So, if you follow my blog, you know I’m always looking for ways to improve myself. When I am not investing, researching, or spending time with my family, I’m trying to figure out how to be pain-free. Last year I purchased a treadmill and stored it in my bedroom. I soon figured out that it was taking up too much space. It was hard to maneuver, which complicated the process of working out.
I knew I wanted to work out, but I didn’t want to injure myself by moving the treadmill from place to place. So, I told my husband that I wanted to move the treadmill downstairs and create a home gym. We purchased a TV, center stand, and exercise bike to accompany the treadmill. My family, like many other families, added extra pounds during COVID.
A lot of people are looking at expensive treadmills and bikes right now. Some of the bikes and treadmills on the market today could set you back thousands. I decided to keep it simple! I purchased my bike, a Weslo Pursuit R 4.1 Recumbent bike, from Walmarts. It was under $200 bucks! My treadmill is a ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill from Acadamy, and it was under $450. We went simple with the TV and the stand! The stand was less than $100 bucks, and the TV was around $200!
For the price people pay for one piece of equipment, I was able to convert my own home gym. If you are looking to buy your own equipment, there are a few things you need to consider. You need to check out the weight limit! Some treadmills and bikes aren’t safe for people over a certain weight limit. You also need to know if your equipment will be hard on prior injuries. There are some bikes that aren’t good for people with back injuries, or knee injuries.
My recumbent bike has been great on my knees! I’m able to bang out miles without pain. However, that isn’t the same outcome for some people. Make sure you talk to a doctor before you decide to undergo any new exercise routine. I just wanted to give you an update before I hit the shower. Don’t give up on your weight goals, and remember life is what you make it.
As always, I am just a person behind the computer! Have fun.