This article will describe in detail how you can start and build a home gym that works for all your exercise, health, and wellbeing. There is nothing better than being able to train and exercise whenever you want to. A home gym will provide for this, and getting going isn’t difficult.
Step 1:- The available space
Determine what available space you have and where it is. Does it need renovating and upgrading to make it suitable for the planned gym? Examine the flooring and ventilation, as these are the key aspects to consider. Finding the space first is always beneficial as you know exactly what you can install and what equipment can be used.
Step 2:- Your exercise plan
Develop a personalized gym plan, a few achievable and smart goals that you can work towards in the gym you intend to create. The guiding question is:- What physical changes do you want to see occur with your body? This will, in turn, determine what type of fitness equipment and machinery you need.
Step 3:- The tools
Once you understand the space and the fitness program you have in mind, you are well enough equipped to find the individual components. The mainstay equipment for the home gym should include the simple and space-saving dumbbells and resistance machines, as well as cardio options. Or you can simply look for one of the many home gym packages that fit the space and will cater to the exercise regime you want to start. Once you have the core or basic equipment on the list, you can add accessories and extras as you go, the pull bars, kettlebells, a punching bag, and anything else you want to include in a fitness plan.
Step 4:- The install
Only once the space has been cleaned, painted, and ventilation tested and confirmed can you bring in the flooring and equipment. Position the equipment so that more than one exercise or machine can be used at once. You never know when a gym partner, family member, or friend may join you on your fitness journey. You also don’t want to move weights and machinery between sets.
Step 5:- Test, adjust and personalize
Before starting your fitness and exercise regime, you must test the equipment. Cable machines, weights, and other equipment and fitness tools need to be tested and used ‘gently’ to ensure that it all works and has been safely installed. Adjust the seating and range of movement to cater to your specific height and weight, add speakers and some motivational posters, and try to personalize the space to make it feel like it’s yours.
Step 6:- Use it to get strong and fit
No pain…no gain. Use the new home gym to the maximum to get your money’s worth. There is absolutely no point starting step one unless you are committed and dedicated to the process and intend to make ongoing physical and mental improvements in your new home gym.