Interest in home gyms is growing due to convenience, accessibility, and affordability. Covid has just accelerated this – when gyms closed many people took to exercising at home and more and more people invested in fitness equipment. It’s really made an impact on the evolution of home fitness.
A home gym can be a wonderful investment for your health. It can provide you with the ability to work out at any time without having to rely on finding a time or place to work out.
Setting up a home gym can be both expensive and time-consuming, but it’s worth the investment. Creating a home gym gives you access to a variety of equipment and exercises in the comfort of your own home. What’s more, getting a workout in your own home saves on driving time and money spent on gas.
Importantly, setting up your workout space correctly is crucial to being successful with fitness goals. It’s important that you have enough room for yourself and that everything is set out in an orderly fashion that is easy to use.
Let’s look at some ways you can create your home gym.
Use existing space
The cheapest way to create your home gym is to use the space you have already. This could be a corner of a room or conservatory, a spare room or even a garage. You only need a few weights to get started as you can do a lot of exercises with your body weight.
It’s always a great idea to start small and slowly upgrade your equipment when you know home workouts are something you want to do long term.
Create new space
Consider storing some items from your garage in a separate storage facility to make room for your gym equipment. During covid, many people have built pubs and gyms in the garden. You can buy reasonably priced garden rooms that vary in price depending on size, insulation other features. If you don’t have any space in your home or a garage to convert, this might be a great option for you to create a workout space that has everything you need without having exercise equipment cluttering your home.
If these aren’t options for you, or you find yourself wanting something bigger then moving home might be on the cards.
It’s natural to want to upgrade and get a bigger home once your foot is on the mortgage ladder! I currently have my gym in my garage which is great, but it is cold and cramped! I’d much prefer to have it in a double garage that’s insulated or a dedicated room in the house.
We’re looking to move in 3 years ago and already thinking of the must-have features we want in our next home. For me, it’s room for a gym, my period, a study/office and a utility room. I’ve been looking into what my options are in regards to our mortgage affordability so I can look around and see what we can afford.
Fitness is so important and we should all fit it into our routine, having a gym at home might make it easier for those of us that don’t have lots of time to go to the gym. It’s easier to fit a 30 minute session before or after work than it is to spend time travelling to a gym. And in times like these, while we’re in a pandemic, it just feels safer to work out at home!