Exercising is very IN for the last decade, and one can say that promotion of healthy life and fitness even surpasses the eighties aerobics and weightlifting era. People now make room for the dumbbells and benches in their apartments take loans to buy treadmills and more serious pieces of equipment, and those with money hire professional instructors and trainers. There are numerous apps making sure you eat properly, have enough sleep and offering you various exercises from yoga to HIIT. And the great thing is that you can do it all at your home, away from prying eyes and possibility of feeling uncomfortable.
If you are determined to create a budget-friendly gym, then these few hints will be more than welcoming addition to your plans.
Buy clothes and footwear
If you have a hard time to start exercising, one of the advice is to buy clothes and footwear intended for it. Research showed that if you treat exercising at home like going to the gym you will be more motivated to start and stay focused on the goal. The clothes, though, doesn’t have to be high-end like in commercials since those are usually really expensive, so you can use sweatpants or leggings, and a usual tee-shirt. Basically, wear whatever you feel comfortable in to do the moves and not to be restricted by your clothes.
Choose the right exercises
Having the gym at home is limited to the space you can set aside for it, so choosing the right exercises is imperative for the whole idea to work. There are many exercise videos today with different techniques and movements intended for the people living in small spaces. To achieve the maximum results, though you will need more than just the mat. If you are not ready to go outside for the run, you will have to work on your cardio inside, but even walking in place requires a little bit of that extra space. So try different suggestion and advice, buy cardio equipment like folding treadmill and see what works best in the space you have and for you as well.
Take care of safety first
There’s no point of doing exercises if you didn’t take care of the safety measures first. One of them is to keep your workout area clean and disinfected regularly since you’ll be jumping, sweating and lying down in that space. It would be great if you can do the same with the rest of the house to eliminate the transfer of dirt and dust to your home gym, so you would avoid inhaling or absorbing through your skin some allergens or bacteria. Another important issue is to make sure that the floor is not slippery or that there are no items in your way which can cause you injury or damage your equipment.
Clear out the designated spot
For the gym to fit in your home, there are some things that need to go. Whether you’re going to throw or give them away or hire a storage company to keep them in a secure place for a period of time, that’s up to you and connection you have with those things. But the best practice is always to make a room by removing the items from your home, then moving them into a corner and crowding your living space. Exercising at home is the same as having a home office – it requires special place and a designated area to help you create a routine and discipline yourself.
Decorate your home gym
There are several very cheap ways you can create a perfect gym to meet your needs. One of the things that come to mind when thinking about the gym is the mirrors. There are various ways to obtain cheap gym mirrors and mount them on the walls. Another thing is to take care of the floors especially if they’re wooden so not to damage them. The best solution is to use rubber or foam flooring, something that will be friendly to your joints and parquetry. New wall paint and some motivational stickers could be a great decoration, as well as adding some devices like TV or speakers for the music.
And, in the end
A home gym is also a place to be taken seriously in your home or it will be neglected and never used to the maximum of its potential. Just like budget-friendly furnishing and decorating will encourage you to create this area in the first space, its realization will inspire you to live healthy and active life. Always keep in mind that old saying that “We can do anything we set our minds to”, and let it lead you to have your own gym at home.