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Transforming your spare room into a home gym

Privacy and convenience are sometimes all it takes for homeowners to want to have their own home gym. Making it to the gym can be hard enough when you live a busy life. If you have a spare room, patio/porch, or unused garage space in your home, creating a home gym could be the solution for you.

Benefits of a home gym

Not only will you save anywhere from $30 to $100 month on a membership, you will also save time and gas money. By having a convenient home gym, you won’t need to go far to burn those calories off. Not to mention, you will not have to worry about certain equipment being taken. Having your own personal home gym will give you less of excuses to not get your workout in, especially if one of those excuses is being too tired to get in the car and drive there and back after a busy day at work.

Building your home gym

The perfect home gym should take time and dedication to build. A common mistake is to over equip your home gym in the beginning. It always helps to know what pieces of equipment you are going to use on a regular basis. The essentials to begin with usually consist of the following: Dumbbells, kettle bells, resistance bands, and a workout bench. Once you get the essentials in, you will see how much space you have left to work with. Consider personalizing it by painting the walls, adding a TV, or adding a speaker system to block out any outside noise.

Safety precautions

In order to help prevent injury, consider getting a large mirror so you can see your form and technique. You want to make sure you have enough space in the area to do all your exercise. This means total space as well as ceiling heights. It is wise to get some padded flooring just in case you drop any of the equipment so it does not damage the flooring. A few large padded mats  can also do the trick if you are not in a position to get all new flooring.

No matter what your fitness level is, a home gym can benefit you in many ways. To read more about DIY home projects, click here.

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