Craft the Ultimate Home Gym
Get into Summer Shape with These Upgrades
The late-May weather means a lot of things. Blockbuster movies at the theater, barbecue in the back yard, and plenty of time spent at the beach. That last one can be the cause of anxieties for a lot of people. Now that spring is winding down; you're going to need to get into summer shape. Thankfully, there are plenty of new home gym trends that you can enjoy to help make the process easier. How can you build the ultimate home gym this year? Keep reading to find out.
Upgrade Your Equipment
Smart technology has invaded the gym. Today’s equipment can integrate with apps to help track your progress and build workout plans that make your time spent working out more efficient. For instance, the MyRun by Technogym is not your average treadmill. Its sleek design is both aesthetically pleasing and can help get the least-active member of your family moving.
And there are plenty of "smart" dumbbell options for weight lifters. But for experienced lifters, consider something a little more traditional. The German-crafted Hock Diskus weight set won't record your workout, but it will add a bit of high-end flair to your gym.
Of course, for those who are truly serious about their fitness, there’s the Technogym Skillmill. This multi-purpose smart device doesn’t feature an electric motor, so you get to run, push, pull, and more all on your own. Experience what it’s like to workout entirely under your own power while tracking your progress on the integrated app.
Gear Up for Greatness
If a pair of yoga pants and an old t-shirt are all you need to hit the gym, then you’re well on your way to success. But for those who want to track their progress incrementally, there’s smart, wearable, workout gear that helps you get the most out of your fitness.
Hexoskin shirts and sensors are a great way to measure your body heat, breathing, and other essential metrics throughout your workout, so you get a full sense of how you're doing. You can purchase additional pieces of clothing and add more sensors to build an even more detailed picture of your performance.
Create the Perfect Environment
Working out regularly isn’t for everyone, so you’ll want to make your home gym as comfortable as possible. Integrated technology can help you make the most out of it. Integrated control of your HVAC and other comfort settings will allow you to stay cozy without freezing your warmed-up muscles or overheating.
And music can help too. Research shows that the right music can affect your mood. So get yourself pumped by streaming your favorite songs via a whole home audio system. With a tap on your smartwatch or tablet, you can enjoy a perfect playlist for the occasion. Plus, you can also stream TV and video content to your gym to help you stay motivated -- or distract you from the pain and gain.
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