Description: Today, a special training space is becoming an indispensable part of our homes. The home gym is beneficial because you do not have to go to the other end of the city to practice. The gym at home is always at your service. You can engage in it at any time convenient for you. Also, you will not be confused by the curious looks. Stay with us and let’s talk about home gym essentials!
Instructions for creating a gym at home
So, how to design a home gym? The job is not as challenging as it looks at first sight. You can organize a home gym in almost any place: a small area will be suitable. For a small room, an area of 4-6 square meters and proper ventilation are suitable. If there is an opportunity, it is better to get a separate room for it, then more opportunities for training will open before you. Before you begin creating your gym, it will be useful to discuss with a planner who will assist you optimally arrange your space, and with a fitness trainer – he will tell you which simulators are better to pick. Nevertheless, you can figure it out yourself, following our step-by-step instructions.
Step 1 – Determine the Goal of Training
The choice of simulators and the organization of the home gym space depend on how you plan to practice and what results you want to fulfill. Those who want to lose weight, increase strength or stimulate the cardiovascular system should choose cardiovascular equipment: treadmills, exercise bikes, ellipses (cross-trainers). For older people and everyone who has particular problems with the musculoskeletal system, you can recommend an ellipse or horizontal exercise bike – the safest of the entire group of cardiovascular machines. While pursuing them, it is difficult to damage the spine or joints. A kit of dumbbells does not damage either – researches reveal that for gaining harmony, a combination of power and cardio workouts is most effective. For those who want to increase muscle mass, for a start, you can advise a set of weights, dumbbells, and benches. A great option to the possibility of course in training can be a multifunctional strength station.
Step 2 – Choose Home Fitness Equipment
Hence, you have decided on the goals and intentions. Now you can continue with the selection of equipment. But on the query “home exercise equipment” on the Internet, search engines produce lots of results. There are numerous companies presenting fitness devices. How to navigate in such plenty of proposals? Here are a few kinds of standards.
The main purpose of sports is to develop strength and shape. Hence, when picking from the whole range, it is vital first of all to concentrate on the feature of the simulator, and this is not only about elements and construction, but principally about design – it must take into account all the anatomical characteristics of the human body and biomechanics. Only in this case, you will have certainty that you are engaged in health benefits.
While picking a device, pay particular attention to its safety, as now some companies concentrate on the design and electronics, unfortunately, to the loss of safe form and reliability.
Productivity and Comfort
The design characteristics of the device define the character of practice. For example, small treadmills with a short running belt will not let you take a convenient position and follow the right running technique. Hence, it is better to give a choice to full-size types. But pay attention to folding models of full-sized tracks of popular companies – they will significantly save space. Accordingly, it is also necessary to prefer the simulators with the lowest noise level.
Step 3 – Prepare the Place and Imagine the Design of your Home Gym
The place where your expected gym will be positioned must be light and ventilated. Without the possibility of airing, the air in it will quickly become stale, and condensation will appear on the equipment – both are harmful to wellness and for the condition of costly simulators. To boost the effectiveness of training, you can place some mirrors on the walls that show you at complete height – they will improve the control of the correctness of the exercise.
One of the walls can be constructed with the mirror entirely. It is not needed to attach a real glass. Light mirror panels made of specific plastic are quite proper. You can also post some motivational notices on the walls.
Particular consideration should be given to the flooring. It should be noise-absorbing and non-slippery. If you arrange a gym in one of the ready places, there is no need to carry out a large-scale remodeling. You can buy some carpets that will preserve the floor covering or parquet from the pressure of the simulators.
Conclusion about Home Gym Ideas
Now that your home gym is ready, you can start training. Of course, a personal trainer will not be with you, but this does not matter. You can take several private lessons and ask the trainer to create an individual training program for you. And on the Internet, it is easy to find a vast number of video courses on creating your training programs. The secret to success is not a golden card of a fitness club, but persistence, regular training, and self-confidence. Sports at home can be organized professionally and very efficiently, especially if you give preference to exercise equipment.
What do you know about the all-in-one home gym? Please share your experience with us in the comments below.
Author’s bio: Kay Burton is a house and garden designer with nine year’s experience. He creates an outdoor space for the home gym and shares his experience on his own blog. Kay also helps to find solar path lights and innovative approach when a striking apartment lighting design is required.