Most of the times when people the word home equipment they associate it with the kitchen. This should not be the case because gym equipment can also be home equipment. This brings out the need to know the kind of home gym equipment one can use from the comfort of their home.
York Fitness Active 120 cross trainer
You can pay thousands for a good home cross trainer, but this reliable and compact machine has all the bases covered, with 18 workout programmes and 16 levels of resistance, as well as a built-in fitness test for those who want to check out how fast they’re improving.
Zumba Exhilarate body shaping kit
Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system – and now you can do it at home with this comprehensive kit that contains everything you could possibly need, even bonus toning sticks.
Someone might think that having gym equipment at home is unnecessary but that is not true. There are very many reasons as to why you should be keepi8ng fit in your house.
- Motivation/Laziness (Maybe)
- Lack of car
- Car problems
- Rainy days
- Skipping a workout to watch over the kids
- Paying for overly expensive gym memberships
- Having to buy expensive memberships for your whole family
- Annoying friend at the gym
- Lack of good music at the gym
- Too much space in your garage
- Sweat everywhere (Or lack of)
If you want your home gym equipment to last long it will be important that you do maintenance. Always get a professional for this. It does not matter if your equipment is working well. Perspiration and dirt will tear it down.
Take your treadmill for example – over time dirt, perspiration and rubber from the bottom of your shoes makes its way underneath the surface between the running belt and the deck of a treadmill and creates a high friction situation as it gets trapped between these surfaces. This added friction causes the control and drive system to work extra hard, reducing the life of the treadmill by years. Attention to maintenance and proper lubrication can give a treadmill its designed service life of 7-10 years.
Don’t be fooled if your fitness equipment appears to be working properly even without maintenance. You might be a svelte 150 lb. user but dirt and dust build-up and added friction has your treadmill working as hard as if a 350 lb. person is walking on it. This ends with the treadmill eventually shutting down or damaging a major component resulting in a costly repair.