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Home Gym Equipment

We hope you joined us two weeks ago while we began creating your home gym with a focus on the décor of the room. Last week we worked on the small exercise equipment that we call our gym accessories. Today we’ll show you some must-have gym equipment.


Most gym equipment focuses on endurance and strength exercises, but this doesn’t mean you should neglect Flexibility and Balance. Try to fit those exercises into your workout routines too. We’ll show you lots of options to motivate your next workout. Let us know which type motivates you.

A Few Important Notes to consider:

Keep in mind that whether you buy locally or online, the equipment may need to be assembled. If you hire a professional, you want someone who is reliable and has experience assembling that type of equipment. And you want a company that is responsive if there are problems with the assembly after the technician has left your home. Think of IKEA. I love that store, but no matter what I buy, I always have a few parts left over and have to take it apart and start over.

» If you live in the USA or UK, check out Amazon for assembly options. Consider the price tag on the equipment you buy at the store. When looking to buy, add the following for the true price:

  • price of the equipment
  • delivery charges
  • assembly charges
  • options you may want to add such as a pulley for your gym system (triceps)

Shop around. You may find better deals at Amazon because they can deliver right to your door and skip the store delivery. Amazon Prime has deals on delivery, so you may want to check on that too.

  • Your heavy gym equipment needs care. You can hire someone to do preventive maintenance (PM) check on your equipment yearly and it would be money well spent. They will clean the machine, oil it, and if it has belts, they will check them for wear to be sure it’s in good working order for your next workout!
  • If you invest in good home workout equipment, you might want to check your homeowners’ policy to see if the equipment can be included. These machines are an investment in your health so register them with the manufacturer and you may want to consider insuring it for replacement.

Exercise Bike

Upright or Recumbent?

If your goal of using an exercise bike is to prepare for outdoor riding, then an upright would be best for you. Upright bikes work the same muscles as outdoor riding and it is a full-body exercise.

If your goal is to work your quads and glute muscles, then a recumbent bike will help you get a challenging aerobic workout.

Reading this ShareCare article may help you decide which is best for you.


Treadmill Machine

A treadmill is great for everyone. From beginners who want to walk while reading, to hard-core bodybuilding working on their endurance, it’s a great way to work aerobic exercise into your day. I know a lot of people who don’t have a dream gym but that have made room in their homes for this workout classic. You simply can’t go wrong with a good treadmill.

Weight Set and Weight Bench


14. Weight Bench

Whether you choose a weight bench and a set of weights or go for a Home Gym system, choose a bench is a sturdy and a system you will use. You can find lots of bicep and tricep exercises for your equipment, but you should use them as a full-body workout as well.

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Assembly Services

Our apologies, but Amazon only provides these services in the USA & UK (at the moment), but check with your local gym to see if the company that assembles their equipment is available. Be sure to hire a company with good reviews and that they will show you how to care for your machines. And you are always welcome to check back with us as Amazon offers new services all the time.

Treadmill Assembly:
Elliptical Assembly:
Exercise Bike Assembly:

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