Home Gym Design
Your home and home gym design how hard can it be, I hear you ask. Setting up a home gym doesn’t need to be hard, but you do need to be smart about it.
There are many things to consider, before you set up your home gym, but the top three are safety, your fitness level, and the amount of space you have.
Low Fitness Level:
Let's start your home gym design off with fitness levels, if your just starting out you have a low fitness level, and don't require much space, the corner of a lounge room, or family room, will do you just fine.
Training needs to include aerobic fitness equipment, and resistance training. Start with checking out Exercise Bikes, or Treadmills they will handle your aerobics.
And for simple resistance workouts Weights / Dumbbells are a great option. Needless to say, this will be at the lower end of the cost scale as well, as low as $300-$500 can start you off on the right path.
Intermediate Fitness Level:
If your at a intermediate fitness level you require a little more space such as a spare bedroom or maybe you have an attic or FROG finished room over your garage.
With more space, your home gym design may include free standing home gyms that combine a few different exercises giving you the ability to increase your fitness level.
These are units that are usually set up with seated and standing work platforms that are catered for your desired fitness goals.
The cost scale for this level can take you up between $1500-$3000 or more depending on your needs or goals. Of course the type of equipment such as quality, name brand and where you purchase are factors.
Expert Fitness Level:
And finally if your at an expert fitness level you will need a full-blown gym, capable of many different exercise stations and multiple equipment stations as well.
You will require much more room such as a nice size garage, basement or over sized room in your house would be the perfect setup.
Advanced trainers are taking on strength training, and the serious body building, and their home fitness design will include large and complex Multi-stationed home gyms such as you see here.
This is what they require along with other select equipment of choice such as Elliptical Trainers, Weight Machines, Weight Trees / Racks, Lower Body / Leg Machines, Ab Trainers or Stairmaster Steppers to name a few.
Pricing can go anywhere from $3000-$10,000 or more depending on size of of your fitness room and quality of equipment . The most effective equipment for the best possible price may seem straight forward enough.
Here a few things to consider on any home gym design:
- -Safety- Home gyms are fun for adults, do be sure children cannot access the room, or you can fold and put equipment away. In fact anyone who gets curious can easily injure themselves if they haven’t used the equipment before, so when planing a home gym design, safety should be No 1 and we will cover it in more detail in another section.
- -Weight- Freestanding units can be extremely heavy. Be sure to check your floor type can bear the extra weight, I will cover this in the home gym plan in more detail.
- -Height- Some pulley systems are quite high, so if you are using a room in your home, check for clearance issues.
- -Width- Check how wide range of movement will be. Hitting a wall with feet or hands or a part of the equipment while in use is not what you want.
- -Flooring- A cement slab on the first floor or in a garage is fine. But make sure if you drop a weight it isn’t going to go through your apartment or upstairs floor and kill Bob below watching TV from the comfort of his armchair.
- -Correct assembly- Know that the home gym will not turn up at your door ready to go. Normally assembly will be required and getting this wrong could not only void warranty, but it puts the user at risk.
Converting a spare room, garage, or basement into your own home gym design is a perfect DiY design project. And these are just the basic considerations before attempting to do so. Home-Gym-Concepts will help guide you on your journey to building your very own Home Gym by supplying all the information you need.
It really depends on what your fitness goals are to determine what type of equipment you may need, but if you are looking to add multiple equipment stations, than you may want to consider buying New or Used equipment, at wholesale prices, that is in excellent condition and can save you some serious money.
Bottom line is be prepared, and your Home Gym, won’t present any annoying surprises, and that makes for an enjoyable fitness atmosphere.
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