January is the best month of the year to pick up home gym equipment! Lets face it most people are still trying to keep their New Year’s resolution of losing weight and sporting goods stores are taking advantage of that with great deals.
In fact, I have seen more deals on workout equipment this week than I can remember any week prior. Here’s just a few deals we found just this week alone:
–Gold’s Gym XRS-20 Olympic Workout Bench for $164 + $10 Shipping
–adidas FID Deluxe Utility Bench $185 (Retail $329.99)
–ProForm Crosswalk 397 Treadmill for $337 + pickup at Sears- LOW Price!
–CAP Barbell SportsGear 110 lb. Adjustable Dumbbell Set $179.99 (Retail $229.99)
–Everlast Power Fitness Station for $49 + $3 Shipping
But if you are seriously considering buying workout equipment for the home, there are some questions you should ask yourself.
1- What piece of equipment is right for me?
Home gym equipment is more affordable these days, but it’s still an investment. You wouldn’t want to buy something on a whim, or a piece of equipment your friend suggested just in case it’s not right for you. You should always test out a piece of equipment in the gym or at a friends house before making the big purchase.
2- Where am I going to keep it?
There is nothing worse than keeping a treadmill in your bedroom and it becomes a clothes hanger more than a workout tool. You should have a plan on where to keep the equipment. And remember it has to be handy for your to use it. You wouldn’t to store it in the attic, if you have to go up there every time you want to use it. These days, you can find a lot of workout equipment for the home that will fold up and go under your bed or in a closet pretty easily.
3- What will motivate me to workout?
This is a question I always ask myself. Is there a piece of equipment that will actually motivate me to workout? I need motivation and if it’s not convenient I will make every excuse in the book not to do it. So having a treadmill in front of the TV during the Today Show might actually get me to use it.
4- Is this the best deal I can find?
I’m a firm believer that you should never pay full price for anything (unless you are desperate for it.) There are always ways to save on home equipment. Whether you get 20% off at Academy or just look for a deal right here on Sports Mom, there are always deals on equipment. Lately I have noticed that Groupon has been having great discounts on home workout equipment and the deal usually includes free shipping. That is worth the wait.
So if you are going to take the leap and purchase home gym equipment, ask yourself some of these questions and then go for it!