If you’ve made a resolution to get fit in 2019, building a home gym might be at the top of your “to do” list. Unfortunately, many people find that after a while, they lose motivation and focus, and their home gyms eventually fall to the wayside. Following these tips will help you create a home gym you’ll use for years to come:
4 Tips for Creating a Home Gym You Will Continually Use
1. Connect with Your “Why”
All resolutions eventually start to fade as life gets busy and motivation wanes. Before you start thinking about designing your home gym, make a list of all the reasons you want to have one. Once your gym is built, hang your list on the wall where it is in clear view. This will help you stay focused on your “why”, which is one of the best ways to regain motivation when you feel complacency beginning to creep in.
2. Choose Your Equipment Carefully
With the availability of so many mobile fitness apps, online instructors and free-weight workouts, you no longer need a home gym packed with bulky equipment. Think about the types of workouts you enjoy doing and choose your equipment accordingly. Start by only buying pieces you're sure you will use. If you’re worried about lack of space, look for pieces that fold or can be otherwise easily stored out of the way when not in use.
3. Don’t Neglect the Aesthetics
If you don’t enjoy spending time in your home gym, it will become an excuse to neglect your workouts. Make an effort to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Choose soothing colors for your walls, and add accent pieces and wall art that suits your style and makes you feel inspired.
4. Pay Attention to the Details
You’re more likely to keep using your home gym if it has some of the same amenities found in commercial facilities. Consider adding finishing touches like a mini-fridge stocked with bottles of water, a quality music or video entertainment system, plenty of storage to keep your equipment organized, and a basket of fresh towels.
Building a home gym requires thought and care. By following these guidelines you’ll achieve a space that helps you maintain your motivation and momentum.
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