How To Build A Home Gym on a Budget
We live in a small house. I don’t have space for a dream home gym (or the budget), but, trust me, you don’t need a lot of space for your own home gym! I workout in a space that is 3.5 ft. x 6 ft. (yes, I measured it). All you need is a little creativity and you can build the perfect home gym for you!
5 Steps to Build a Home Gym on a Budget
#1: Find a space you can use to workout.
Again, it doesn’t need to be huge. A spare bedroom, an office, or even a back patio can be great spaces for exercise. But again, a small area (in my case, the living room) can double as your workout space too.
#2: Clear the space of clutter and distractions.
Remove all the gadgets and clutter that might call your attention away from your workout. If you’re using a DVD, or better yet, BeachBody on Demand, make sure your TV or computer are at a level that makes it easy to follow the routine.
#3: Stock your gym with the right equipment.
You don’t need a ton of equipment or bulky machines. Truth is, some of the best home workout equipment is quite small and inexpensive.
A good set of adjustable weights, a jump mat and/or a yoga mat, a foam roller and a set of resistance bands is all you need to start. And you don’t have to buy everything all at once. Start with a few pieces and gradually build up from there. Save even more money by putting them on your wish list for your birthday!
#4: Organize your space.
Once you’ve got everything, you’ll need to store it, especially if it’s a shared space (like me). If you can, dedicate a few shelves or bins to organize everything you need for your workouts. Get creative with ways you can store your fitness equipment. I found some nice wicker baskets that match the furniture and that’s where we keep most of the equipment.
#5: Use it!
Now that you’re all set up, make sure you put your home gym to good use! Just like a real gym, it won’t do you any good if you don’t use it.