Staying healthy is now more important than ever before.
Due to COVID-19 people have started to workout at home more than ever before, because they needed to and they now have a bit more time to do just that.
What was born from hardship, became a habit for many and they actually started to like it. And although the benefits of a gym are clearly evident, working out at home can be a great addition to keeping up a healthy routine and lifestyle.
Investing more in a home gym seems the right decision to make in the light of everything happening around us in the world today and the uncertainly that is evident. With the rise in working from home and hybrid working now is the time to put the right investment in your home gym and home gym equipment.
You might be asking yourself, what could that home gym set up and home gym design possibly look like and where should it be?
We have put together 4 home gym ideas for you, that hopefully will as an inspiration for you.
Like many homes and apartments up and down the land, when space is tight, home fitness equipment can end up in a bedroom. While this doesn’t give you a dedicated space to train, it can be all you need to keep your workouts top of your agenda.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while making a bedroom gym.
- Easy access to your fitness equipment makes it easier to start working out. Harder to ignore the equipment if it’s right there beside you!
- If your bedroom has a flat screen TV it can take your mind off your cardio workouts at home, just be sure to angle any cardio equipment so that there’s a clear view of the TV.
- A room away from common areas provides privacy during workouts and keeps gym equipment out of sight when you have guests. It also allows for more space in the open and communal areas of the home.
GYM EQUIPMENT IDEAS
- One piece of cardio equipment placed near an outlet. Consider more compact options like foldable treadmills, spin bikes, rowing machines, ellipticals or compact cross trainers that tend to have a small footprint.
- Stock up on gym accessories like powerbands, gym balls, medicine balls or dumbbells. They provide plenty of added workout options, don’t require a large amount of storage space and can be easily stored out of sight in a closet or under the bed.
If you have a little more space at your disposal, consider adding a functional training rack to your configuration for more workout options and built-in storage.
- If noise is an issue, consider cardio equipment like cross trainers that have a nearly silent operation.
- Avoid hanging clothes on your cardio equipment because it’s easy to decide not to work out when you have to clear off your treadmill first!
THE BASEMENT GYM
Basements are great for strength training and weightlifting due to the resiliency of the space. With a basement gym you often have the rugged durability needed for serious training but in a space that is more refined and better temperature controlled than for example a garage.
- Basements can offer a dedicated workout space that allows for multiple equipment options and larger fitness equipment such as treadmills, smith machines (squat racks), rowing machines, etc. Everything you need in one place.
- This part of the house is generally cooler than above-ground floors, which is a plus during strenuous workouts.
- Basements often have a concrete foundation, meaning they can handle a fair amount of weight.
GYM EQUIPMENT IDEAS
- One or two pieces of cardio equipment. Consider a treadmill and a rowing machine or spin bike.
- Weight training tools like a squat rack, bench, kettlebells, dumbbells and barbells.
- Other accessories like stability balls, medicine balls, an exercise mat and a foam roller.
Additional flooring is ideal for basement gyms outfitted with rugged strength training and weightlifting equipment. Rubber flooring can be purchased online or at most hardware stores. Standard 50 x 50 cm square interlocking tiles vary in thickness and are easy to install.
THE LIVING ROOM GYM
When space is tight, home gym equipment can end up in the living room. While this doesn’t give you a dedicated space to train, it can be all you need to keep your workout routine intact and top priority.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while creating a fitness space in your living room.
- A living room may be full of entertainment options like TV and music, which can take your mind off your cardio exercises at home.
- Easy access to your gym equipment makes it easier to get workouts done.
GYM EQUIPMENT IDEAS
- One piece of cardio equipment. Consider a foldable treadmill, indoor cycle or rowing machine, all of which can be easily moved and wheeled out of the way when not in use.
- Strength training tools like kettlebells and dumbbells that can be stored out of view, and an exercise mat for stretching and yoga.
- Consider the aesthetics of the equipment. Cardio equipment like an IC6 indoor cycle or Row HX trainer have design elements that you might not mind showing off.
- If noise is an issue, consider cardio equipment like cross-trainers that have nearly silent operation.
THE GARAGE GYM
The garage is a great place for strength training, functional training and bodyweight training. It’s an ideal area for a home gym as it allows you to have serious workouts and throw around some weights without damaging your home. A garage can be large enough to create an impressive, dedicated space for home workouts.
And you can create a motivating environment with music, lighting and whatever design elements you can think of.
- Excellent for a large functional workout zone or strength training area.
- Allows you to exercise in a separate part of the home away from distractions.
- Ample space gives you the opportunity to add equipment over time and slowly build up your home gym.
GYM EQUIPMENT IDEAS
- One or two pieces of cardio equipment
- A half rack or smith machine
- Weight bench or crunch bench
- Barbells and weight plates
Additional flooring is ideal for garage gyms outfitted with rugged strength training equipment. Rubber flooring can be purchased online or at most hardware stores. Standard 50 x 50 cm square interlocking tiles vary in thickness and are easy to install.
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