Many people think a home gym is too expensive, but in reality you don't need to spend a lot in order to create a fantastic and convenient training space. This is even truer when Black Friday comes around, so whether you wish to set-up your own home gym or want to upgrade your existing home gym be ready for the best time of the year to do it. It's also a great time to start buying Christmas presents for loved ones...or even yourself!
Setting up a home gym for the first time
If you already have some sort of gym at home, then skip forward to the next section, if not then read on.
The first thing to establish is where you're going to put your exercise equipment. Think about how much space you have available, but also what your fitness goals are. If you want to improve your cardiovascular fitness, then a piece of good quality cardio equipment will be the centrepiece of your gym. In fact, many people base their entire home workout around a single piece of fitness equipment. With the best deals to be found during Black Friday, this is the time to invest in those normally more expensive items as they often have the biggest savings in a sale.
The next thing to think about is the floor of your gym. If you are looking to build muscular strength or size, then you'll need resistance equipment, such as weights or resistance bands and machines. These can easily damage delicate floors, so make sure you have a tough floor. This is why many people choose a garage as their gym, as they often have concrete floors. We do sell floor protectors, that can also be used if you have a solid floor, but don't want scratches or chips from weights and training equipment.
Whilst it may be tempting to buy all the latest fitness equipment that you've heard about, always think about your current fitness and goals. There's no point buying weights you can't lift or fitness equipment that you'll never use. Whilst Black Friday is the best time to make some big savings, keep things realistic. Aim for equipment that you will use straight away, it'll give you the most satisfaction and you won't feel like you've wasted money.
With that in mind, there's no harm in browsing all of our Black Friday deals, as you may find something that you hadn't considered before. Just really think about if you'll use it.
Want to upgrade your home gym?
If you already have a home gym, then simply think about the one big thing that would really transform your training. Now is the time to save the most money on big ticket items as they'll have the largest discounts. Many of our exercise bikes, rowers and treadmills are heavily reduced for Black Friday. Our Active 110 Folding Treadmill, for example, has a massive 40% off!
Or maybe there's something you've always wanted, but can't justify the cost. Now's the time to look, you never know what you might find!
Light Commercial Gym Equipment
Many of our customers like to upgrade their home gym by adding commercial or light commercial gym equipment into the mix. This is a fantastic idea if you are serious about your strength training or Olympic lifting. Light commercial equipment is designed for heavyweight, frequent use in environments such as sports clubs, fitness facilities or hotel gyms. You benefit from the highest build quality, fantastic durability with kit that can take some serious weight.
So if you've ever wanted a home gym that will leave everyone jealous then check out our light commercial equipment for some great deals. This Black Friday we have a huge 54% off one of our best heavyweight gym benches. The York Barbell FTS Olympic Fixed Flat Bench is perfect if you're a beast on the bench press, or want to use a full-sized Olympic bar for your bench workouts.
So there you have it, take advantage while you can, but if you can't see anything you fancy then why not subscribe to our sales emails? We regularly send out emails with our best deals and these are always changing. You'll also hear about any new products or advice articles we release. Plus we won't spam you with emails every few days!