Have you been thinking about setting up a gym at home? If so, this is the perfect blog for you. After moving into a new home, it will take some time to get settled in. However, a few weeks after dealing with moving, professional movers and all things relocation, you should focus on making your home as comfortable as possible. Let’s get started by going over some things you should do when setting up your home gym.
Step 1: Designate a Gym Space
This is important. If you don’t have enough space at your new place for a gym, you may want to reconsider this entire idea. Whether you opt to build a gym in your garage, turn a small bedroom into a gym or just throw some weight lifting equipment in your bedroom, clearing out adequate space is essential before you do anything else. The last thing you want to do is create an eye sore that makes your home look overcrowded while making it difficult for you and your family to love comfortably. Designate your gym space before doing anything else.
Step 2: Take Measurements
Once you have your gym space blocked out, spend some time taking measurements. This is very important before we move on to the next step. By knowing the exact size of the space you’re working with, it will make ordering equipment easy. This will save you time and money in the long run. Don’t make the mistake of just guessing. You’ll end up dealing with costly returns and endless frustration.
Step 3: Order the Right Equipment
No matter where you live, finding gym equipment can be a challenge. So, make sure that you do your research and find the best equipment you can while staying within your budget. We advise that you exhaust all options here. Ask family and friends if they have any old equipment that they want to sell. Be sure to stop by local gyms and make the same offer. Then there’s always the internet. Before you dish out the big bucks, check message boards on body building websites, Craigslist, Offer Up and anywhere else where you can save. Don’t just buy anything That’s cheap though. For instance, if you’re looking to gain muscle, a treadmill may not be the best purchase. This is something for cardio that helps you tone and lose weight.
Step 4: Create a Gym Schedule
By having a gym schedule and posting it up where it’s visible in your gym space, you will accomplish two important things. On one hand, it will keep you accountable and remind you of days when you have to be committed to working out. Additionally, it will let roommates or family members know when you need alone time so that you can focus on your workouts. Stay committed so that you can achieve your workout goals.
Step 5: Keep Your Space Clean
Your gym space has to be taken seriously as a sacred area for working out. Don’t get complacent and turn it into a storage place filled with moving boxes, old clothing or kids toys. Trust us, by keeping this space as clean as possible you’ll be motivated to use it more.