9 Home Gym Ideas to get you started on your next home gym project
You’ve decided to undertake a new home design project: building a home gym. Congratulations. You’ve made all the important considerations and want to get started. Here are some of our favourite tips and home gym ideas for your next project – no matter your budget.
1. Consider a treadmill nook - you don’t need a lot of space to fit one and you can utilize space that might normally just be left unused.
2. Try a hybrid workspace – no room for a dedicated home gym? Combine your home office or bedroom with a small workout area to repurpose a space where you are unlikely to get in the way of other things.
3. Make quadrants within your home workout space. Have a stretching/yoga corner, a machine or cardio corner, a free weight corner and a HIIT area.
4. Repurpose a bar cart for a mobile free weight rack that can move with you.
5. Install mirrors on the wall so you can check your form and make sure you aren’t injuring yourself when you work out in your home gym.
6. Mount on walls, if possible, to save space. Building racks and shelving help you to keep the floor clear so your home workout is undisturbed by clutter.
7. Leave room for fun – incorporating activities like hopscotch, ping pong, Bocce Ball, or bowling, are great ways to do something physical, while having fun. And it won’t feel like a home workout.
8. As you build your gym, add a wall organizer to keep track of your progress or a chalkboard wall to write out your routine to help you stay motivated.
9. Store equipment and accessories in an outdoor shed if your home gym happens to be in your backyard, to protect it from the elements.
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