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How to Create a Home Gym

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May 16, 2020

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5 min

A home gym in a house

Having a home gym is a huge perk for many homeowners and renters. Instead of having to leave the house to workout, the gym is in your home. This not only saves time on commuting to the gym, it’s also often less expensive and more convenient. Are you interested in turning a spare room into a home gym? Try out these tips below.

How to Make a Home Gym

  1. Pick the Room: Depending on the layout of your home, you may have many options for which room your home gym will go inside, or just one. The kind of equipment that can be included in your home gym will be dependent on size of the room and the flooring. Ideally, the room chosen for your home gym should get proper ventilation and stay cool during your workouts. Another thing to consider is the placement of the room. If possible, it’s a good idea to have the home gym on the bottom floor to reduce noise.
  2. Consider Flooring: If you will have free weights in your home gym, it’s a good idea to reconsider flooring. The last thing you want is to damage your flooring by dropping weights during your workout. Placing matting on the floor can help to reduce the risk of weights damaging the floor.
  3. Focus on Organization: To keep your home gym organized, add shelving and wall mounts for weight and equipment storage. Storing your workout equipment vertically will allow you to fit more equipment in the gym.

6 Home Gym Essentials

  1. Determine What Equipment You’ll Need: The equipment included in your home gym will be dependent on your goals. If your main goal is to lose weight, you may have cardio based machines in your home gym with some light weights. If your goal is to put on muscle, the main focus of your home gym should be heavier dumbbells.
  2. Add a Yoga Mat: To reduce the risk of injury, consider adding a yoga mat for stretching to your home gym. Before each workout, spend time stretching and getting warm.
  3. Focus on Organization: To keep your home gym organized, add shelving and wall mounts for weight and equipment storage. Storing your workout equipment vertically will allow you to fit more equipment in the gym.
  4. Add Music or a TV: Playing music or installing a TV is a great way to add entertainment during your workout. If you plan to mainly focus on cardio, add the television to the wall in front of your cardio machine.

Make Space in Your Home with a Storage Unit Rental

In order to make room for your home gym, you may have had to empty out a spare bedroom or clear clutter out of the basement. If you still want to hang on to the extra furniture, clothing, decorations and more that was previously stored in these areas, a storage unit can help. A storage unit rental can help you to achieve your fitness goals while keeping your home organized and clutter free.

We’ve recently rolled out a contactless rental  option at our storage facilities. With this option, you’re easily able to rent a storage unit from the comfort of your home and without person-to-person contact. Of course, if you still prefer to visit one of our storage facilities for assistance with renting a storage unit, we’re here to help. Rent a storage unit  with ezStorage today!


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