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Now that everyone is moving their gym routine into the home, we thought it would be a good time to talk about the considerations in setting up your home gym. In this week’s blog we will cover the 3 steps to building your home gym.

1. Planning: Budget and Space

When planning your home gym, ask yourself the following questions:

Where in your home will you work out?

Look around your home and find the perfect space where you can be comfortable and can move your body through all planes of motion.

How big is your space?

Measure so that there are no surprises when you receive your equipment. How much and what sort of equipment can you fit in your workout space? Can you accommodate both a cardio machine and a strength machine? Keep reading for the equipment options and dimensions below.

How much can you afford to spend?

The average cost of a full gym membership is $58 a month. Which means, if you are currently paying $58 a month for a twelve-month gym membership, you will pay off the investment in a little over a year. After the first year, you’ll start saving money month after month.

Another part of the budget consideration is the quality of equipment and lifetime usage. Cheaply made equipment will cause less satisfaction, less use, the potential for injury, and a need to purchase replacements. You want equipment that is safe, stable, and will last throughout many workout sessions. Limited space, limited budget? Text us for personalized budget and space friendly suggestions. (at the numbers below)

Now that you’ve gathered your data on what you want and how much you can afford to spend, let’s consider two of the pillars of a basic fitness routine: Cardio and Strength training.


2. Choose your Cardio

What do you enjoy?

The more you enjoy the activity, the more likely you are to continue your routine.

How much space do you have?

Time to pull out your room measurements.

Do you have any physical conditions to consider?

Unable to sustain standing cardiorespiratory fitness on a treadmill? Bike seats a little too uncomfortable? Not quite coordinated enough for the elliptical? Check out the chart below to find your perfect cardio fit:


  Standing Seated Average Dimension
Treadmills x   L: 79.5” W: 34.5” H: 57.5”
Spin bike   x L: 52” W: 20.5” H: 47.2”
Recumbent bike   x L: 67” W: 26” H: 52”
Upright bike   x L: 45” W:27” H:56”
Ellipticals   x L: 82” W: 34” H:61”
Rowing Machine   x H:20”/51 cm L: 85 ½ “/217 cm W: 22 ¼ “/57cm (In use)

 Ready to buy your cardio equipment? Call or text your local store now to find out what’s in stock.


3. Strength Training


It is super easy possible to create an effective home gym. You only need a few essential pieces of equipment to get started. We suggest the following simple, basic equipment to meet any goal. This is a great solution for someone wanting a simple strength system for under $1000.

Olympic barbell

Multipress rack

Weight plates

FID bench



NOHrD SlimBeam- The SlimBeam is perfect for the family that wants a cable system under $2000. Cable stations are versatile and multi-functional exercise machines. The NOHrD SlimBeam is stylish with a sleek body. It delivers a professional cable exercise station for every kind of functional training. SlimBeam cable machines come in a variety of materials and colors.

Product Dimensions: H: 215 cm W:40 cm. The cable machine fits perfectly into all interiors. The SlimBeam is fixed at 10 cm from your wall and protrudes a mere 20 cm total into the room. Its base measures less than ¼ square meter.

Heavy Duty

The Bodyguard GX6 is the perfect training partner for the exercise enthusiast or athletic family. The GX6 features a small gym footprint and recessed workout space minimizes the total required workout area.  Minimal adjustments required between exercises and you can boost results by easily incorporating Variable Resistance sets into your program using the patented hybrid weight system.

Product Dimensions: 60″ x 38.5″ x 83.5″ / 152 cm x 98 x 212 cm.

The GX6 is an innovative home gym system for under $3500.

BodyGuard GX6 Activity Trainer at Southeast Fit

Watch this video for more information on the innovative Bodyguard GX6.

Ready to buy your Strength equipment? Call or Text us now

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