If you are one of those who does not go to the gym now because it is too cold, now because it is sunny, now because it is raining or because it is going to get traffic, then it is time to invest in a gym at home.
Having a space to practice exercises in the comfort of your own residence saves your money, your time and frees you from all the ragged excuses that you are giving for not going to training.
But it's good to warn that the gym at home is no miracle and it's not just because it's there across the aisle that you're going to drop the TV and start running on the treadmill. So it's good to be aware of this decision to avoid spending around the clock, after all, setting up a home gym can be financially advantageous for anyone who's really determined to keep up with an exercise routine, but if you still waver in that idea, you'd better reconsider.
Anyway, we've selected some key tips to help you in this process of setting up your own academy. Check out:
What are your goals?
That's the most important question you should answer before you start setting up the mini gym. The purpose of the training is directly related to the types of equipment and accessories that you will need to buy. So first define if the goal is to lose weight, strengthen muscles, etc.
It is also recommended to have the support of a personal trainer able to evaluate their physical conditions and to elaborate a training according to their needs and objectives.
Where to set up the gym at home?
The answer seems obvious, of course the gym will be set up indoors, but where specifically? The best place is the one with ventilation and abundant lighting (let's talk about it in the next topic), but also in accordance with the routine of all the residents, after all you will not wrap the room and prevent your mother from seeing TV, for example.
The best options to set up the gym at home are the room itself, the balcony or some other unoccupied room that can be upgraded for this purpose, such as a maid's room, the dispensary or the garage, for example.
The minimum footage to set up a home gym ranges from 2.8 to 4.7 square feet. Less than that is impractical.
Illumination and ventilation in measure
Make sure the location where the mini gym is set up has natural lighting and adequate ventilation. This is important to ensure the quality of the workout. Therefore, the more windows are better, but if this is not possible reinforce the lighting with LED bulbs - which heat less - and ensure some fans to air the environment.
Home gym: decoration also counts
Leaving the beautiful gym is also important, after all this detail will have the power to motivate you to continue the training. The decor of the home gym can count on varied sports frames, plants that help purify the air, a blackboard to aid in marking the workouts, as well as shelves, hooks and supports that help to accommodate the training accessories and, of course, mirrors. They are critical to helping you maintain the correct posture. Prefer full-body mirrors that are capable of reflecting the full motion of the body.
Another important detail is the predominant color in the gym. The tip here is to opt for light and neutral colors on the walls so that the environment is not visually overloaded.
A lot of attention in choosing the floor, it should not be slippery and need to withstand impact. The best option is rubberized, vinyl or wood floors. But you can still lay those rubber mats on the floor and cover the whole floor with them, thus avoiding a makeover in the house.
To give that bit more at the time of training is cool to have a good soundtrack and cool videos. So consider investing in a TV and a good stereo.
Devices and equipment required
Once you've set goals, it's easier to know which equipment will be needed, but never lose sight of the space you have available. After all, it is important to keep areas free of circulation.
To get started, take note of some of the top equipment to have at a home gym:
- 1 bicycle or treadmill;
- 1 exercise mat;
- Weight pairs (1,2,4,6,8 and 10kg);
- 1 bench with different slope levels;
- 1 rope;
- 1 ball;
- 1 multifunctional station;
- Pair of 2,4,6 and 8 kg leggings
These accessories may vary depending on the type of workout you will do - aerobic or anaerobic. It is also important to emphasize that over time it will be necessary to replace or invest in new weight pairs capable of following the evolution of your training.
And then, ready to start your workout routine? Now you will not have any more excuses, eh? But before putting the mass in the dough, check out the selection of images of home gyms that we have separated. They will surprise and motivate you even more, because, let's face it, when it comes to physical exercise, motivation is never too much. Check out:
59 ideas and home gym projects for you to follow
Picture 1 - Gym in house with planned cabinet: right up to the TV and mini refrigerator.
Picture 2 - Here, the wall was fully clad with mirror.
Picture 3 - Training in front of the sea: light and ventilation guaranteed.
Picture 4 - Invest only in the indispensable equipments for your type of training.
Image 5 - The glass wall isolates the gym from the rest of the house, but does not hide it.
Picture 6 - Floor vinyl and bonsai to bring life to the gym at home.
Picture 7 - A ceiling with neat lighting.
Image 8 - The suggestion here is to coat the wall with a mirror and install a TV in the center.
Picture 9 - Curtains to leave the training more private.
Image 10 - Cozy and comfortable: as every home gym should be.
Picture 11 - The cupboard with sliding door hides all the equipment necessary for the training.
Picture 12 - Home gym with climbing wall.
Image 13 - Glass ceiling to contemplate the day out while the training takes place inside the house.
Picture 14 - Wood brings extra comfort to this home gym; note the range of mirror on the wall, the ideal measure for training.
Picture 15 - Home gym to see and be seen.
Image 16 - An academy for those who enjoy fighting.
Picture 17 - Gym at home and outdoors, very simple idea is not it?
Picture 18 - Already this one here is perfect for the yoga and pilates fans.
Image 19 - And when the training is over you already know, just take a dip in the pool to refresh.
Picture 20 - Gym in small house, but very well taken advantage of.
Picture 21 - Do you want better motivation for a workout than this view?
Image 22 - On one side, the mirror to aid the workout and the other, a geometric wall to make the gym at home more beautiful.
Picture 23 - It could be a room, but it's a gym.
Picture 24 - Gym with space to store the bikes.
Image 25 - The proposal here was to integrate the gym to the living room into a modern and jovial proposal.
Image 26 - Multifunctional equipment is a hand in the wheel in small spaces.
Picture 27 - In this house the training can happen inside and outside the gym.
Picture 28 - Family home size gym.
Picture 29 - How about selling the car and transforming the garage into a gym? Consider this possibility.
Picture 30 - Gym sharing space with the home office: work and train in the same place.
Picture 31 - Surrounded by mirrors.
Picture 32 - If your lifestyle has a gym in the middle of the room, okay, no problem.
Picture 33 - Look there another proposal of gym and home office together.
Image 34 - Windows on all sides to ensure light and ventilation.
Picture 35 - The academy of this house does not leave to be desired, but it is the elastic bed in the garden that catches most attention.
Picture 36 - A home gym like this should not be anything for the commercial academies.
Picture 37 - Who said that gym and TV room did not match? Just be careful not to spend more time in one place than in the other.
Picture 38 - Motivational training, right?
Image 39 - Bright and cheerful colors to give that spirit in training.
Image 40 - Do you have a large lot? How about building an annex next to the house to set up the academy?
Image 41 - The gym at home may be small, the important thing is to leave a space for movement between the equipment.
Image 42 - Is there an apparent concrete wall there?
Picture 43 - The trees that surround this gym at home make the environment cooler and comfortable.
Picture 44 - If only the gym is not enough for you, also provides a swimming pool in the house.
Picture 45 - Discreet, in the corner, but still present and, best, without looking like a white elephant in the room decor.
Picture 46 - Everything you need to stay fit in the comfort of your home.
Picture 47 - Rubber floor and bands on the floor to further enhance the academy look.
Image 48 - Slate and motivating pictures on the wall of the home gym.
Picture 49 - The discreet sliding glass door gently separates the room's gym.
Picture 50 - Vertical garden in the gym at home: a touch of green does no harm to anyone.
Image 51 - Here the plants are also featured.
Picture 52 - Who lives in apartment also has the right to a gym at home.
Picture 53 - It is worth to move house just to have a view like this, what do you think?
Picture 54 - Think of the many advantages you will have when setting up your own gym.
Picture 55 - Make a list with everything you need for your gym and go shopping.
Image 56 - What do you think of installing the gym in that renegade corner of the house? Maybe under the stairs or down the hall.
Image 57 - Bathing in the shower after the workout is priceless.
Image 58 - Square, rectangular, no matter what format of space you have available in your home, you can always set up a little corner for training.
Image 59 - Remember to always keep everything handy during practice.