Get ripped without the rip-off

High-end home gym equipment is more likely to reduce your cash flow than your waistline. Save money and regrets by getting started with these low-cost basics.

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  1. I have a mini gym over at my condo where I transformed a small room into a workout room. I use the P90X gear to do so. It is cheap compared to all those exercise machines. More money for me to buy exercise clothes.

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  2. I have a mini gym over at my condo where I transformed a small room into a workout room

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  3. Couldn't agree more, some of this equipment costs thousands of dollars and very rarely gets enough use to get your money's worth. There are so many low costs options that are just as effective.

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  4. I never tried exercising at the gym here in our city. I do exercise at home and I can say that is effective.

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  5. This is an excellent idea! I will definitely look into building my own home gym – thanks for the motivation and tips!

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  6. Like many people that exercise, i tried the gym, just didn't work for me. What did work was walking 60 miles a week, and i feel and look great.
    Thanks

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  7. It's important to know what your goals are before buying the home use workout equipment. If you just want to be generally active and healthy, there's no need to invest in the expensive ones, but if your goal is to run 10k, you want something durable and long-lasting!

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  8. I bought some cheap piece of crap from eBay a few months back. And still regret it till these days.

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  9. If you know what you're doing and it's just not one of those fly-by new year resolution to drop 15 pounds in two weeks, it is worth investing. As long as you're using for many years to come, and that the machine offers a long warranty (at least 5 years).

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    • I agree with you. i recently bought the new Proform 590t. And I bought it because of the warranty .

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  10. Never really saw the point of having my own treadmill at home. I mean, the gym is so much more fun, you get to meet people, get to do different stuff all the time.

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  11. Great post… the fitness and weight loss business are multi billion dollar industries and unfortunately most fitness machines, latest diets and exercise regimes are nothing more than a cash grab and a quickly passing fad. Thanks for helping spread the word

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  12. I've started putting together a list of gym equipment I could buy for a home gym. So far I think that I could get the most important stuff for less than $1,500 which is less than 3 years gym membership.
    Having fitness equipment at home will hopefully get me training more regularly, as it will save me the journey to the gym. Only thing I think I might miss is the saua after a workout.

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  13. Lol I also transformed my garage into a gym, its actually not that expensive if you know where to buy.

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  14. HaHa! Not only you are striking the nerves of those high-end gym equipment sellers, you're also upsetting the whole weight-loss industry players. These people know that when one gets a low-cost exercise equipment at home, they'll start exercising. They'll save money on those expensive machines and fat-loss products as well.

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  15. Most of the equipments are so expensive, so building a gym for your own requires a good investment.. Still a good article.

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  16. Spreading the word about how easy it is to get into exercising without spending big bucks is to be applauded, more of the same please

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  17. I does help to have a mini gym at home. That way your excuse of not having time to go all the way to the gym is destroyed. You can literally get a workout in 20 minutes flat.

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  18. I've been working out at home for years and have saved $100s!

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  19. My number#1 weight loss tip is to shift 50% of your calorie intake to lunchtime. This is the time of day when your digestive system is the most active.

    I lost 80 pounds in 6 months doing this!

    Hanna x

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  20. There are a lot of very effective pieces of equipment to use at home, but i agree that it is the basic elements such as a good diet and proper workout form that will lead to the desired results, no matter where you are working out from

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  21. I think you should put your home gym to good use by becoming a personal fitness trainer and making it work for you.

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  22. Great article… I never tried exercising at the gym here in our city. Most of the equipments are so expensive, so building a gym for your own requires a good investment

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  23. I need to do this, I need inspiration.

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  24. As long as you put it to use I think it's a great idea to have some good exercise equipment at home. You can get pretty far with just a few weights, a rope, and a couple other things. I do my crossfit training at home when I can get into the box on certain days. It works out well. Just gotta be creative.

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  25. I'd like to have a gym, but I don't have enough space at my home. A pitty.

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  26. Yep, I'd love to have a gym at home. Will try your suggestions.

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  28. Generally I do not read post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post

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