How to Organize a Home Gym: the solution to trying to make it to your local Gym. Do you have a gym membership, which you’d rather not be reminded of? I think all of us, at some time or other, get all motivated, and buy gym membership, thanks to the hard selling persuasion, of some gym membership sales girl or guy. It’s so easy for those sales people to play on our want and need to be fit and healthy, and in the spur of the moment, suddenly have us making a commitment, to attend the gym, 3-5 times a week. But then life steps in and we never seem to have that spare hour to spend working out, let alone, the 45 minutes to get ready, drive and park, just to go and do that work out.
The solution, organizing a home gym for workouts, done conveniently, in your own home. So today I’d like to welcome IanB from BoxFituk.com. Ian is an expert in all things to do with how to organize a home gym, for workouts, and I’d like to thank him for sharing with our readers, how to go about organizing a gym for your home. Thanks and take it away Ian,
How to Organize a Home Gym
Home gyms are remarkably convenient. It’s not hard to find time to exercise if you have everything you need to get a solid workout within your home. If you are aiming to accomplish much of your workout routine at home then it can be worth the investment to build a home gym.
In order to build the gym that is optimal for your needs it’s important to carry out a mental checklist. First of all, what do you want to accomplish in your workouts? Are you looking to build muscle and power? Lose weight? Develop as an athlete in a particular sport?
You then need to determine what kind of workouts you want to employ to meet your goals and research what tools will most efficiently and effectively allow you to do those workouts at home.
Next you need to choose and measure your workout space. Whatever you intend to do as exercise, it’s likely that you’ll need a certain degree of space. Another consideration is how well you can control the temperature of the room you select. You don’t want it to be either freezing cold in winter nor blistering hot in the summer or it will be harder to convince yourself to get to work there. Finally, if you have a machine or tool that you love to use, you may want to position it in front of a window or a TV for the view.
Countless people have lost weight by combining the leisurely pleasure of watching television with the grinding and somewhat mindless exercise of running by placing a treadmill in front of a TV set.
Best Gym for Your Home
Next, you should sketch and measure the room, for the best gym for your home. Determine how much space you need for different activities and exercises and how to optimally position your equipment to create space and functionality.
Wall hooks and shelves could be extremely useful in preventing clutter and allowing you to hang or shelve bits of equipment so they don’t clutter the floor but are easily accessible when you need to call on them.
Having made your choice about the kinds of workouts you want to do in your home, next it’s time to choose the equipment you still need. It’s best to begin with tools that will have universal value in different types of workouts. A set of free weights, a mat, a pull up bar, resistance bands, and a medicine ball are examples of tools that can find value in hundreds of different strength and cardio workouts.
Either by building a shelf on the wall or buying a rack of free weights you can equip yourself to get a lot of different workouts done. The exercise mat is probably your next best friend, as it will make your floor a hospitable place to do anything from yoga to strength and cardio circuits.
If you have the money and interest to buy a machine, this could be your most significant purchase. Tools like the treadmill or elliptical are pretty universally valuable whereas many resistance machines have less functionality and value than a simple collection of weight sets and book of possible exercises.
Invest as much time and practice as you can in investigating different machines, what they offer, and how effective they are. Make a wise choice and make a choice to get something that will always have value for the kinds of workouts you want to involve at home.
From there you can simply incorporate aesthetics in how you build your home gym. If you have space left over, you might enjoy having a stereo or sound system, an entertainment center, paintings, or padded walls to build a safer and more enjoyable space.
You’ll be astonished at how productive you can be with an investment into a space and some multi-use equipment. The more time and attention you put into your home gym, the more likely that you’ll be motivated to put it to use! That said, balance your financial and space investments with the knowledge that a DVD set, a mat, and a few free weights or bar can go a long ways in creating a comprehensive workout.
Author Bio: IanB writes for boxfituk.com, where you can be equipped with all the gear you’ll need to get fit with boxing workouts.
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