If you want to put together your own at-home weight room, then of course you need to buy some sets of weights. But weights alone do not make a weight room! Here are some other things to shop for as you begin working on your setup.
1. A Mirror
If you've been lifting weights for any amount of time, then you know how important form is. At the gym, you might have a trainer to remind you to keep good form, but at home, you are on your own!
If you're interested in getting into Pilates, you'll quickly learn that there are generally two types of exercises — mat Pilates and reformer Pilates. The former type takes place on a floor mat, while the latter involves the use of a reformer machine. There's little question that reformer Pilates can seem intriguing and appealing, but if you're a beginner, you can't go wrong by starting with mat Pilates. Look for a local practitioner who specializes in mat Pilates and book an introductory session to learn more.