Did you make any new year’s resolutions? If one of them was to make this the year you got fit, how’s it going? When we talk to gym owners January is typically their busiest time of the year. Lots of people sign up to get help with their health and fitness goals. However, by the time you get to spring a lot of those fresh new faces have disappeared. We understand what it’s like. You start the year feeling optimistic but there are lots of things that could make you lose motivation. Perhaps you got busier at work, caught a cold or just preferred to stay in your warm house rather than get out to the gym. It could be time to approach it in a different way. We’re here to help you to get fit at home.
CONVENIENCE IS KEY
Despite your best intentions, fitness plans can fail because they don’t fit easily into your life. Trying to go before or after work could add a couple of hours to your day or interfere with the school run. Setting up a home gym makes everything easier. You could fit in 20 minutes on the treadmill before breakfast or when the kids are in bed. You also don’t have to worry about travel time when you’re just walking to the next room. It’s easier to keep your motivation high when you can do a little bit every day rather than having to find time for an hour or two at the gym.
All you need to do is put your kit on and you’re ready to go.
WHAT FITNESS EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?
When you walk into a commercial gym for the first time it can be daunting. There is a huge range of equipment available. At home, it’s best to keep things simple. When you’re considering what kind of equipment will help you to get fit at home, there are two important things to bear in mind. Firstly, what do you want to achieve? If you want to focus on improving your cardiovascular fitness you need a machine that gets you moving. Secondly, how much space do you have? It’s worth remembering that you’re much more likely to achieve your goals if your fitness equipment is somewhere that’s easily accessible.
Treadmills and indoor rowers are extremely popular as they fit into a home gym easily. They also have lots of different settings and programmes so you can vary your workouts over time.
FINDING THE RIGHT GYM KIT
If you’re new to this kind of purchase the choice can be overwhelming. There are lots of different types of treadmills and indoor rowers with a range of settings and features. We recommend going to a retailer where you can have a look at the different types of home gym equipment and see what you’re buying. It’s important to compare prices carefully to see what’s included. Brand new equipment can be expensive but comes with a warranty in case anything goes wrong. Buying second hand from a private seller will be cheaper but you don’t have the same protection.
We offer new and second-hand equipment which has been safety checked and refurbished. Everything we sell also comes with a warranty to give you peace of mind. We’ll even buy it back from you if you get your new equipment home and realise you’ve made a mistake.
If you’d like to find out more, or come and visit our showroom to see what’s available, please get in touch.