Home Fitness Helper: How to Set Up a Gym Room


Whether you want to save money on expensive gym memberships, make working out more convenient, or you simply want to squeeze more workouts into your day, setting up a home gym is a great decision. Contrary to popular belief, setting up a gym room doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. With the right design and some carefully selected fitness equipment, you can have a gym room that is functional and inviting. 

Setting up a gym room in your home is an opportunity to create a space that is uniquely tailored to your specific workout goals. Understanding what your goals are will help you to choose the right equipment and set your gym room up in a way that will benefit you. Take some time to consider how you workout and the space that you have available before you start buying any machines or equipment. Knowing what you want from your gym room will help you to create a space that you will love. 

Let’s take a look at a few tips to help you to set up your perfect gym room so you get the most out of your workouts going forward.

Start With A Plan

Before you do anything else, be sure to empty the room that you will be transforming into your home gym. When you can see the area that you have to work with, you will be able to plan out the space better. Sketch out a rough plan of where you want your equipment to go and make sure that you will have enough floor space to do your floor workouts. Consider the positioning of your power outlets and lighting sources so you can incorporate them in the design or move them if necessary. With a clear plan in place from the beginning, you can be sure that your new gym room will live up to your expectations. 

Consider Your Budget

Building your own home gym can be as affordable or as expensive as you want it to be. There is a huge selection of gym equipment on the market nowadays. While you could spend a small fortune on WiFi-enabled, state-of-the-art, integrated gym machines, it’s certainly not necessary. A home gym can be as simple and affordable as a skipping rope, some light weights, an exercise mat, a swiss ball and chin-up bar. Decide on a budget from the beginning to ensure that you keep your spending on track and remember that you get the results, not your equipment!

Choose The Right Equipment

Typically speaking, most workouts will focus on a combination of cardio, strength and recovery. To ensure that you have everything you need to complete your workouts, you will need to have the right pieces of equipment to get the job done. Be sure to buy equipment that you enjoy using so you will be more inclined to spend time in your new home gym. Choose equipment that you will actually use and avoid buying gear that you may use. With the right setup, you will have everything that you need to achieve your fitness goals. 

Personalise Your Gym And Put It To Work

Having your own personal gym room means you can decorate it any way that you like. Whether you choose to hang your favourite action movie posters, display motivational quotes or hang photos of your achievements, it’s important to make the space yours. Once you have personalised your space, it’s time to start putting your new home gym room to use. Turn on your favourite workout playlist, pump up the volume and start working towards your fitness targets from your very own home fitness zone.