5 Tips to Building a Home Gym

The convenience of having your own home gym can’t be underscored. Many people want to have a gym that they can easily have access to at anytime of the day for their workouts. Best for stay at home moms and home based workers, home gyms are gaining tremendous popularity overtime. Many are now beginning to remodel their homes and adding additional spaces for their own gym and some are already enjoying it. Some people are now employing the help of firms like this one found in garagegymbuilder.com for a faster and more efficient home gym building. And while some are still hesitant having their own home gym due to the cost of construction and equipment, they are also beginning to realize the long term cost-effectiveness of saving time and not having to pay for a monthly subscription.

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If you are clueless on how to start building your own home gym, these tips can be very helpful:

  • Find the Right Spot

Look for a sufficient space in your home to setup your gym. It can be an old spacious storage room, old study rooms, extra space in the living room, some space in the patio, or if you have none of these to accommodate your plan, go for building additional space. It can be an extension of your home or a separate space within your property. Whatever it is, be mindful of the sufficiency of the space to make sure you can work out effectively.

  • Plan out the Atmosphere

The atmosphere if your home gym is very important. You want it to be motivating and less dull, or you will risk being uninspired to consistently exercise. Design the walls with some motivating visuals or you may opt for some glass walls to get a good view of the outside; depending on your preference.  Whichever way you want to design it, make sure that it perfectly suits your personality and that it can motivate you.

  • Set a Budget

Unless you have a multi-million fortune to spend on your home gym, you need to set a clear budget. Construction and equipment cost can be overwhelming and you may easily overspend so make sure your purchases are anchored on a well-thought of budget.

  • Buy the Essentials before the Add-ons

When you start shopping for gym equipment, make sure you have the basics bought first. These are equipment and machines that must be found in the gym or those that are necessary for your program. You may ask a professional trainer or your very own trainer to help you choose the equipment and machines. After that, you may start buying add-ons if your budget still allows. Go for those brands that offer a perfect balance between price and quality.

  • Arrange it To Your Heart’s Content

If you already have everything you need, it is time to put things in order. Your interior design must suit your personality to make sure you stay motivated and inspired. After that, you can start on your fitness journey.

Make sure you ask the help of professionals if you are unsure in some areas especially in the construction of your home gym.

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5 Ways to Keep in Shape at Home

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Everyone totally loves forking out money on the regular for a gym membership that gathers the figurative dust, right? Oh, what’s that? You don’t love it? Well, in that case, it might be time to start looking at the alternatives. Start by looking at why you don’t go to the gym. Does it make you feel overwhelmed or intimidated? Does it take too much time out of your day? Do you just hate putting on pants? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, there’s good news! You can get in shape in the comfort of your own home. Read on to discover how.

1. Create a home gym

A home gym is no longer restricted to the rich and famous. You don’t need every conceivable piece of fitness equipment to get a great workout, and the equipment you do want is extremely easy to get your hands on thanks to specialist retailers like Fitness Market. Get some expert advice, learn how to use any machines you get, and if you’re completely new to the game, consider getting some professional programming to start you off on the right foot.

2. Learn about bodyweight training

Bodyweight training is massive in many fitness circles. It’s based on the idea that your own body is the only weight you need to build lean muscle mass and lose fat. Different styles have different names, including calisthenics and Zuu, so if it’s something you are interested in be sure to check out what each style involves. Or you can just keep it basic to begin with – squats, lunges, push-ups and sit-ups can be challenging enough. The best part about bodyweight training is the ability to do it almost anywhere. You don’t have to interrupt your routine for little things like work trips or holidays!

3. Use what you have

Try and see your home in a new light. Your couch isn’t just a couch – it’s actually perfect for dips. Your sturdy coffee table? It’s actually a bench for step-ups. Are there small humans in your family? Throw them on your shoulders while you work out for an extra level of difficulty. Working out at home can be extremely interesting and varied if you apply a bit of creativity!

4. Get out and about

Yes, the title does say ‘at home’. But walking keeps you close to home, and there’s a heap of benefits so it seemed like a necessary addition to this list. As far as low impact, low intensity exercise goes, you can’t go past walking. You don’t need heaps of equipment, you don’t need extensive knowledge, and there are a wide range of other positive effects attached to this basic human movement. If you don’t want to commit to anything else, try and get out for a 20 minute walk a few times each week. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

5. Discover your interest

Many people discover the most difficult aspect of working out at home is keeping motivated. That’s why you should put a little effort into uncovering your interests. Boxing, aerobics, yoga – no matter what floats your boat, if you find it and invest some time into it, you are much more likely to stay interested, stay on track and keep in shape with much less mental effort.

Do you work out at home? What’s your favourite piece of equipment, workout or motivation tip?