How To Set Up The Perfect Home Gym
If you are at the beginning of your fitness journey, then you might not love the idea of working out in a gym. Honestly, I don’t blame you. The gym is never going to be for everyone. Some people feel self conscious and aren’t ready to work out in front of other people, others prefer the convenience of being able to work out at home with no travel time. So, what’s the answer? Well, you could think about setting up a home gym and using that to get in shape. If you are interested in this possibility, then you need to make sure that you are approaching it the right way. So, let’s jump right in here.
Decide On Your GoalsBefore you start setting up your home gym, you need to think carefully about your fitness goals. You should work to pinpoint these as much as possible. It is going to impact the equipment that you need. For instance, if you want to tone up, then you should think about investing in a set of weights. I have a set of 1kg hand weights, a 6kg medicine ball and 1kg leg weights which work for me as I like to do HIIT type exercises. If, on the other hand, you prefer cardio, then cardio, then you could think about buying a treadmill, exercise bike or elliptical machine. You need to make sure that you understand what you need before you begin to buy.
Choose Your Exercise EquipmentOf course, the exercise equipment that you choose won’t just be determined by your fitness goals. That’s just part of the puzzle. You need to think about things like your budget too. Something like a treadmill is always going to be quite expensive. So, you might want to learn how 0% credit cards can save you money on equipment like this. Instead of paying all at once you can pay overtime and avoid the hit of interest. Think about your level of space as well. If you only have a small space, then a set of hand weights or resistance bands would work better for you than a full workout bench.
Think About Fresh Air!
You definitely need to make sure that your home gym is going to provide you with the right level of air circulation. Studies show that the right air circulation can have a significant impact on the quality of a workout. Those who follow me on instagram will know I set up a home gym in my garage during lockdown, and I've had to factor in that it's very hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. I dress accordingly, plus I have moved my treadmill to be nearer to the open door in summer, and have a fan heater and a matted flooring for winter.
Decorate The SpaceFinally, my favourite part, decorating the space! Ideally, a great gym workout space at home should inspire you to work harder and push yourself further. There are lots of ways that you can do this. For instance, I have installed a large mirror for my ballet burn workouts to mimic a dance studio, but you could use inspirational decals on the wall.
I hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that should be part of setting up your home gym. If you explore the right options here, then you’ll have the perfect space in your home to tackle your fitness goals head-on.