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Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown has been a writer and broadcast producer for over two decades. A graduate of two Grant MacEwan communications programs, he’s worked in advertising, on-air promotions, radio and as a freelancer for clients like Astral Television Networks, the YMCA of Northern Alberta and Alberta Venture. He’s expounded on a wide variety of subjects, including locally-sourced produce, potable water containment and Lalaloopsy dolls (no kidding). Working with the YMCA opened his eyes to the transformative roles fitness and community involvement play in lives and society – making Flaman Fitness a natural destination. You can see more of his work here: https://www.albertaventure.com/contributors/jeff-brown


How do you set your home gym budget?

Start with an honest appraisal of your commitment to working out – how regularly you’ll exercise and how you’ll pursue your goals. If you’re not sure, start small until you get a sense of the exercises and equipment that will work for you.

What’s the number one tip for buying home gym equipment?

If there’s one piece of advice home gym experts unanimously agree on, it’s this: Try before you buy.

Highly-rated equipment is perfect for any home gym, right?

Not always. Top ratings don’t always mean a given piece of equipment is perfect for everyone. Some exercise machines are praised because they pose a worthy challenge to advanced athletes.

Is starting a home gym expensive?

A home gym doesn’t have to be pricey to be effective. You can start working on goals like building muscle, burning fat, and increasing your endurance with a jump rope, doorway pull-up bar, and resistance bands.

Should I add specialty equipment to my home gym?

Many experts would quickly say “NO.” Specialty products could be anything from gimmicky “as seen on TV” products to high-quality attachments that have one specific purpose.

More Home Gym Advice Worth Checking Out

Whether you’re looking to start small with your home gym plans, are building up around existing equipment, or have a sound plan for a bigger home gym project, these sites, pages and YouTube Channels offer some great experienced-based advice.

Home Gym Healing: An Online Expert’s Story

Meet a home gym expert who’s overcome physical pain through exercise, learned from his gym-building mistakes and triumphs, and now lends his experience to a growing base of online followers.

Humble Home Gym Experts Worth Getting to Know

Meet three experts who’ve spent years building up amazing home gyms. They’ve found some great fitness equipment values and made their share of mistakes. Now they’re helping thousands of followers make wise home workout choices.

Expert Tips on Optimizing Your Home Gym Budget

Budgeting your home gym can be daunting. Fortunately, home gym experts have already gone through the process, making mistakes and finding solutions. Here are some of their top tips on setting your home gym budget and getting full value from it.

How to Make the Most of Your Home Gym Space

Optimizing space is often the first consideration of a great home gym. Whether you have a small corner or a full garage, a properly measured, planned, and equipped workout space can make your exercise time comfortable, productive, and rewarding.