19 Mar 2018
How to Turn Any Space in Your House into a Home Gym
Having a home gym is a luxury but that doesn’t mean it’s only for the wealthy. Every space, even the small ones have the potential to be turned into an excellent home gym! The key to creating a home gym with limited space is being creative with your plan and selective with your equipment. Here are our top tips for adding a gym to different areas of your home.
The basement is the perfect space for a home gym! The basement is ideal area because there is no one below you! You can be as loud as you want without disrupting your family. Another bonus, basements generally have a lower temperature than the rest of the house, keeping you cool during your workout. If your basement isn’t finished, no worries. Make your space comfortable by adding sports floor. This will be essential for workouts that require you getting down on the ground. If you don’t have a basement, think about giving up some of that valuable garage space to a gym. The garage-gym has many of the same benefits as the basement-gym!
Consider splitting the function of a less-used room. Do you have a room in your house that doesn’t get much attention? Would your spare rooms or home office be more functional for your family as a gym? These are some questions to ask yourself when creating a workout area for your home. If you’re not quite ready to get rid of the spare room, consider combining the two. It is the best of both worlds! You get a place to work out and your guests have a comfy place to sleep when they visit.
When creating a fitness area in your home, it’s important to start with a plan. We recommend drawing the space and seeing what will be feasible for that area. Whether it is a spare bedroom, a basement of a corner of your living room, you can achieve a high functioning gym with a little bit of planning. This is the time to prioritize! What kind of workouts do you like, what will you get the most value out of, and what can you fit in!
Picking multifunctional equipment. To pack the most punch into your gym, pick equipment that can be used in multiple workouts. Dumbbells, resistance bands and benches are all items that serve double duty. If you don’t have enough room for multiple sets of dumbbells, consider investing in a PowerBlock
! PowerBlocks allow you the flexibility to customize your workouts without taking up a lot of space.
If you’re more of a cardio person, consider investing in a machine that can be stored upright. There are fantastic treadmills
and rowing machine
options that can be stored upright when not in use. These machines allow you to improve your cardiovascular endurance without venturing to the gym. Hoping on one of these for 30 minutes several times a week will greatly improve your long-term health! Don’t forget about the indoor cycle
, these are quiet and take up a small footprint making them perfect for the home gym.
Hopefully, these tips will give you the confidence to create the home gym of your dreams. Just because you don’t live in a sprawling mansion doesn’t mean you can’t experience all the freedom and comfort of working out in your own personal gym.