💪🏽 Spas, treadmills, and bikes build up home gyms – The Philadelphia Inquirer
If your New Year’s resolution was to hit the gym more, how’s that going? Would it make a difference if you just had to walk across the hall?
Home gyms became even more popular early in the pandemic when fear of the coronavirus was high, commercial gyms were closed, and people started spending more time at home.
Whether it’s a corner in a spare room or a club-level workout space, home gyms are here to stay.🔑
We’ll also get into shockingly high heating bills, a Victorian home in Bucks County, and why a developer is suing a group of Northeast Philly residents.
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Garrett and Jennifer Miller of West Mount Airy lucked out with their home gym. They finished building it in 2020, days before the pandemic shut everything down.
In their basement, they’ve set up a treadmill, bike, rowing machine, Pilates reformer, and weight bench. Their attached spa includes an infrared sauna and a sound system.
Danielle and Mike McCoy of Jenkintown started taking virtual fitness classes when their gym closed. Now they have gym equipment in their new home, which also has a full basketball court.
Read on to learn the most popular piece of cardio equipment that home gym owners buy and tips to consider for your own home gym.🔑
A group of neighbors in Far Northeast Philadelphia has spent almost five years fighting a plan to build a million-square-foot UPS warehouse. It would be among the largest warehouses in the Philly region.
Residents and local businesses say the project is too big, and its trucks would add traffic to their roads.
Now the St. Louis-based company behind the project has sued the Greater Bustleton Civic League and a business working with the group to oppose the development. It wants a minimum of $50,000 because of interference and delays.
The company accuses neighbors of “continually perverting the legal process for the illegitimate goal of preventing the lawful development of the site,” according to the legal …….