Written by: Mark Petter – Health & Fitness Coach
If a beginner or light user wanting to improve general fitness, flexibility, manage weight and increase muscle
– Aerobic machine (step, elliptical, treadmill, bike)
– Dumbbells-lighter for overhead lifts and side lifts,
Heavier for lunges and squats.
– Adjustable bench
– Fitness ball
– Exercise mat
– Enough space for stretches
Multi-gyms are also popular in home gyms for beginners. A price to suit all levels and an instructional book are good
incentives. Plus being compact less space may be required.
Most likely price range: Under $500-$1000.
Intermediate trainers are usually moving into more serious strength building, focusing on muscle development.
– Dumbbells- full set
– Barbells and plates
– Strong exercise bench with a barbell rack
– More advanced multi-gym-or cheaper option used along with free weights above.
Most likely price range: $1500-$2500.
Advanced trainers are taking on the serious body building. This is often combined with public gym sessions as well.
– Large and complex multi-gym
– Advanced free weights and bench Usually $3000 upwards
Consider the space you have carefully. Some machines are designed for corners, and some have large extension ranges.
Don’t buy sight unseen.
Be sure to get all possible measurements, including any possible attachments. If you have more than one person
wanting to exercise at the same time, a multi-station means more than one person can work out at once.
Watch how you transport equipment like dumbbells, bar plates, and free weights. They are heavy and will do