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Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to get a gym membership to stay healthy or make strides towards getting a perfect beach body. You can make a functional gym right at home. Here are some tips that can help you get a good head start for a gym you can be proud of.
Find the Ideal Space
Not just any room will do for an at-home gym. Before you start your workout regime, make sure the space you choose in your home is large enough to accommodate it. It should be spacious enough for a yoga mat for your core exercises, weights, and various machines.
The space you need depends on how much room you have and the workouts you do. For example, you may need more space for Pilates or a HIIT workout. Also, you may need to have a cabinet or a rack for heavy lifting equipment.
Get Basic Equipment First
While purchasing a treadmill can be tempting for a home gym, you may not have the space for it. Start by first purchasing affordable and smaller pieces – such as kettlebells, resistance bands for stretching, and a yoga mat.
At this point, your aim should be to maximize the space you have with equipment that doesn’t take up much space. Once you are used to working out in the space, you can invest in a renovation to expand your home gym.
Organize Your Home Gym
If you dedicate an entire room for a home gym, you should take measures to organize your equipment, which will help when you are doing circuit training.
Build a set of heavy-duty shelves or racks for large pieces and keep smaller ones under your bed or your garage. You can also use your garage to store large equipment. However, keep in mind you will have to take the equipment out each time you work out.
A DIY job can end up costing you more than a simple gym membership. To keep within a budget, get in touch with Arete’ Renovators for your gym remodeling needs. We have been in business for almost two decades and know what it takes to create a home gym that can last for years. We work with the best products and industry leaders to provide general contracting services you can rely on in Streeterville, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, River North, Gold Coast, Old town, and Roscoe Village. Get in touch with us for a quote today.