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Limited time due to a busy schedule of balancing work and family can prevent anyone from regular exercise at the gym.  A home gym, however, could just be the solution to incorporate fitness into your daily routine.  With the variety of fitness equipment available, how do you select which is right for you?  Consider the following during your planning and purchase.       

Fitness goals.  Determine your fitness goals.  Deciding your fitness goals before you start your equipment selection will help you make a wiser purchase.   Do you want to perform strength training to reshape your muscles? Boost your energy or loss weight through cardiovascular exercise?  If you want to strength train, decide the muscle groups you want to target.  Here is a list of the major muscle groups for you to keep in mind when considering what equipment is right for you: 

Pectoralis major and minor (chest)

Deltoids and trapezius (shoulders)

Latissimus dorsi, teres major and minor, rhomboid (upper back)

Biceps, brachialis (front of arms)

Triceps (back of arms)

Gluteus maximus (buttocks)

Quadriceps (front of thighs)

Hamstrings (back of thighs)

Gastrocnemius, soleus (calves)

Rectus abdominis, obliques (abdomen)

Erector spinae, quadratus lumborum (lower back)

Sternocleidomastoids, scalene, splenii (neck)


Space.  Before you decide to make a purchase, designate a place specifically for your home gym.  Ensure you have adequate space to accommodate everything in the home gym.  You should measure the dimensions of your room, (the length, width and height) to have available when purchasing the equipment. 

Equipment.  After you have determined your fitness goals, shop for equipment, which will help you to meet them. Examples of equipment for aerobic exercises are treadmills, stationary bicycles, and stair-steppers.  You could even invest in a television to workout with aerobic tapes or view your favorite show while jogging on your treadmill. 

 Strength training equipment can include free weights such as “dumbbells” or “barbells”, or a multi-station machine (also known as a home gym).  If you plan to lift heavy free weights you may need a lifting partner.  Your partner will help you check your form and monitor safety.  For more equipment ideas, you could take a tour of a fitness center. 

Cost:  Ask yourself, how much money do you want to spend.  Most fitness equipment can range from $500-$1000 and more if you want a total body work out. Typically, quality equipment is priced in the upper range. 

A Test Ride.  Always test the equipment before you buy it.  Test the machines for comfort and satisfaction. 

Talk to the Experts.  Purchase your equipment from a fitness specialty store.  These stores specialize in fitness equipment and provide a broad selection for you to choose from.  Specialty fitness stores would also employ certified associates to address your questions regarding exercise equipment. 

Increase your Knowledge.  Be certain you increase your knowledge of weight training safety and proper technique to reduce injury.  Read directions for your fitness equipment and follow them. 

Remember!  Choosing equipment and exercises, which are fun for you, will help you to keep at it and enjoy it.


Golds Gym Power Flex

Looking for a home gym with power? The Gold's Gym Power Flex is simply the most effective strength-training workout available. You get 65 club-quality exercises in a single machine. The secret to muscle-sculpting power is a combination of Power Stroke™ resistance and Swivel Flex™ pulleys. Power Stroke bands provide 210 lbs. of resistance (with the option to upgrade to 410 lbs.) for resistance that's more effective than rods and safer than free weights. Plus, the optimal range of motion of Swivel Flex™ pulleys allow for a wide range of motion and swift transition from one exercise to the next. The result is the ab-ripping, muscle-sculpting effect you're after. Power Flex is so versatile, you'll never outgrow it.

Gold's Gym Power Flex:
• 210 lbs. Power Stroke™ Resistance
• Upgrade to 410 lbs. Resistance
• Swivel-Flex™ Pulleys
• 65 Club-Quality Exercises
• FREE Leg Developer, $200 Value
• High and low Pulleys
• Rowing Station
• Space Saving Design for 3' x 2' Storage
• Free Workout Poster

NOW: $899.00 or
10 easy payments of 89
(S/H NOW FREE – regularly $59.00)












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