I stepped foot into Dick’s Sporting Goods the other day with the intention of buying a home gym with the entire works – bench press, dumbbells of all sizes and some cardio equipment, which I couldn’t decide between a treadmill or a bike, or possibly both. I needed a home gym to do the best kind of a female workout.
However, my shopping spree came to an end when the price tag was well over $10,000. I decided to cut out some of the items. I didn’t need “all” of the dumbbells, and I could do with a “cheaper” treadmill, but the costs were still over $5,000. What was I to do? My budget was a mere $200. I decided to go home feeling defeated.
My wife then suggested I try online shopping. I first went to Ebay thinking I could get a good deal. The auction style of buying was intriguing, and sort of difficult to master. I suggest if you ever by anything from Ebay taking their course on how to buy/sell things on Ebay. I found some decent deals on Ebay, however the shipping charges were outrageous. I mean, I would have spent more on shipping my new home gym then what I actually paid for it. Note – There are sellers who offer free shipping on Ebay, but for a home gym, there was ZERO.
I thought online shopping was out till I saw a commercial for Amazon Prime. With Amazon Prime I can get free 2 day shipping. With my excitement back on track I started going through the millions and millions of home gyms (No exaggeration – Amazon has biliions of items listed), but I ran into the same problem – Low Budget. I found a bench press within my budget, but I didn’t get much with it, and my workout would consist of only a handful of exercises – no thanks. This is not a downer for Amazon Prime. I had to use $70 of my $200 budget for the Amazon Prime 1 year Membership, but that membership will pay for itself in all of the other products I buy. It just didn’t work for a home gym.
My depression hit an all time low, so I started doing research on fitness and home gyms. I found something quite interesting from MANY fitness experts. The new style of working out is doing “simple” workouts. What this means is you only need a set of dumbbells to get in a good home workout. With a set of dumbbells the exercises are almost infinite. I can have a new workout everyday from the comfort of my home and cost less than $50. What?
I ordered my dumbbells through Amazon. They arrived in 1 day, so I had my home gym already set up! I now needed to find a good beginner workout. I looked at several workouts online, but I found the best workout here:
This workout worked my whole body from head to foot. I was sore the next day, but it was a good kind of sore.
Let me leave you with this thought. You don’t need to spend a fortune shopping for a home gym. For less than $100, you can get in the best shape of your life!