Interested in building your own home gym, but are concerned about space? Building your home gym is an excellent idea for multiple reasons. For example, maybe you realized that you spend a lot of time on your commute to your local gym, or you do not feel comfortable working out in public gyms. Sometimes, home gyms can save a lot of money in the long run, because the home equipment can be much cheaper than a year worth of gym membership (and it lasts for a long time).
Here are some tips on how to build a home gym if you’ve got space constraints.
Choose the right exercise plan
Before going to an exercise equipment hunt, choose the home workout plan that suits your needs and workout goals. That way, you will know precisely what kind of equipment you will need, which will save you time and money when deciding which equipment you will need. For example, if you want to do yoga, buying dumbbells in various sizes will be a complete waste of your already limited space (and budget).
Shelves are life-savers
When you have a small apartment, storing a lot of equipment may cause a lot of clutter. The best solution is to think vertically. A lot of shelves and boxes will save you a lot of space.
Make it seem bigger
There are some tricks that you can use to make an illusion of a bigger space. For example, if your walls are dark, think about painting them in light colors to make the room brighter, which will make it seem much bigger than it really is. Another great trick is to put up a couple of mirrors in the workout area.
Do not be afraid to DIY
Sometimes you will not find the perfect furniture or equipment you need for your home gym. You can always build anything you need. For example, you do not need dumbbells and kettlebells if you have a couple of spare bottles; fill them up with water, and there you have the perfect dumbbell for your strength training. Experiment with different sizes of containers until you find the ideal weight and size.
Get creative and build shelves and hooks that will fit your equipment perfectly. Use every inch of your room that you can, and you will be able to fit practically anything in your tiny apartment.
No matter how small an apartment is, there is always some spare space to out workout equipment. If you are creative enough, you will be surprised at how many items you can store in boxes, or your newly built shelves and vertical storage area.
AUTHOR: NEMANJA MARINKOFF
Nemanja is the editor-in-chief at TheGearHunt and WalkJogRun. He’s a marketing expert, and he’s interested in all things related to basketball. He also loves marzipan, although his wife hates it. You can find him on Twitter.