Does building a home gym sound overwhelming to you? Well we are here to help! We’ve got 5 sure fire ways to help you build a home gym.
The benefits to owning your own gym is that you can cater it to your individual needs and abilities. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, you can build your ideal gym with the perfect equipment for you.
Now, before you go out and spend all your money there’s a few things you need to consider. How much space do you have? What equipment do you need to achieve your goals? What equipment can you fit in your space at home? And, what is your budget?
Having a home gym comes with many perks, so here are our 5 tips to help you get started …
1. Find the right space for your equipment
Before you start loading your equipment into your home, you will need to decide on a space that will fit everything you need. It will be beneficial to look at your space and plan using a floor plan in order to maximise the potential of your space. Keep in mind that you don’t need to have a big space to start building your home gym. If your space is small you will still be able to find space-saving units that will serve the same purpose as larger pieces of equipment. Some examples of space-saving units are dumbbells, kettlebells and ybells. This equipment is perfect for small spaces because they’re easy to store and can be used for a variety of exercises. Once you’ve decided on your space and measured out exactly how much room you have, you can start browsing!
2. Equip your space with the essentials
Once you’ve decided on the space for your home gym, it is important to equip your space with items to protect your home (e.g., the floors), as well as the equipment that you’ll be purchasing. Using gym equipment can be quite loud due to the material it’s made out of, so it will be advantageous to purchase rubber flooring to minimise the sound and potential damage to your home. Alongside rubber flooring, rubber bumper plates will also help to minimise the sound during your workout and won’t disrupt your neighbours. You can also utilise your wall for storage, , especially in small spaces, this will come in handy when you want easy access to your equipment and move it off the floor.
3. Choose the equipment you need for your goals
When it comes to home gyms and purchasing fitness equipment, it is important to consider your fitness goals and how your fitness ability influences it. Being aware of your fitness levels is very important when choosing equipment to purchase because you don’t want to injure yourself. Additionally this will stop you from purchasing unnecessary equipment and wasting your money. Once your fitness levels start to improve, you can purchase extra weights/equipment to add to your gym to enhance your workout.
4. Invest in high quality and versatile equipment
Once you’ve found the right equipment for your space, another thing to take into consideration is your budget. It is important to invest in good quality equipment as it will require less maintenance and replacements in the future.
One piece of equipment we will always recommend is a multi-station home gym. Not only do multi station gyms allow you to target a variety of muscles, they also save a ton of floor space due to having multiple attachments connected to one machine.
5. Design your workout space to be motivating
Keeping motivated everyday is easier said than done, however there are some things you can do to make working out in your own space something to look forward to. These things include:
Add a speaker: Music has been found to keep people motivated during their workouts and the best part of doing it at home is that you can play whatever song you'd like!
Install a mirror: Being able to look at yourself while you’re working out will help you perfect your form and reduce your risk of injury. It will also make the area look and feel more spacious, which can add comfortability to your gym.
- Write down your goals: Use a whiteboard that you can display somewhere within your gym to keep yourself on track. You can also implement a reward system to acknowledge any goals you’ve achieved.
- Install a fan or air conditioner: this will help improve ventilation in the room, especially when you start to break a sweat.
If you do find yourself losing motivation, take a step back and reevaluate your goals, move some things around in your gym and try to get yourself back in the groove.