With the recent Coronavirus epidemic raging across the world, many people have realized that having a home gym might be their best option. New Scientist reports that the novel coronavirus has been recorded as persisting for days on some surfaces. This revelation is terrible news for people who are looking forward to gym reopenings. If you decide to opt for a home gym in the name of personal safety, there are a few pieces of the necessary equipment you should invest in.
Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, treadmills can vary in the features they offer. At the low end, you’ll still be paying a significant amount. Even so, the top-end treadmills provide things like resistance and incline training and a whole slew of added creature comforts such as Bluetooth connection to your fitness tracker (more on that later).
Another good way to get your blood pumping in a home gym is by getting an elliptical machine. Healthline mentions a set of benefits that ellipticals offer to people who choose them as their cardio workout machine of choice. They’re relatively cheap compared to treadmills so that they won’t break the bank.
What sort of gym doesn’t have a decent set of free weights? Your home gym should at least have enough weights so that it can offer you a fair chance at resistance training. If you’re into lifting, you might want to invest in massive plates, but barring that past time, a regular set of graded weights will serve just fine.
4. Resistance Bands
Weights are only the tip of the resistance training iceberg. With a belt machine, you can easily manage all your resistance training needs without too much hassle. Even if you’re looking at budget options, arm resistance bands can be hooked to a doorway to give you a makeshift machine to help you train your muscles. If you have the money, a TRX machine offers better stability since it can be anchored to the walls or floor as the case may be.
5. Fitness Tracker
Finally, regardless of your budget, a fitness tracker is a must-have in any home gym. Fitness trackers also come in a wide range of prices, and some of them can hook directly into health management applications on a smartphone. Fitness trackers help you set goals and monitor your progress. Some even can warn you about problems with your body before they occur.
Home Gyms May Be the Norm For a While
With questions about the availability of a vaccine still unsure, we may not feel safe in gyms yet. Some estimates put the nearest chance of normalcy around the same time that you’d be going to Tradition Company to pick up a Christmas tree. For now, to remain safe, you’ll have to manage your interaction with others. Installing and maintaining a home gym is, by far, the best way to do so.