5 Best Ideas for Your Home Gym

Due to the global pandemic, our health is more important than ever. People had to move the “gym” to their home. At the same time, some desire that the gyms open again, for others working out at home has become the ideal and even enjoy doing it!

Of course, a gym offers many advantages, but you can continue to do your workouts more efficiently with a mini home gym. Therefore, the decision to set up a fitness room at home is not a difficult choice for many people, especially in these times.

And are you still planning to set up such a gym but have no idea how to start? We have developed five concepts to inspire you so that you can get started right away. And do you need specific advice for the space in your house? Our franchise, Fitwinkels, is happy to help you!

1. The Bedroom

If you’re short on space, your bedroom may be the best place for your fitness equipment. Although it is not a place that can be fully used for your exercises, you can still do your workouts at home every day.

Advantages

  • Your equipment is always nearby, so you can quickly do some workouts.
  • A TV in the bedroom could distract you while you’re exercising. Just make sure your cardio equipment is right in front of your TV.
  • You can entirely focus on your workouts and because your equipment is in your bedroom, they are not visible when you have visitors, for example.

Tips for Devices

  • If necessary, place cardio equipment near an electrical outlet. Go for compact home fitness equipment that fits in small spaces such as an exercise bike, folding treadmill, rowing machine or small cross-trainer.
  • Yoga mat for stretching exercises and yoga sessions.
  • Also consider purchasing accessories such as fitness balls, resistance bands, and dumbbells. It gives you a wide selection of fitness alternatives that don’t require any space and are easy to keep under your bed or in your closet.
  • If you have a little more space at your disposal, you can add another functional rack to your setup for even more options and storage space.

Finally

  • If noise is a problem, go for a low-noise cardio machine or cross-trainer.
  • Don’t hang clothes over your equipment, because if you have to take your clothes off the treadmill first, you won’t want to do a workout anymore!

2. The Basement

In some basements, you will see fitness equipment just next to the billiard table; other basements have complete rooms specially equipped for fitness. Basements are ideally suited for weight training because of the solid floors and walls.

With a home gym in the basement, you have an unbeatable space that is perfect for demanding workouts and at the same time, you have more comfort than, for example, in a garage.

Advantages

  • You can transform a basement into your gym for multiple and more extensive equipments for more workouts.
  • It is often a bit colder in basements, which can be pleasant during heavy training sessions.
  • Basements often have a solid concrete floor for the heavier home gym equipment.

Tips for Devices

  • One or two cardio machines. Consider a treadmill and rowing machine or stationary bike.
  • Weight training equipment such as a power station, fitness bench, kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells.
  • Other accessories such as fitness balls, an exercise mat and a foam roller.

Finally

An extra floor in your fitness basement can offer a solution if you have heavy equipment for your workouts. You can buy a rubber floor online or at some hardware stores or hardware stores. Rubber tiles measuring 50 by 50 cm are available in different thicknesses and are easy to install.

3. The Living Room

If you’re short on space, your living room may be the best place for your home fitness equipment. The bedroom is not a place that is entirely available for your exercises, but you can still do your regular workouts every day.

Consider the following suggestions when you are planning to create the gym at home in your living space.

Advantages

  • In your living room, you usually have a TV and you can play music for distraction during your workouts.
  • Your equipment is always nearby, so you can quickly do a workout.

Tips for Devices

  • A cardio machine. Consider a foldable treadmill, exercise bike, or rowing machine that can be easily moved when not in use.
  • Equipment for strength exercises such as kettlebells and dumbbells that are easy to store and an exercise mat for stretching exercises and yoga.

Finally

  • Find beautiful equipment that matches your decor. The IC5 Indoor Cycle or Row HX Trainer is beautiful cardio equipment that you can proudly show to your visitors.
  • If noise is a problem, go for a low-noise cardio machine or cross-trainer.

4. The Garage

The garage is ideal for strength, functional and bodyweight training. You can make a home gym to seriously train your muscles with heavy weights without risking damage to your house.

A garage can be big enough to set up your impressive gym. Create your own space where you can exercise motivation with music, beautiful lighting and whatever you think of.

Advantages

  • Perfect for strength training and functional workouts where you need space.
  • Train focused in a separate room, without distractions.
  • Because you now have more space, you can add more and more equipment and slowly expand your home gym.

Tips for Devices

  • One or two cardio machines
  • A half rack of Smith Machine
  • Dumbbells
  • Dumbbell or fitness bench
  • Barbell bars and weights

Finally

An extra floor in your fitness garage can offer a solution if you have heavy equipment for your workouts. You can buy a rubber floor online or at some hardware stores or hardware stores. Rubber tiles measuring 50 by 50 cm are available in different thicknesses and are easy to install.

5. The Loft

Probably not many people will go for this option, but if you live in a loft that could use a sporty upgrade, this might be for you. Are you looking to create your gym in your home?

Then your loft is a stylish place to train with focus and do your daily workouts. The fitness room is part of your living space, where you have access to your TV and music to get the most out of your workouts.

Advantages

  • In your living room, you usually have a TV and you can play music for distraction during your workouts.
  • Your equipment is always nearby, so you can quickly do a workout.

Tips for Devices

  • Various cardio equipment, depending on the space. Create a varied arrangement of mechanical and electrically powered devices, such as a treadmill and an exercise bike or rowing machine, for more variety in your workouts.
  • Keep things organized by storing strength training gear like kettlebells and dumbbells in a functional fitness rack that also offers more workout options at the same time. With a CMDAP, you train muscle groups that need extra attention and the device offers multifunctional options.

Finally

  • Find beautiful equipment that matches your decor. The IC5 Indoor Cycle or Row HX Trainer is beautiful cardio equipment that you can proudly show during your visit.
  • If noise is a problem, go for a low-noise cardio machine.

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