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Getting in Shape With Home Fitness Equipment

Posted on May 02, 2020 by Mark Boyle

With hundreds of millions of people being told to stay indoors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, now more than ever is an important time to look after your health and fitness. This may be a difficult period in all our lives, but it does not mean your goals should be put on hold. Whether you want to lose weight, get yourself feeling fit and healthy, or improve your overall mental health, exercise is still possible from the comfort of your own home.

PowerGym Fitness is a supplier of commercial gym equipment. They know what it takes to deliver equipment that is suitable for both professional gyms and home setups. Here they will explain the benefits of working out from your own home and recommended machines to help you achieve your fitness goals.

The Benefits of Working Out from Home

Over the past several weeks, for most of us, home is where we have spent nearly every second of our day. Unless you are a key worker or venturing out for essential reasons, this looks set to be the norm for a while yet. In the middle of a crisis, it is important to look at the positives and when it comes to working out from home, there are several benefits that beat going to the gym.

First of all, home workouts can be extremely convenient. There’s no need to worry about how long it takes to travel from home to the gym, nor are you required to pack your gear into a bag. Simply set a time and place in your house for exercise and begin! You will, of course, also benefit from the fact that the space is your own. There’s no need to worry about privacy issues and whether someone is judging you, or having to wait your turn on a machine. The flexible is with you to do the exercises you want, when you want, where you want and for how long you want.

With the hazards we all face regarding the spread of the coronavirus, there’s also no safer place for you to exercise. The responsibility lies with you to keep your home setup clean and hygienic, and you will have a peace of mind knowing only those in your household have used the equipment. With no subscription fees to worry about, home workouts can also prove to be a budget friendly option. While equipment may be costly to purchase outright, in the long run you will save money, and plenty of suppliers usually can offer a finance option to spread the payment over a period of time.

Home Fitness Machines to Try Out

The fitness products you should aim for will ultimately depend on what you want to achieve from your home workout. If cardio and endurance is a priority, then treadmills and exercise bikes will be the type of equipment to interest you most. As for gaining strength and muscle, bars with dumbbells and weight plates are extremely useful and compact for home use.

At PowerGym, we have two fantastic products available to help you build lower body muscles. First of all, there is the Hack Squat Machine. The hack squat is an effective exercise for targeting quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and calves. The machine is an excellent product for providing users with stability to allow them to develop great legs. Then there is the Sissy Squat Machine. This type of workout adds a new twist to typical squat workouts with near 100% isolation. The sissy squat is especially a great choice in exercise for anyone struggling with an injury that causes pain when performing normal squat movements. Both products have been designed to look seamlessly in any classy gym while remaining compact and efficient enough for placement in a home setup.


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