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Creating a home gym does not need to be difficult or expensive. You just need some space, time, and willpower and you can have the gym of your dreams without having to leave the house. Create an amazing home gym with these four tips.

Home Workout Gym Exercise Fitness - lewisgoodphotos / Pixabay
lewisgoodphotos / Pixabay

Choose Your Space

You can create a home gym anywhere from the basement to the garage, to the corner of the living room or the corner of the garden. To start with, decide where you want your home gym to be situated and clear yourself some space.

Equipment

You can spend as much or as little money as you want to on equipment. You can work out well with simple things such as a skipping rope, rubber bands, and some free weights if you want to. It can be best to start small and buy a little at a time. That way you don’t have to lay out as much money to start with.

Multi-purpose machines are a good idea for a home gym once you start buying more equipment because they take up less space. New equipment can be expensive, but a lot of people buy things and don’t use them, meaning they often sell them cheaply. You can pick up some great bargains in second-hand equipment online and some of it has hardly been used.

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rob9040 / Pixabay

Décor

Once you have decided where you want your home gym to be and what you want to put in it, you can start thinking about the décor. Personalize your home gym with gym flags to create an authentic gym atmosphere and help keep you motivated.

Mirrors are a good way of making sure that you are getting the technique right, especially when you are working with weights. Good posture and handling will reduce the chances of you getting injured so being able to see what you are doing in a mirror is vital. Most gyms have floor-to-ceiling mirrors, but these can be expensive. A cheaper option is to invest in several closet mirrors and hang them next to each other. This will give you the same effect without spending as much money and being able to use the mirrors of your choice will help you to personalize your home gym.

Temperature

The temperature of your home gym is important. The optimum temperature is between 69 and 71 degrees. Too cold and your muscles will cool down too quickly and you could strain them or get cramp. If the gym is too warm, you could overheat, which is dangerous for your body and could cause you to pass out. It can be difficult to control the temperature in your home gym as you may not have a thermostat or air conditioning in the area it is set up. However, if you want to cool your gym down, you could splash out on some ceiling fans which will give you some cool air. If you have doors and windows that can be opened, it is best to do this before you start working out.

If you want to make your home gym warmer, then electric or battery-powered heaters are an inexpensive way of achieving this. Again, you will need to make sure you turn them on before you work out so that the room has time to warm up before you start. Depending on where you have set your home gym up, you could lose a lot of heat through the floor. Rubber matting is a great way of insulating the floor and keeping the gym warmer and it is good to work out on too.

Use these four tips to help you create an amazing home gym and get the most out of your workouts.

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