Now before we start, I’ll touch on what you can do if you find the gym intimidating in a future article. But if you just really want to work out at home (I did for a number of years), one viable option is to purchase your own home fitness equipment. If you haven’t priced out new machines yet, I can tell you that they can be quite expensive.
If you’re like most people nowadays, you simply can’t afford to spec out a high-dollar gym…but don’t worry, there are still some other ways that you can get started on putting together your workout routine.
Perhaps the easiest place to start is to put your best foot forward…or any foot forward for that matter. Walking and/or running is a fantastic way to melt away the pounds and fat from your body. The only real drawbacks are twofold…one, if you don’t get home (or don’t get done with what you need to do for the day) until dark, or two, if there’s any type of inclement weather out there, you may not be so inclined to want to go out and tackle a couple of miles.
So with that being said, for those times that you can’t quite make it to the local park, the best way to exercise without going to the gym is by purchasing your own preowned workout machines. A lot of times, you can find these items that the previous owner didn’t want anymore because of various reasons.
Some sell their stuff because they plan on replacing them with the newer models, while others will tell you they/no one was actually using the equipment (this is the case, more often than not).
However, before you purchase anything that has been previously used, there are a number of things to consider…like, if it has been properly used and maintained (most people don’t ever think to maintain any type of moving equipment, like cares for example). If the owner agrees to it, have them let you try it out first. A really good sign that it still works is if they’ll show you how everything works, by demonstrating what all of the buttons do, and any tips and tricks that they may have picked up in their experiences. It’s pretty important to do this, so that you don’t wind up spending your hard earned cash on something that doesn’t work properly. And of course, never buy anything that has any strange and/or unnecessary noises, smoke, fire, etc…while being operated by you.
Another thing to consider is bringing along a fitness trainer, or someone very knowledgable about all things fitness and working out, along with you when researching for your first piece of fitness equipment. They should be able to assist you, in determining if anything that you might be interested in is in acceptable working condition, or a total piece of junk. A bonus benefit could be that in your search, you both may come up with something completely different that either one of you may have never considered initially.
In all, there are lots of deals to be had, so don’t hesitate in starting your search for your very own [easyazon-link asin=”B00169CU66″ locale=”us”]home gym[/easyazon-link], full of equipment that will help you achieve your fitness goals!