Get Fit: Essential Equipment to Build Your Own Home Gym

BY Bill Lindsey TIMEJanuary 2, 2022 PRINT

A gym membership is great at first, but the trips often become less frequent because it’s raining or you’re too tired to go out. A home gym allows you to exercise at your convenience so you can ditch the stretchy pants while improving your health.

Ride With the Pack

Peloton - Riding
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Peloton Plus Exercise Bicycle

From $2,295 plus monthly $39 app subscription fee

Riding alongside others in a lively guided studio class is ideal, but not always schedule-friendly, so the Peloton app allows 24/7 access to immersive live and on-demand classes via a 23-inch screen, featuring enthusiastic trainers and inspiring music tracks. The app also provides access to a huge library of guided strength and cardio routines.

Pumpin’ Iron

Wilder Fitness Elite Home Rack
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Wilder Fitness Elite Home Rack


Old-school weights are a must for any well-equipped home gym. This rack system utilizes free weights plus an integral weight stack to allow exercises including pulldowns, squats, bench press, curls, and many more.

Take a Walk

Nordic Trak
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NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill


Walks or running are great cardio workouts, but what if it’s snowing, raining, or too hot to go outside? A treadmill is the solution, especially one with a 22-inch screen to access live WiFi workouts with iFIT trainers.

Row Your Boat

Life Fitness Rower
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Life Fitness Row GX Water Rower


Unlike most other rowing machines, the GX uses fluid resistance for maximum effect. Providing a full-body workout, it’s ideal for even tiny apartments, tucking out of the way when not in use.


24/7 Personal Training

Tempo Studio
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Tempo Studio


Using 3D Tempo Vision, an integral trainer giving real-time feedback, this pro-grade system offers cardio, low and high impact, and strength programs. Heart monitor and weight equipment are included.

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Bill Lindsey is an award-winning writer based in South Florida. He covers real estate, automobiles, timepieces, boats, and travel topics.
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