchase. They make a better choice when thinking of strength training equipments. You can get an adjustable one with 3-5 sets in a range of weights to accommodate for different exercises and for the strength you will be gaining as you improve.
Old popular skipping rope, remember it? If you’re looking for ways to add some fun to your workout routines while also burning off as much as 10 calories per minute, then a jump rope is an essential gym equipment to own. It’s great for intense cardio and your shoulders, chest, arms, and legs are in for serious toning too!
Also known as a stability ball, an exercise ball is a great way to increase your strength, endurance and balance. With a stability ball you can effectively exercise your lower body, torso and core. It’s such an indispensable gym equipment to own, don’t you agree?
Invest in a home cardio machine. A treadmill and stationary bike are universal cardio workout equipments found in most gyms because of their effectiveness in improving cardio fitness. If you can’t afford both, get at least one. A bike might be a lot more budget-friendly.
Looking for a bit more versatility? Or exciting ways to challenge yourself to new levels? Get an adjustable bench! As a multi-functioning device for performing fitness activities, an adjustable bench comes in quite handy for support during workouts. It also gives you more options of exercises – crunches, sit-ups, curls, lifts, extensions – the list is endless.
Get a couple or all of the listed gym equipments in place and you’re right on track in turning your home into a health club!