​8 Tips for Building a Home Gym

​8 Tips for Building a Home Gym

11th Nov 2020

Working out at home is a perfect way to get fit. Plus, you won’t need to spend tones of time and money on visiting your local fitness center. Here, you’ll find well-tried ideas on how to build your own home gym. Keep reading!

The gym is life for many fitness fans. They can’t imagine themselves without regular workouts. Unfortunately, going to a fitness studio can be a hassle for some of us due to the busy working schedule. But if you really want to continue exercising and make it even more convenient, the solution may be right in your home! Why not design your own home gym with the right sports equipment?

Travel time will not be an issue anymore! And you’ll be able to squeeze in your sweat session whenever it fits into your schedule.

Your personalised gym and fitness equipment can be incorporated into any room, garage, or basement.

Are you eager to create a gym for the home? Here are the best ideas for you!

Create an Exercise Zone

If you have plenty of extra space at home, you may want to repurpose a room to create a convenient workout zone, or you can design a multi-purpose room. As we touched on above, the garage or basement can make a perfect place where you can accommodate your gym equipment.

When choosing the location, consider the average temperature in the room and the type of flooring so that it’ll be comfortable to exercise.

If the space in your healthy home is limited, you should pick workouts that don’t require lots of it, e.g., sit-ups, push-ups, squats, lunges, jump roping, etc., or you can buy some space-saving exercisers.

Gym Design

Gym design must be convenient so that you can move around freely. Therefore, once you have chosen a room, you need to declutter it to fit all the workout gear. It’s best to narrow down the things to only those you’ are going to use while exercising.

When you are designing, ensure you’ll have an open area for stretching and access to electrical outlets for some equipment. Also, it would be great if you can view the mirror or look out a window while working out.

The Right Gym Flooring and Lightening

You should pick up the right flooring, depending on where your gym is located: an upper or lower floor, garage, or basement. You may want to add rubber, vinyl, or foam flooring.

Speaking about lightening, lack of proper, bright light might discourage you from using your home gym. Think about what will work for you best: overhead lighting or floor lamps. Or if you prefer dimness, use window dressings or blinds.

Gym Equipment

It’s so tempting to buy all those expensive and promising equipment; however, costs can blow out of control. To prevent it, start with basic, multipurpose tools that every home gym should have.

● Resistance bands - for strength training and stretching

● A yoga mat - for yoga, stretching, or pilates

● Kettlebell - to add resistance to bodyweight exercises and for weight lifting

● A foam roller - for massaging tight muscles and stretching

● Dumbbells - for upper bodywork

● Medicine balls - for strength exercising.

If you need specific workouts, obviously, you should tailor the equipment to get the right results.

Gym Accessories

Once you decide on the equipment and tools, you should choose gym accessories, which will add an extra layer of convenience to your home gym.

Here is a list of what you may need:

● Towels

● Audio speakers

● TV or a computer

● Fan

● Heater

● Water cooler

● Storage items (shelves, cabinets, hooks, decorative bins)

Install Mirrors

Mirrors are an important part of your home gym. They aren’t just for admiring your six-pack or checking hair. You should use them to verify that your posture is perfect so that you maximise the benefits of the workout and prevent traumas. Besides, mirrors reflect light and make a room more spacious. If your home gym is small, mirrors will help you feel less cramped.

Add Motivation Into the Decoration

Incorporate motivational quotes and posters. They’ll not only boost your energy but also make your home gym more attractive. Pain walls in vibrant colours since they also have a stimulating effect. Lastly, attach a dry erase board to record your progress and achievements.

Fix a Calendar

It’s a good idea to hang up a wall calendar to keep track of how often you utilise your gym. This simple trick can motivate you to work out more. Let your family members know that this is your personal calendar so that they don’t make their notes in it.

If you are reading this post, you realise why the home gym is good for you. Now you know how to make it convenient, personalised, and hygienic, which is vital now, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have some well-tried ideas on how to create a home gym, share them with us in the comment section! We appreciate your experience!


Bio: Archie was a builder for more than 40 years. Mainly after his retirement the enthusiastic electrical works in garden and writes for a blog to keep himself occupied. His many years of experience can get you the right tool reviews whether it is a drill, welding machine or so. An impressive fact to note about him is that almost everything in his house is a representation of his skills made by his hands.