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New Year’s Resolution – Getting in Shape at Home

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With the coming of each new year, we always make promises. Promises to live life differently, try new things, and be an all around better person. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is getting into shape. It is true that often times we let ourselves go a little bit as our lives do not seem to allow regular exercise. And each year people promise themselves that this is the year when they will go to the gym regularly and get back into shape.

However, the harsh reality is that our lives can sometimes be too hectic for the gym. Allotting enough time to get ready, drive to the gym, work out and come home is a pretty big committment to do every day. In my opinion, that is the main reason why people fail to accomplish their get-back-into-shape resolution.

Well, there is an alternative solution to this problem - home gyms. When you talk to people who are in the habit of constantly working out, a lot of the time they are just like you and me with very limited time to devote to going to the gym. So, they bring the gym to them. From dumbells and treadmills to punching bags and wavemasters, stocking your basement or garage with workout equipment is the answer to your problem.

If you are the go-getter type of person who always goes the extra mile, then outfiting your home with a punching bag, speed bag, bench press and treadmill is the way to go. But if you are not, there is an easier option – the wavemaster. Instead of taking on a project to hang a punching bag from the ceiling and all that goes with that, you can get a wavemaster or punching dummy. They are freestanding and easy to store when not being used. In addition, the best part about wavemasters and punching dummies is they are a total body work out. They work the legs, arms and back at the same time. And you can get a good cardio workout as well.

When coming home from a hard day’s work or just getting ready to start the day, wavemasters and punching dummies are the perfect solution to your workout needs. They are easily accesible, provide great training and most of all, cut down on the overall time needed to get a workout in.

I am not saying that going to the gym is bad. On the contrary, going to the gym and working with professionals can be a great way to get that killer physique you have always wanted. But if limited time is a factor, the home gym may be the better option.


Nishan Wilde is VP of Sales for Robbins Sports and Athletics, a premier resource for high quality athletic apparel and equipment, including Punching Bags, Baseball Uniforms and Track Uniforms.