Winters are here and it is so difficult to step out on these cold wintry mornings. So if you have not yet signed up for that expensive yearly subscription for the gym, worry not. Rather than spending that amount, you could buy some equipment and set up a home gym. The advantages of setting up a home gym are many and the foremost among them are that you can exercise at your own time and pace. You do not have to wait in that long line at the treadmill or at the bench press. Also you do not have to worry about what clothing to wear. It could very well be affordable non-branded wear.
So what are you waiting for? Read on and find out how to set up your own home gym. The first thing that you would obviously need to set up a home gym is space. A room of about 10 x 12 size should be perfect, but if you can afford a larger place, nothing like it.
Now to go about the equipment and where you would find them. A must-have for every gym would be a treadmill that would help you not just in losing weight but also increase your cardiovascular strength and build stamina. Invest in a good quality treadmill upwards of about Rs. 25000/- The next in equipment in line would be an exer-cycle. An exer-cycle does not need a lot of space and also does not pinch your pocket. You could get a good exer-cycle for Rs.5000/- upwards.
Exercising with weights helps build up the strength of your bones and you should definitely invest in buying good quality light weights. It costs about Rs.75/- to Rs.80/- per kilogram and depending on your endurance and strength you can buy the amount of weight you need. Do buy a good yoga mat because stretching before and after exercise is a must. If you are really hard core into fitness, then an exercise machine would do a neat job. An exercise machine costs Rs. 50000/- upwards and allows you to adjust weights for different types of exercises.
You should be able to find all of the above equipment at one store itself. Nowadays keeping in mind the craze for being fit, fitness stores are mushrooming in Metros and smaller cities as well. Just drop in at any of these stores and you will be surprised with the options they offer. Within a lakh of rupees, you would be exercising within the comfort of your home and need not depend on the vagaries of the weather and the whims and fancies of your neighbourhood gym. Happy Home Exerciseing!