The health benefits you get in return for starting an exercise regime are endless. Lower blood pressure, more energy, increased muscle tone and weight loss are to name just a few, but with hefty membership prices and extortionate personal trainer rates, for some, joining a gym isn't an option. What if I told you you could reep the benefits of a healthy lifestyle without forking out a monthly premium and signing your life (and money) away on the dotted line? Home gyms are becoming more and more popular and it's easy to see why. Equipment like exercise bikes are becoming increasingly more affordable, you can workout in the privacy of your own home and cut out travel time to and from the gym. Continue reading to find out why building a home gym is the best decision you can make in 2019.
Make some space
You don't have to have to be lucky enough to own a mansion with an east wing and eight bedrooms to fit a home gym in your house. Even the smallest of spaces can be transformed into a gym goers paradise and some of your home's assets can even work in your favour when it comes to choosing a workout plan. You can use the stairs as an alternative to a step machine or an aerobic step (great for cardio focused workouts) or the door frame to fit a pull up bar, the possibilities are endless when you start to think outside of the box. If you do have the luxury of a little extra space a spare bedroom or a garage are ideal areas for your home gym to take shape in. Whatever space you have available and regardless of your fitness goals, there's always a way to fit that home evening exercise routine into your new healthy lifestyle.
Choose your equipment
The equipment you choose will depend on your exercise plan of choice and the space you have available. If you have limited space dumbbells, skipping ropes and resistance bands are great to purchase as staple pieces that can be packed away and stored in a cupboard after your workout. Using these outside with your motivational music blasting through your headphones is another way to make the most of the space you have, especially if the sun's shining. If you are lucky enough to have a room or a larger area designated to your home gym then larger, more permanent equipment such as exercise bikes, treadmills and free weight benches can be purchased and placed perfectly ready for you to use.
We all know that exercise improves our health and makes us feel great, that doesn't mean we don't sometimes need a little push in the right direction to get our workout started. Spending time making your new home gym appealing and motivating rather than just throwing some equipment into an empty room will ensure that your efforts were not futile- You'll be more likely to spend time in the space that you've carefully created. Large mirrors will not only make the space look bigger but are ideal for making sure you've got your technique down. You could even invest in a sound system or a high quality wireless speaker, this will also make you more likely to kick start your evening exercise with a smile on your face.
Now you know that ANY house can include a personalised home gym, what's stopping you from taking the plunge. You'll save money and time whilst get healthier and achieving all you fitness goals.