As we head deeper into the winter season, the thought of putting on our boots and coats and trudging through the snow to get to the gym becomes less and less appealing. But don’t let the snowy season prevent you from staying on track with your health and fitness goals. Create your own home gym and throw the excuses out the door. This way, even when spring hits, you have no excuse not to get in a workout, because the gym is right inside your home! Plus, you can save a significant amount of money on a gym membership simply by doing effective online at-home workouts. Here are 4 awesome ideas to create your own home gym!
1. The Basement
The basement is one of the most common areas to create a home gym, because most basements have plenty of space. Bring in a treadmill and exercise mat, and mount a TV on the wall so you can follow along with at-home workouts. Mirrors are also great to hang up in an at-home gym. Not only will you be able to watch your form, it will also make the space seem bigger. Bring in weights, exercise balls and any other equipment you need for your at-home gym!
2. The Attic
If you have an attic space that’s not being used, transform into your very own gym! Bring in a home gym or weight bench, treadmill, stationary bike, or whatever equipment you love to use most. Make sure there’s a window so you can get good air and ventilation, and hang some motivational posters on the wall!
3. The Corner of a Room
If you don’t have a basement or attic, consider adding a treadmill or stationary bike and some weights to the corner of a room, such as your bedroom. If you have the space for it, there’s no reason why it can’t be done! Plus, being right in front of your face when you wake up every morning, it will remind you to get your workout in!
4. Outdoor Shed
There are plenty of different ways to use your outdoor shed, and a home gym is one of the best. It provides you with your very own space outside of your home, but is still close enough to eliminate any excuses. Hang a punching bag, place down an exercise mat, and add some weights for a home gym that will keep you healthy and fit all through the year.