Many people find it easier to stay in shape by having a home gym. The cost of building a home gym depends on how much money you want to spend and how elaborate you want your gym to be. With careful planning and creativity you can build the gym of your dreams.

Popular cardio machines include treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines, stair climbers and stationary bikes. You use cardio machines to burn fat and improve your cardiovascular ability. Treadmills are good for people who like running and walking while the others are good for people who prefer low impact exercise. If your home is small, consider a machine that folds to save space. There are treadmills and stair climbers available in this format.

Resistance training builds your muscles and can be done in several ways. Weight training machines are good but expensive and they require a lot of space. If you decide to buy one, pick a multistation system. You can also purchase dumbbells to strengthen muscles.

Some miscellaneous items should also be considered when creating a home gym. Consider buying a mat which you can stretch on. You might also be interested in a stability ball for abdominal work and floor based exercises. A heart rate monitor is also helpful to track your cardiovascular workouts.

You can view our large range of fitness products online or visit our stores to get expert advice from our fitness staff about putting together a home gym.

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