Where to Build a Home Gym In Your House?
It’s time to get started on the gym itself once you’ve determined which of the equipment you want to use when designing a home gym. Check out our blog, “The Essential of A Great Home Gym,” to learn about all the things that you need for your gym.
The truth is that a home gym can almost always be fitted in a house. Even if you just have a small amount of space, you can still design a spot where you can exercise just as successfully as you could in a gym.
So, where is a good location for designing and building a home gym?
- Empty Room
- Backyard (Outdoors)
Do you have a spare room where you keep all of your old junk? Do you have a cluttered garage? Is there any additional space in your garden or yard?
If you’re serious about building a gym at home, you should start asking yourself these questions. After all, you’ll want somewhere to put it!
The following items would be suitable for a very compact (small) space:
- Adjustable Dumbbells
- Resistance Bands
- Yoga Mat
- Skipping rope
- Medicine Balls
- Pull-up Bar (Door Hanging)
- Bench (Great Options!!!)
When you combine all of this equipment (along with your bodyweight cardio workout routine), you’ll have a very effective home gym that may give you the same benefits as going to the gym (unless you’re into full-blown bodybuilding).
You might be able to squeeze in a few more items, but if you’re working with a tight area, this is a good place to start.
Have a fifth of your garage to dedicate to a home gym? Or less than half of a room? This list ought to suffice. If necessary, you can even skip the bench and utilize the yoga mat to lift weights.
All of the above, plus the following items, would be great for a medium-large space:
- Squat Rack
- Punch Bag and Boxing Gloves
- Pull-up Bar – Power Tower
You should absolutely check out the equipment above if you have a medium-large extra space, garage, shed, outdoor space, etc., that you wish to use for designing your home gym.
You might even include equipment like a treadmill or an exercise/spin bike if you want (though we’d advise being cautious about the quality of such items).
You’ll be relieved to learn that with the above equipment, you’ll be able to achieve the same results as you would in the gym without ever having to leave your house for a workout.
It’s also worth noting that you can still build a low-cost home gym with ‘expensive’ equipment, but we’ll get into that later.
Create a Home Gym You’ll Actually Use
It would be a mistake to put a lot of effort into designing and building a home gym and spend your hard-earned money on it, only to quit using it after a few months.
There isn’t a single one of us who hasn’t given up on the gym at some point in our lives, and after all, we are human! So, it’s always better to be careful before taking up a lot of space that could have been used for other things.
However, we’re about to give you some advice on avoiding this typical blunder and creating a home gym that you’ll always want to use.
Designing the Ideal Space
Creating the perfect environment for your workout is definitely one of the most critical aspects of staying motivated.
There’s no shame in being inventive when it comes to creating a home gym that motivates you to work out. When you think about it, most gyms lack a personalized vibe and instead create a monotonous and boring environment. Some people relate it to going to work that you don’t love!
Nobody wants to feel like they’re in a P.E. class or that exercise is something they have to do because they don’t have a choice.
People abandon gym memberships far too frequently, and the reason for this is that it either becomes boring, inconvenient or expensive.
When designing a home gym, the basic solution is to ensure that neither of these things occurs.
Here are a few of PENTARM GROUP Home Gym Specialists top ideas for designing the ideal environment for a home gym:
#1 – Make it feel like you’re working out at home.
If you’re building a gym at home, it should feel like one when it’s finished. Make it look like it is part of the house!
This isn’t difficult, and it also doesn’t have to be expensive. Consider what kind of equipment you’ll have and what would go well with it. Is there anything the gym has or doesn’t have that you could incorporate into your own gym?
The goal is to make it feel like a place where you should work out both practically, mentally and aesthetically.
You might be able to pick up the following items:
- Good Ventilation
- Gym Flooring Lighting
Mirrors at your home gym are a terrific idea, and it’s even better if you can find some that cover the most (if not all) of the walls, depending on your desire.
They’ll not only make the gym appear bigger, but they’ll also help you polish your form and keep track of which muscles you’re training.
Even if you only work out with a window or door open, you need to get some fresh air.
To stay healthy and have a place cool enough for you to work out in, your home gym will require ventilation.
You can experiment with lighting to your liking, but if you’re working out, it’ll be important. Consider this: you’ll be lifting large weights and using a variety of training equipment, so you’ll need to be able to see what you’re doing!
Gym flooring isn’t required, but it will most likely make things more comfortable for you.
As you begin to exercise and acquire a sense of what you require, you might pick up more small items along the way.
If you’re lifting weights, a whiteboard might help you keep track of your progress.
#2 – Make your space your own (Personalize).
Gyms often get this aspect totally wrong.
When it comes to setting up a home gym, personalization is crucial, and it may be one of the most essential aspects of sticking to your new training plan. This is your chance to have some fun and be creative!
The following are a few factors to consider:
- Posters / Art
- Motivational Quotes
- Colour/Theme Scheme
- Sound System
- Other things that are important to you
Posters are a good idea, especially if you’re a fan of certain sports or fitness figures. Who doesn’t appreciate an Arnold poster?
Any decorative lettering (which can be simply done D.I.Y.) on your home gym wall can look great and provide some personalization to balance out the emphasis on the workout.
The topic may or may not be important to you, but for some people, it can make a significant difference in their exercises and provide an excellent opportunity to express their creativity.
An inexpensive home gym may be personalized with a fresh coat of paint and a few minor accents, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
Custom lighting can be used to create a particular atmosphere or theme, and it is also a cost-effective option.
Have you ever wanted to go to a gym that is quiet, industrial, urban, or rural, but there isn’t one in your area? Make it on your own!
Most people love luxuries, which can be gathered over time.
Do you ever go to the gym and want a cold glass of water or a shake? Get yourself a little refrigerator.
Do you want to listen to music while lifting weights but don’t want to use headphones? Purchase a new audio system!
Do you want to work and also play hard? A new pool or ping pong table may be the solution.
At PENTARM GROUP, our goal since day one is to help people LOVE WHERE THEY LIVE. Hopefully, you learned a few new things in this blog about creating a great home gym, no matter how big or small your space is.
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