It has never been easier, both financially and practically, to set up a home gym.
Turning a spare bedroom into a personal fitness centre can offer great benefits for your health and general well being.
Beware of novelty equipment that promises everything but that ultimately delivers nothing.
Do some research and talk to your local retailer, they should be able to recommend a good assortment of equipment to suit your budget and fitness requirements.
Make the environment in the room conducive to exercise, choose an energizing color for the walls and provide audio equipment. Music can often help eliminate background distraction and help focus on the routine itself.
If you only have room for one bit of kit, shop around and find out what would be better for all round exercise and best suits your own level of experience. It is often the more basic looking piece of equipment that will be more utilized.
Computer games should not be discounted, more and more manufacturers are seeing the potential for combining fun with the interest in getting fit. You may think that this type of thing is only for youngsters but parts of it are directed completely at the adult fitness market.
Dancing can offer a great alternative to strenuous exercise routines and there are a multitude of DVD’s offering various steps to help the pounds drop off.
These are often marketed by high profile celebrities or professional dancers. Use the internet or personal recommendations to find one that you will enjoy and get the most benefit out of it.