02 Sep Tips to build an elite home gym
Building a high-end home gym has many great advantages. It will help you make a bigger commitment to fitness, while avoiding the aggravations of having a health club membership.
There are many great options available for a home gym, which sales associates at any of At Home Fitness’ four superstores in Arizona or their website www.athomefitness.com can assist you with
It’s important to be able to perform both cardio and strength training in a home gym.
Try your equipment out thoroughly before purchasing it because the best fitness machines are ones that you will use.
Here are five suggestions for a high-end home gym based on products available at At Home Fitness, but of course you might want to substitute some brands or model when it comes to some of the equipment:
Octane Fitness Q47ci Elliptical (MSRP $4,999, AHF sale price $4,499) – Octane is a fitness leader after year after year, and nowhere is that fact more evident than in the flagship Q47 Series Elliptical cross trainers. These top-of-the-line ellipticals deliver club-quality form, function, and results to your home gym; they are unquestionably the most ergonomically advanced and technologically superior ellipticals available.
3G Cardio 6.0 Vibration Training Machine (MSRP $4,999, AHF sale price $4,499) — The 3G Cardio® AVT™ 6.0 Vibration Machine offers the quality, durability, and performance necessary to challenge even the most advanced athlete and it can also benefit everyone from the average couple next door to senior citizens. Built for any type of commercial environment but at a price point comparable to other vibration plates made only for home use, the 3G Cardio® AVT™ 6.0 will blow away the competition on features and overall value.
It features a 34” x 28” vibration platform with a machine weight of 267 pounds, maximum user capacity of 500 pounds and 30-50 Hz capability.
Landice L8 Executive Trainer (MSRP $4,695) – The Landice L8 has an oversized running area and a frame designed for runners over 6-foot in height or for people who simply want the top-of-the-line for performance and durability. Marathoners, triathletes and other elite athletes regularly train on the L8, which has a 22” x 63” four-ply treadbelt running surface. 3-1/2 inch diameter rollers. It has a footprint that measures 34” x 83.”.
The L8 has Landice’s most feature rich console.
Torque Fitness F7 Fold Away Strength Trainer (MSRP $4,149, AHF sale price $3,099) – This home gym includes an Adjustable Weight Bench. The F7 Away Strength Trainer has a dual weight stack gym that offers true, independent functional training packaged in a small fold-away footprint. With two adjustable swivel pulleys – each with 30 positions – and two different widths, the F7 accommodates users of all sizes in performing unlimited exercises.
Extras – It’s very important to have proper flooring in your home gym. When the floor has a hard surface, such as wood or soft tiles you definitely need floor mats. If your workout room is carpeted you may not need floor mats – or only in selected areas. Make your workout room more inspiring by putting up photos, posters and-or motivational posters.
Other extras that will put your room “over the top” include setting up a stereo system, TV, such as exercise balls and stretch tubes.
Consult your specialty fitness store for more information.
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org