Monday, November 30, 2009

Home Gym-From Begginer To Expert What Do You Need In A Home Gym?

If a beginner or light user wanting to improve general
fitness, flexibility, manage weight and increase muscle

- Aerobic machine (step, elliptical, treadmill, bike)

- Dumbbells-lighter for overhead lifts and side lifts,
Heavier for lunges and squats

- Adjustable bench

- Fitness ball

- Exercise mat

- Enough space for stretches

Multi-gyms are also popular in home gyms for beginners. A
price to suit all levels and an instructional book are good
incentives. Plus being compact less space may be required.
Most likely price range: Under $500-$1000

Intermediate trainers are usually moving into more serious
strength building, focusing on muscle development.

- Dumbbells- full set

- Barbells and plates

- Strong exercise bench with a barbell rack

- More advanced multi-gym-or cheaper option used along with
free weights above Most likely price range: $1500-$2500

Advanced trainers are taking on the serious body building.
This is often combined with public gym sessions as well.

- Large and complex multi-gym

- Advanced free weights and bench Usually $3000 upwards

Consider the space you have carefully. Some machines are
designed for corners, and some have large extension ranges.
Don’t buy sight unseen.

Be sure to get all possible measurements, including any
possible attachments. If you have more than one person
wanting to exercise at the same time, a multi-station means
more than one person can work out at once.

Watch how you transport equipment like dumbbells, bar
plates, and free weights. They are heavy and will do

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscramble"

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Home Gym-Getting Started On The Exercises !

Any complete exercise program has three main parts. Giving
the body a complete workout does not mean daily strenuous

In fact, using a home gym, even in limited space, can put
you on the road to fitness.

Target your home gym to body needs. To burn fat effectively
regular cardio, heart/lung, workouts must be done. You
don’t have to run for two hours a day to get that.

A treadmill, stepper or bike is great. To burn fat, do
enough to break a light sweat.

If you can have a conversation with someone but not sing to
them, is about the right zone. Sustaining this level for at
least an hour is preferable. 3-4 times a week is enough.

As you get fitter, increase the speed or resistance at
which you work to maintain the fat burning level. Perfect
in the lounge corner while listening to music.

The second part is muscle conditioning. This is achieved by
resistance training, in slow controlled movements. Anything
adding resistance to a movement does this, weights,
push ups, rowing machine, for example.

Regular sets of repetitions, in which the resistance
increases and not the repetitions, can take as little as 30
minutes 3-4 times a week.

The third should come after warm up and cool down.
Stretching lengthens muscles and eases soreness. All of
this can be done in the comfort of your own home gym.
Consult your doctor before getting started in the home gym.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Top Two Things That You Need to About Home Gyms!

So, a home gym is where you want to be at to improve
fitness. Great! Now, where on Earth do you start?

This decision will mainly be based on two things. Your
fitness level and amount of space you have. The fitter you
are the more challenging your home gym equipment, and
probably a separate space will be set aside.

Experts will need a full-on gym capable of many exercise

Let’s start at the beginning: low fitness level, need
compact equipment because you only have a corner of the
lounge room. Needless to say, this will be at the lower end
of the cost scale as well, as low as $500 can start you

Training needs to include aerobic fitness equipment, and
resistance training. Starting out with a stationary bike or
treadmill takes care of aerobics. For simple resistance
work dumbbells are a great option.

With a little more space, a home gym that combines a few
different exercises is the way to go. These are
freestanding units, usually with seated and standing work
catered for.

Pricing can go anywhere from $800-$5000 depending on size
and quality.

Buying new means you can sell it when upgrading. Most
people start small and then clear a spare room, attic, or
garage to set up larger home gyms with more variety.

A home gym set-up can happen with modest outlay and space
requirements, and added to gradually. Most levels of
fitness and financial capacity can be catered for.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Home Gym-High Price VS Low Price !

If you’ve heard the saying, you get what you pay for, this
is certainly true with home gym equipment. It’s not all
high priced madness though.

Actually, the more costly the home gym means it will last
longer and be stronger. Unless you are wanting heavy duty
body-building, extremely high quality home gyms may be a
waste of money.

Finding a middle ground between affordability and quality
gives value for money. The general trend is to start up
somewhere between $500-$2000, get something with as much
training variety as possible, and think about long term

- Will you always have space limitations? If so, paying
extra for foldaway equipment will be worth it.

- Is your home gym for specialized body building? Remember,
as you get stronger and heavier, the amount you can lift,
or pressure on machines increases also. Cheaper equipment
will break down under stress it isn’t designed for.

- Will there be enough variety to keep you interested?
Effective exercise is about cross training and working as
many muscles as we can in different ways. Moreover, boring
means less inclination to exercise.

Total gym is a good example of equipment that does all parts of
the body on one piece of equipment.

- Are you the only person who’ll be using it? Something
that suits you may not suit a partner, teenage child or
brother. Home gyms are a big investment, financially and
time wise.

Research sellers, friends/family who have home gyms, and
narrow down possibilities before you make any purchase.
Buying used is an option, but remember you have no
guarantees on previous treatment.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Why Have A Home Gym VS. The Public Gym?

Why train at home rather than going the grind with a bunch
of like-minded people at the public gym?

Here are a few reasons:

- Cost- A gym membership for a year can seem costly against
buying equipment that will last longer.

- Privacy- If currently unfit it can seem more attractive
to train with privacy.

- Time restraints- Busy lifestyles may mean odd hours to
train, which may not fit into opening hours.

- No pressure- watching others train at a higher level can
sometimes put undue pressure on us to perform before
physically ready.

- Less complex- often, walking into a public gym can seem
overwhelming trying to work out which machine does what and
where to start.

- No waiting- At home you never need to wait for equipment
to be free.

- Convenience- no travelling, no packing gear, no shared
amenities, no forgotten water bottles.

Take care to eat well, and get good advice on safety.
Starting out can be on a small scale, and gradually build
up the equipment.

Never start out blind, without a sensible training plan and
correct technique. If you cause yourself an injury, or
don’t get the desired results, any effort will be wasted
and that can be disheartening. If overweight, or haven’t
trained in a while, a quick checkup at the doctor is

Home gym offers many positive points, provided you get
proper advice beforehand. Buy good equipment, or be
prepared for cheaper to last a shorter distance.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Monday, November 16, 2009

Setting Up A Home Gym, Things To Consider !

How hard can it be, I hear you ask. Setting up a home gym
doesn’t need to be hard, but you do need to be smart about

The most effective equipment for the best possible price
may seem straight forward enough, but here a few things to

- Weight- Freestanding units are extremely heavy. Be sure
to check your floor type can bear the extra weight.
- Height-some pulley systems are quite high, so if you are
using a room in your home, check for clearance issues.

- Width- check how wide range of movement will be. Hitting
a wall with feet or hands is not what you want.

- Flooring- a cement slab in a garage is fine. But make
sure if you drop a weight it isn’t going to go through your
apartment or upstairs floor and kill Bob below watching TV
from the comfort of his armchair.

- Safety- Home gyms are fun for adults, do be sure children
cannot access the room, or you can fold and put equipment
away. In fact anyone who gets curious can easily injure
themselves if they haven’t used the equipment before.

- Correct assembly- know that the home gym will not turn up
at your door ready to go. Normally assembly will be
required and getting this wrong could not only void
warranty, but it puts the user at risk.

Be prepared and your home gym won’t present any annoying

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gardening - Finding Answers To Gardening Problems !

Learning more about gardening can be fun and helpful. If you are
wanting to do gardening without using a lot of chemicals. There are
a lot of good books that can help you to learn more about how to do just

To find out what things that you already have in your own kitchen to
help in the garden. Books that we recommend are by Jerry Baker, he
is considered to be America's Master Gardener.

These are a few of the topics that you will find useful to help your garden.

* Getting your garden ready for winter.
* Problem with pests on your plants.
* Keeping unwanted dogs and cats out of your yard.
* Problems with the plants and what can be done to help them.
* How to have it greener on your side of the fence.
* Composting and how it can help your garden.

If you are just doing flowers, vegetables or both-how can you make
them even better that they are now?

If you like bird, butterflies or other wild life that you would like to
see in your yard. How to attract them into your yard with plants
that you add to your yard?

Gardening makes for good curb appeal for your home. If you are
wanting to sell this is the first place to start. The outside of the home
is what people see first. If they do not like the look of the home from the
outside they will not even make it into the door to see how great the inside

Now is the best time to learn more about gardening and how to put it to use
when spring comes and you want to plant. Enjoy the learning.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Gardening - Now It Is Time To Store What Was Grown And Keep It As Fresh As It Can Be!

There is something about going to your cupboard and getting
a jar of canned vegetables that you personally grew and
preserved before winter set in.

Growing a garden may take a lot of work but it is something
that you can enjoy all year long.

Canning and preserving everything you grow is not only safe
but it can be very enjoyable and rewarding.

When you successfully hear all of the jars seal after they
are done canning can give you a sense of accomplishment and
can make you feel great about what your family eats.

Canning is a process that has been passed down from
generation to generation. The only problem today is that
commercially canned foods have since then taken over and
become so affordable that it is actually cheaper sometimes
to buy vegetables and fruits from the market instead of
growing them yourself.

There are other ways to preserve your food. You may want to
consider freezing or dehydrating. When you freeze your
food, some of the food needs to be blanched before you can
freeze it.

You may also be able to wash the food off and place it in
freezer bags, jars or freezer containers made just for the

Dehydration is another method that is being used to
preserve food. This process stops the progress of the food
where it is at and dries it at a steady temperature until
all moisture is gone from the food.

Then the food can be stored in a cool dry place for several

What is good about canning the fruit and vegetables that
came from your garden is that you know what went into that
food. No chemicals. Only good food.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gardening Using The Right Tool For The Job!

When gardening, you need to use the right tools in order to
make your garden grow. The more tools you use the quicker
and easier your fruits, vegetables, and flowers are to

Gardening takes a lot of time and effort to make a garden
grow to its maximum potential. It takes a lot of time and
dedication to grow a seed into a plant that produces
flowers or vegetables.

There needs to be caution taken when determining where you
want to start your garden. You will also need to consider
the depth of the soil that each plant will need.

Some plants are not buried deep in the soil but covered
lightly with soil in order to protect them while they grow.

Some important hand tools you will need for gardening
include a hoe, spading fork, a trowel, and a cultivator.

The hoe is used to work the soil and break it apart so you
can find it easier to plant. A spading fork is important to
help break the soil as well.

You need to use tools that best suits your garden. You may
need more tools than these or you may be able to use these
and that is all.

Tools can also be used to maintain the garden once the
seeds and plants have been planted. Working the soil can be
done weekly or more often if needed.

When working the garden regularly you will be able to tell
if you need to add more to your garden or if the plants are
growing like they should.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Importance Of Growing An Organic Garden !

There are several ways people grow their own gardens but
the one that is becoming more popular is called organic

Organic gardening is gardening naturally, without the help
of commercial fertilizers and other chemicals that are used
to help produce grow bigger faster. Growing fruits,
vegetables and herbs naturally may take some time but it
can be done.

When growing organic fruits and vegetables you may
need to be patient and creative but you can grow all your
fruits, vegetables and herbs organically.

There are other ways to get the same affect that
fertilizers give you. Taking care of the soil requires you
to work on it several times throughout the year so when you
are ready to plant you can ensure that your soil is rich
enough in vitamins and minerals to help seeds and plants

Composting can help fertilize your garden and make your
fruits and vegetables very healthy and hearty from the vitamins
and minerals. You will find simple tricks to use in order to
make your garden grow better.

When you teach your children to grow organically they can
enjoy the fact that they can pick fresh fruits and
vegetables right off the vine and eat it right away. With
chemicals you must wash your food thoroughly in order to
get the chemical off of the food.

You may find that inhaling the chemicals may also cause you
to feel bad and make it difficult to breathe if you are
suffering from allergies. Plants can grow great on its own
they just need time and a little tender loving care.

There are ways to take care of the bugs that might come into
your garden without the use of chemicals. For a good source of
information on gardening without chemicals look for America's
Master Gardener, Jerry Baker . He has many good books on
gardening using things that you have around the house already.

This is one of his many tonics that he uses with great success:

Dead Bug Brew

1/2 cup of dead insects ( the more, the merrier!)
1 tbsp of liquid dish soap
1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
2 cups of water

Put all of the ingredient in an old blender ( and I mean
really old), and puree the heck out of them. Strain out the
pulp using cheesecloth or panty hose. Dilute the remaining brew
at a rate of 1/4 cup of brew per 1 cup of water. Apply with a handheld
mist sprayer to flowers, vegetables, and shrubs to the point of runoff.

Check them out for yourself. He is very entertaining as he give the
information. Enjoy the read, we have.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gardening Gift Make The Best Gifts For Those That Have Everything !

When it comes to gift giving nothing is more valuable than
a gift that can be enjoyed for years to come and supplies
satisfaction with every bite.

Gardening gifts are very popular and they are less
expensive than buying something for someone that they
probably would not use.

When you give gardening gifts you can personalize that gift
to suit the interest of the one receiving the gift.

For example, if someone enjoys cooking and eating Italian
dishes, you may want to give them an indoor herb garden
that features herbs such as oregano, basil, and cilantro.

You can add other herbs that would be great to compliment
any Italian dish. This gift will allow them to enjoy their
Italian dishes more because they can use the fresh herbs
instead of the dried herbs bought at the stores.

Another great gardening gift would be to buy a mini
greenhouse and stock it up with plant seeds, watering can
and soil that they can put together when they are ready to
grow their own garden.

They may be able to plant enough seeds to sow an entire
garden for the planting season and your gift may give them
enough food to can and preserve throughout the winter.

Gardening gifts is a great way to let someone know how much
you care about them. It is simple but can last them as long
as they want to grow their own food.

Herbs also have another benefit to them. They can be used
in teas, foods and other ways in order to help heal the
body of ailments that may be causing pain or discomfort.

What better way to add some life to someones home. Gardening
can add to peoples lives. Your gift can be for inside the house or outside
the house. So many things to choose from. Enjoy.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Indoors And Outdoor Flower Gardens

There is nothing that brightens your day anymore than
looking at freshly arranged flowers that were just picked
that day.

You put them into a clear vase and set them on a table to
enhance the beauty of your dining room.

The best thing about that is you were the one who grew the
flowers yourself so the arrangement did not cost you a

If you have never grown your own flowers but would like to
get started doing so you may find that growing flowers is
not only easy to do but it is relaxing and refreshing every
time you see a bloom.

There are some flowers that may be hard to grow. That would
include your seasonal flowers that only bloom during
certain times of the year, like Christmas cactus.

You may wonder if you are doing everything you are suppose
to do until you see it bloom. Gardening flowers can also be

If you grow flowers successfully you may be able to enter
flower contests to win money and ribbons.

You may also be able to sale fresh arrangements at a flea
market or your local flower shop. When you grow flowers you
always have a gift to give someone who is lonely,
depressed, just had a baby, someone who has been in a
hospital or for someone's birthday.

Flowers can say a lot and when you give flowers you can
give the most valuable gift of time. Flowers are a
wonderful way to uplifting spirits, including your own.

Flowers can be grown indoors or outdoors. Fall is a good
time to start an indoor flower garden.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"