Tips on how to build a home gym

Lifestyle | 13 Aug |

Let’s face it. You’re not going to the gym.

You’ve got entirely too much on your plate and driving 30 minutes to the other side of town just isn’t going to cut it for your lifestyle.

What to do?

Enter the solution: a home gym!

While a home gym sounds great, you might be a little concerned about how you’re going to pull it off. Continue reading this article to learn how to create the best home gym from the flooring to the equipment you need to make it a success.

Top Tips for Building Your Home Gym

You don’t want to break the bank when you’re building your new gym. You know your physical health is important but you also know your financial health is key.

These tips will help you get the results you want.

Getting Your Flooring In Place

Before you start buying workout equipment, you need to look into the type of flooring you want. If you’re thinking you’ll keep the carpet in the area—just don’t. It’s too easy to redo the room back to a TV room and gain all the couch weight back.

Damon Price from RubberFlooringDirect.com says that interlocking rubber tiles are the easiest way to get the look, feel, and quality of a commercial gym in your home.

When you have a gym that looks like a gym in your home, you’re much more likely to stay on track.

Install Floor to Ceiling Mirrors

When you’re working out at home, you still need to have great form. Floor to ceiling mirrors make it easy for you to see if you’re doing the move right or if you need to tweak your form a little bit.

Having mirrors will also allow you to look at yourself and see the progress you’re making which is very motivating.

Get the Equipment that Packs a Punch

When you’re just getting started, focus on getting the most important equipment that helps you get your results.

Pick your cardio machine first. Do you want to use a treadmill? Bicycle? Maybe you’d rather use the elliptical?

You can often find one of these for a good price because people buy them and sell them quickly.

Bands, dumbells and stability balls should be your next purchase. You can easily use bands to start getting results without having to have too much easy equipment.

Dumbells are flexible as well and allow you to get a good pump. Stability balls help you work your core so you can strengthen your entire body.

Having only this equipment will allow you to start getting the results you want and you can build onto your gym as you see the need.

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