Keeping fit is very important for a healthy mind and body. Every individual must dedicate at least an hour per day for fitness. In the current day and age, The COVID-19 pandemic has made sure that stepping outside the comfort of our homes is very unsafe, so in this case, even the gyms in most Cities are not very safe to visit. Keeping all this in mind, it is the perfect time to start up our own home gyms and keeping up to date with our fitness
Some tips to building your own home gym are:
- Making Space for Exercise/Equipment
The first thing one should keep in mind is to make sure that they have enough space to set up their home gyms. Generally, a room is designated as a Gym room and all the equipment is placed there. If not, one can also use their rooftops setting up a designated space with a shed to safeguard the equipment from direct sunlight and rain. The number of equipment purchased basically depends on how much space it is available.
- Making a list of the equipment needed
Now that there is a designated space to keep the various equipment, it needs to be decided as to what equipment is needed. It is best to purchase equipment that supports varied weights. For example, dumbbells come in both single weights (7.5 kg fixed) and variable weights (with changeable weight plates). It is advised to select the latter as it helps to keep the budget in check.
- Fixing a budget
Once the equipment is decided, it is important to have a thorough check of the prices from more than one source and to make a rough budget for purchasing the equipment.
- Purchase quality equipment
Now that the budget is fixed, it’s time to buy the equipment, you can either purchase it online or from the local sports shop. There is also an option to purchase costly equipment on a resale as it would help to keep your budget in check. But it has to be made sure that the equipment has not been tampered with before purchase. For example, you can rent treadmill from a store for about 15,000 rupees. But on a resale, and with considerably good quality, you can buy a treadmill for about 8000 rupees, hence saving your budget for additional equipment.
- Knowing your workout
It is important to understand your workout and know how the exercise is done properly before executing it, if not it could lead to an injury. For example, it is easy to rent cross trainer, but one should know how to use the cross trainer properly, or else it would just be a waste of money. It is advised to hire a Personal trainer in order to understand the different exercises.
- Taking care of the equipment
The equipment at your home gym should be taken care of at short intervals. It is important to check the equipment for any cracks or loose parts as it may lead to a serious injury if left unsupervised. It is also advised to call a professional to Check the more complex equipment like treadmills and cross trainers and to keep it in proper shape.
- Personalize your Gym space
It is important to keep the equipment in a personalized space as it may cause unneeded injuries to a child or a pet if they tamper with it. Furthermore, your equipment may also be harmed at the same time.
So, these are some really important tips that need to be kept in mind in order to make a home gym and make sure that it is safe for you and the other members of your household.