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Jabran (J.) Kundi is a seasoned reviewer for Four Best. He has an engineering background from the National University of Science and Technology and studied in Germany for several years. In his free time, when he is not spending his time researching and reviewing some of the best products around, he enjoys speaking German. Guten Tag!

The 4 Best Home Workout Equipment Deals for 2020

April 4, 2020    Health 

Working Out At Home

As a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19, many people have ended up stuck at home with nothing much to do. Gyms have mostly been closed down while work-from-home arrangements mean what little exercise people got traveling to and from work has also vanished. For those looking to exercise on their own, we have reviewed the four best home workout equipment that offer a range of exercises helping you stay fit during these troubled times.

  • OUR TAKE
    PROS
    CONS

  • RUNNER UP

    Sunny Health & Fitness
    Rowing Machine

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • A personal adjustable rowing machine for you! It is easy to transport and move around the house if needed. If offers up to 12 different resistance levels while ensuring your workout stays as comfortable as possible.
    PROS
    • Hydraulic resistance spread over 12 levels.
    • Comes with a digital monitor to track your progress.
    • Compact design helps in moving it around the house.
    • Cushioned seat and foam handlebars for comfort.
    CONS
    • Some customers have complained about the seat needing extra cushion or the machine being wobbly but majority of the feedback suggest these were exceptions not the norm.

  • ALMOST

    Sunny Health & Fitness
    Squat Assist Trainer

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • The Squat Assist is your perfect friend if you are looking to build an attractive lower body. It comes with resistance bands to increase the difficulty of your workout while squat depth can be changed to three different settings.
    PROS
    • Comes with free access to online training.
    • Squat depth can be adjusted to different levels.
    • A round handlebar allows you to grip it in different positions helping target different back/chest muscles.
    CONS
    • Not collapsible so you'll need a dedicated area to store it
    • You have to pay the shipping cost for returns.

  • ALMOST

    BodyBoss
    Portable Home Gym

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • This BodyBoss portable gym is the perfect equipment for someone who exercises regularly and travels often. It packs like a suitcase allowing you to take it to your office, on your travels and even for a workout in your garden on a beautiful day
    PROS
    • Perfect for home workout.
    • Portable, so you can take it with you on long travel trips.
    • Comes with free access to a workout program.
    • You can target both upper and lower body with this equipment.
    CONS
    • While the equipment is portable, it isn't small enough to count as cabin baggage in airplanes.

Benefits of Exercising at Home

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Save Money

Gym memberships, over a period of time, can cost you a lot of money. Let’s do the math. Even a basic gym membership will cost you over 500 dollars a year. This is more than enough money to set up basic gym facilities at home. What’s more, you don’t have to pay extra for drinks, lockers, and showers among other basic facilities. You can prepare you own drinks and use your own shower at home as and when you will. Unless you are interested in some specific exercises that can only be performed at the gym, home equipment will provide all the things you need to stay in shape.

Privacy

One of the biggest benefits of working out at home is concerning your privacy. Anyone who’s been to a gym knows the problems. There’s always that crazy person staring at you, the guy who sweats a lot leaving the equipment wet and full of his body odor, the guy who makes too much noise, and the group of lads who can’t stop talking as if they were at a pub. Not to mention the constant pressure of being body shamed or having to listen to comments from strangers about how bad your form is.

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Hygiene

Privacy and Hygiene go hand in hand. When you have a private setup at home, you don’t have to worry about disinfecting every equipment before using it because the guy who used it before you left it drenched in his sweat and body odor. You also don’t have to worry about germs crawling the workout space. And what trumps all these benefits is the fact that you have a personal shower waiting for you both before and after your workout! No more standing in line and having to quickly shower in front of everyone.

General Health

Most of us look at exercise as a way of building muscle mass, getting bigger, getting in shape for summer etc. There are, however, many more and better reasons to workout. The major benefit, and one that should be the main reason why everyone needs to exercise often, is your general health. According to the Harvard Conference: Healthy Mind, healthy Body: Benefits of Exercise, exercise brings many benefits that help you live a healthier life in the long run. It strengthens your heart, toughens your immune system, bones, and muscles. Additionally, it releases all those hormones that help keep your body functioning properly. If you sit on the couch all day, you are probably going to miss out on the benefits of these hormones. MedilinePlus also lists a range of benefits of exercising regularly that you’ll find helpful.

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