Working out at home
February 16, 2007 10:23 AM Subscribe
What's the best (and cheapest) workout equipment for my small place?
posted by johnsmith415 to health & fitness (21 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm moving into a smaller place (550sq/ft) that doesn't have a gym in the building or anywhere nearby. I do a lot of running and indoor rowing (on a concept2 machine) right now, but it looks like running will be my only viable option soon, so I'm thinking of buying some sort of machine that will fit in a corner or under a bed. I've been looking around a bit, and I'm just getting increasingly confused by the various claims.
I'm not looking to build muscle, so I don't have a need for anything heavy duty, but I'd like something that will predominantly focus on my upper body. Rowing has been great for me, and I'd ideally like to keep that up.
So far, I've been leaning towards buying either a "Total gym 1000" or a cheap rowing machine (under $400-500). So, I've basically got 2 questions...is the Total Gym worth it and are there any cheap rowing machines out there that provide a similar experience to that given by a Concept2 machine (I don't really care if it has a complex computer system)? Any rowers out there who have tried a wide variety of machines willing to share their experiences?
PS. I live in Vancouver, Canada, so I need something that can be purchased there...