A few weeks ago, right after I signed up for the marathon actually, we disassembled our guest room and converted it into a home gym. We’ve got an all-in-one Marcy Impex weight machine and a recumbent bike and elliptical both from ProForm. Toss in some hand weights, a yoga mat and a TV and we have ourselves a home gym that is the perfect alternative to a run on a rainy day.
The best part is that we shelled out less than $200 for everything. The elliptical we scored from my sister-in-law for $70, and the bike and Impex were Craiglist finds ($75/$45), and the rest were gifts or things we had lying around the house. In fact, before we consolidated everything into one room, excercise equipment was taking over our house! We had the Impex in the guest room and the bike in the master – not the ideal set up. Having everything in one place is awesome. I’m so much more motivated to use the equipment when it’s all in one place. And it looks so darn purdy!
And yes, that is a bunny hanging out on the bike (he’s there year round, not just for Easter!) and yes, my gym is pink. 🙂