Creating a Gym at Home

The new year is finally upon us, and you likely have a number of resolutions you have decided to commit to. One popular improvement many individuals decide to incorporate into their life is getting in shape. However, gym memberships can be quite expensive. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend money on monthly health club fees. Unless you want to turn your storage unit into a gym, you can create your very own workout space at home.

Build the Space to Keep Yourself Motivated
Think about the type of fitspo you are. Do you like a calm space that allows you to practice your favorite yoga poses? Or, do you want to be able to blast your speakers while pumping iron? Depending on your fitness preferences, ensure the space you select is appropriate for you.

“If you want a relaxing space, you may want to place candles and plants in the room.”

Houzz suggested hanging a mirror in the space as well to ensure you keep proper form. This can also keep you motivated throughout your entire workout.

If you want a relaxing space, you may want to place candles and plants in the room, or even paint the room a soothing color. Whatever your preferences are, cater the design of the room to your wants and needs. 

Invest in Free Weights
While you might be tempted to purchase machines, Muscle for Life indicated free weights are a better product. This is because most exercise programs focus on the use of free weights. Some items you may want to purchase include:

  • Adjustable bench
  • Dumbbells
  • Barbell and plates
  • Power rack

Determine What You Will Use for the Floor 
Protect your equipment and flooring from damage by investing in the proper materials. Interlocking foam mat squares are a great way to create a protective barrier.

The flooring you select should also be easy to clean, so you can keep the space fresh for future workouts.

Ensure Good Lighting Fills the Space 
Evaluate current lighting in the room you want to turn into your workout oasis, so as to ensure you can see well. If current bulbs are dim or do not illuminate the space enough, head to a local hardware store and invest in appropriate lighting for the space. 

Make the Space Convenient 
Ensure your routines before and after working out can easily be completed. From creating a space for stretching and warming up or cooling down, to having access to essential refueling nutrients, your space should accommodate all needs. For example, consider investing in a mini fridge to keep water and protein easily available and have clean, dry towels available at all times. 

Prepare the Space for Working Out 
Your workout room should be somewhere you feel comfortable escaping to. Get rid of any distractions or clutter that can impede your ability to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Move any of the extra belongings in the space that will not help you reach your goals to a climate-controlled storage unit. 

SecurCare Self Storage has a number of locations across the country. Find a local storage facility near you and speak to a friendly professional about available storage units today.