Who does not want to look good and have a better-shaped body? We all have that desire of looking well-built and fitting into our favorite pair of jeans.
Some of us maintain a healthy weight and body mass index (BMI) by controlling the food that we eat, some choose brisk walking, and many choose to join a gym.
Gyms are an easy way to carry out our fitness routines, but it also demands consistency. If you have your gym at a walking distance, you are lucky as many people have to endure the pain of commuting to the gym.
With our busy working schedule, it gets challenging to find the time for the gym and exercise. When we have long days at our offices, we prefer to head back home and rest. Once we start taking breaks from our fitness routine, it slowly reduces to zero, and we end up with no physical activity at all.
Either you are tired of commuting to the gym or confined at home due to the lockdown, it does not mean that your physical fitness can be compromised.
We all need to digest those extra bad carbs and fats, and that requires some extra effort in terms of exercise. We all are prone to eat a lot of junk when in stress and thus the weight gain.
To keep our weight and BMI in control, if we cannot go to the gym, we can create one. We have found a few ways for you to set up your gym at home.
Set up space
There is always that one room in our house that is not much in use and has plenty of space. If you are eager to set up a gym at your home, you can use that room. You can place your treadmill in a corner, do push-ups, sit-ups, and other body workouts that require your exercise mat. It does not have to be a room always; you can set up your workout space in a basement or garage as well.
Many exercises require minimal space, and if you need more space, think about getting rid of excess furniture.
Get the equipment
Do not confuse the idea of setting up a gym at home with that of a proper gym. Remember, you are setting up your personal workout space, not for the whole town.
It will be best if you do not stress buying large and expensive gym equipment when you can set up your area with affordable tools for exercise. Choose those machines that are cheap and readily available in the market. You can easily find exercise equipment climber stepper, resistance bands, dumbbells, skipping rope, and ankle weights. Some stuff is only useful for cardio training, while some assist in both strength and cardio workout.
Keep your environment right.
The purpose of setting up a small gym at your home is to feel motivated for the workout. The environment plays a significant role in driving you to lose those few extra pounds.
Your gym should have a particular environment that makes you feel comfortable to exercise. You can set up your favorite workout music on speakers, ventilate the workout area, have your favorite smoothie ready post-workout, and your water bottle.
Keeping your equipment organized and visible will also remind you to exercise. Use a disinfectant spray every time you finish your workout to prevent the invasion of microorganisms and keep the area clean.
Get a mirror
You must have noticed that the gym in your area has a lot of mirrors. They are not just there to cover up space but to provide motivation. Seeing yourself in a mirror while exercising helps you to correct your posture and prevents injury.
Find a cheap bargain.
If you are comfortable with your workout at home and need other machines, do not empty your wallet. Since we are making efforts to set up our workout station at home, it is not wrong to opt for cheap and second-hand machines.
Instead of spending a thousand bucks on new large equipment, find their alternate in pre-used machines. These are often in the best working condition, and you can save some amount of money.
Health and well-being are necessary for a better lifespan. Exercise is an integral part of keeping our joints and body moving. Yoga or any other physical activity helps reduce stress, keeps your heart healthy, and decreases weight. Many people who are new to fitness routine often feel shy to exercise in the gym as they find the environment a bit intimidating. It is usual for the human brain to think this way as we all are afraid of getting judged.
If you are eager to shape up your body and cannot go to the gym initially, you can try to work out at home and set up your gym. All it needs is a yoga mat and a few basic types of equipment that can assist your workout sessions at home.