No More Excuses: How To Put Up Your Own Gym At Home
So you’ve found the right motivation to start your own fitness regiment, bought all those fancy gym clothes, organized a healthy and nutritious meal plan, even consulted with your physician before embarking on this journey of renewal. Everything looks perfect until you realize that you have no time to work out. What with your busy work schedule, the occasional gym bully and a tonne of other roadblocks, the gym is like a piped dream for you. If you’re in such a fix, why not let the gym come to you.
Building your own home gym isn’t as difficult or expensive as it seems. You could set up a small and inexpensive gym with basic home gym equipment to help you achieve your fitness goals. Here is a step by step guide on how to set up your own gym at home.
1. Find a Dedicated Workout Space in Your Living Area
The first step is carving out a bit of space from your house for your own gym. Consider the spare bedroom, the back porch, the unused office or even the basement as excellent spaces for your home gym. If you don’t have a room to spare, you could dedicate some space from a large room to be your new gym space or tell your grandma she has overstayed a welcome. The latter, of course, is on a lighter note.
2. Give it a Good Energy Boost
The atmosphere of your home gym plays a central role in the effectiveness of your workouts. For home gyms, dark and bleak just won’t do. An ideal space for your gym should have a lot of natural light coming from the door or windows. If this isn’t possible, consider purchasing tap lights that go for around seven dollars on Amazon or just conventional soft white lamps to achieve natural lighting.
Plants are also a great oxygen booster and can really liven up your home gym. Bamboos and other plants are excellent air purificators that can get the job done. Also, ensure proper ventilation in your gym space for the best output.
3. Declutter Your Fitness Space
It is essential to clear your fitness space from clutter and junk as they may be a distraction, or worse, an accident hazard in your home gym. Any gadgets, papers, files, or any non-gym related equipment should be removed and stored elsewhere or discarded.
4. Consider Installing a Mirror
Mirrors are essential for your personal gym as they act as your own instructor. The mirror will help you meditate on your movement and highlight any flaws in technique and form. It also doesn’t hurt to admire your new physique once your fitness goals have been attained.
5. Stock up Your Home Gym
Contrary to expectations, a home gym doesn’t require a ton of machinery and a lot of expensive, bulky equipment to be effective. The most basic home gym equipment is usually small and pocket-friendly.
First, start with foam rollers for their versatility. For about 8 dollars these babies will help in lining out your muscles, enhancing core strength and as a prop for various yoga poses. Next, if the treadmill is way above your pay grade, consider a gym bike for all your cardio needs. If that too is a bit pricey, then purchase a set of jump ropes that are inexpensive, but just as effective and can easily be stored
For strength training, do away with the cables and various weights and instead opt for one set of dumbbells with adjustable weights. This will set you back by about 80 dollars. Thinking stability balls? Why not settle for balance discs which are way better and easier to store.
Don’t rush in purchasing everything at once. If you can progressively purchase your equipment as you make slow strides in your fitness quest and look out for holiday sales to save on some money.
6. Organize your Home Gym
With all you need in place, the next step is organizing your home gym. Dedicate a few shelves or even bins to store your workout equipment. A storage ottoman is a great way to store your dumbbells, jump rope and other small stuff, keeping them entirely out of sight until you decide to use them.
7. Use your Home Gym
With all things set, now all you need to do is properly utilize your home gym to meet your fitness goals. Invite a training buddy over for a good sweat and remember to also eat healthily.
To conclude, home gyms aren’t as complicated or as expensive as thought to be. With proper planning, organization, and dedication. You too could have your home gym in no time.