My health goals have exercise on top of my priority list! You know I’m Brazilian, so cold and Trendy Latina don’t go hand in hand when you talk about working out!
Last year, I stopped working out in October, my gym room was cold, a mess, I didn’t really feel like even stepping in there, since my home photo studio and my social media books and coaching materials are all housed in the same space.
I decided to spruce up my home gym, since my bike broke! And seeing as I was finally starting the renovation process, it also produced me with the perfect opportunity to invest in some new equipment, such as the best bike trainer stands for indoor cycling; giving me no excuse to stop exercising when the weather is bad. But I had some other things that I wanted to incorporate into my gym first. So I want to share my transformation with you, hoping it will inspire you to set your home gym up, because after all, this is a #noexcuses season!
How To Set Up An At Home Gym You Will Love
I have a very large room at home, which is now serving many different purposes, but offers the space I need to workout at home and feel good about it!
If you don’t have a guest room or a room like mine, find a corner in the basement, a place in your child’ s play room for your ME TIME! Make sure you have enough space to move around, bring weights, use the floor and follow a basic circuit routine.
Organizing Your Space
I moved all the clutter out of my workout space and reserved a special space on the bookshelf for weights, ball and jumping rope.
Invest in New Equipment
Nothing gets you going more than trying out new equipment. Depending on what exercise you are interested in doing, new equipment, whether it’s a new treadmill or a Century BOB XL, could help you achieve your fitness goals. For me, I wanted something that could keep me on the move, so I bought a new elliptical/bike combo. However, for those who cannot afford to buy new equipment, there are companies that provide gym equipment hire. Now there’s nothing stopping you from working those muscles!
I also bought a new TV and was tired of wires hanging on my wall, so the solution was the Legrand In Wall Power Kit, which basically made those wires disappear!
It offers Easy routing of TV power and HDMI cable in-wall, with no electrical wiring required.
It was so easy to install!
Using the tool in the kit to work on top part:
Then used the tool to complete bottom part:
This is all you see after the project is completed! In just 20mins I had a brand new 32″ LED TV in my wall with no wires, mess-free! With all this new equipment and the new TV, my home gym was looking a lot better, however, there is a lot of expensive stuff in this gym so it does put me a little on edge about the security of my home as it would look like a prime time for burglars to take their pick. I have thought about how to build up security for my home and I had someone recommend a service similar to Campbell Window Film’s security screens to take a look at, so I may have to ease my mind by adding this in.
You can have an idea on how to install, by watching HERE!
Now, let’s look at other Home Gym Basics or not so … :
Music gets me going, so I have my wireless sweatproof headphones and a voice-controlled speaker! After all gotta keep shaking when your body says otherwise, right? What’s on your playlist? I subscribed to a service that has workout playlists in it, to avoid boredom!
You will need a set of Weights and Gloves to avoid damaging your hands
I actually own three mats. One with more protection, which I use for Yoga, the one below for the HIIT circuits and a third one for series which I have to move on top of the mat a lot, to avoid slipping.
Small fridge to house water and special workout drinks
I know what you’re thinking! How am I going to be able to afford all that? Trust me, it took me a while to purchase all the equipment I have. I still have a punch bag and a weight bench on my wish list! Agreed this is somewhat of an elaborate gym room setup, but even a modest home exercise arrangement is going to require a certain financial investment. And if you do not have necessary savings then you may have to consider the prospect of borrowing in Ontario or wherever it is you reside.
If you want to get started, I would say get a good program, a circuit or HIIT type of program you can follow at home. Some of them are so easy, you will only need a mat, you can use chairs and water bottles as the weights to follow it! It’s important to do different things to stay motivated! Trust me, I know the feeling of wanting to be in shape, but being tired of the same old tread mill time!
Sometimes I just bring my equipment to my deck for a change of scenery and fresh air! What’s important is just to keep moving!
I hope you enjoyed my tips and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! Let’s do this together! Getting healthier at home is the easiest way when you have a hectic schedule like me and maybe you too!
I wanted to share, if you like how neat, pretty and organized my TV is, you can find the Legrand In Wall Power Kit at Best Buy!
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