The pandemic seems to be under control after the widespread vaccine drives, but the risk persists. The virus is still a threat as it may return as a new strain or resurging wave. It makes sense to continue with the precautions and avoid unnecessary outings. There couldn’t be a better reason to invest in a home gym as you may want to work out safely for the foreseeable future. But most fitness buffs struggle with space and time constraints. Luckily, you need not worry about either because we have a few tips to help you set up a home gym in a small space and tight budget.
Let us share these with you:
Start With a Plan
A viable plan can take you a long way in dealing with space and money limitations while setting up your home gym. Consider your options while picking the right area in your home for installing your equipment. You may do it in your bedroom, in the attic, or even on the balcony. Preparing a beginner’s budget is equally important as it helps you choose the essential equipment without burning a hole in your wallet.
Consider Your Fitness Goals
Once you sort out the space and budget, you need to consider your fitness goals. They play a significant role in the setup and affect your budget in the long run. The choice of the equipment depends on your fitness goals. For example, you will need different types of accessories to lose weight or build muscles. You can research online or talk to an expert to prepare a list of the apt ones.
You may have a long list of wants, but it is always wise to stick with needs when you create your home gym. Resistance bands make an ideal choice if you want to go minimal as they save space and money. Moreover, resistance band chest exercises offer effective results with a fraction of effort. You can use the accessory to work on different muscle sets in your legs, butt, and back as well.
Set Up Smart Storage solutions
A home gym will require ample storage for knick-knacks like fabric resistance bands, dumbbells, and smaller stuff. You will also need a place to store your towels and accessories. Invest in smart storage solutions that fit inside the small area yet ensure the safety of your stuff. Install floating shelves that are solid enough to hold heavy items, and avoid keeping wobbly old furniture around.
Create an Ambiance
Space and time constraints shouldn’t make you settle for less. Creating an ambiance does not cost a fortune, and it keeps you motivated even as you work out at home. Paint the walls with light colors to create an impression of more space. Invest in good light fixtures to light it up, and have some greenery for an extra dose of inspiration. A good layout for the area does the rest.
A home gym is an excellent investment if you prioritize fitness. But it shouldn’t cost you big money. Moreover, you can create one even in a small space. Follow these tips to manage it with limited space and budget.
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