The convenience of a workout area in your own home can’t be beaten! You can implement an elaborate, well-equipped space or a small corner of your living room for this purpose.
TOP TIPS & STEPS TO FOLLOW
1.Choosing the perfect area:
Avoid a space with bad lighting, as well as the bedroom. Find a pleasant spot where you will enjoy spending time.
Ask yourself the following questions – What am I willing to invest?
What do I want to achieve?
What will work in my chosen space?
If you want a fully equipped fitness area, look at costs for the best quality equipment you can afford. If your budget is limited & you can’t for example afford a multi-gym system, buy a set of benches with risers & a few dumbbells as alternatives.
If you like cycling, bring in a stationary bike. Like to walk? Invest in a good quality treadmill. You don’t need a fully equipped gym to make exercise part of your lifestyle.
4.Polish your workout area:
An area with lots of natural light helps to keep you motivated. Dress in exercise clothes, play music – anything you need to do to switch to exercise mode. A great addition to your area is plants. They bring oxygen & add life. Your workout area needs to be inviting.
Some of the most effective workouts are simple & easy. You can achieve a very effective workout, using your home gym.
Follow the basics of a good workout:
Stay within your target heart rate
Load your muscles
Progress your workouts
You will be rewarded with good results, whether your gym is elaborate or simple.
6.Invest in quality basics:
Treadmill, rower OR stationary bike (choose a cardio option fitting your style)
Buy only the equipment you know you’ll need & use often.
If you are not sure that you will use the more expensive equipment, such as a treadmill, often, it may be wise to first rent it. This way you can gauge how much you use it, before investing in one.
Keep in mind that this is one piece of equipment where spending a bit more for better quality is important.
8.The Right Fit:
Make sure to find the right pieces of equipment for your needs. It is very important to buy from people that have a thorough knowledge & experience of fitness & equipment.
9.Your Action Plan:
As important as it is to organize your space, is it important to implement Your Action Plan. Your home gym will mean nothing to you, unless you use it!Establishing a schedule for your week & when you’ll do your home workouts, will be the best way to ensure you stick to your plan.Distractions at home are plentiful, so make an exercise appointment you won’t miss & go full out!