The nearest fitness center is a 45 minute drive from my house.
Because of this, I’ve set up a home gym.
Unfortunately, exercise equipment is extremely expensive. I’ve slowly been adding to my inventory of workout gear. I’ve invested into a weight bench, free weights and kettle bells. I have a yoga mat, resistance bands and a top-of-the-line jump rope. I’ve been saving up to afford a larger machine. Now that I have enough money, I’m not sure what type of machine would be the best investment. I’ve researched the different types of treadmills on the market, and I’m really impressed with the features. There are now advanced treadmills on the market that don’t require electricity. The track is powered by the movement of the feet, allowing an instant start-up and eliminating a top speed. However, this type of treadmill is super expensive, and I could simply go for a run outside. I’ve also considered purchasing a stationary bike. The advantage of pedaling a bike is that it avoids impact on the joints. Riding the bike would be a great way to rest my knees, ankles and feet while still benefiting from an aerobic workout. Today’s generation of stationary bikes offer all sorts of features, including wifi connectivity and interactive workouts. I could always just ride an actual bicycle for the exact same advantages. I am leaning toward buying an elliptical. An elliptical is fairly compact and is easy on the joints. Because the feet don’t lift off the pedals to complete the motion, there’s no jarring impact. Plus, the elliptical offers the opportunity to work the arms as well. I’d be able to increase resistance, work the whole body and burn a great deal of calories in a very short time.