Not everybody has the time to go to the gym before or after work which can make it difficult to fit enough exercise into your routine. Gym memberships can also be pretty expensive and you might not be able to afford it. The simple solution to both of those problems is to set up your own home gym. That’s fine if you’ve got a big spare room that you don’t use for anything else, but most of us aren’t that lucky. Gym equipment takes up a lot of space and if you’ve only got a small spare room that you’re using as an office or for storage, where are you supposed to put it all? The good news is, you can still create a great home gym, even in the smallest spaces, if you know what you’re doing. Here’s how you can build your own home gym when you don’t have much space.
Keep It Simple
There is a lot of home gym equipment out there but a lot of it isn’t really necessary. Often, these complex machines work the same muscle groups that you could work with some simple, smaller equipment. They’ll give you a good sales pitch, but you need to ignore that and think about whether you actually need that equipment or not. Most of the time, you’ll find that you don’t and you can make do with a few weights or resistance bands instead. When you’re buying equipment for your home gym, stick to the basics like weights, yoga mats, and resistance bands instead of spending loads of money on big machines that you don’t really need. Then you can easily pack everything away so you’re not using up too much space.
In some cases, you might decide that you do want to buy bigger machines. Treadmills and exercise bikes, for example, can’t easily be replaced with something smaller. However, if you are going to get machines, always look for space saving ones. You can get a great folding treadmill that can easily be packed down and put away. If you go for a normal treadmill, it’ll take up that whole room and you won’t be able to do anything else with it, but if you buy space saving machines, your home gym doesn’t have to take over an entire room.
Clear Out Clutter
You might think that you don’t have the space for gym equipment because your spare room is already filled with stuff. But you need to ask yourself if you actually need that stuff. If it’s all just old junk that you’ve shoved into the spare room to keep it out of the way, you can just clear it all out. You won’t be carrying as much clutter in the house and you’ll have a lot more space in the room for all of your gym equipment.
These 3 tips will help you to make the space that you need for the perfect home gym. It’s also important that you decorate the room nicely because if it’s not a nice space to be in, you’ll be more inclined to skip workouts.