When you are designing a home gym, there are multiple factors that you will want to take into consideration. There are different types of home gyms that you may consider starting. Factors to consider include things such as the size of the area that you will be using, the funds you have available, as well as the type of gym you will be making.
The factor of size and area you will be using is probably the most obvious factor when designing a home gym. Depending on the area that you will be using will determine the amount and type of equipment you will be able to use for your home gym. Most home gyms need only the very basic equipment. There are three main types of home gyms that can be used.
When you start to design your home gym, there are many factors that you should consider prior to beginning. Here are just some of these factors that should be looked at.
Space & Location
The amount of space that you have to put a home gym is very important for the following reasons.
- It will determine the type of equipment you are able to use.
- Is a factor on the type of training you can do.
- Should be comfortable and safely laid out.
- A good source of lighting is needed.
The equipment that you will need to complete your workouts is a key factor when designing your home gym for some of the following reasons.
- It will determine the type of gym you are able to use
- The main factor is the total space available.
- Equipment may be too large for the area, but other exercises can be used as substitutes.
The environment of a gym plays a important role when starting a gym and should be looked at for the following reasons.
- Make sure you have a source for music which is a motivational tool.
- Visual factors assist in motivation so a TV is important to have.
- Both video and music will assist you with your workouts as a source of motivation, and make them more enjoyable.
The flooring that is used or available is important for the following reasons.
- Proper flooring will decrease the damage seen to both the floor and equipment.
- A hard concrete based floor is advised.
- Padding is important in order to help absorb any shock from weights being dropped.
The budget or funds that you have is a key factor when starting a home gym for many different reasons. Some of these include:
- Will determine the type of equipment used
- Can determine the type of gym one is able to build
- Can determine the quality of equipment used
Although the above factors are true concerning the equipment used, quality, durability, as well as guarantee of any equipment should be considered. Purchasing lower quality used equipment may be an option if you don’t have the funds available, then you may be able to get the better equipment later on.
These previous factors mentioned are of importance and should be carefully looked at and considered when beginning a new home gym. Some of these factors such as space and budget may determine the type of gym you will have to start out with, but over time you may be able to work up to what you need. Here is a basic overview of the three main types of gyms designed for home use.
Out of the three types of gyms mentioned, a garage gym is the most basic of the three. If you are starting a garage gym, you will need only the very basic equipment. One factor when starting a garage gym is that there are certain pieces of equipment that you will not be able to use. This includes things such as a squat cage due to its size, as well as a set of dumbbells. This is why it is best to go for the option of using a squat rack, as well as a compact set of dumbbells for home use.
Concerning an apartment gym, you probably have a few more choices when compared to a garage gym. If you need equipment for an apartment gym, you will probably be able to use an extra piece of aerobic equipment such as an elliptical machine or treadmill. The main factor that I would be concerned about when starting an apartment gym is the use of free weights. Due to the weights probably being dropped, I recommend having a unit on the first floor.
If you are going to start a basement gym, this gives you the most choices of the three. Unlike a garage or apartment gym, a basement gym gives you much more space. This allows for additional pieces of equipment such as a lifting platform, squat cage, as well as a set of dumbbells if needed. If you are starting a gym and have the space, I recommend a basement gym due to the flexibility that you have.
Overall, of the three types of home gyms mentioned, each will give you the results that you are looking for concerning your goals. Also, regardless of the type of gym you are designing, it comes at a very affordable cost. There are numerous layouts that can be used depending on the area you have. I recommend setting the equipment up so that if you wanted to do any circuit training this could be done. Below is a video of a program that is available which will assist you when designing your home gym. This information provided will help you start the best home gym for your personal fitness goals.
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