A home gym can take on many different forms, depending primarily on your space, budget, and individual fitness goals. With that in mind, any home-based workout space should at least contain some gear that covers both resistance training and cardio training.
· Weightlifting & Strength Training
· Weight Benches
· Resistance Bands
· Free Weights & Dumbbells
· Exercise Bikes
· Rowing & Specialty Machines
· Skipping Ropes
Should I build a home gym or get a gym membership?
When it comes to home gyms versus commercial gyms, both options have a range of advantages and disadvantages, with the choice ultimately coming down to your own personal needs and preferences. Home gyms are getting increasingly popular, as using your own exercise equipment at home can be more convenient than traveling to a gym. In terms of cost, while building a home gym may be initially more expensive than a gym membership, working out at home would typically cost you much less over time.
What’s the best home gym layout?
The first step when determining your home gym layout is to choose the right room. Ideally, choose the largest space possible, but anything from a spare bedroom, to a basement, to a garage should suffice. Next, ensure you’re choosing the right gear for both your workout space and your own personal workout goals. While smaller exercise accessories like yoga mats, resistance bands and kettlebells don’t require much room, an elliptical machine or squat rack certainly are quite large, and also need proper airflow and ventilation. When it comes to the construction features of your workout space, proper flooring material is key. Ideally, your home gym should have dedicated gym flooring for exercising on, with the most common materials being foam, vinyl and rubber.