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									Choosing The Best Home Fitness Equipment

This article will give you some good advice on choosing the best home fitness equipment. You
have made the decision that this year you are going to get in shape and start taking care of your
body. Good for you! Now you need to decide on the best home fitness equipment that will fit
your lifestyle and fitness goals. There are so many to choose from where do you start?

The first thing you need to take into consideration is space and budget. If you have limited space,
you are going to look for equipment that will do the most for you and still be able to fit into the
space you have designated. Then you must look at your budget. Taking these two things into
consideration will narrow down your choices greatly.

You want to choose equipment that can give you a good cardio workout. Treadmills and
stationary bikes are popular choices. If you must choose only one, look at your level of fitness
right now. Have you been sedentary for a long time? Are you obese and find it hard to stand or
walk for long periods of time? If you answered yes, then the stationary bike is probably the best
equipment to start on. It will allow you to exercise while sitting and you can increase the
resistance over time to give you a more challenging workout. If you prefer walking and are
physically able to, then by all means choose the treadmill.

The next thing you want to consider is the home gym. There are many to choose from. You want
to get the best value for your money. A good home gym will give you the ability to do many
types of exercises including strength training, resistance training and it should also include free
weights. You should choose the heaviest weight available. It is a good idea to have at least a 200
lb. option. Remember, you won't be using that much starting out, but as your level of fitness
progresses, you will probably need it in the future. You want a home gym that will be able to
serve you for years to come.

Budget and space will probably be a factor in your choice in home gyms. When shopping for one
don't be afraid to try before you buy. Make sure it is easy to use and easy to change the weight
amounts. Have in mind what kind of exercises you want to do each day and make sure that the
home gym is able to accommodate these. This will help you choose the one that is right for you.

Getting into shape is one of the best decisions you can make. Buying the right home fitness
equipment can make it a little easier. Make an effort to use your fitness equipment daily and eat a
well balanced diet. The result will be a leaner, healthier you.

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