Home Gym Equipment Washington DC

Local resource for home gym equipment in Washington, DC. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to exercise balls, rowing machines, weight benches, treadmills, exercise bikes, and elliptical cross trainers, as well as advice and content on weight lifting equipment.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(202) 399-6583
1518 Benning Road
Washington, DC
Hours
9:30AM - 8:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
11:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(301) 215-4670
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(301) 231-8650
12055 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(301) 333-3737
1000 Shoppers Way
Largo, MD
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(301) 352-5690
4520 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(703) 684-3204
3701 Jefferson Davis Highway, Unit 3
Alexandria, VA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(301) 345-4401
7409 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD
Hours
9:30AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(703) 827-2206
8355 Leesburg Pike, Route 7
Vienna, VA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(301) 498-5900
14220 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(301) 483-0062
3335 Corridor Marketplace
Laurel, MD
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Well Equipped

There’s no place like home, as the old saying goes, especially if you want
a gym setup that’s tailored to your needs and readily accessible 24/7.
But with a ton of available equipment options, where do you start?
Simple—look for the types of hardware that will best help you
achieve your fitness goals.

April 2008

At first glance, it would appear that Americans are sweatin’ up a storm at the local gym. In 2006, more than 41 million people spent almost $16 billion on memberships and other services, according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association. But dig a little deeper and a different picture emerges: Out of those 41 million, only 17.6 million logged more than 100 days a year. Hmmm.

The rest of those gym members probably signed up with the best of intentions, but we all know that intent and action aren’t always in sync. There’s the usual excuses—no time, bad weather, my favorite TV show is on, etc.—but that doesn’t stop exercise from being a health necessity.
One answer is to set up a home gym with both aerobic (heart-pumping) and resistance (strength-building) equipment. Here are some basics to get you started.

Ellipticals

How It Works: Cross a treadmill with a stair stepper and you get an elliptical trainer. It gets its name from the pattern in which your feet move, as opposed to a stepper’s up-and-down motion.
Benefits: Provides a good cardio workout, especially if you use the arm handles, with less stress on touchy joints.

Workout Notes: Make sure the model you buy is matched to your stride length (some models will match it automatically). Keep your back straight and your weight evenly distributed over the heels and balls of your feet.

Weight Machines

How It Works: These devices provide calibrated resistance via either weight stacks or plates, or bands.
Benefits: Lets you lift weights in a controlled manner.
Workout Notes: Look for models that allow both leg and arm exercises. If you’re new to lifting, use a lighter weight until you get into a routine.

Treadmills

How It Works: An electrically driven belt provides the walking surface; most models offer elevation as well.
Benefits: Lets you take a nice hike or jog no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Workout Notes: If your knees are creaky, increase the degree of incline instead of your pace.

Free Weights

How It Works: Weights lifted without mechanical assistance. Benches—either flat, inclined or seated—allow you to perform a greater range of exercises.
Benefits: Helps you increase muscle tone, definition and strength. Remember, more muscle = higher metabolism = more calories burned.
Workout Notes: Proper form is important to avoid injury and get results (a personal trainer can help). For safety try to work out with a buddy who can spot you, making sure the weight doesn’t fall; a spotter bench provides extra security.

Balance/Core

How It Works: This category takes in a lot of territory,...

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