Getting fit is of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, and many people use January as motivation to take stock and get back into shape.
While gyms are looking to attract new members with discounted membership rates, getting to a local club is not always practical and an increasing number of people are turning to home gyms as a convenient way to get in shape. Whilst saving on gym fees, transportation and travel time, a home gym allows you to make the most of the space available to you at home.
If you don’t fancy paying hefty gym membership fees or exercising in public, why not follow our guide to setting up a budget-friendly home gym?
Advantages of a home gym
There are numerous benefits that come with installing a home gym, which could be the reason why so many people are clearing out their garages, spare rooms and lofts to save a few quid and workout in the comfort of their own home.
Some advantages you can expect to come with a home gym include:
No gym membership fees Exercise when it suits you Choose your own equipment/music Cut transportation and travel time No more time spent waiting for machines Adapt to your individual workout needs
How to create a home gym on a budget
You can construct a home gym for a lot cheaper than you think. Basic tools such as hand weights, yoga mats, kettlebells, and barbells are all cheap additions to a home gym. If you can afford to do so, you could also invest in some high-quality fitness machinery. By mid-February, gym equipment bought as a Christmas present or as part of a New Year’s resolution often turns up for sale online. Check eBay or classifieds website Gumtree to see if you can pick up second-hand equipment at a budget-busting price.
How much space you need to clear in your home depends on what kind of equipment you want to introduce. If you are looking to move in cardio equipment such as a bike, treadmill or rowing machine you’re probably going to need to clear out an entire room to train in. Gym equipment can be a real space hog so you’ll be glad to have a self-storage unit on hand when you’re clearing some space.
A New Year means a new start so don’t waste any time reclaiming space in your home and getting fit with a home gym.
Spaces and Places provide the perfect ‘on-demand’ solution to your home storage needs. We are completely flexible and you can increase and decrease your space as and when your gym requires.
Simply get in touch to find out how Spaces and Places could help you!