Tips on Setting Up a Home Gym – Everything You Need to Know (2021)

The cost of a gym membership can be a financial burden, especially for people on a budget. In some cases, gym memberships can be unreasonably expensive, which could be troublesome, even for a financially comfortable person.

Fortunately, the surge of online workout programs and the lower prices of gym equipment have made it easier than ever to set up your own home gym.

In this article, we will cover the tips you need to follow in order to set up your home gym.



How to set up your home gym

1. Find the right space

Before starting to buy gym equipment, you first need to decide where you will set up your home gym. This could be a challenging task; however, you just need to find enough space to fit a yoga mat – it’s all you need to perform stretching exercises.

Depending on the type of workouts you will be doing, the space needed will vary. For instance, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) requires more space than strength training (e.g., kettlebell swings).

Note that advanced strength training requires a whole room to set up the equipment and exercising space.

2. Get some equipment

This is perhaps what drives most people away from setting up their home gym. The idea of needing a lot of equipment and their hefty price is scary. After all, one of the reasons you are setting a home gym is to avoid paying too much for memberships.

However, you do not need to set up a professional gym from day 1. All you need is some equipment to start your fitness journey; you can add more tools with time.

Also, buying a pair of dumbbells can offer you years of free workouts, whereas gym memberships only last for as long as you pay.

3. Set up a storage plan

Packing a lot of equipment in a small space is also important to minimize the space taken. If you don’t have a ton of equipment and you want to do routine workouts, a storage container that can slide under the bed might be a good option. Some people like to turn empty walls into storage solutions with a hanging organizer.

4. Design your setup

After setting up space for your equipment, you also need to leave some room for all your jumping.  For your home gym, make sure that the space is well-lit and has proper ventilation.

You could also add a mirror to watch yourself doing the bicep curls.


man doing pull ups

Takeaway

Having your own home gym can make it much easier to work out and stay in shape, even when you are short on money and time.

We hope this article will serve as a mini-guideline for people who want to set up their home gym.

If you still have any questions about home gyms, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment section below or reach out to us by clicking on this link.

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