Chris Hemsworth

Fitness for dumbbells: Home gyms make exercising a no-brainer

Fitness for dumbbells: Home gyms make exercising a no-brainer

Avoiding exercise is easy when workout classes are expensive and the gym seems too far away.

But excuses lose their weight when there’s a full fitness center a few steps from your bedroom or kitchen.

Home gyms are popping up in more properties as celebrities and other well-heeled fitness buffs incorporate treadmills, ballet barres and even rock-climbing walls into their residences. Some are linking their workout machinery and gym electronics to connected home systems so that they can better track their physical performance.

Sure beats stashing a few dumbbells and a yoga mat under the bed.

“Awareness of health is growing very fast,” said Nerio Alessandri, founder of...

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