Creating The Perfect Home Gym
We all want to be healthier, and part of a healthy lifestyle is exercise. Whether it is jogging, going to the gym or swimming, exercise is good for the body and mind. However, with busy lifestyles, we do not always have the time to go to the gym, especially if it is not nearby. There is also the issue of cost. Commercial gyms charge monthly fees that can add up, so having your own home gym sounds like a great idea.
Before you embark on creating your new gym, you will need to decide where you can put it. You may have a room in your house that is not being used for anything else. You do not need to have a large room to create a gym.
If you do not have a spare room in your house, you may want to convert a garage or even build a new extension. Whatever you decide to do, you should employ a professional builder to check over your plans and ensure that the room will be suitable.
Gym equipment can be very heavy, and the floor of your room will need to be able to support the weight. If you know a local builder, you could ask for an inspection of your home. Otherwise, you might consider getting a contractor to inspect your plans and perhaps build your gym. Umbrella companies often employ contractors, so they will sort out the details of contractor pay and finding the right person for the job.
Having decided on the location for your gym, you need to decide what equipment to put in it. Think about what sort of exercises you do or would like to do. Depending on your budget, you can create a fantastic home gym with treadmills, bicycles and rowing machines.
However, building a home gym does not have to be expensive. If you choose the right sort of equipment, you can get some simple items that will not only be gentle on your purse, but also good for your health.
Free weights can be good for a number of different movements and can be used to tone a variety of muscles. Dumbbells are therefore a good choice. Choose dumbbells with a black rubber coating, as these will last longer and be more comfortable to use.
Choose a range of weights so that you can start with the lighter ones and then move up to the heavier ones as you gain strength. A pull-up bar can be used for a variety of basic gymnastic exercises, or alternatively, you can use resistance bands.
Medicine balls are good for exercising and improving your core muscle strength. Choose a soft medicine ball, as these are better for throwing and catching. A jump rope is great for cardiac work outs, as are barbells.
We all want to stay fit and healthy, but sometimes at the end of the day, we cannot face getting changed and getting back in the car to drive to the gym. Creating your own home gym can make staying healthy that much easier, and it will be cheaper in the long run with no gym fees to pay.