The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many gym rats to bunker down inside their house or apartment with no means to do their conventional exercises. Nevertheless, you can still get a fantastic workout routine at home. Just check out this ultimate guide to building a home gym. Any mom looking to get their beach body will benefit from these helpful tips.
Find the Space
First, find the space to set up your home gym. Granted, everyone’s home is different, so you need to find a space that works for you. This could be a closet, spare bedroom, or garage, depending on how large you want it. The more expansive the gym, the higher the cost will be. However, any home gym is a good one if you set your mind to it.
Make it Fit Your Lifestyle
Additionally, make your home gym fit your lifestyle. One of the greatest strengths of fitness is that it’s adaptable. There is no one way to be fit, just like how there’s no one way to live life. Some women prefer cycling, some prefer yoga, and others prefer heavy weight training. No matter what type of fitness you prefer, include it in your home gym. Of course, your fitness preferences help decide the type of equipment you’ll buy. Keep in mind that no matter what your fitness activity is, some equipment—strength machines, cycling machines, cardio machines—will be inherently more expensive than others, like fitness bands, yoga mats, or light dumbbells. On that note, consider buying used vs. new gym equipment if you can. I can help you come up with a plan too! Contact me to learn more!
Set Some Goals
Whether it’s to bulk up or lean out, home is one of the best places to set some fitness goals. Remember, training is only half of the battle. A lot of work comes down to your diet and lifestyle. Anyone lazing around the house will not see the same results as someone who takes walks or is otherwise active. More so, a clean diet helps tremendously. While you can train your butt off, if your diet consists of fast foods, sweets, sodas, and other unhealthy foods, then you’re in for an unpleasant experience. However, if you eat lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and complex carbohydrates, like brown rice or sweet potatoes, your body is fueled and ready for anything. Your physical and mental state will see a difference even from switching your daily food intake. Curious to learn more? I’m here to help!
Invite Friends and Family
Finally, while it might not seem relevant to an ultimate home gym building guide, don’t forget about friends and family. While this is your gym, consider the benefits of sharing it with others. You might have a new training partner, or—better yet—help someone with their own fitness goals. Naturally, if your gym is in a closet or within your apartment or home, then don’t worry about this. However, if you have a separate home gym away from your home, open it up to the community. You may even help someone who can’t afford a commercial gym membership.