Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tips on setting up a home gym

It is no secret that exercise is a good and healthy habit. But more often than not, with the lack of time and the cost of gym subscriptions, exercise becomes the least of our worries. 

The location of your home gym also depends on the type of exercise. If you’re into yoga, a quieter place such as a spot in your bedroom could do the trick.

Setting up a gym at home is a more cost efficient investment which will also save you time. 

Figure out the type of exercise you want to do. Are you more inclined to a cardio workout or would you rather do some meditative exercises such as yoga? Your home gym should be able to suit your exercise needs and preferences. 

The location of your home gym also depends on the type of exercise. If you’re into yoga, a quieter place such as a spot in your bedroom could do the trick. On the other hand, if your exercise routine is more active, you’ll benefit from a space with lots of natural light to keep your mind and body up and running. 

Research on exercise equipment costs and find what you need without going over your budget. Go for inexpensive options such as risers, dumbbells and good workout videos. 

If you decide to go for exercise machines such as treadmills, consider their size, both horizontally and vertically, and whether they can fit the space available. Be mindful of low ceiling height and avoid putting large exercise equipment in your living areas where you usually entertain guests. 

Setting up your own home gym is only the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. It is up to you to follow through on your daily routine.  - Aislinn Kee 


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