When you are designing a home gym it can be challenging due to many factors. These include the type and size of the gym, equipment used, the environment, your budget, along with additional services that can make a good gym.
Reasons For A Home Gym
Anyone wants to use their time wisely and get as much out of life as possible. Having a home gym can help save both time and money. When you have a home gym, this means less time traveling to the gym before or after work along with battling the crowd at the gym as well.
Having a personal space to workout allows more concentration which means a better workout. This as opposed to having to wait on machines or weights when at a public gym.
Concerning the price of a home gym, this will pay for its self in the long term when compared to using a public gym. The basic equipment needed to make a good home gym would be around $ 3,000 give or take when shipping & handling is added. This is with weights and other added equipment that many may not use, so the price could be much less depending on what is needed.
Since the average gym membership is around $20-$30 a month, $3,000 is the equivalent to a little more than 8 years at a gym. If you’re serious about your workouts and go to the gym regularly, having a home gym may be the best option in the long term.
Factors to look at
Space & Location
- It will determine the type of equipment you are able to use.
- Is a factor on the type of training you can do.
- Should be comfortable and safely laid out.
- It will determine the type of gym you are able to use
- The main factor is the total space available.
- Equipment may be too large for the area, but other exercises can be used as substitutes.
The environment of a gym plays a important role when starting a gym and the following things should be looked at.
Size of Room
- Equipment Needed
- Exercises performed
Lighting & Color
- Quality lighting for proper exercise form
- Bright colors for motivation
- Windows and mirrors
- Important for proper oxygen
- Use Floor fan
- Open windows
- Keep track of current goals
- Weights being used
- Aerobic Training
The flooring that is used or available is important for the following reasons.
- Proper flooring will decrease the damage seen to both the floor and equipment.
- A hard concrete based floor is advised.
- Padding is important in order to help absorb any shock from weights being dropped.
The budget or funds that you have is a key factor when starting a home gym for many different reasons. Some of these include:
- Will determine the type of equipment used
- Can determine the type of gym one is able to build
- Will determine the quality of equipment used
Although the above factors are true concerning the equipment used, quality, durability, as well as guarantee of any equipment should be considered. Purchasing lower quality used equipment may be an option if you don’t have the funds available, then you may be able to get the better equipment later on.