pandemic fitness

Pandemic Fitness: Build Your Own At-Home Gym

15% of gyms worldwide had to close their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because several gyms continue to remain closed, many people are looking to create an at-home gym to get their workout in, while staying safe.

If you’re scrolling through this post, we’re going to assume that you’re one of the many people looking for information about your at-home gym setup. Read on and get the inside scoop about your home gym before you take your pre-workout protein.

Decide on Your Goals

Before you can create an effective at-home gym system, the first thing you need to do is define your fitness goals. What are you hoping to accomplish?

What kind of equipment will you need to accomplish these goals? Having the answers to this question will determine how much space your home gym will require.

Find Your Space

Once you’ve figured out your goals, you can determine where in your home you will clear and make your home gym. For example, if you’re going to focus on building muscle through lifting, you’re going to require a large area of space for your weights, weight racks, and lifting benches.

But, if you’re going to focus on yoga progressions, you won’t require as much space. If your space is being used for stretching and other light exercises, consider hiring to ensure the carpet in this area stays in top shape.

Choose Your Equipment

Now that you’ve figured out your workout goals and found the space you’re going to use, the next step is getting your equipment. We recommend starting small and working your way up as you continue to exercise.

This is mainly because exercise equipment can be expensive, especially if you purchase it all at once. Another reason to purchase equipment as you go is that you don’t want to risk buying equipment you’re not going to use.

Think Variety

When you’re purchasing your equipment, keep in mind that your exercise goals may change as time goes on. A few essentials that you’ll want to have no matter what else you place in your gym include:

  • Foam roller 
  • Fans
  • Indoor bike
  • Resistance bands
  • Sliding disks

These few pieces of equipment can get you through most upper and lower body workouts if you’re not ready to purchase larger pieces of equipment. And if you plan to be on the go, you can easily pack them in your bag and take them out when they’re needed.

Building Your At-Home Gym

When it’s time to build your at-home gym, there’s not much you’ve got to think about to accomplish your new exercise space. First, determine your goals, and then from there, pick your space and fill it with the equipment you’ll need.

Don’t forget to pick up some of our at-home gym staples and get ready to get physical. We hope you found the answers above that you were looking for.

If you’ve got some time between workouts, check out some of the other posts in this section.