How to Build Your Own Home Gym

How to Build Your Own Home Gym

Working out at home can save us time and money. Deciding to create your own gym means you can exercise whenever suits you, in your own comfortable space. Building a home gym doesn’t have to be difficult, you can simply start with one main piece of equipment and add to it over time. Before you build your new workout space, there are a few things to consider. Read on to find out more. 

1.   Decide on your space

If you’ve chosen to build a home gym, you’ll need to find the right space to develop it. Home gyms can work well in spare rooms, garages, or sheds, depending on where you have the most space. You should choose somewhere that is big enough to work out comfortably, but this doesn’t have to be a huge area, because there is equipment available that is able to be folded or packed away.

There are a few things you’ll need to consider once you have chosen the space that is best, such as if you’re going to need mats or foam tiles. These are good for protecting hard flooring and can work well to reduce the noise, especially if you’ve got neighbours or you’re working out upstairs. You should also consider storage— if you’re working with a smaller room, choose wall racks or shelves so you can save on floor space.

2.   Adding equipment

equipments at a home gym

After you’ve made your decision on which room you’d like your home gym to be in, you can start deciding on the equipment you’d like to put in it. Depending on the space you have, choosing varied equipment might not be possible, so narrow down the pieces that you enjoy using the most, for example, if you’re focussing on cardio, you could choose an exercise bike or treadmill. If your focus is to improve strength, choose a weight bench with adjustable dumbbells.

Gym equipment can sometimes be expensive, but choosing the most important features first, and building up over time can be helpful. If you’re looking to save money or you’re on a budget, second-hand equipment is just as good to get you started. Choosing a simple model is a good way to save money — you’ll get the same results from a new, smart treadmill as you would with an older model!

3.   Motivation

Working out at home comes with many benefits, but you might find that working out alone is more difficult when you don’t have the encouragement of others. There are ways that you can combat this. Make sure your home gym is comfortable, and a place you want to spend your time in — no one wants to spend their evenings in a cold, damp garage space, especially in the winter!

If the space is too cold, add heaters or equally, if it gets too hot in the summer, make sure you have a fan on hand to cool you down. Add posters, paint the walls a colour that you like, and you could even add a TV or speakers to help you get through your workout with ease.

Creating a home gym means that the whole family will have access to it, no matter the time of day. Having a gym at your disposal means that you can work out with others if you’re finding working out alone a bit boring. Having someone else exercise with you can help with motivation levels.

4.   Plan and budget

Cash dollars money in the hands of a muscular young man

When creating your home gym, making sure that you have a clear vision, plan and budget can keep you from overspending, as well as buying equipment you won’t use. Think about what you need your gym for most — is it for cardio? Or do you enjoy yoga? Narrowing this down can help when it comes to choosing the right equipment.

Planning can help when it comes to utilising the space you have. You can decide where you’re going to put your machines, where you’re going to hang your weights and how you’re going to store various other items like mats and medicine balls. Planning correctly allows you to make the space as efficient as possible and means you can design the perfect home gym to fit your requirements.

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