Do you dream of having your own home gym, but don’t think you have room-in your home or your bank account? Think again! Here, your step-by-step guide to building the perfect home gym for any space on any budget.
Step 1: Find a space in your home that you can dedicate to your workouts. First, you need to decide where you want to set up your home gym. Any small area in your home or backyard will do – including the living room.
Step 2: Make sure there’s enough light. To help boost your energy level during your workouts, make your space as light and airy as possible. An ideal fitness space has lots of natural light coming in from windows or doors.
Step 3: Workout equipment. You don’t need a ton of equipment or bulky machines to make your home gym an effective place to exercise. In fact, some of the best home workout equipment is actually quite small and inexpensive. Decide what you want to achieve through your fitness regime, and Google for options to achieve this with or without fancy equipment.
Step 4: Organise your home gym: Once you’ve got all your equipment, you’ll need to store it in between workouts, especially if you’re using a shared space (such as the living room). If possible, dedicate a few shelves or bins to organizing everything you need for your workouts.
Step 5: Use your home gym! Now that you’re all set up, be sure to put your home gym to good use! Invite a workout buddy over to train with you, or ask your partner to sweat it out by your side. Just like a real gym, it won’t do you any good if you don’t regularly visit it.