If going to the fitness centers is tiring, get yourself the basic exercise equipment and make yourself a gym. A small room in the apartment, basement, or part of a larger room can become a convenient corner for you to exercise at home. To create a perfect home gym system in any room of your apartment, you just need to buy basic tools and equipment, which will allow you to carry out activities regularly. With time you can expand. Remember that the most important thing for your gym is to be a place where you will be happy to spend time.
Adapt your space
First of all, you will have to do measure the available space and carefully plan every detail. If you have a free room, then there will be no particular problems, other than to fill it with the right equipment. The room itself must be as spacious as possible so everything can nicely fit in and have its place.
Your gym should be perfectly tailored to you, so add decorations, a TV screen, sound system, and if you consider it convenient, a mini kitchen to prepare your protein-filled smoothies. It can be fun to equip the space with a radio system. A TV hanging on the wall will allow you to follow your favorite programs while you exercise.
The lighting in the room where you want to work out will be essential. By opening the curtains and the shutters, you will have the possibility to see the sunshine on the beautiful days of spring and summer. If on the other hand, you don’t have a window that is big enough, LED lights will be ideal.
Don’t forget to have at least one large mirror. This way you will notice your improvements after each workout. Not only is it useful, but using a mirror will give you greater training motivation as well as better movement coordination.
Protect your floor
If the training room is not already equipped with carpet, practical rubber panels will be required. In this way, the knees and joints will not suffer further stress.
You will need to build several small cabinets or shelves for all your equipment; of course if you have some free space for it in the room. Equip a gym with a Pilate’s ball, a home bike, an adjustable bench, weights, enough towels, water bottles… Exercise mats are also a must.
To start your home gym, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money right away, nor do you have to wait until you get everything you imagined you might have. The home gym should be gradually replenished over a long period. Keep this in mind especially if you want to buy every piece of equipment you ever liked.
If your wish is to do every exercise in your home, then a treadmill is inevitable. This may be an expensive piece of training equipment, but it can help you a lot, regardless of your fitness level. Running is the best cardio exercise and it can help you increase your fitness and lose weight.
This doesn’t mean that you should practice yoga, but rather to use this mat as a place to do floor exercises. You can stretch out on this mat, or do exercises like pushups and tummy tucks that can benefit you a lot.
You don’t need expensive machines, just a good set of weights where you can experiment with different weights and do various exercises that will keep you fit and motivated.