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Granted – my gym is located in my basement…

I thought it would be nice to do a post about where I do some of my workouts. I have been a member of the campus rec center at work in the past and even tried out another gym in town for a month but the costs were just too much now that I’m saving up to go back to school. Slowly I have been building my own gym at home and last night I got what I consider to be the missing piece – a treadmill. Some friends brought it over and even got it down into my basement, which was so awesome. So here is my setup:

My Home Gym

Treadmill, Exercise Bike and Weight Bench

I have some space behind the equipment to do floor exercises but if I need space, everything is pretty easy to move or I just do it in a different room. I have a small TV setup with a DVD player for exercise videos or to watch a movie or something while working out. I don’t have cable so there’s no actual TV options. I do have a computer set up that I mostly use to connect to my music or to play music over the web. I can also watch videos on Hulu or the likes if I wanted to. Mostly when working out, though, I just like listening to music.

With this equipment, plus bodyweight exercises, I feel pretty well setup to get a good workout at home. When the weather is nice though, I’d prefer to get my exercise in outside – either from walking or riding my bike. The exercise bike was really nice on the night we had severe weather so I could still stick with my training schedule.

Of note: all the major equipment pictured were given to me for free. Treadmill came from friends, exercise bike from my parents and the weight bench came from a co-worker. Many thanks to them for helping me out!

So where do you all go to get your sweat on?

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