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What Are The Latest Home Gym Trends?

Home gyms are getting closer and closer to a level of popularity that competes with gym and fitness center membership, but is this a passing trend, or an indicator of a national realization that fitness can be cheaper? Well, your local gym will always be able to provide services that are a whole lot harder to get at home, like the use of expensive equipment and group classes, but in a lot of cases, that's really not vital to getting into the shape you want to be in. You might prefer the structured, motivating environment of a public fitness center, but it might not be providing you with anything you can't get at home for cheaper or free.

Body Weight Exercises

One home gym trend that is growing at a particularly fast rate is doing away completely with equipment. Before there were treadmills, stationary bikes and weight benches, people stayed in shape using body weight exercises like push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, squats, and so on. It may not seem quite as cool as using a big machine, but in a lot of cases, these exercises will quite easily fill the role that would normally be filled by a piece of machinery that you'd pay a monthly fee to use. The only equipment you'll really need is yourself, and, you know, an exercise mat.

Home Fitness Centers

Of course, on the opposite end of the spectrum, there's another trend to make a literal, dedicated home gym with all of that exercise equipment that you'd normally have to pay a membership to use. It's not always the easiest thing to do, economically, but a lot of people find that they can exercise more efficiently and get better results using exercise machinery. There are ways to make it cheaper as well, like getting a trainer and converting a bike that you already own into a stationary, indoor bike, or utilizing things like stair steps for certain exercises.

If you're reading this article, odds are you're already interested in having a gym at home, and you want to know whether or not it's a trend that's viable for you. We think that there's a strong possibility that it is. Ultimately, when you seriously commit to a workout, you're likely to get good results no matter what that workout is, or whether you do it at home or at a gym. Whatever the route you decide to take, we're more than happy to help you set up with whatever equipment we can provide!

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