We are so busy in our lives that we don’t find enough time for ourselves. Though many people find a way to eat healthy, most of them fail to incorporate workouts or exercises into their lifestyles since that takes extra time.
Many people try to find ways like getting a home gym so that they don’t have to go anywhere and they can workout in their free time. If you are one of them then do you know which equipment to choose? There are many options to choose from and at the same time they are confusing. You have weights, weight training machines, cardio equipment, etc. You may get confused on what to choose; so, here are few tips that can help you prepare your own home gym.
Will You Use This Equipment?
Before you purchase anything which you have never used before, it can be hard to succeed with it. This doesn’t mean that you cannot buy something you’ve never used; in fact, you should try new things but keep in mind that you should buy only those you are going to use. Do not buy those which you may not use. For example, you hate bike riding; then you should not waste your money and space for a stationary bike.
You can invest on things you will use. Check plenty of exercise videos to get some idea on these equipments before you buy them. You can also attend group fitness classes to get some idea.
Plan As Per Your Budget
We know but unfortunately, we have to plan as per the budget. You have to pay to buy all the required equipments. If you have small or tight budget then you need to choose the equipment wisely. These need not be expensive but should be of good quality. If you have enough money, you may want to spend on treadmill or elliptical trainer but if not, then you can go for exercise ball, dumbbells and resistance bands.
What Interests You More?
We usually plan based on other’s interest most of the time, don’t we? If your friend says that she jogged everyday and lost weight, then won’t you think of doing it too? She might have lost it because she loves jogging. All the exercises are good and none of them are perfect individually. You can achieve success if you love it because when you love doing something, you do it dedicatedly. If you workout hardly on what you like, you will definitely succeed in it.
Plan As Per The Space Available
This is a very important factor to remember while planning your own home gym. If you buy more number of equipments than required as per the space availability then you will end up stuffing them in your house. So, before even planning your budget you should check your house and plan where you can install your equipments. You need to plan what to place where and then start shopping. Not just the space on the floor but you also need to check the space heightwise. What if the elliptical trainer is taller than you expected.
Say No To The Quick Fix Gadgets
What are quick fix gadgets? These are the gadgets that promise to give you quick results. Suppose you want to lose weight then you will find many people promising that using a particular gadget will help you lose pounds in very less time. These people can promise anything to make you buy their products. Don’t fall in their trap. There is no such gadget and it takes lots of hardwork and patience to get good results. Moreover these gadgets work on one muscle group. Consider an ab gadget; it work only on your abs and you can’t use it for any other purpose or on any other muscle group. Don’t you think it’s waste of your money? Instead get an exercising ball which can be used for weight training, balance exercises and core work. Moreover an exercising ball is cheaper than the ab gadget. These quick fix gadgets are usually very expensive and their false claims and promises make many people buy them while these results can be achieved with few basic gadgets like an exercising ball, a set of dumbbells, etc.
If you think it looks easy to build a home gym but it actually takes a lot especially if you are a beginner. We suggest you get trained at least for few months at a gym so that you get clear adea about these equipments and then plan keeping the above plans in mind. It’s important to check your budget but more important is to check the space available. Understand which equipments are essential and then purchase; but above all stay motivated and utilize your home gym efficiently.