Build me a home gym.
March 16, 2007 10:48 AM Subscribe
What's minimal but sufficient equipment for a home gym?
posted by unSane to sports, hobbies, & recreation (24 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm building a house and have space to put in some gym equipment. You can see the space here
I want to put in as little equipment as possible, but I don't mind paying for something that's going to work really well. (If Apple made a gym I'd buy it).
The obvious choices are a decent spin bike and a set of weights, plus an exercise ball (which I already have), but I wonder if there are better choices, especially for the resistance element? I really hate free weight training/lifting with a deep deep hate and much prefer the machines you find in gyms.
Bonus points for equipment which is actually fun and enjoyable to use. More bonus points for equipment which the wife and kids will want to use. Even more bonus points for links to specific things I should buy!
My main sports activities are mountain biking in spring/summer/fall and snowboarding in winter. The gym is targeted at health/weight rather than performance though.