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People are slowly dedicating spaces for a home gym in their houses and garages. You can now stay in shape and carry out simple exercises with ought stepping a foot in a gum. However, you would need a number of home gym equipment to get that body back in shape.

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To help you get started, we have selected eleven (11) basic gym equipment you need to have to set up your home gym.

Below are the 11 best home gym equipment items:

  • Dumbbells
  • Resistance bands
  • Jump ropes
  • Treadmill
  • Kettlebell
  • Yoga mat
  • Bench
  • Power plate

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  • Power racks
  • Punching bags
  • Battle ropes

How to choose the best home gym equipment

Now that you have been given the list of the basic home gym equipment you need, there is a need for you to consider a few key factors to guide you as you shop for this equipment:

Price: You should know that some gym equipment is expensive and some others would only cost a few thousand Naira. You should not sacrifice safety or quality, but you can purchase products that have high tech features such as touchscreens and Bluetooth capabilities.

Warranties: You need to pay attention to the type of warranty that is provided by the manufacturer or retailer. You should not buy the equipment without thinking about the possibility of them breaking down.

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Purpose: Why do you need this equipment? What are you looking to get from them? Is cardio more important? Do you need to work on your abs or your thighs? These questions will help you to prioritise your fitness needs and help you in choosing your desired equipment even when you do not have enough cash or when you lack the space for them.

Customer reviews: Do not forget to read as many customer reviews as you can find. Honest feedback from other people will help you in your choice.

In conclusion, there are hundreds of products from reputable brands that will help you set up your dream home gym. When you have made up your mind to buy home gym equipment, do not forget to consider your budget, space, and fitness needs.

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This article was first published on 20th April 2022


Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.

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