For example, if you are after total cardio workout, then definitely a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike is needed. If you plan on building more muscle, then you would probably need pull-up bars, push-up stands, weights, etc. Once you have decided to set-up a home gym, then you should consider where in the house you could set it up. But there are times when the equipment falters and your busy schedule won t allow you to have an enjoying ride. Fortunately you can acquire an alternative. All you need is to place a stationary bike in your favorite spot and voila you re all set. But unlike the normal bike that riders use you do not actually move from your original position. Make sure that the floor or mat under the treadmill is cleaned and vacuumed regularly. The lubrication should be checked monthly, while the belt should be inspected for tension and tracking every six months. The same goes for elliptical trainers. Your stationary bike should not be making any squeaking noise. Items with safety features - If you have kids at home, you should buy an equipment or equipments that are safeguarded. 6. Items that are challenging to you - Are you a beginner or are trying to achieve another fitness level? Don't buy an item whose exercises it allows are far less than or more than your current fitness level. Treadmills can come with a lot of features. Generally speaking the more expensive a machine is the more features it has to offer. You can have preconfigured programs that suit your body s present condition and capacity. There are different difficulty levels that are fit for the greenhorn up to the more advanced runner. You could check the running price for both brand-new and pre-owned exercise equipment. Pre-owned are less expensive, just be sure that they are in good condition. To give you an idea, treadmills and stationary bikes had a price range of $200 to $3,000, depending on its features. You could also check websites for their prices.