The new year is still a few days away, but it’s not too early to start thinking about those resolutions. Getting in shape is on top of many to-do lists, especially after enjoying all of that rich holiday food. And what better way to achieve this goal than by having your own home gym?

First, ask yourself if a home gym is the right choice for you. Don’t spend your time and money on a space that you’ll rarely use. Carefully assess your ability to dedicate the time to working out, especially with all of your distractions at home. If group fitness motivates you, it may be better to join a gym or take classes. On the other hand, a home gym offers convenience, quiet, and comfort for all fitness levels — especially beginners. It is truly a judgment-free zone.

Read on to find out how to plan and personalize your home gym to perfectly suit your needs.

Steps To Building Your Own Home Gym

Figure Out a Budget

How much you can spend dictates the updates you’ll make to your space, as well as the equipment you’ll purchase. If your budget is limited, forgo extras like large mirrors and commercial grade flooring. You can also save money by buying used equipment. Generally, you can furnish an entire home gym for $2,000 or less.

Your gym will constantly improve and evolve, so don’t sweat it if it’s not the gym of your dreams just yet.

Find the Ideal Room

When it comes to choosing your fitness room, you have two choices:

  1. Select the room that best suits your workout needs and preferences. For example, a smaller room works just fine if you just need a couple of machines. But if you need to spread out, choose something with as much space as possible.
  2. Convert an infrequently used room — such as a basement, garage, or guest room — into a home gym.

Once you’ve chosen your room, it’s time to add in all the little extras to transform it into a fitness haven.

Create Your Space

There are many special touches that take a home gym from basic to professional. Here are a few ideas:

  • Bring in light by painting walls, installing windows or recessed lighting, or adding lamps.
  • Install commercial-grade flooring to protect your body and save you money in the long run.
  • Hang a giant mirror to ensure proper form during your workouts.
  • Add a TV and powerful fans for your personal comfort.

Add Equipment

All that remains now is purchasing the proper machines and equipment. Do your research and find out exactly what you’ll need to achieve your desired results. Depending on your individual needs, you may choose from the following items:

  • Free weights
  • Barbell and plates
  • Rack and bench
  • Punchbag
  • Yoga mat
  • Spin bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical machine
  • Foam roller
  • Resistance band
  • Stability ball
  • Aerobic step

In no time, you’ll be sweating off those extra pounds in your very own fitness oasis!

Need Help Setting Up Your Gym?

In addition to providing stress-free moves, you can also call Ameritex Movers to deliver and set up heavy items like workout equipment. Our professional crews are familiar with all area neighborhoods. And no need to worry about your pricey exercise gear — you can trust our movers to utilize the safest, most efficient methods for moving your equipment.

For more information, call Ameritex at 713.484.6683.