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February 07, 2020

The Secret To Your Fitness Success

There is a little known secret to fitness success that most people don’t know. You don’t actually need a gym membership to get fit. Why spend a ton of money on membership fees when you can simply build your own personalized gym in the comfort of your home, all while saving money in the process?  

You may be wondering, “Isn’t that too expensive?” or “how can I fit an entire gym into my tiny apartment?”  At first, these seem like very valid concerns, but be assured that there is in fact a very cost-effective and space-efficient way to construct the perfect home gym. 

In this article you’ll not only learn the benefits of owning a home gym, but you’ll also become privy to the best, most essential workout items to have in order to get your very own started.

Why Build A Home Gym?

Did you know? Americans spend almost 2 billion dollars annually on unused gym memberships. People spend approximately $58 each month only to neglect their new-found motivation towards fitness. A huge reason for this wasted cash is a basic lack of motivation. 

After a long day of work, the last thing most people want to do is get in their cars and head to the gym. We all inherently understand this ongoing struggle. Luckily, your fitness goals don't have to be hampered by a hectic schedule.

Instead of exerting the tedious, daily effort of packing up and heading to the gym, maybe you should consider bringing the gym to you. It may seem like you’re cheating the conventional philosophy of what getting into shape means, but it'll be the best decision you’ll likely ever make concerning your fitness. You may think, “But isn’t my grueling car drive to the gym a testament of my motivation to get fit?” And the answer is, “yes” if you’re willing to make that daily drive for the rest of your life. The real question is, “Are you going to drive to the gym everyday from here on out?”

The answer? “There’s no reason for that question in the first place.” Instead of motivating yourself to fight the hustle and bustle of traffic and the anxiety of horn honking road ragers, why not motivate yourself to take a few steps into a space that you’ve created and work out to your own beat? 

The path of least resistance is your best avenue when it comes to sustainable fitness. There’s no reason to worry about being distracted with the grunts and moans of others echoing through a crowded gym, or the long waits for a bench to open up after someone decides to camp out there between five sets of bench presses.

Yes. Some people find their motivation in sharing the crowded space of a membership gym, but many of us are most productive when we’re pushing ourselves in solitude or working out with a close-knit group of friends and family. If you resonate with the latter group of folks mentioned above, then consider designating an area in your home for creating the perfect gym, a space that matches your exact needs. Do that and there’s a very good chance you'll never miss another workout again. One thing is for certain. It’s much easier to get hooked on training when your fitness paradise is right down the hall.

The Equipment For A Perfect Home Gym

Whether you live in a five hundred square foot apartment, a downtown condo, or a modest suburban home, there’s always room for a gym if you have create a small bit of space and use the equipment listed below. The results can be life changing. Forever.

  • Wall-Mounted Racks
  • Wall-mounted racks are absolutely paramount to saving space and giving you a major bang for your buck. They don’t take up much room and above all, they are foldable, allowing you to easily stow them away if your home calls for it. They are wonderfully economic as well, considering the fact that you can incorporate various exercise stations into a single unit. You can equip a wall-mounted rack with pull-bars, fold-up benches, and spotter arms for a completely comprehensive workout. Best of all? They’re easy to install.

  • Barbells And Bumper Plates
  • You know them and you’ll soon come to love them once you incorporate them into your home gym. Barbells are exceptionally versatile tools for building strength. Couple them with bumper plates and you’ve given yourself the ability to create amazingly intense workouts. Or, you can use them alone to perform a nearly endless number of exercises. To add to your space saving, consider mounting a weight tree as an effective way to store your bumper plates. 

  • Dumbbells And A Bench
  • Dumbbells are some of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment that exist. We’ve put them down as number three on this list, but they may be the first thing you should consider buying if you’re just beginning the journey to fitness. They’re cheap, functional, durable, and can be used to enhance just about any exercise imaginable. No home gym is complete without them. Get a solid bench accompany them and there is almost no end to the possible workout combinations you’ll be capable of. Bench presses, shoulder presses, lateral raises, bicep curls, lunges, chest flyes, chest pull-overs...heck, we’re just getting started!

  • Kettlebells and Medicine Balls
  • Welcome to the last, but definitely not least important (at all!), pieces of equipment on our list that you’ll need for the perfect home gym. The kettlebell is arguably one of the most versatile and most popular pieces of equipment in the fitness industry today. Kettlebells are the perfect tool for enhancing functional strength. Like the dumbbell, kettlebells have a nearly endless list of exercises they can be utilized for. Kettlebell swings, thrusts, snatches, squats, presses, thrusters. Yep, you guessed it. We’re just getting started. 

    And, like every other piece of equipment in this list, they can be put away easily, making them an essential choice for a space saving home gym. 

    The medicine ball is a great addition to any home gym as well due to its functionality and space efficiency. This exercise tool has been a go-to for fitness experts for nearly 150 years and its popularity hasn’t waned in the least. It’s another excellent choice of equipment for functional strength training. Boat rocks, side-to-side slams, lunges, presses, back extensions, burpees. Once again, we’re only scratching the surface.

    Building the perfect home gym may seem like a huge feat at first, but it’s really as easy as one, two, three, four. All you need are these essential pieces of equipment and you’re set! So if you’re ready to get rid of that wasted gym membership and invest in yourself, call or text Simpsons Fitness Supply at 720-979-9093 or to set an appointment so that you can visit our shop. We’ll help you understand what equipment fits you best and get you started on the path to fitness you’ve been waiting for. The wait is over. It’s time to take the first step in your fitness journey. Give us a call today.