I'm trying to build my first home gym. I'm going for the works - horse mat for the floors, a couple of large fans, and a tv for the sports games. What I'm trying to figure out which pieces of equipment have the most versatility? I'm not wanting to go too crazy on budget, but money isn't exactly tight either. Just wanting to maximize space.
Here's what I'm looking for: I'm trying to get a versatile rack, cardio equipment, and maybe some adjustable dumbbells (despite some issues I've had with adjustables in the past). I've been scanning FB Marketplace and CL for used plates.
The thing I need the most help with is deciding on the cardio equipment. I'm stuck between 2 things mainly, to get a treadmill or a bike?
https://www.nordictrack.com/exercise-bikes/s22i-studio-bike I'm a big fan of bikes. This one seems pretty cool especially since it comes with free classes for a year. I would like it for HIIT workouts, but I'm concerned the versitility is limited on a bike. Maybe I lack imagination? I don't know. Any experience on this or something similar would be appreciated if you can share.
I personally like the treadmill better. I think it provides a better overall workout...but that's just me. We recently got a Sole F63 off of CL with only 12 miles on it at a really killer price. It's been great so far no issues.