Setting up a home gym is a good idea. It is more convenient, relaxing, and more hygienic than a public gym. You can do your workouts at any time and at any space. Your dress, as you wish in your home, concentrate as much on the routine as want. You may watch television or listen to music while exercising. Also, you don’t have to endure annoying people like narcissists, snowflakes, and snobs.
Concerns with a home gym
The main concern of people has when mull over a home gym is that after a while they won’t use it. You got the exercise equipment delivered, you happily set it up and enjoy it for a few days. Maybe even envisaged the cat sleeping on the padding of the bench to keep off the dust.
However, it can happen with a gym membership too. The gym convinces you to pay the whole year’s membership in advance to save; then you will be going to the gym a few times. After awhile skipping a week or two, to finally convince yourself that it wasn’t a good idea after all.
The convenience of exercising in your home
Convenience, time-saving, motivation, hygiene, and privacy will be the advantage if you set up a home gym.
A home gym is also cost-effective in the long run. Consider how much the gym membership costs for a year, the cost and time to get there and back home.
Consider this: Your home gym is open 24/7, no need to travel, no waiting for equipment no distraction, no sweaty, stinking benches.
If you have space to set up a home gym, I don’t know any reason not to go ahead with it.
When you’re ready to go on with regular work-outs and choose to do it at home, then it’s time to pick your equipment.
You may want to improve your health, lose weight, build some muscles, or improve flexibility, balance or all of them.
I advise you to research what equipment you need for your training purpose and how much free space you have at home for the machines. Look, it’s not necessary to invest large sums into your gym equipment. Buy only those that you need for your training purpose and will be using.
The home gym equipment:
Cardio training, endurance, and weight loss: treadmill, stationary bike, jump rope, and elliptical trainer.
Muscle-building: workout machine, dumbbell, barbell, resistance band, bench and pull up bar.
For flex and balance training: balance board, straps, yoga mat, exercise ball, and foam roller.
Rooms and spaces have a specific atmosphere, and that will affect the success of your workouts.
Your home gym should be stimulating, painted in bright, friendly color, well-lit and ventilated because you’ll need plenty of fresh air
What else do you need in your home gym?
I’d suggest having a mirror. Helpful in controlling your curls or your stance when doing yoga. A mirror is a great help in keeping your balance.
If getting bored fast, facing the television or listening to music will help to keep your energy up.
The smart thing is to have a bottle of water close by to keep hydrated and fresh.
How to plan your exercise?
Before you start working out, make a plan by writing down how long and what kind of workout you’ll be doing in the week, it’ll arouse your interest for success.
Don’t go for maximal goals, because you’ll get overwhelmed and risk injuries. I suggest you have the least goals like “Today I’ll exercise for 20 minutes” This is easy to do and you’ll probably go further. Setting goals will urge you even more also and heighten your sense of accomplishment.
By tracking your progress every day, you get a significant sense of achievement, which makes you want to keep going for more.
Moreover, of course, you’re also getting the most benefit from your home gym!