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If you are planning to purchase an exercise equipment for your home gym; it is vital for you to learn what you are paying for, more so when that piece of equipment is expensive and will mean a major investment on your part. It will be a Herculean task to ascertain if the exercise equipment is effective or not and if it is truly worth the price that you are paying for. Your best option for your home gym is an apparatus that can be used in a wider variety of function without sacrificing functionality. The whole body vibration machine is one such convenient gadget to incorporate exercise into your routine.

Reasons to buy

People buy exercise equipment for various reasons. It is a good excuse to start a weight loss or body building program. For some people who can no longer notice any weight loss on their current exercise program, it is a good thing to try out to get over that plateau that they cannot seem to go over with. Home exercise equipment also offers an opportunity to tune up your body at any time of the day and in any weather condition, without having to bother with suiting up and driving to go to the gym. They are also a great incentive for other members of the family to start with their weight loss and body building routines. Most people also feel more inspired to start exercising since they can steer clear of any embarrassment of going to a public gym to start on a weight loss program while still out of shape.

Factors to consider

Quality of the equipment

When you have finally decided to purchase an exercise equipment the next important thing to ascertain is the type of equipment that you would want to buy. It is, of course, your choice supported by a few other factors like your budget, the quality of the equipment the features that are available on each choice, the size and shape of the equipment and the intensity and noise level of the exercise equipment.


Additional features offered by an exercise equipment can play a vital role in the functionality of the equipment itself. This can consist of LCD, foot and hand replacement guide, vibration absorbing rubber encased spring soles, remote frequency controlled programs, and upper body resistance band. Most exercise equipment also includes an interactive DVD guide on the best way to make full use of the equipment, a one-year email support and may more.


Before buying the exercise equipment, you should also determine if there is enough in your home to accommodate it. You should also consider who else besides yourself are going to use it and if the noise that it will generate while being used can interfere with other family member’s living space.