If you're lucky enough to have space at home and are considering embarking on a project to create your dream home gym, you've come to the right place.
This article will discuss essential equipment for luxury home gyms. We'll cover everything from treadmills and benches to cable machines and free weights. We'll also provide tips on choosing the right equipment for your individual needs and goals.
Most articles you'll read online focus too heavily on old-fashioned traditional equipment types like cardio machines and multi-gyms while steering clear of free weights and functional equipment.
A modern, luxury gym space for someone who loves to exercise will combine traditional cardio and strength equipment with some premium free weights and functional training kit. So our take on the equipment mix here is more forward-thinking.
Free weights are a great way to build muscle and strength. If you're looking for free weights that are durable and easy to use, we recommend keeping it simple with high-quality Hex Rubber Dumbbells and an Olympic Bar & Plates Set.
These dumbbells range in weight from 1kg to 30kg in various sets so you can customise the dumbbell set to your current strength level.
If you're working with a PT, online coach or following a training programme, these will be essential pieces of kit.
We recommend a power, half, or squat rack to create a flexible training space that allows practical strength training at home. As well as letting you perform barbell exercises, they usually provide pull-up handles and a variety of attachments for dipping and other accessory movements.
The perfect accompaniment for your squat rack and free weights equipment is a weights bench. Benches come in various guises, but our main three are flat, adjustable and collapsible.
Adjustable benches offer more training options than a flat bench, while a collapsible bench provides these same benefits but folds down to a much more compact size for storage purposes.
Cable Weight Machines
Despite their large footprint, many home gym designers always include a multi-gym within their layouts. While multi-gyms can be a great inclusion, cable machines can offer even more workout flexibility once you know how to use them.
A dual adjustable pulley machine is always at the top of our list - especially when space is at a premium.
A treadmill is a great way to get a cardio workout. If you're looking for a treadmill that will last for years, we recommend choosing a Life Fitness machine - our team would be happy to provide more details if you're interested. Life Fitness makes some of the world's most well-known and loved machines for home and commercial use.
Other (lower cost) options for a cardio workout in your home gym might include; an Assault Bike, Concept2 Rower, Indoor Cycle or Ski-Erg.
Resistance bands are another simple and effective way to build muscle and strength. If you're looking for resistance bands that are durable and effective, we recommend these power bands. These bands are made from high-quality materials, and they come in a variety of resistance levels.
How do you maximise your space's training potential without adding overly bulky equipment stations? Here are some quick wins that are low-cost and don't take up much space:
- Landmine & Attachments
- Medicine Balls & Slam Balls
- TRX Suspension Trainer
- Yoga Mats
One factor we see all the time which makes a huge impact on gym design projects is storage. Equipment storage cannot be an afterthough when creating your luxury home gym space. We all know clutter can make a spaces look terrible, and with gym equipment this is especially true because of the awkward size and shape of so many accessories.
We offer a full suite of wall mounted storage products that don't take up unecessary floor space. We also have our Vault and Signature storage ranges which store away products on simple stylish units.
Your Next Steps:
A luxury home gym can be a great way to improve your health and fitness. With the right equipment and know-how, you can easily get a full-body workout without leaving the comfort of your home.
If you're considering setting up a luxury home gym, we recommend starting by determining your individual needs and goals. After this, consider your level of training experience; once you know what you're looking for, you can start shopping for equipment.
We hope this article has helped you to learn more about the best equipment for luxury home gyms. If you have any questions, please feel free to message us.
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