CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Ideas for home exercise equipment?

I'm curious what products you all use, how effective they are, and what you use them for. I'm also interested in finding ways to get them very cheap.

Sat. May 19, 11:15am

Add comment  
Big physioball - great for core exercises and "doubles" as a sort of weight lifting bench for chest presses, overhead triceps, etc. ($15-20)

Dumbbells - pyramid of 3, 5 and 8 lb weights; cheaper if you buy them as a collection than in individual sets, and it comes with a little rack.

5-10 assorted workout DVDs, $5-15 each. Or if you get FitTV channel on cable, you can record a collection of those workouts.

Step - can also be a weight lifting bench, but it's good for random bouts of mindless cardio in front of the TV ($30-50)

Heart rate monitor - lets me know if I'm doing enough for it to be a real workout, since it's so easy to be half-assed about home workouts ($50-$120)

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 11:24 AM

Add comment
I calculated what it would cost to join a gym, and then used that money to budget my home gym purchases. I rarely went to the gym, but I have no excuses if the equipment is in my house. I have a rowing machine (water rower) that I love. Really gets the heart rate up very quickly, and I can't believe how much more muscle I have built up in just a couple of weeks in my legs and back. And it is LOW IMPACT. I bought it at full retail price (over $1000), but since learned that people found them for half that on craig's list and other web sites. Plus you can get other kinds of rowers for less money. I like the waterrower because it is quiet and the swish of the water is very natural sounding.

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 12:17 PM

Add comment
Me, too. I figured out that if I got equipment at home, after a year, I would still have it vs. going to a gym where after a year I have to renew (cost was about the same-- 1year for hubby & me = a really nice treadmill.

I have a Nordictrac C2200 Treadmill that I bought at Sears (on sale). It ramps up to 12 % and 10mph. Awesome thing. folds away about 1 foot by 3-1/2 feet or so. You can use "i-fit" with it and it comes with a bunch of programs plus some you can program yourself. I also bought (separately) a heart monitor and the chip was incredibly easy to install.

I have an inexpensive eliptical that I bought years ago-- but it works well. as well as a mini trampoline, exercise balls and free weights.

My best investment? A pair of GOOD running shoes--running shoes offer more support than walking shoes-- which is good ifyou do a lot of running or walking... I went to the athletic shoe store and had them fit me properly.

Walking is actually an incredibly easy and CHEAP way to get on the move... My shoes cost about $85-100 when on sale. Well worth it-- you are suppposed to replace the shoes after about 300-500 miles of walking/running...

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 12:30 PM

Add comment
What I use - all pretty cheap, and I didn't get them all at once.

Stability ball - was @ $15 - I use daily
Mini tramp - $40 (inexpensive one) - I use at least every other day
Dumbbells $35 for 3,5 and 8 pound set - usually every other day
Resistance tubes $8, 9 and 10 for light, med and heavy - usually every other day
Ankle weights $10 - just got them to add to my lower body routine
---------------------------------------------------------------
The things below are nice, but not necessary (nothing really is - you can walk and exercise with your own body weight.)
Walking poles $ unknown (gift) - I use every other day
Heart rate monitor watch - $30 cheap one

Once upon a time I bought some actual exercise equipment (pricey stuff) but I wound up getting rid of all of it - it didn't work that well, or I didn't use it, it took up too much space. Most people I know who seem to stay with equipment have a large, quality treadmill and enough space to leave it out.

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 3:08 PM

Add comment
thank you all, this was very helpful.

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 11:54 AM

Add comment
You can often find exercise equipment, very slightly used (more often, used as someone's laundry drying rack, etc., b/c they don't use it) for sale on Craigslist.org, especially if you live in/near a big city. You'll generally have to move it yourself though, so if you don't have a truck, you may not be able to buy a treadmill there. But, dumbbells, a Gazelle, some other smaller equipment, etc., can definitely be found for a steal!

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 3:16 PM

Add comment
at-home fitness equipment

Yes, the bodyball is excellent and necessary (core work, sit ups, push ups, presses, squats). Also, a couple of body bars. I have a 12 lbs. and 20 lbs. The 12 is good for light shoulder work and gentle standing rows, while the 20 lbs. is good for presses (while laying on the body ball) and deadlifts.

Link

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 3:30 PM

Add comment
at-home fitness

Mistake on the link on the body bars. Sorry. Here's the correct link.

Link

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 3:38 PM

Add comment
The bodyball is also good to sit on while watching TV! Surprisingly works out the abs without thinking then. :-)

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 7:32 PM

Add comment
2017 calendar
blank calendar
cool calendar
yearly calendar
awesome calendar
icalendar
our calendar
new year calendar
free calendar
printable calendar
real printable calendar
timetable calendar
schedule calendar
school calendar
calendar 2017
calendar printable 2017
blank calendar 2017
2017 calendar
2017 free calendar
all calendar 2017
useful calendar 2017
schedule 2017 calendar
2017 schedule calendar
schedule calendar 2017
blank calendar 2017-18
calendar blog
awesome site
click here
site
website
click
awesome site
check this
check
romi
know this
nice
good
real
offer
different
pooja
calendar go
map
usa map
america map
map of usa
us map
map of usa
usa
hello
you
me
aur
hum
hola
Spanish
hello
new
year
Calendar 2018
2017
you
me
like
love
beautiful
2017 calendar
girl
couple
romi
hppy
romz
rom
lover
movie
hero
awesome
code
usa
map
printable
calendar
site
click
project
miss you
Spanish
sentence
Spanish
USA
UNITED STATE
UK
OK
BYE
SUNO
hum
map
our
website
year new
20
month
days
important
hola
map imprt
click
click here
check
see
see this
important
real
database sql books
database sql pdf
database sql
database sql and nosql
what is data analytics
big data in security
big data articles
hadoop articles
hadoop software download
hadoop trainings
database sql tutorials
data analytics books
big data training in gaziabad
big data training in us
big data courses in goa


Saturday, February 04, 2017, 1:00 AM

Add comment








Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge