Lower-end home gyms could work from as little as 3m² for one piece of equipment; however to build a comprehensive training environment, you will want 15m² to 50m². The freedom to design and decorate the home gym to your personal taste is exciting – elements such as floor type, colouring and lighting all come together to build an important part of the modern home.
The home gym must take the type of equipment and number of the gym users into account when weighing up the natural ventilation or state-of-the-art filtered air conditioners.
3. FITNESS GOALS
All gyms should have a variety of equipment that trains your body across energy systems, but a bias towards fitness, flexibility, or strength will be echoed in the type of equipment installed.
There are certain basics that should always be present. Start with a stretching mat, a cardio machine, some level of resistance training equipment, and space to perform functional movement and mobility exercises.
Does the equipment design allow for both form and function? Established brands spend millions of dollars on teams of engineers who perfect the design of equipment. Similarly, safety is paramount. Go with proven brands, and always follow the instructions.
6. HEALTH AND WELLNESS
A gym is only as effective as the people who use it. Get a professional to assess you, guide you, and build a training and nutrition programme for you.
7. BUILD A ROUTINE
Humans are hard wired to respond to routine, and it is no different when it comes to training. Take the time and effort to build a routine. Soon it will become a lifestyle, and, when that happens, the rewards and value derived from the investment will be worth it.