Sorting out the home gym

One of the things I’ve always looked forward to adding to my very own¬†home is a home gym. I have put up with the commute to and from my local leisure center, and sitting in other peoples sweaty seats long enough. So I have decided to convert my garage into my own place of exercise.

By doing this, I will have plenty more free time in the day thanks to cutting out travel time, and the fact that everything I need to get in shape is under one roof. The convenience alone is something I feel will make this project well worth it.

But first, I need to clear the old gear in there and add the necessary accessories like heating, and ensuring the basics are implemented like mirrors on the wall, equipment mats to prevent scratching and a nice fridge and TV in there to keep me occupied whilst in a long cardio session.

Once that is completed, I will getting a few free weights that include dumbbells, and bench, along with a barbell and squat rack to deal with any weightlifting that will be occurring. I will need to make sure all the support is in place due to the fact that there won’t be any spotters around, so taking care of my own safety is important.

Then, once i’m satisfied with the weights, I will be looking into cardio exercise equipment, in particular treadmills. I’ve been looking around for sometime hoping to find a decent treadmill model for home use, and stumbled across this Weslo Cadence g 5.9 review¬†that highlights the good and bad of it, whilst thoroughly analyzing its capabilities. It does seem to be fairly compatible for my jogging needs, and looks like this will be the one that I will be adding to the gym first.

I’ve also looked into various other fitness equipment such as elliptical trainers, and exercise bikes, but at this moment, I feel a treadmill and free weights will be sufficient for losing weight and toning up. There may come a time where I need to expand a bit and add heavier weights and higher tier products to my gym, but for someone at my level of fitness, I think this will do just fine.

However, before I can even install all this new gear, there is still a need to get the room ready, and that’s just another project on my list of things that need doing.