With staying fit becoming the new craze, a gym is must have. A good gym does not require a lot of space or a huge budget; you can always work with whatever is available. The following simple to follow steps will help you achieve your dream of owning a home gym.
Get a space within the home
The first and important step is deciding where you want the gym to be. Always go for the spare office, bedroom, garage or back patio or porch. These areas can provide very good spaces for exercises. In the event that you do not have any space area, the living room can come in handy. A corner will suffice. Only built a gym as a last resort.
There may need to redo the floor in order to ensure that the equipment will not be destroyed and help maintain the right sound level. The ideal flooring should be grade foam which will last for a few years and is pretty cheap.
Give the space a fitness atmosphere
When working out, you need a lot of energy boost and what a better way to boost this than giving your gym fitness Feng Shui. The spaces should have enough air circulation and have enough lighting. Ideally, go for natural light which should be provided by doors and windows. In the event of having challenges with natural light, using lamps and bulbs may not be a bad idea.
Oxygen levels can be boosted by adding plants in the room. Plants such as spider plants, bamboo palms or ferns normally aid in air purification. Any item or pieces of equipment that distracts somebody from working out should be cleared from the room. However, any gadget that aids in working out should be placed at a point that is good. A point where workouts and demonstrations can be synchronized.
Mirrors are must-have items because they help you monitor the movements that you are making. They provide feedback during workouts. Secondly, psychologically, mirrors tend to make cramped spaces appear large.
Equip the gym
You do not need to go for heavy equipment and machines that are bulky. Go for items such as foam rollers, jump roles to help in cardio, stability balls, etc. Treadmills will only inflate your budget yet there are other cheaper options. Avoid the temptation of buying pieces of equipment that are too expensive or going for them because there is a fad.
Organize the gym
Always have bins and shelves to help in storing the equipment used in the gym. Having the equipment placed carelessly on the floor can result in accidents or take time to locate them. Various online shops have units and shelves that you can buy at affordable prices. The discounts are also amazing.
You can also draw a schedule of the activities and workout sessions to be done on different days. The importance of doing this is to ensure that all muscles are worked on, and no exercise is skipped.
Your gym is ready for use
With the set up complete, put the gym into good use. Working out becomes enjoyable if it is done with either your partner or a friend. Extend an invitation to a neighbor to come over so that you sweat it together.