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How to Build a Home Gym on a Budget
A home gym can be a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. However, setting up a home gym can also be very expensive. That’s why you want to use a few tips and tricks for making the most of your money. Whether you start by scoping out your local gym or finish things up at your local discount department store, you can build a home gym on a budget.
Hit Your Local Gym First
First things first. You always want to try out equipment before investing in it. Visit your local gym and see which pieces of equipment you enjoy using and can see yourself using on a regular basis. This can save you a lot of money. You may even want to have a gym membership for a month before deciding which pieces to buy for your home.
Shop Pawn Shops, Thrift Stores, and Yard Sales
Why buy new equipment when you can find like-new equipment for a fraction of the cost? Many people buy gym equipment, but never use it. These pieces then end up at pawn shops or thrift stores or even in a yard sale. You can save literally hundreds off the cost of high-quality equipment that was probably used only a handful of times. Another great tip is to check online yard sale groups on Facebook.
Compare Prices on Smaller Equipment
Smaller pieces of equipment, such as hand weights, are inexpensive, but you still want to compare prices. Check your local discount department stores and online prices. Just remember to check shipping prices when shopping online as you could be hit with a hefty shipping charge. This is when having an Amazon Prime account can really come in handy.
Finish Up at Your Local Discount Department Store
Last, but not least, discount department stores are a great place to buy all the odds and ends you’ll need for your home gym. Towels, equipment mats, exercise mats, and more are all available at places like Walmart, Kmart, and Target. Sometimes you can even find these items on the clearance racks.
A home gym can be expensive, but it’s not out of budget. If you use these tips, you can create a home gym that not only meets your budget, but allows you to score the pieces you’ll actually use at a fraction of the cost.