When I moved out of the city, I needed to give up my gym membership.
My new location is much more rural and too far removed from the nearest gym.
I’d be spending too much time in the car driving to and from the facility. Realizing I’d need to set up a home gym, I devoted my last few training sessions at the gym trying to figure out what type of equipment I wanted. There was no doubt about purchasing a weight bench, yoga mat, jump rope and some free weights. I knew I could easily afford some resistance bands and weighted ball. My debate was over the bigger equipment. At the gym, I would switch between utilizing the treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, stair climbers and rowing machines. Initially, I’d only be able to buy one type of more advanced machine. They are very expensive and take up quite a bit of space. I was leaning toward buying a treadmill but then realized that it puts a great deal of stress on my joints. Plus, I can run outside whenever the weather is decent. The same could be said for a bike since I could always ride my actual bicycle. I don’t really like working out on the stair climber and the rowing machine isn’t as aerobic as I wanted. This left me with the elliptical. I then researched all the different makes and models to determine the ideal machine for my specific preferences. I am really happy with the elliptical and having a home gym is super convenient. I can workout whenever I want for as long as I want. However, I do miss the wider array of options.