It’s the New Year and everyone has fitness on their mind. One sure way to guarantee that you do not skip going to the gym is by investing in home gym equipment. And we’re not talking about that one rouge treadmill or elliptical machine, located in the bedroom that doubles as a chair to throw your clothes on, we talking about a real home gym. This will minimize the excuses for sure!
Many of us who live in condos in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, or West Roxbury, may think they do not have enough room for a multitude of exercise equipment. But you would be surprised how little space you need. You really only need a few extra feet of space, and if done right that’s more than sufficient. One cardiovascular machine such as a treadmill or elliptical would be terrific! If you don’t have enough space, a simple jump rope or boxing bag will give you a terrific cardio workout. Add some free weights, an exercise ball and bands – instantly you have a home gym. If there’s room for a TV monitor or your computer, you can find dozens of free workout videos on-line.
Where to buy the equipment? Well of course everything these days can be purchased online. But if you do invest in a piece of home gym equipment, our recommendation is that you buy something as good as you can afford so that it will last a long time. One local store that specializes in high-end fitness equipment is Precision Fitness Equipment 275 Newton St Newton, MA.
And of course if this sounds like too much, or you do not want to have additional “stuff” around the house, then by all means join a gym or exercise studio. We are blessed with several good options in JP. Our favorites are: Mike’s Fitness - they are currently running a special…and JP Centre Yoga - the instructors are fantastic! Either way, the point is to get moving in 2013.
Here’s to a very happy and healthy New Year!
As always, we appreciate your thinking of us when you or your family and friends are considering buying or selling real estate in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, anywhere in Greater Boston or if they need an agent referral outside of the areas we serve. We are always happy to hear from you!
Ellen and Janis