Spring Into Fitness: 6 Reasons Why Spring Is the Best Time to Buy Home Gym Equipment
Spring marks the beginning of warmer weather, longer days, and the end of hibernation season. Shedding your winter clothing and watching the world bloom can give you the kick you need to get back on the path of achieving your health goals. (Remember that New Year’s resolution you made?)
The start of the spring season is not only one of the most popular times to invest in fitness equipment for your home gym. But arguably, it’s one of the best times. Spring gives you a fresh start — and below, we’ll cover the top 6 reasons why spring is so favourable for home gym equipment shopping.
1. Enjoy the Outdoors
Nothing beats enjoying some fresh air during an outdoor workout.
Outdoor exercise has countless benefits, but the most notable is Vitamin D exposure. The lack of sunlight throughout the dreary winter months can lead to something called “seasonal depression.” Soaking up the sun’s rays is a proven countermeasure to this condition that affects up to 10% of Canadians.
But running, hiking, and biking aren’t the only ways you can stay active while enjoying the spring weather. Spring is a popular time to buy fitness gear because there are so many exercises you can do with a small kit and portable equipment. Picking up some kettlebells, dumbbells, and resistance bands and heading to your local park is a fun and engaging way to enjoy the fresh air while getting fit.
2. Restart New Year’s Resolutions
We’re motivated to improve our health and fitness in 2023. A 2022 study found that almost 30% of all New Year’s Resolutions were wellness related. But by February, 68% of us had already given up on our goal.
If that’s you, don’t worry – it happens to the best of us. The good news is, spring offers a fresh start to renew your commitment to living healthy. Instead of waiting for another year to pass to reach your goals, take advantage of the season with some new equipment that will help you build healthy habits. Having fitness equipment at home encourages you to stay consistent with your training and incorporate it into your daily routine. Like an under-desk treadmill – it takes up minimal space and allows you to burn some calories while you answer emails. One step closer to your goals!
And remember, June 1st is the official “New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Day.” Another reason to grab some home gym gear this spring!
3. Stay Consistent During Spring Showers
Spring showers bring May flowers.
During spring, we welcome the warmer weather with open arms. But this season also means many unpredictable rain showers – especially here on the Wet Coast.
So, while outdoor workouts are great, unexpected storms can rain on your parade and disrupt your fitness goals. And because the key to any health milestone is consistency, a string of rainy days can easily derail your progress. Especially if your goal is preparing for a marathon or a road bike race, which both require you to stick to a structured plan.
Investing in home gym equipment allows you to continue your training regardless of weather conditions. Consider adding cardio pieces, like a treadmill or cycle bike, and strength training equipment, like a functional trainer, squat rack, or Olympic barbell, so you can get in a full-body workout, rain or shine.
4. Spring Cleaning = Space for a Home Gym
Nothing says “spring” like a little spring cleaning.
Research suggests that clutter not only impairs your ability to focus but it can also increase your stress levels through higher amounts of cortisol.  Spending time clearing a space that you can dedicate to stress-reducing activities that improve your mental health, like exercise , is worth the hassle.
Take advantage of the time you spend decluttering and reorganizing by making room for a home gym set-up. Whether it’s a spare room, a corner in the garage, or an open space in your living room – a dedicated workout area can help you reach your fitness goals. And we can’t think of a better time to start your health transformation than the beginning of a season that symbolizes starting fresh.
And in case you were wondering, the WaterRower Classic takes up about the same amount of space as a dining room chair.
5. Getting Summer-Ready
Another factor that leads to the surge in fitness equipment purchases during spring is the anticipation of summer.
Summer is synonymous with “swimsuit season.” And along with getting in shape to look good, many people want to feel good too. Beach trips, summer sports, and outdoor activities are just a few of the things you have to look forward to post-spring.
Starting early gives you plenty of time to build the physical endurance the summer season demands. Building cardiovascular endurance through treadmill running, cycling, and indoor rowing can improve your stamina for outdoor sports like swimming and hiking. Strength training with squats, deadlifts, and bench presses builds muscular endurance you can use in sports like beach volleyball and paddle boarding.
Having these key pieces of fitness equipment in your home gym makes prepping for the upcoming summer season comfortable and convenient.
6. Investing in Your Health
The holiday season tends to be a heavy hitter on your wallet. It makes sense to pause spending after splurging on gifts, decor, and over-the-top meals. But come springtime, you may find yourself with fresh funds in your bank account.
If your company operates on a calendar year, you’ll likely receive your annual bonus and merit increase in March or April. And April is tax season, which often leaves you with a nice chunk of change in the form of a refund. This increased cash flow makes spring an optimal time to invest in your health with new home gym equipment.
At least you know you’re getting a solid ROI.
Need Help Stepping Into Spring Fitness?
There’s no right or wrong time to build your home gym. But warmer days ahead and a chance to recommit to failed New Year’s resolutions are just a few of the many reasons why spring is such a popular time to invest in fitness equipment.
If creating a comfortable home gym helps you stay committed to your fitness goals, we’re here to help. Give yourself the best chance of success this summer season by stopping by one of our locations and talking to an experienced Fitness Town team member. We’ll help you find the spin bike that feels most like a road bike when you can’t get outdoors. And which equipment will hold up best against the elements on days you can.
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