Tips On Creating A Home Gym

May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Garden gyms

Expensive memberships and crowded classes are among some of the many reasons why people have chosen to build a gym in their own home. A home gym allows people to work-out whenever they want, and after initial set-up costs it is virtually free to maintain. What’s more, a home gym means you never have to travel to work-out again. Below are a few tips to help you create your very own gym:

Find your space

You may decide to create your gym in a disused bedroom, the garage, attic, or a purpose-built garden room. Whichever you choose, make sure the space will be large enough to fit your equipment. This will largely depend on whether you want to fill the room with cardio machines or a few yoga mats and weights. If possible, the space should be large enough to leave everything set-up, as having to get out and put away equipment every time you want to use it will become frustrating.


Once you’ve found your space, decorate it so that it will motivate you when you work-out. Make sure the gym has plenty of natural light flowing through it and also make sure you have sufficient artificial lighting for evening workouts. You’ll need plenty of electrical sockets dotted around the room and suitable flooring. If you can, have one mirrored wall in your gym, as seeing your reflection has been proven to boost your motivation.


Before filling the space with equipment, plan the layout. If your gym is on the small side, it is vital that you invest in suitable storage, as this will enable you to utilize the space you have.


One other benefit of working out at home is that you can have your music turned up as loud as you like. Kit out your gym with a CD player or an iPod dock and a decent set of speakers. You might want to install a television in your gym, too, especially if you like to work-out using fitness DVDs.

Shop around to find the best equipment

Never rush into buying gym equipment. Take time to search around, read reviews and compare prices. Buying second-hand equipment can save you a lot of money, but be cautious and make sure the machines have no underlying issues.

Contact Paul to find out more about creating your own garden gym.