A guide to buying fitness equipment for a home gym. You need free weights, gym flooring, exercise bikes, treadmills and much more.
A Quick Guide to Buying the Essentials
for a Home Gym
A lot of people are now working from home and whilst this can be great for work –life balance, it can
have a few downsides too. You might have enjoyed the company of colleagues at work either next to
your desk area or over coffee. You may have liked the commute to work on public transport to
gather your thoughts for the day or do a little work on emails. For those of us with more energy, a
brisk walk or cycle to the office might be invigorating and a good way to energise our thoughts. But
these aspects of our life are not available with working from home. The lines between work and
home life become blurred. One thing that can help is to create a structure in your day. We
recommend doing a little exercise routine at some point in the day and keeping to it. This has many
benefits for both a healthy body and mind. Getting to the gym might not be possible anymore with
various restrictions in place or with concerns about disease spreading in gyms.
Creating a mini home gym could solve all these problems. Here’s a short list of things by that might
be useful in creating your own mini gym.
As far as cardio goes, spin bikes are ideal for a home gym as they are quite compact and they provide
a fantastic opportunity to burn some calories and use loads of energy.
An upright bike is also quite easy to push into a corner. It is an excellent way of strengthening legs
These are slightly a little bit more intrusive in space but they provide a fantastic workout – and if you
can get one second hand then they are definitely one to get.
Kettle Bells are a good all-rounder. A set of different weights will mean that you can adjust your
exercise and progress as you get stronger.
Dumbbells are also very versatile and provide the opportunity to strengthen lots of different sets of
muscles. These are relatively inexpensive and using them routinely will show great results.