If youve heard the saying, you get what you pay for, this
is certainly true with home gym equipment. Its not all
high priced madness though.
Actually, the more costly the home gym means it will last
longer and be stronger. Unless you are wanting heavy duty
body-building, extremely high quality home gyms may be a
waste of money.
Finding a middle ground between affordability and quality
gives value for money. The general trend is to start up
somewhere between $500-$2000, get something with as much
training variety as possible, and think about long term
– Will you always have space limitations? If so, paying
extra for foldaway equipment will be worth it.
– Is your home gym for specialized body building? Remember,
as you get stronger and heavier, the amount you can lift,
or pressure on machines increases also. Cheaper equipment
will break down under stress it isnt designed for.
– Will there be enough variety to keep you interested?
Effective exercise is about cross training and working as
many muscles as we can in different ways. Moreover, boring
means less inclination to exercise.
– Are you the only person wholl be using it? Something
that suits you may not suit a partner, teenage child or
brother. Home gyms are a big investment, financially and
Research sellers, friends/family who have home gyms, and
narrow down possibilities before you make any purchase.
Buying used is an option, but remember you have no
guarantees on previous treatment.