2013 is upon us and with a new year comes resolutions. Every year a huge amount of people decide in January that it’s time to burn off the extra pounds put on over Christmas and to get in shape for their summer holiday.
The first thing done is normally joining a gym, which for some seems to work but the majority of us will last a few weeks and then find excuses not to go. This then means we’re paying in excess of £40 a month for a service we don’t use, locked in a contract that costs us money to get out of, still not on the way to getting any fitter. So what’s the solution? We think it could be home gyms (well home gym equipment). Compared to years ago, home fitness equipment is more affordable, but of a higher quality and much more similar to what you’d actually find in a ‘real’ gym. You can set it up in your bedroom, living room or office space and you’ll find because it’s within touching distance there’s far less chance of coming up with excuses not to use it, thus resulting in you getting in shape for your summer getaway.
So what’s out there? It all depends on budget, size of space available and your goals. If you’re looking to tone then the best place to start is with a CV (cardio vascular) machine to burn off the fat/calories, such as treadmills, rowing machines and cross trainers. This can be used in front of the TV which will make the exercise appear to go quicker as you’ll be entertained at the same time. You can then look at getting some small weights or dumb bells for repetitive lifts, which will help to firm and develop your muscles after you’ve burned the fat off that was previously hiding them. We are in no way experts on the matter so strongly recommend you get advice from stores online selling fitness equipment so you can get the most suitable apparatus based on your goals. We do, however, think this may just be the idea you need to help you to get fit for less in 2013.