The cost of joining a gym can put a damper on your wallet and sometimes the driving, parking, crowds, and sheer amount of equipment can be too much to deal with before or after work. An excellent alternative to joining a gym is a multi-gym. A multi-gym is a series of weight-lifting and cardio equipment combined into one workstation. They’re ideal if you’re familiar enough with weight-lifting equipment to use it without trainer assistance and if you prefer to work out in the comfort of your home with the privacy, freedom, and no-hassle.
A typical multi-gym caters to weight lifters. It will have a bench press, detachable bench, leg press, lat , tricep, and grip bars for shoulders and arms, and also free weights. Many multi-gym work stations include cardio equipment like steps for stair stepping and a spinner for cycling. But even if they don’t include such cardio equipment of the bat, many multi-gym manufacturers set it up so that you can attach additional equipment later. This is perfect if you don’t want to pay so much up front, as cardio equipment does raise the price on a multi-gym.
When you set up your multi-gym at home, typically only one person can use it at a time, but sometimes 2 people can, depending on the weight of the machines, weights of people exercising and particular model specifications. Be sure to set it up in a cool room with either no or far-away windows as you don’t want to be working out with a glaring sun, nor do you want the sun discoloring the white paint over time. (Assuming of course, you selected a model with white or cream colored paint.)
If you’re unfamiliar with weight lifting equipment but don’t want to learn in a class setting or personal fitness trainer session, there are plenty of training options for you with your multi-gym. You can set up a TV above with instructional weight-lifting form videos from reputable celebrity trainers or YouTube trainers. It’s a great way to learn without feeling self-conscious. Plus, in the privacy of your own home, you can repeat the tactics as many times as you need to understand it. Another fun factor of working out with your multi-gym at home is that you can choose your own music. Sure, you can choose your own music at the gym if you have headphones, but actually, it’s better for your ears to not have earbuds in them for long durations of time so overheard background music is a better option regardless.
The options for multi-gyms are becoming more customizable to particular needs and preferences too. Start shopping multi-gyms today!