Are you tired of the same old gym routine? Maybe you don’t have time to go to the gym, or you just don’t like it. Well, have no fear! You can set up your own home gym and get in shape without ever leaving your house. And I’m not talking about a few dusty weights and a treadmill crammed into the corner of your living room. I’m talking about a real home gym that you actually want to use.
Moving your body is so important to your overall health and a home gym can be a great place to start. It’s also an popular option for seasoned athletes looking to free up time and have access to a dedicated exercise space whenever they need.
No matter what your fitness goals are, creating a home gym doesn’t have to break the bank or take a tonne of time.
Here’s how to do it.
Setup The Space Around Your Fitness Goals
When you first start working from home, it’s important to take some time to think about what type of exercise you want to do and how often. What type of exercise do you enjoy? This can help guide how much space you’ll need and what type of equipment you’ll use most.
For example, if you enjoy running and your goal is to run a marathon, a treadmill would make sense. Or if you want to build muscle, find out what weights you need. You should also consider if the area you have lends itself to the space you need for the movements. A tiny office will make it hard to fit in a smith machine!
But don’t let these logistics stop you from getting started – even a small space can be used for a great workout. Just get creative and be sure to set up your home gym in a way that works best for you.
Find A Place To Set Up
How you set up your home gym space will be based on the types of exercises you want to do and the amount of equipment you have. You can use a guest bedroom, the garage or even the basement to create a makeshift gym. If you don’t have a lot of equipment, your backyard, driveway or even a small corner in the living room could suffice.
Keep in mind that you might need to place a mat or foam tiles down to protect your floors (and your joints) depending on the exercises you want to do. Ultimately, figure out what works best for you and go for it! Creating a designated home gym space can help increase your motivation to work out and help you get into better shape.
Find Out What Exercises You Want To Do
Choosing the right equipment centres around figuring out what exercises you want to do. If you want to improve your fitness, cardio equipment such as an exercise bike or rowing machine. If building strength is more your goal then you’ll need weights and bars, benches or a strength rack that can help you get your pump going with some curls and lifts.
Whatever sort of exercise you want to do – and anything you can imagine yourself doing long-term – will determine what equipment you’ll require in the beginning.
When it comes to exercise, whilst consistency is important, so is variety. Setting up your workouts with a combination of cardio and strength training exercises can help to keep you motivated, improve your fitness and help to prevent injury.
Here’s a list of home gym essentials we recommend to get started:
- Resistance bands (light, medium, heavy)
- Dumbells and Kettlebells
- Medicine Ball
- Step or Bench (something to elevate you).
- Skipping rope
- Yoga mat or foam padding
Once you hone in on your goals, the right exercises and equipment will help you reach them. These are the focus areas.
- Power & Sqaut Rack
- Weights & Bars (dumbells, medicine balls, kettle bells, olympic weights)
There are also a number of functional training exercises you can do with weight vests, ropes boxes, swiss balls and bodyweight movements that offer a practical strength with little equipment necessary.
Commercial Adjustable Bench$399.00
Wooden Jerk Blocks Set$899.00
Body-Solid Seated Leg Extension & Supine Curl (GLCE365)$899.00
120kg Commercial Half Rack Package$1,585.00
Additional Items For Your Home Gym
In addition to the traditional equipment, there are a few items you’ll want to have handy to make your workouts smoother. A fan or air conditioning will help keep you cool, a towel to wipe away the sweat (good hygiene shouldn’t stop at home), a mirror to see your progress and technique and a whiteboard to write down workouts instead of reading from your phone. Adding a storage system will also help keep your space tidy and ready every time you come back.
Setup A Home Gym With Redfit Today
Looking for a gym equipment specialist to help set up your home gym? Look no further than Redfit!
We have a wide range of cardio equipment including treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes and rowers as well as high-quality weight benches and heaps more. We offer our gym equipment for sale or hire, so you can tailor it to your style of working out. Whatever it is you need to build your dream home workout space, we can help.
Our team is always on hand to help you get started — or to give you advice if you want to change up your routine.