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This post was sponsored by Kohl’s #MakeYourMove campaign to help you start your home gym. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.

I know I’ve said it over and over again, I am working to get into shape.

This last week, I lost 6.2 pounds! I know I won’t be able to sustain that type of progress (granted, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed and working hard), I could certainly use some help. So at the end of last year, I received some fitness equipment from Kohl’s to help me hit this goal.


The Elliptical

I love an elliptical. It is the backbone of my home gym. With the extra weight, I haven’t been able to really get on a treadmill for some time, and the elliptical gives me an excellent workout. Three times a week, I’ve been jumping on the ProForm Easy Strider! I can easily fit it in my living room because it has front mech ellipticals, which is awesome because it takes up a smaller footprint in the home compared to a rear mech ellipticals and is generally more aesthetically pleasing. This machine comes loaded with features that you would see in $799 price point elliptical; Inertia Enhanced Flywheel, SMR, Upper Body Grips, Transport Wheels, IPOD Compatible Audio, On-board 8 week weight loss programming & Workout Fan.


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The Bike

I tend to have a lot of typing to do. Now, I don’t have to choose between whether I’m going to work out or just work. I moved the bike into my bedroom and whenever I need to work out while I work, I jump on for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.

4 Must-Haves for Your Home Gym | sponsored by Kohl's #ad | #MakeYourMove | AprilNoelle.comThe ProForm Desk Bike allows you to stay active while you work if you so choose. The desk attaches and detaches very easily. If there is a knock on home fitness equipment, it is the space it takes up, this design has worked to solve that. Some additional cool features to look at are the Inertia Enhanced Flywheel, Over-sized Cushion Seat, Vertical Seat Adjustment, SMR Magnetic Resistance & Portability Wheels.


The Rower

I found my love for rowing when I started a new workout program last year. Whenever I saw rowing on the schedule, I would get as close to giddy as I can get, and get ready to race. I had to get one for my home gym as soon as I could. The rower works your back and your legs and I would always feel like I got a full-body workout even with rowing simply 500 or 1000 meters (less than 5 minutes). The Stamina Magnetic Rowing Machine fits easily in any corner. When it’s standing, takes up the size of less than a side table.


The Massager

After working out, relax and massage. I take the BackTrac Back Massager, lay down and meditate while slowing rolling across the massage elements. Each element provides acupressure to reduce trigger point tenderness, a deep massage to aid muscle function and to gently stretch your spine. This takes no time to set up or put away but keeps your body relaxed as a much-needed massager.


In general fitness equipment takes some time to set up. ProForm has worked extremely hard to make this as smooth and easy as possible.


My Personal Mission

I am now on a mission to hit my weight loss goals. This time around, it doesn’t hurt that my husband is in on the plan, so we’ve been alternating the use of the fitness equipment most evenings. Is working out part of your New Year’s Resolution? What are your plans?

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40 thoughts on “4 Must-Haves for Your Home Gym #MakeYourMove With @Kohls! #ad”

  1. I have made it a goal this year to get a home gym going in my lower level. After reading this, I have to have that desk bike in my life! I so need this, I spend so much of my day sitting for work on the computer and this would help so much.

  2. Well, yes work out is part of my NY’s resolutions! But I wish I have gym equipment! haha lol! tho, even if I had, I have no time to do it regularly. So I started my health routine by healthy diet, and a jogging!

  3. Getting fit is all about your dedication to fitness and living healthy, it would be nice to setup a home gym so that you can work out any time at home! These are all great tips!

  4. I really like the elliptical as it’s a lot easier on the knees than a treadmill. I wish I could afford one but they are pretty expensive. The Easy Strider looks like a good option though as it is a lot smaller and less expensive.

  5. Great selection for home gym equipment. That elliptical, I can sure use that one. The pro bike is another great suggestion. Already I can see myself doing working on my laptop while burning calories away.

  6. That’s great that you’ve been able to incorporate working out and working into your routine! I go to the local YMCA since I have 2 kiddos at home. This allows for me to workout while they are having fun in KidZone (daycare, free with my membership). I have been trying to get there 3-5x a week so far this year and look forward to working on losing 20-40lbs this year!

  7. Ellipticals are so great! Congrats on your great progress over the past week. I’m adding weights to my workout routine this year since I’ve always relied so much on cardio for fitness. But one of my resolutions is to get stronger this year!

  8. I’ve read so many blogs on having a home gym and this is the most comprehensive. I love the cycle that I can also work on, I could be on that all day! Thank you for helping!

  9. Thanks for sharing your opinions. I like rowing- I was able to see results quite quickly!But I don’t really believe in New Years resolutions, it’s always a good time to start a new life:)

  10. I workout at the gym. My home fitness items consist of anything less then cardio equipment. I use all of the machines you stated and would love to have one or some at home but space would be an issue. Unless they could fold down enough to fit somewhere even under the bed.

  11. I do want a home gym of my own, but it’s probably only possible after we buy a new place! These exercise equipments sound really convenient and effective for keeping in shape! Will bear them in mind when I set up a home gym of my own in the future!

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