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Setting Up a Home Gym? What You Should Consider

Having fitness equipment in your home is a great way to keep your health top of mind and potentially save you money. Here are a few tips to consider to make sure you get the best out of your workouts and space at home.

 

Atmosphere
The right atmosphere can keep you motivated and inspired. No matter where you place your equipment, try to create an area that allows you to escape day-to-day distractions. A workout room can provide both a space for exercise and a place to recharge.

 

Lighting
Lighting can completely change the feel of a space. Try harsh or dim lighting to add intensity to a space, or softer lighting for a more relaxed workout area. Add colored lighting for a unique space that gets you in the zone.

 

Music & Entertainment
Music is a great motivational tool. You can always use headphones but since you are in your home you have plenty of options for sound bars and speakers. The TV that you already have can serve as a great distraction during long cardio workouts.

 

Colour
Whether it’s the logo of a favorite sports team, a splash of color, or motivating photography, adding elements that inspire you help progress your training and create an environment that you truly want to be in.

 

Mirrors
Mirrors are a great option for amplifying light in your gym and making it feel larger. They also help you keep an eye on your form.

 

Flooring
An important, and often overlooked, consideration that depends upon your training style. If you primarily use cardio machines, an equipment mat to protect your floors and a yoga mat for stretching may be all you need. If you are placing dumbbells and weights on the floor, consider a more robust option for added protection and noise reduction.

 

Electricals
Before you plan out your home gym, consider where the outlets are in the room. This helps you pick the best locations for equipment that requires power, like treadmills and ellipticals.

 

With everything all considered, you are all set to set up your own home gym! What fitness equipment will be right for you? Check out our next blog article on the right equipment that will be a perfect fit for your space.