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At Home Gym -- Working Out From Home

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If you don't like to go to the gym and would much rather get your workouts in at home, don't worry it's easy to do. Creating a home gym specific to your needs and budget is simple to do.

* Any Budget Works: If you don't have a lot of cash your gym can be as simple as a jump rope and a few resistance bands or even a good and sturdy work out step. The slide board I mentioned in a previous Fit Tip is not expensive either and there are some great exercises you can do. If you want to spend more money there are treadmills, bikes and elliptical at just about every price range. A few free weights can bring a lot to your gym and/or even a weight machine.

* Do Your Research: Before you spend a lot of money on a treadmill or any other piece of equipment make sure you do your research. Ask around, read the consumer reports, etc. Be sure it's reliable and durable and has a good warranty. You don't want to get hurt.

* Have A Variety: If you really want a overall workout be sure to get strength and cardio equipment. Like mentioned before, it can be as simple as a jump rope for cardio and two or three resistance bands for strength training.

* Don't Rule Out DVD's: Your gym may also be just a good stock of workout DVDs which is also fine. There are some great DVDs out there with a variety or workouts. Pilates, yoga, step, boxing, you name it there is a DVD for it.

Having your own gym at home is convenient. If you're like me and have a job, kids, house and husband that require your time then you need a convenient place and way to workout. Maybe a home gym is just what you need. It doesn't require a lot of money or even space if you don't want it to. Hopefully the tips above will help you create a great one.


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