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I can tell you why Home Gyms are better than tradition gyms in one word – CONSISTENCY

It doesn’t matter how long that morning run was 3 weeks ago. If you don’t have the proper consistency in your workout routine, sadly you are on the fast track to failure. Trust me; we understand that at one point or another this year you said to yourself, “I need to get back to the gym.”

However, if you are like most individuals that have an office job, weight gain can be your worst enemy all year long. Long hours at work, mixed with the complexities of being a functioning adult and/or a parent, make it difficult to find time to get to the gym consistently before seeing any real results.  Well… you’ll see losses, but it won’t be from your waistline! The graph below outlines how much people spend each year on their membership dues at top 3 gym chains in the country:

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Keep in mind that many of these fees don’t factor in up charges like:

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X mark transparent The commute to and from the gym

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X mark transparent Not to mention, that if you upgrade any of the plans above to a group or family plan, you’ve just doubled or tripled your monthly dues – ouch! 

“What do I need to get started with my Home Gym?”

1) Make a Space

Dedicate a space in your home for your new gym equipment. You may not know it yet, but clearing out enough space in your home to complete your workouts is a big win! By having a dedicated space in your home to workout you are not only exhibiting a great amount of discipline, but you are also laying down the foundation for you to develop better results.

 

2) Stick to a Budget

Starting a home gym can seem like both an expensive and daunting task. Remember, this is an investment. If you commit to a weekly routine using your home gym, it will quickly be a small amount of money in comparison to any gym membership as time goes on.

Stick to a budget. You’d be surprised that you can have a great home gym for just a couple of hundred bucks. First, you’ll need to determine what home gym equipment you’ll need to get started.

Here are my recommended essentials:

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Aosom Black Floor Protector Mat Home Gym Aosom Foam Exercise Mat Home Gym
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Aosom 30" Adjustable Fitness Stepper Home Gym Aosom 30" Adjustable Fitness Stepper2
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Aosom Folding Fitness Glider Aosom Folding Fitness Glider2 Home Gym
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Aosom Weight Bench Home Gym Aosom Weight Bench 2 Home Gym
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Aosom Row Machine Home Gym Aosom Exercise Bike Home Gym

Depending on the results that you are going for, we have you covered. Aosom.com carries these, along with many other pieces quality home exercise equipment.  Check out our full catalog of exercise equipment HERE.

3) Aim for Short  and Consistent Workouts

Lastly, once you have your new home gym set up, don’t spend all day in there! Set up a timer and look at your home workouts as a fun challenge before your favorite TV show comes on. As opposed to a terrible 2 hour prison sentence! Again, keep your workouts fast and fun.

Getting in a good 20 – 30 minute, high-intensity home gym session will increase both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance while burning off that stubborn fat.

The best part about ordering from Aosom.com is that we offer all of our customers FREE SHIPPING on all of our products. That means you won’t have to figure out how to fit your new elliptical or treadmill into your car. Let us do the heavy lifting and get it to your home safely without the hassle.

For more information about this and other promotional offers check us out at Aosom.com  – Nothing Less Than Awesome!

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Joe is a student of the “Less-is-More” school of thought. A world traveler and teacher at heart, his focus is sharing inspirational and stylish pieces to help others revitalize their living spaces. His creativity and industriousness were honed through years of traveling that challenged him to find unique and awe inspiring ways to recreate his immediate surroundings. Joe is always up for a challenge! Need help guest posting or maybe something a little different altogether? Send him an email at joe.aosom@gmail.com

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