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Dick's Sporting Goods
(703) 933-0736
5714 Columbia Pike
Bailey'S Crossroads, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(301) 885-1762
11080 Mall Circle Road
Waldorf, MD
 
City Sports
(202) 544-6083
727 7th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Levtran Inc
(202) 462-1500
1935 14th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Fleet Feet DC
(202) 387-3888
1841 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(301) 947-0200
2 Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Sports Zone Corp
(202) 232-1395
2301 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
One To One Fitness Center
(202) 347-5347
555 13th St NW Ste C112
Washington, DC
 
Facility Merchandising Inc
(202) 223-8467
1050 Conneticut Ave SW
Washington, DC
 
Downtown Locker Room
(202) 462-1500
1935 14th St NW
Washington, DC
 

Home Gym

Designing your in home fitness center

When creating your own home gym, ask yourself the question, am I a serious fitness buff or just a casual exerciser? This will determine what gym equipment you need, which in turn will affect space and budget constraints.

Making room for home fitness

Once you know what type of gym you need, choose where your home fitness center will be located. Would you like it out of sight in the basement or a spare bedroom, or easily accessible in a corner of the living room or home office? Many people will forget to exercise if the machinery isn't in a high-traffic area of the home, so make sure you choose a place that will encourage you to use your exercise equipment.

Most equipment made for fitness at home is not for outdoor use, so use a climate-controlled area of your home. Also remember that space determines how much equipment you can handle and whether it must be easy to store.

Your budget will also decide what and how much equipment you purchase. If you're on a tight budget, consider fitness machines that offer more workout combinations for the best value.

Laying the foundation with home gym flooring

Appropriate home gym flooring is important to protect your floors, your equipment and your body. Some options include rolled rubber gym flooring and universal interlocking rubber tile flooring. The latter can be found in several thicknesses and color options and is cost effective for all levels of exercise. Rubber tile flooring is easy to install and can be "loose laid" for easy relocation.

Bringing the gym home

Here are some of the top home gym items:

  1. Traditional home gyms use free weights or machines with several stations on a single steel frame. They are durable enough for exercise enthusiasts, but are also great for inexperienced users because they ensure good technique. However, they require a lot of space.
  2. Power rod home gyms are very popular. They use flexible rods of varying stiffness to easily change resistance levels. This system requires less space and is less expensive, but it is also less durable and not a good choice for serious athletes who require greater resistance ranges.
  3. Gravity resistance home gyms are lightweight, least expensive and usually easily stored. They will not hold up to workouts for serious athletes, though..
  4. Treadmills are great for cardio, but offer no resistance training. Serious runners need to make sizeable investments on machines that will hold up to hea...

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