Bringing The Gym To You – Home Exercise

Gone are the days when you had to go to the gym to get on an exercise bike – it’s very easy now to pick one up relatively cheaply and use it at home instead. That is very appealing to many of our readers, as they don’t like the idea of being the new kid on the block in the leisure centre, slowly becoming a huge ball of sweat.

High street stores like Argos do all sorts of fitness equipment for home use, but who wants to lug that our of the local shopping centre when there’s a much more convenient solution – Amazon!

The internet has made everything easier, and while it might sound a little ironic to avoid the effort of carrying your new fitness machines to the car from the shops, it’s actually probably a very good move. As you’re getting started, you’re probably not in the best possible shape, so you don’t want to injure yourself. God forbid, that might give you an excuse to avoid getting started on your road to fitness!

Online, you’ll find all sorts of products to buy at Amazon, but the internet giants have actually spawned something really useful to help you get started. They have a huge partner program, which means that there are literally thousands of websites that help you choose the right products – all from the comfort of your home on your computer. If you search for anything on google to do with buying products you’ll likely run into one, so here’s a couple of ideas to get you started:

  • Treadmill
  • Cross Trainer
  • Exercise Bike

Treadmills are something that most people know about – basically allowing you to go for a jog at home without leaving the house. They come with a huge range of features, particularly in the expensive end of the range, but fundamentally they all allow you to run in private. Cross trainers are very popular at the moment, and give a more intense workout across more of the body than treadmills and exercise bikes. Speaking of the bikes, they’re one of the more gentle bits of equipment, so often burn calories slower, but you can often keep going for longer as you sit watching TV or reading a book. Some people even do the job to music out in their shed converted into a home gym!

Often, the home approach appeals to people that are lacking self confidence. It may not be something you readily admit to, but if you’re reading this and thinking that it sounds familiar, it’s probably a much better approach than joining a gym. Lets face it, it’s hard enough to battle with the traffic to get down there, without feeling self conscious for half an hour while you’re trying to do your thing.

All in all, it’s best to choose a piece of equipment to start with, and just get things underway with Operation Christmas. We like the cross trainers best, simply because they give you the best results for the amount of time and effort you invest, but it’s a very personal choice and you should go with whatever you think will motivate you most. You can always add a second piece of equipment later if you find it works well for you – who knows, if you have the space, you might end up with a very impressive home gym!