We live busy lives, which means for some of us, we don’t get to hit the gym as often as we want - whether it’s due to time, travel, family commitments or work. However, we still want to maintain a workout routine that keeps us fit and healthy. Working out on a regular basis can help to reduce stress, improve the cardiovascular system and keep our mental attitude healthy as well. So for those of us who can’t commit to five times a week at the gym, what do we do?
The solution? Build your own gym!
Having an in-home gym is the perfect solution for making fitness a priority even if you lead a busy lifestyle. You can work around your schedule and also include your entire family, which makes working out a great way to spend time with your family while teaching your kids the importance of fitness and health as they grow up.
But, before you dive all in and begin purchasing fitness equipment you may or may not need, we’ve outlined a few things to consider before building your own workout space at home.
Get the right workout space
Before you decide on where to put your gym, consider a space that accommodates your fitness goals and needs. Will it mostly be you working out or will your family be excited to workout with you? Will you use it together or separately? Do you plan to hire a trainer or create your own routine? If you are working out as a family unit, a larger space may be needed and you’ll want to consider what equipment is needed for everyone who says yes to designing a fitness routine. If it is just you, less space can be used and you may want to consider larger pieces of equipment or equipment that is multi-functional if that is your workout style.
Get the right equipment
Gym equipment comes in both large and small packages. The type of equipment that you’ll need depends on you and your family’s exercise goals and routines. Most will likely fall into the trap of going full scale and purchasing a few types of equipment that will take up the majority of the floor space not thinking about other options that take up less space or purchasing an equipment package that is multi-functional.
Below are some options for fitness equipment that make it easy to work out in your home which can include other family members and maximize the space you have to create a great home gym.