The Rise of the Home Gym
There’s no doubt that the COVID pandemic and lockdowns changed how we think about fitness and home training. As all of us experienced gyms across the nation closing, we had to find ways to get our workouts in. Most people didn’t want to let their health and fitness progress slip away, so they turned to setting up their own gym at home.
The home gym equipment market absolutely exploded according to a Gitnux study, with sales going from $6.76 billion to over $9.49 billion in 2020—quite a sizable increase from before the pandemic. What’s interesting is that even as life returns to normal, and the commercial gym market is on the mend, the rise of the home gym is continuing with virtually no sign of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it’s expected to reach $14.2 billion by 2028.
Another study from Garage Gym Reviews shows that 61% of people now have a designated workout space in their homes, compared to only 31% of people who have a commercial gym membership. It also shows that 70% of 18 to 24-year-olds reported having some type of home gym setup. Indeed, it’s not hard to see why this trend is happening. Home gyms are great for anyone new to working out, and those who may not feel comfortable being in a commercial gym with experienced lifters. Some may not have the budget for a membership, or can’t always find the time to make it to the gym every day, and are turning to setting up a workout space at home.
The great thing about home gyms is how personalized they are—you get exactly what you need for whatever kind of workout you plan to do. Now with smart fitness equipment rising in popularity, it’s easier to accommodate those with limited space. FitRx met this rapidly growing need with the SmartBell Total Body Gym. Perfect for all fitness levels, this 4-in-1 home fitness equipment kit includes either 60 or 100 lbs. of weight plates, bars, and push-up handles you can configure into a pair of dumbbells, barbell, or a kettlebell, for a fully customizable total body workout.
The SmartBell Total Body Gym’s padded barbell connector and comfortable textured dumbbell grip protect your hands from callouses and discomfort, a common roadblock for beginners. Plus, they give you a firmer grip on your barbell or dumbbell, so you’re less inclined to drop it on your face, chest, or foot. The included screw nuts thread on the end of your dumbbell or barbell to keep the weight plates securely in place. I love that FitRx designs all its products with both your fitness gains and your safety in mind, so you can fully focus on your exercise and form, and not on recovering from a broken nose or toe.
What really sets this product apart from other workout kits is that you can create an ultra-sturdy kettlebell if you have the 60lb. version, using a kettlebell base, push-up handle, and plates that you can stack up to 24 lbs. with ease. This configuration is great for sumo squats, lunges, kettlebell swings, and core exercises. Kettlebells engage virtually any part of the body and I love that this kit includes one.
The 60lb. kit’s slip-resistant push-up handles help to stabilize your hands while doing push-ups, making them perfect for all ages, fitness levels, and less calloused palms. Push-ups and planks are already tough, and they’re pretty much impossible if your grip is not stable. You’ll feel much more secure with these handles, since their rubber bottoms won’t slide out of place during your sets.
Finally, it comes with a useful storage case that keeps everything organized. Each weight plate has a designated slot, as well as the push-up handles, barbell, and dumbbell rods, so nothing slides out of place. Both the 60lb. and 100lb. cases come with an easy-grip handle, and the 100lb. one has easy-roll wheels for making it effortless to transport and set up your workout space anywhere. The days of stubbed toes on weight plates laying around on the floor are over!
The benefits of a home gym are becoming more apparent. Practically anyone will be able to enjoy full-body workouts and the aesthetic results you want, without needing to leave the house. FitRx is showing itself to be a leader in the home fitness equipment market, and the innovative SmartBell Total Body Gym is a great example of that.
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