With the price of gym memberships rising every year, it’s no wonder why many people choose to build their own gym at home. Quite often it can pay for itself in 6 months or less, especially if you ask friends if they want to share it with you for a very low fee each time they use it. After all, why would they no if you have some great equipment they can use and don’t have to drive miles to the local gym.
So here are some tips to bare in mind when deciding what equipment you should add to your own gym:
#1 – How much space have you got?
This has to be one of the most important things you need to know. Otherwise you could end up buying equipment that just won’t fit into the space. You should be accurate when measuring the room. If it’s too big to use a regular tape measure then consider borrowing or buying a laser measure instead. These allow you to measure large distances on your own and they are very accurate too. They are quite inexpensive to buy but always check out laser tape measure reviews online before choosing the one you need.
#2 – What equipment do you use most?
Once you know how much room you have to play with, you should now decide what types of equipment you are most likely to use. This will normally be a combination of cardio equipment and strength equipment. So things like a treadmill, elliptical machine or stepper would be great for cardio and maybe a multi-gym or certainly hand weights would be required with various weight increments.
#3 – How much do you have to spend?
The last thing to consider is how much money do you have to buy what you need. This will help you to decide on how much you have for each piece of equipment you need. You might have to drop down in quality for some pieces or maybe even step it up if you have the budget for it. Always make sure everything is high quality and that the gym will be a safe place to workout in.
Hopefully these tips will help you to build the gym that will not only save you money over time but one that you’ll actually enjoy working out in and not having to go and sweat it out with strangers.