Fed up of traveling to the gym after long working hours? No worries! We have a
solution for you and that is the Home Gym.
The home gym is usually considered a mini gym that you can set up at your home
inside a spare bedroom or in the garage. Considering various benefits of a home
gym most of you might want to design a gym at your home. To help you in
designing your home gym, we have come up with some Do’s and Don’ts that need
to be considered
Do’s While Designing Home Gym
Plan the space
Before designing your home gym, you must plan out what you need to include in
your gym. You must initially assess the space that is already available in the
room and how much space will you need for your equipment. Once you figure
out your gyming goal be it to do cardio exercises, build muscles or endurance, etc.
it will be easy to plan the equipment that you will need and also whether space is
sufficient for the home gym or not.
Select suitable flooring
Flooring is considered as one of the important part while renovating or
decorating the house. So, similarly the same is considered while designing a
home gym. The flooring designed for the gyms are a bit costly, but they are worth
the money as they provide protection and comfort during the workout. Cork
flooring is also a good choice if you prefer normal workouts without lifting heavy
weights, as it is antimicrobial, durable, and comfortable to move around. But if
you are using these floorings then you must ensure, not to drop the
heavyweights on the floor frequently
Plan the storage space
After deciding what equipment you are going to use in the gym, plan the place
where you can store the equipment when not in use. Plan, whether you need a
bench to relax after the workout or you, are fine to rest yourself on the floor.
Planning the storage space will help you to keep all the things organized and
save your time in finding the things. Proper storage management will help you
focus more on your workout.
Select good quality equipment
Once you have planned what gym equipment you need to buy to reach your
fitness goal, so now the next step is to think about where you can get these
equipment. If you are looking for durable and good quality equipment then you
should always opt for branded ones, as the reputed brands ensure that the
quality of their products are maintained and can be used for a long time. And if
you want to use the equipment for a short period then you can opt for equipment
from local manufacturers
Don’ts While Designing Home Gym
Avoid bright lights
Lighting can make a huge difference in the room. While installing lighting in your
home gym, ensure that you install dim lights on the ceilings, so that you can
comfortably perform exercises lying on your back. You can also opt for wall
scones to give a classy look to your home gym and also to prevent the bright light
coming on your face during a workout
Avoid buying used equipment
You might come across various people who might claim to be fitness experts and
would try to sell the used equipment. These types of people claim that the
equipment is of good quality and can be used for a long, but these equipment
might lack build quality. Some people, also polish the used equipment to make
them look new. It is always advised to invest money in good quality products and
be aware of the fraudulent, and cheap quality equipment.
Avoid working alone if you are a beginner
If you are not aware of the gym equipment and working out for the first time,
then you should hire a personal trainer for few days. Your trainer will introduce
you to different gym equipment and also tell you the correct way to use it like
what should be the posture, how to breathe during the exercises, and many more.
Hiring a personal trainer will help you to reach your fitness goals quickly and
Don’t rush the designing process
You might be excited to start a workout in your home gym during its designing
phases and might want to rush the process. This mistake is mostly done by all of
us when we are more excited about doing certain things. It is advised that you
keep a check on minor details during the designing phase to avoid any mistakes
and save your hard-earned money in the long run.
While designing a home gym, few factors need to be considered to ensure safety
and comfort during workouts. I hope this article has given you some ideas for
building your home gym.
If you know any other factors that need to be considered or avoided during
designing a gym, then do share them with the readers in the comment section