Many of us are finding it harder and harder to find the time to get in shape. Since the pandemic commenced, many have found we have eaten more and exercised less, and have not been motivated to go to the gym. We also may be working long hours, taking care of our children full-time, or have other responsibilities that make it hard for us to go outside and exercise.
What home equipment you must have for your garage gym? How much will it cost you? What else should I consider in my home gym? These are the questions that people often ask when they want to build home fitness space without spending all their hard-earned money.
Luckily, home gyms are becoming more popular because they can be created with limited space in an area like a garage! This blog post will show you how to create your own home gym on a budget so you can get your fitness goals back on track.
Buy Used Gym Equipment
Working out is something many people try but give up on. For this reason, you’ll find an abundance of great quality gym equipment for sale second hand. You can find home gym equipment on Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, Craigslist, eBay, or other sales sites that may be in your area. For electronic items such as treadmills, you’ll want to ensure they are in good working order before you commit to the purchase.
Make the Most of Limited Space
Many of us believe we don’t have enough space to create a great home gym at home. The good news is, modern equipment can often be designed in a way that it’s easily packed away to save space while not in use.
You don’t have to spend a fortune creating the home gym of your dreams in your garage and leave your car outside. In fact, all you need is a little space and a small amount of money for things like home gym equipment and home gym accessories.
Use Your Own Body Weight
Weights can be expensive and take up space in your garage, one of the best weights equipment you could ever need is your bodyweight. Cleverly designed exercise equipment will make the most of your own body weight as part of the exercise.
One of the best home gym equipment choices is a home pull up bar. Home pushup bars are also very useful for getting your upper body toned and sculpted with ease. You can work out just about every part of your body using home exercise equipment that uses only the weight of your own body as resistance.
Make Your Floor Space Comfortable
If your garage looks terrible, with an oil-stained floor you should think about using carpet tiles as flooring. Professional gyms will often use rubber flooring which are great options however it can be far more expensive than carpet tiles. There are many different types of carpet tile available so you can find a color that matches the rest of your home decorating theme.
Popular Home Gym Equipment to Consider
The gym equipment you choose to purchase will depend on the style of workout you prefer however some essential home gym equipment is common. Barbell and weights, bench press with weight plates, dumbbells, kettle bells, bell bars, pull up bar, doorway chin up bars, sit up benches or ab crunch machines are all very popular.
If you are unsure what equipment suits you best, try a commercial gym first so you can experiment with many different options to help you decide what you prefer.
Make Your Garage Gym Enjoyable
Working out in your garage gym can be a lonely place so make it enjoyable. Add some music speakers to your home gym and connect with the world through internet radio or download your favorite play list to listen too during your workout.
If you prefer, invest in a pair of noise cancelling headphones so you won’t be disturbed by sound while the neighbors won’t be annoyed by your music. You should also decorate your space with motivational posters or artwork.
When home gyms first started becoming popular, they were only for people with a lot of money. Nowadays, home gyms are more affordable than ever. If you want to create your own home gym in your garage on a budget, we trust you found these tips helpful.
With 2021 quickly coming to an end, we trust these tips help you return to work in the new year, feeling like your best self!