As more and more of us struggle to fit everything in to our busy lives, home gyms are increasing in popularity. When your gym is at home you don’t have to find the time and energy to get to the gym, and you can work out at your convenience, no matter how crazy your schedule is.

Although home gyms offer many advantages, there are a few potential hazards associated with working out at home, especially if your equipment isn’t up to par.

Why is quality equipment so important?

Premium gym equipment may seem like a high outlay at the start, but skimping on quality could lead to further issues down the track. By choosing premium equipment you can have peace of mind that the equipment you’re using offers the highest level of safety and quality and it won’t fall apart or even worse, fall over while you are using it.

Faulty or poorly manufactured home gym equipment can have serious safety consequences and although it may be tempting to take the cheap option, it’s not worth the risk.

Basic home gym safety tips

When you are training on your own it is important to stay safe as unlike when you go to a commercial gym, there isn’t always someone around to help you if something should go wrong.

1. Always keep your gym tidy

Always keep your gym tidy and put weights away after use so you aren’t tripping over them and keep children and pets out of the way.

2. Always check the pin is in

When you lift or press using a machine check that the pin is inserted all the way in, or if you are using a barbell or dumbbells, that the collars holding the plates in place is secure.

3. Lift Sensibly

When you are training, be mindful of not trying to lift beyond your capabilities and make sure you allow plenty of time for rest and recovery. Always drink plenty of fluids before, during and after your workout and ensure you warm up beforehand and stretch properly afterwards.

How can Calibre’s equipment help you stay safe?

Unlike many other fitness equipment specialists, Calibre’s fitness equipment is manufactured to the highest specifications. We supply the same heavy-duty equipment that commercial gyms and personal trainers use, ensuring the highest level of quality and safety.

The strength equipment we supply is the best in the business, offering heavy gauge steel frames and a lifetime structural warranty on most frames. All of our equipment is manufactured by the best of the best factories with the highest specifications in the world.

If you’re looking for premium gym equipment that you can really rely on, and that is the safest around, take a look at our product range and see for yourself!