We don’t want to mention the ‘you-know-what-virus’ that has caused so much havoc around the globe over the past few years. It was impossible to avoid and to be honest, everyone is sick of hearing about it at some point.
Ways To Create An Effective Workout Space At Home
However, we do need to mention the ‘you-know-what-virus’ today, as we’re talking about home gyms. As gyms around the world closed their doors in 2020, fitness fanatics everywhere had to find somewhere else to get their pump on, for most of us, this space has been at our homes as we’ve bought our own equipment to work out at home.
But, as many of our home gyms were hastily thrown together so that we wouldn’t lose our progress, after two years of working out in that corner of your living room, we have to say our home gyms aren’t all ideal spaces to work out in. So today, we’ll be giving you some tips for how you can create an effective workout space in your home!
Set Aside A Dedicated Space For Exercise
The first thing you should do when setting up a workout space in your home is to set aside a space for you to exercise in, having all your equipment in one area will avoid your home looking cluttered, and having a clear space dedicated to working out, you won’t have any safety or trip issues.
If you’re limited on space, you should think about how much space you need for what you want to do. If you’re just doing yoga and aerobics you’ll only need a space big enough for you to comfortably do that. But if you want to lift heavy weights or have cardio machines, you’ll want to have enough space for all of those extra bits.
As a bonus tip, you should cover the floor in your workout zone with some yoga/exercise mats so that your workout space is safe, comfortable, and easily identifiable.
Secure Your Privacy In Your Space
Working out can be a very personal activity, you’re putting work into your body and your appearance after all, so how could it not be personal? One thing that throws off people used to working out in a public gym is the privacy issue.
Gyms are often sectioned off and hard to see into, whereas if you’re working out at home, it’s likely passers-by can see you by looking through your windows.
You can luckily avoid peeping Toms throwing you off your game though, by shading your windows you’ll be able to block passers-by from peering in whilst you’re doing cardio. Whether it’s putting a roller blind on a window or covering up patio doors with a set of bifold door blinds, securing your privacy will make you feel more comfortable working out at home.
Know What Equipment You Need
When you’re at a public gym, you have pretty much any piece of equipment that you could possibly need at your disposal, which is why so many people opt to work out in gyms. But at home, you need to buy all the equipment yourself if you want to use it.
So, before setting up your home gym, think about what equipment you actually need. Sure it would be nice to have weight machines, but if you’re only lifting dumbbells and doing cardio, you won’t need a large and expensive weight machine. Just figure out what you really need, how much space it will take up, and stick to what you have!