I love having a home gym. It is certainly not as great as an actual workout center or a home gym of someone who has a lot more money than I do. The good thing is that I can still get great workouts in!
I bought this Flexmaster brand stepper a while back because I wanted something compact and inexpensive that I could use for cardio. While it is not bad, the cardio workout you can get with it is not that great. For only $60 I guess you can not expect it to be as good as a regular stair master/stepper!
I think it is great for a warm up before any kind of a workout or a cool down. It is also good for getting some movement in if you have a desk job and have been sitting too long.
What I would really like to add in my home gym
I am currently happy with the things I have in my home gym but I would like to add more things in the future. Here are the items that I have been thinking about:
- Resistance band set (like this:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GCA4BJC/ref=psdc_3407931_t3_7245456313)- I have one resistant band and it would be nice to have more so I could have a complete workout routine.
- Folding treadmill- I want one that does not take up much space or cost a ton. Being able to do HIIT this way would be awesome!
- PowerBlock Elite Adjustable Dumbbells- I have the PowerBlock Classic 50 dumbbells but I guess I will need more weight sometime soon. Unfortunately there is no expansion weight kit to add on to it so I will have to buy a whole new set that allows for more weight. I feel like adjustable dumbbells like these are a must for home gyms unless you can afford and have room for the racks of weights that are at workout centers.
- Inspirational wall decals- Decorations can really do a lot for a person’s attitude so I figured it would be nice to have one up in my gym!
Easy low carb meal
A while ago I put a picture on a post that was of an easy sausage and peppers crock pot meal (see here: Life Check In and a Yummy Low Carb Meal). I wanted to make it again but instead of sausage, I used 1.5 pounds of meatballs. Here is what it looked like:
I apologize for the bad photo again. Trust me, this is really good!
So, what do you have for home gym equipment?