An at home gym is a convenient and affordable way to stay healthy and fit. But with so much exercise equipment and extras to choose from, setting up your home gym may seem a little difficult. Below are four accessories that are a great base for any good home gym.
One of the basics, but often forgotten, the treadmill is a great addition to any home gym. It is easy to use but gets your heart pumping in a matter of minutes. Convenient and adaptable, a treadmill is great for those who want to ease into running and cardio exercise or want an all-year-round cardio option.
Towel and water
Although these may be readily available in another room, you should have a towel and water bottle dedicated to your home gym. If possible, a small fridge or a water cooler is a good extra. Set up a towel rack and place a few towels as “exercise only” towels.
An exercise ball can be used for lots of different activities, including for your pre-workout stretch, to maintain proper posture and for a wide range of exercises, such as sit ups and squats. But make sure you buy a quality product, as cheaper ones may not offer the same benefits and may break from regular use.
Friends and family
It might sound odd, but having a partner is one of the best accessories for you home gym. Many people go to the gym with friends or hire a personal trainer to keep them motivated. The same applies for a home gym. Enlist the help of your partner, a roommate or even your kids to keep you going.
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