Are you finding yourself frustrated at the extortionate amount of money that gets debited out of your account each month with the reference ‘gym membership’? These days the online fitness market has skyrocketed. Fitness apps, video classes and live virtual classes are becoming more and more popular and accessible.

By setting up a home gym system, you can tailor the equipment to your needs and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. Finally, you can cut out traveling to the gym, costly memberships, and waiting in line for equipment.

Check out these simple suggestions for amazing home gym ideas and how to create your own.

Designate a Space

You’ve heard the saying, ‘not enough room to swing a cat’. Well, how about ‘not enough room to swing a kettlebell’.

If you have a ton of extra space, you’ll have more freedom to plan your home gym. If you’re working with a small space, you need to look at space-saving home gym equipment such as a door-mounted pull-up bar.

Once you’ve figured out where you’re going to create your home gym, you can start planning the workouts and equipment that the space can accommodate.

Home Gym Essentials

It’s easy for the costs to rack up when you start stocking home gym machines that you rarely use. Rather than trying to replicate your local gym, focus on getting the main essentials that are suitable for any type of gym needs.

Focus on multi-purpose equipment that can assist with weight loss, muscle gaining, or mobility. These are our top pick for essential home gym equipment:

  • A yoga mat
  • Resistance bands
  • A kettlebell or two
  • Dumbells
  • Medicine ball
  • Foam roller
  • Jump rope

If you have some space and extra cash you can add multi-purpose home gym machines and equipment such as:

  • Squat rack and a pull-up bar
  • Olympic barbell
  • Flat bench

There’s a lot of excellent used gym equipment out there. Scour second-hand sites, social media pages, and Craigslist for some great deals.

Design a Smart Home Gym

Think about the things that are going to really elevate your home gym. For example, finding a space for a mirror or installing a budget sound system for those heart-pumping tunes. Make it a clutter-free space that inspires total motivation and focus when you choose to work-out.

If you have a dedicated room, consider adding gym flooring to protect your body from unnecessary strain.

Most importantly, create a storage plan. The last thing you need is a chaotic home gym, with trip-hazards lying all over the place. Find cheap storage containers to keep all your small bits, like yoga mats and resistance bands. For dumbells, consider investing in (or making) a weight rack. Utilize wall space with heavy-duty shelves and hangers.

Enjoy Your Home Gym System

You’ve planned it all and your home gym system is looking sharp and functional. Sure, you’ve shelled out a few bucks but probably nothing compared to a year membership.

The only thing left is to get motivated and get fit. Head over to our site and check out some killer home workouts to get you started!