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Can you believe that almost 15% of Americans have a gym membership?
Unfortunately, the pandemic has meant many of us have stopped going to the gym. But, if you want to stay fit, you need to exercise.
We’re seeing a huge rise in the number of people setting up home gyms. Doing this alone can take some effort and there are many mistakes to be made.
In this article, we’ll look at common mistakes with home gym setups. Let’s get started:
1. Overestimating the Space
When you’re out shopping for new equipment, it can be very easy to overestimate how large your garage or gym room is!
Instead of making this mistake, make sure you clearly measure the space. Then, look at the measurements of the new equipment.
You could use tape to mark out where the equipment will be. Remember to also leave gaps so that you can walk in between pieces of equipment.
2. Spending the Wrong Amount
When you first get started with building your home gym, you may be pulled in to buying a very cheap piece of equipment. In no time, it will break or malfunction.
You need quality products that are going to last a lifetime. However, this does not mean that only the most expensive gym equipment is the best.
You need to do a lot of research to find pieces of equipment that suit your needs, budget and are of good quality. Check out this post for more.
3. Buying Too Much Too Soon
You need to suss out whether you’re actually going to enjoy working out at home. So, start by purchasing the basics and most necessary items.
Invest in some weights, but don’t stretch to a treadmill just yet. You may find that running outside and then coming home to do weights is more enjoyable.
Many believe that if they have a home gym, they will work out. But, this simply isn’t the case. So, build up your home gym slowly and make it a joy to spend time in before you clutter it with items you’re not 100% sure whether you’ll use.
4. Ensuring the Room Is Fit for a Gym
Make sure you choose a room in the house that you will want to spend time in. If you’re converting your garage into a gym, decorate it first to make it inviting.
If you’re choosing another room in the house, you may need to hire a contractor to tell you whether the floor is strong enough to handle your equipment. You don’t want to damage your home with heavy weights!
Furthermore, choose a room that doesn’t have a damp problem. Or, invest in a high-quality dehumidifier. Otherwise, your equipment may be very quickly ruined!
Home Gym Setups Are a Great Way to Train
When everything is just right in your home gym, you will find yourself enjoying the time you spend in there!
Make sure you have a good music system to get you pumped and consider putting a TV in the room for when you’re doing hard slogs of cardio!
Now all you need to do is plan out your exercise routine. If you have found this article about home gym setups interesting, check out the rest of the website for more health and fitness content.