Trojan - Tips and Tricks for Buying Home Gym Equipment

You Don’t Need The Biggest and Baddest Home Gym Equipment…

Home gyms offer several benefits, from convenience to safety, but they can also be expensive. Most gym equipment is priced with the assumption that you’re going to use it regularly. If you’re getting your home gym on a budget, though, what’s the best way to spend your money? Trojan has compiled the top 5 tips and tricks for buying home gym equipment.

  1. Make Sure You’re Getting Good Quality Home Gym Equipment.

You want to make sure you’re getting good quality home gym equipment that is durable, and you want it to last a long time. You don’t want to go out and buy something cheap and have it break on you.

Set a realistic budget and choose a price you’re willing to pay so that you’re not frightened from actually using the gym equipment. It’s better to spend money than never to use the equipment at all because you’d rather want to treasure it.

If you’re trying to save money, on the other hand, the big-ticket items tend to be the easiest to pass up because they’re usually more expensive than most other equipment, but most people find they can fit several of these items in their monthly budget. It only takes a bit more planning and a bit more money, but the results will be well worth it.

If you’re looking for a guide to buying the best gym equipment, make sure to check out our website for the best gym equipment available at Makro and Game stores directly. If you’re considering paying for your preferred equipment using a monthly payment plan, apply for a credit store card, in-store, and still enjoy the benefits!

  1. Choose Smaller, More Versatile Pieces Of Equipment For Convenience.

Many people make the mistake of thinking that they need to have the biggest and baddest equipment to be successful. This may be the case if you’re a professional photographer or if you’re running a large business, but for most people, this is far from true…

Instead, it’s more important to focus on the right equipment than having the most expensive equipment. In addition to learning to recognise and employ ergonomic principles in all equipment, the following tips can help you create the best home gym for you.

Unless you have ample space to work with, which is ideal for developing strength, your first home gym, will likely confront you with ergonomic issues like limited reach. It’s easy to overlook these issues when installing the equipment and are more focused on productivity. With that being said, it pays to go through your own personal ergonomics and determine what equipment you need.

Ensure that the equipment is within arm’s reach, that there is good communication between machines that it is easy for you to move between them. A common mistake is to slap on a large machine and call it a day! If you aren’t accessible to move quickly from the treadmill to the rower, you’ll fall further and further behind with your workout routine.

  1. Only Buy What You Need To Get A Full-Body Workout.

If you’re looking to buy fitness equipment but don’t have a lot of space, start by purchasing what you need to get the most out of each part of your body. For example, you may not need the biggest treadmill if you can get a full-body workout using a set of dumbbells or a kettle ball. If you prefer exercises such as step aerobics and free weights, then train your body, so it has the optimal amount of energy to perform each exercise.

Many gym memberships are priced assuming that you purchase a full set of fitness equipment and go as high as purchasing all the blows and whistles, which is not necessarily needed, but you may get more value out of training in a cheaper home gym environment depending on your equipment necessities. Lighter equipment is smarter, even though it can be a little expensive. Perhaps, with a strong set of dumbbells, opt for a set of resistance bands to add variety to your exercise…

There’s no whole “one size fits all” workout which is good for beginners. Fitness enthusiasts who are new to fitness can start training with what they have already. If you don’t have the equipment for an extra-quick spin class, then start with spin classes or ellipticals.

Of course, you don’t need all pieces of fitness equipment, depending on what type of workout you prefer. If you train at home regularly, a basic home fitness equipment checklist can help you with smart workouts. If you’re buying fitness equipment to add more mass to your already-toned biceps, training with heavy equipment will do little to help your muscular gains. Instead, focus on adding lean muscle to your body so that you’re able to lift heavier weights or train harder.

  1. Invest In Accessories To Add Versatility To Your Home Gym (And Save Money).

One of the best ways to add versatility to your home gym is by investing in your own equipment so that you can work out in a variety of ways and get the most out of your time at home. For example, you can save money by purchasing a set of dumbbells because they’ll allow you to perform a variety of different exercises.

The same goes with any small Trojan exercise equipment such as the 3-in-1 body blaster, the anti-burst body ball, the core performer, or the exercise starter pack, to name a few.

  1. Don’t Forget The Essentials!

As mentioned before, gathering the essentials also depends on your workout needs. Trojan offers various fitness accessories that will help you ease into a regular home workout routine, and most importantly, keep up with it.

Our personal favourite? The Evolve Fitness Tracker! The app is used to keep track of data collected by the Trojan watch over time. You can also set goals and view settings from the app, such as allowing notification, setting when the watch will automatically check your heart rate or even setting reminders. It is available at Game stores nationwide.

We hope that our quick tips and tricks will help you to start with your much-needed home gym and inspire others to do the same. Happy shopping, and happy workout-y!


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