We all get inundated with infomercials for the next big thing in home gym equipment, whether it's some new workout video or a shakeable weight. Not all of these products are scams, some of them can benefit you and help you reach your fitness goals. Here are a few worth looking at.

Worried About Space
We don't all live in 7,000 square foot mansions complete with our own home gym, racquetball court, and Olympic-size swimming pool. Maybe you're in a studio apartment, a cramped dorm or barracks room, or mom and dad's basement. If that's the case, then you want something that will not only utilize the space you have, but will also help you reach your goals.

Tried and True
Probably the best known and most widely used, the Fitking has become synonymous with home gym equipment. Your standard Fitking machine can be adjusted to lift copious amounts of weight as well as employ a total body workout, or concentrate on specific muscle groups. If you have the space for one, the Fitking can become your go-to exercise equipment, eliminating the need for an overpriced gym membership or can substitute if you don't have a fitness facility close by. Some assembly is required, but most Fitking models are able to be put up within a few hours. Fitking also has several alternatives to their regular machines, including a slimmer version for tighter spaces and adjustable dumbbells to further add to your home gym. Be advised, however, that the Fitking and other large at-home gym machines may stretch your budget--in Fitking's case, the price tag is around $800 (though Amazon has it for $449.)

The New Age
The majority of fitness infomercials now focus not on a specific piece of equipment, but on a type of workout that can be followed for a period of time. Whether it's the P90X plan, Insanity workout, or old school Tae Bo tapes, these workout videos require determination and dedication to achieve the results you see. Great for smaller budgets, people who travel, and found in most dorm rooms, these can be awesome alternatives for your wallet and your body. But just like any physical piece of home fitness equipment, you won't see results unless you stick with it.

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