Framing up your own home gym fitness is wonderful, but can be hard if you don’t plan well. Give the timeto review these five naturalmistakesthat people makeor do not thinkabout when framing up a home gym. Learningfrom other people’s errors is one of the great steps to learning what not to do.
I’ve heard so many horror stories from people about trying to set up a home fitness gym, but it going awry because they did not properly plan their home gym out. Learning from their mistakes before you make your own is priceless. Below is a list of the top five most common errors people make when building home fitness gyms and how you can rectify them.
- Don’t measure once, measure twice. After you have selected where you are going to build your gym, map out the area by measuring it at least two times. And don’t forget to measure the height to the ceiling, especially if you are building a home gym in a basement. I’ve heard several stories of people purchasing machines that are too big for their space and especially too tall.
- Don’t forget the basics. Expensive multi gyms are great to have, but so many people forget the basics that are essential for any home gym. Dumbbells are important to work the stabilizer muscles that gym machines don’t. Resistance bands are great to have along with a yoga mat for stretching at the end of a workout.
- Cardio or no cardio? It is important to think in advance what kind of gym you want. Are you looking to lose weight or build muscle? Cardio machines tend to be larger than other machines, so if losing weight isn’t top of your priority you may want to skip the treadmill or elliptical.
- Be careful. Setting up your own gym at home is fun and exciting, but it is up to you to take care of yourself. While at the gym there are trainers and other employees to give your assistance and plan your workout, you are in charge of your fitness future in your own gym. If you are nervous about that, you can always hire a consultant or a freelance trainer to come and show you how to best use your equipment.
- Don’t forget the tunes. Now that you have your very own space for a gym, you should set some speakers up to play whatever music you want. I know music motivates me a lot while working out, but my headphones would always get in the way at the gym. It was great when I set up my home gym and was able to queue up the music I want without worrying about wires.
The main point is to pick music that motivates you to keep going. Working out at home can become boring because you may miss the camaraderie of fellow workout buddies from the gym. Do not get discouraged. You get to create your own workout environment, so have fun and get creative when setting up your gym.
With these tips, you should be well on your way to a fitter and healthier you. Good luck!