The first thing that people often do when trying to get fit is to sign up and join a gym. Weight machines, treadmills, and elliptical machines galore can inspire anyone to get healthy. There are, however, perfect bodies, professional trainers, and lots of other people’s sweat that can make you feel uncomfortable.
Working out in a gym is not always the right fit for everyone. If you‘re overweight, underweight, a
germaphobe or just an introvert, the thought of working out with a group can be intimidating.
Three Steps To A Home Gym
When you want to get fit, and you don’t want the world to watch you do it, a home gym is the perfect solution. It’s a sinch to set up, it won’t cost you a fortune, and you can wear your oldest tracky dacks without worrying about who is going to judge you.
Find a room in the house where you can set up your gym. It’s great if you can dedicate a full room where you
can close the door and have privacy. If you have limited space, however, even a cleared out corner of the living room will do. Either area should have a full length mirror to help you watch your form, and some type of music system to keep you moving to the beat.
Think about what you are trying to accomplish. Do you want to lose weight? Improve your cardio health? Build strength and mobility? Maybe you want a combination of them all. Here are the essentials to get you healthy:
- If you have the room: a treadmill, stability ball, bench, fixed bars, and dumbbells.
- If you have limited space: jump ropes, resistance bands or dumbbells, balance disks, foam rollers.
You can even mix and match, depending on your preferences and space.
Use it! Nothing good can come if your home gym just sits there. Find your inspiration and get in the space on a regular schedule to produce great results.