When I set up my home gym, I didn’t have an unlimited budget or an abundance of space.
I started by purchasing some of the less pricey basics such as a yoga mat, jump rope, resistance bands & some free weights.
I bought a medicine ball & a variety of weighted poles. I eventually added an incline bench that comes in handy for a wide style of crunches. I saved up to be able to afford a bigger, more complex machine. I did quite a bit of research before choosing an elliptical. Was initially interested in treadmills however wasn’t happy with the taxing impact on the joints. Also, I wanted something that would also work my arms. An elliptical is clear in that it engages arms, legs & the core. The motion doesn’t require the feet to lift from the pedals & so eliminates jarring of the joints. An elliptical operates silently & burns a lot of calories in a relatively brief time. I chose a model with a touchscreen display that lets me choose from a variety of workouts. I can make the sessions more challenging by increasing the resistance. I can target distance, duration or calories burned as my goal. I can even follow guided & interactive workouts to keep things neat. If I want to run or bike, I can go outside. The elliptical provides a very good & great style of workout. It’s relaxing when the weather is nasty & the ideal way to get my heart pumping & work up a sweat. I am totally satisfied with the pros of my investment.