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  • Writer's pictureTanya Louise

4 Steps to Create Your Own Home Gym

Like me, most people wish they did more exercise. We all know that regular physical activity is good for your body and your mind, but for various reasons, it doesn’t happen.

You may be way too busy with your work and personal commitments, or so exhausted that you can't summon up the motivation. Maybe you can’t afford a gym membership or all the expensive equipment you require for a workout session.

But time and money don’t have to be a barrier to a healthy lifestyle. There are ways to incorporate fitness into your everyday life that are affordable and convenient. One great option is to create your own home gym. With just a few pieces of kit and a little creativity, you can create your own dedicated workout space. After a long day in the office, you won’t have to head to the gym for your sweat session. You can just go straight home, put on your activewear and get started.

So how can you create your own home gym? Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Pick a space

The first step is to find a space in your home to use as your fitness space. If you don’t have a big home, this could just be a corner of your living room or bedroom, or maybe even your garden. Just make sure that it is clear and that your workouts take priority in this area. You might be lucky enough to have a spare room, garage, attic, or basement that you could use. If so, you can really go to town in creating your perfect home gym. You will need to clear out these rooms and tidy them up before you can get started.

Get the right equipment

You don’t need to spend an enormous amount of money on gym equipment. It is perfectly possible to get an amazing workout using solely bodyweight and cardio exercises. But you can really enhance your results with a few essential pieces of kit. Resistance bands are great for stretching and low-impact moves, and dumbbells can help you add a little more weight to your strength workouts. A yoga mat is a hugely versatile tool, and foam rollers can help you with your recovery to avoid injury. Find a storage solution to keep these items organised so they’re not cluttering up your space.

Customise your space

Now that you’ve created your home gym, the final step is to make it your own. You may want to decorate the walls with bright colours and motivational posters or add some flooring that is more appropriate for cardio exercises and heavy equipment. Eden Clay offers bespoke flooring in Essex, take a look today!

Find a workout routine

When working out at home, it can be hard to know what to do. Which exercises will enable you to get the best fitness results? There are plenty of free online workouts available that will guide you through a thorough sweat session. Do your research and find a few that you like. Before long, these will become part of your routine.

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