Tips To Designing Your Own Home Gym
There is nothing better than a home gym; it gives you more motivation as it’s so convenient, it’s private so there’s no feeling of judgement and best of all its cost effective as you can hire all the latest equipment. In order to make a good and effective home gym then you need to make sure you effectively plan and design it, there are a few things to consider in doing this.
A crucial error when first making your own gym is not leaving enough space for extra equipment, as you exercise more you may want to take on more challenges in terms of equipment so it’s important that you leave enough space to fit more in and move things around. It’s also suggested that your home gym should have a ceiling height of at least 7ft to ensure none of the larger equipment damages the ceiling.
The idea of exercise is to work hard and sweat, since home gyms tend to be a bit smaller than actual gyms meaning it’s going to be very hot and sweaty so we can’t stress this enough, your gym needs to be very well ventilated! Make sure you have several windows and fans dotted around the gym in order to keep cool.
You’re electric sockets need to be well placed throughout the gym, as having tons of extension cables isn’t ideal. Also make sure that you have plenty of sockets as you have entertainment, equipment and fans to think about.
Lights produce Halogen, which helps improve your training significantly. Good lighting is essential as it can also affect your mood and desire to exercise.
Gym mirrors are essential to getting the best out of your exercise routine as they improve your technique. It’s easier to correct something you are doing wrong by looking in a mirror, not only does it do that it also gives you more motivation to get rid of any unwanted fat.
Your choice of floor is more critical than it may seem, tiles and hardwood flooring is suggest as they are low maintenance and tend not to be damaged as easy as alternatives. Carpet tiles are another quite popular choice as if they get damaged you don’t need to replace the entire floor. It’s also a good idea that around certain equipment such as dumbbells to put rubber mats, dropping a dumbbell after exercising will damage regular floor, rubber mats will absorb some of that impact.
Get a TV and Sound System in your gym, working out with just the noise of machinery is boring, very boring. Having a TV to watch will make time pass much quicker and motivate you more when you’re working out, the same can be said for a sound system, music motivates you to exercise faster giving you a better work out.
Oh of course, we almost forgot equipment! What would a gym be without equipment? This is completely up to what you believe you would benefit from, exercise bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, dumbbells, barbells. The best thing is you can hire all the latest equipment so your home gym can stay up to date alongside the leaders in the industry. Remember this is your home gym, you don’t have to exercise on equipment that you don’t want to just because the machine you want to go on is being used.
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