Selecting the best place to put your home gym or personal workout space is equally as essential as choosing the best equipment. The most important thing is to make the area inviting.
Paint is a good way to make your home gym more inviting, it is inexpensive and can really make a difference, choose your favorite color and add good lighting so that you can see what you are doing.
Put the gym in a space that will keep you active and motivate you to go back and work out more.
Would you like fitness videos, or Wii? Purchase a good, well-situated TV, as well as an equally good audio system, so that you can play what’s going to keep you motivated to help keep working out. Have controllers available for everything.
If you are planning to follow fitness dvd’s, videos or a games console, purchase a tv with good picture and sound. Ensure the tv is in the correct position for you to have a comfortable work out and keep remote controls nearby.
1. Strength-building: You no more require a large rack full of different weights. Instead purchase hand weights that can be weight-modified with a click. Add an ab machine and the bench press if you wish to get serious.
2. Cardio and Heart Rate: Portable fitness options and small add-ons will help you go that bit further. Elliptical machines are compact, lightweight, and store easily under desks or perhaps in a closet. It is also possible to purchase folding treadmill machines and bikes, too.
3. Flexibility and Balance. Resistance bands are an affordable, effective choice for muscle firming. Balance balls work your core. And for something a little different, consider purchasing a T’ai Chi work out dvd.
4. Mind. Work body and mind simultaneously with music or perhaps a favorite interactive video. Purchase a good mat, one which does not emit a strong odor, and consider the color too. Coordinate your equipment using the hues of the workout space. Would you perform best in a vibrant, energizing atmosphere, or are you better off in a soothing, Zen-like atmosphere? Hang some mirrors and inspirational images to inspire you.
5. Safety. A non-slip, padded surface underfoot is important. Have enough space to extend your legs and arms without knocking items off the tables. Have a telephone nearby for emergencies. Make a portable first-aid box, with gel ice and Band-aids. And ensure any moving equipment you purchase comes with an auto-stop safeguard.
Typically it is advisable to put your workout area in a part of the home you like to spend most of your time, and it is usually best to put it in the corner of a living room than in the bedroom as that’s where you go to sleep. If you are strapped for cash, you can still create a good workout area by purchasing a couple of mats and weights. There are plenty of workout programs on tv to join in with each day.