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How to Get Top Dollar For Your Used Fitness Equipment

In Guides by Tim Steward

Last updated on March 10th, 2021 at 03:12 pmI have owned not one, but two Bowflex home gyms in my training lifetime. A bunch of years back, I owned two of the exact same model within about a year of each other. It’s too long of a story to explain here, but the short version is I apparently don’t learn from experience very well. When It came time to sell the first one, it took …

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How Much Space Do You Need For Your New Treadmill?

In Equip Your Gym, Plan Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 07:36 pmI love walking outside. But here near Chicago, there comes a time of year when no matter how hearty you think you are, walking outside just isn’t gonna happen. When the wind chill is 30 below and the actual temp is -2° F, even the dog doesn’t want to go outside. And I can’t blame her! Whether it’s for cold or snow or rain or simply that …

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The Best Ways to Light Your Home Gym, A Complete Guide

In Guides by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 02:29 pmEvery time I was in my garage working out, something always felt a little off. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something just didn’t seem right. Then spring came and for the first time in several months I opened the garage door before I started training. The fresh air and warm temps were amazing, but the kicker was the sunlight! Training in a bright and …

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How to Get Rid of a Bad Smell in Your Home Gym

In Maintain Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 02:24 pmDo you know what unwashed monkey butt smells like? I do. Well, at least I think I do. I would imagine it smells exactly like the odor that was emanating from my garage gym one hot June afternoon. I really wanted to work out, but I just couldn’t handle the smell that had seemed to crop up from nowhere! I didn’t know where it was coming from, …

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4 Easy Steps to Buying Used Gym Equipment You’ll Love

In Equip Your Gym, Guides by Tim Steward

Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 07:19 pmI almost had a heart attack the first time I priced out a new set of dumbbells. And then another when I looked at prices on weight plates. In fact, I have been consistently amazed at how much quality gym equipment costs. But there is hope for those of us who build out gyms on a budget! That hope lies in used fitness equipment. If you take …

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The Best Way to Save Money on Your Home Gym

In Guides by Tim Steward

Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 06:38 pmOne of the most commonly asked questions by folks putting together a home gym is, “How much will it cost?”. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a highly useful and enjoyable home gym. In some cases you don’t have to spend any money at all. Yet somehow when we start dreaming about our ideal mix of equipment, we end up with a …

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It’s Not All About the Gun Show – Your Guide to the EZ Bar

In Equip Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on November 13th, 2021 at 07:01 pmIn this article I’ll be covering the the EZ bar. It’s a funny looking thing that you’ll find in most commercial gyms. A lot of people think it’s just for curls. But it’s so much more than that. I integrated one into my training years ago and wouldn’t go back. For a full detail on several bars I think are important, check out my article “The 3 …

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Do You Really Need a Trap / Hex Bar for Your Home Gym?

In Equip Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on May 18th, 2022 at 03:49 pmIt’s easy to get carried away when equipping your home gym. A quiet hour alone with your credit card on the internet can often result in quite a few purchases you don’t actually need. For me this is especially true when it comes to training gear! A quick study of home gym blogs and You Tube channels shows the end result of these types of shopping sprees. …