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How to set up a home gym

It’s definitely possible to get fit at home (even if you’re on a budget). All you need is a healthy dose of motivation and some creative thinking when it comes to creating your workout space.

Here are 5 tips on how to successfully set up your very own home gym

Make the space your own

Look for a suitable area to set up your workout zone. If you do not have a dedicated room or section for your workout area, look for a spot that has enough surface space for your basic movements that involve a workout mat or jump rope.

Motivation station

To make your space work for you, you have to remain motivated. Take ownership of the area and pin up some visual reminders or motivational photos that will keep you on track.

Set a budget and compare pricing

Decide how much you’re willing to spend to get started and give thought to what you want to build up. Do a quick price check and see who gives you the best value for money, or if they have any specials going.

Go for quality

We’re all price-conscious but don’t skimp out on saving a few bucks only to have stuff break later. Invest in solid cast-iron weights rather than soft-touch plastic coated ones as they’ll be more durable.

Align equipment to your goals

Consider the style of exercise you prefer as you’re more likely to keep working out if you enjoy it. If you enjoy HIIT workouts or Tabata-style bodyweight moves, there is no need to invest in steps and benches upfront.

 

 

Author: Logan Leigh Rix

Logan blends her passion and profession by working as a digital and social media marketer and content creator in the fitness, health and wellness industry. She’s also a former Face of Fitness finalist and Fitness Magazine featured athlete.

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