Here’s how to create a home gym that you’ll actually want to work out in – without breaking the bank or dedicating half your living room to unnecessary fancy gym gadgets.


1) Set your fitness goals
What do your goals have to do with your home gym? Everything. Having a clear goal in mind will inform what kind of set up you need. Are you focusing on cardio, strength, endurance, flexibility or a mixture? Have a clear picture in your mind of what you will be aiming for before you begin – and it’ll help you achieve those goals, too! 


2) Select a space
Which space you decide to use for your workouts is a personal decision based on your specific circumstances. If you have a basement, a garage or a spare room – fantastic! For smaller-space dwellers, a spot in the living room or bedroom will work just as well. All you really need is a yoga mat-sized space. On warmer and dry days, don’t forget to utilize the outdoor space you have access to (and keep reading for a list of the best parks for workouts in your city!)


3) Modify your space
Make sure there is adequate lighting and airflow. You may also want to set up a full-length mirror to keep an eye on your form. If you live above other residents in an apartment, make sure the floor is sufficiently padded to avoid potential noise complaints from jumping or dropping weights. If your set-up up is in a basement, double check there is no mould to avoid health problems. 


4) Stock your gym

Buying gym equipment can range anywhere from a few dollars up to the thousands. Indoor cycling bikes and treadmills are hugely popular options for those with a bit more space (especially during COVID-19, items like Peloton bikes sold out!). For a more minimalist set-up, we recommend the following items:
a. A jump rope for warming up and cardio
b. A single kettle bell between 10-40 kg, depending on your strength and goals
c. A set of resistance bands
d. A door-mounted pull-up bar
e. A yoga mat for bodyweight movements and stretching


5) Put it to good use
You have your goals, you have your work out space, and now all you need is to get started. There are countless apps and online workout routines available (popular YouTube follow-alongs, for example, include Yoga With Adrienne and Tom Merrick). 


It’s best to exercise at the same time every day to follow a routine and, if you can, team up with a friend virtually to have an accountability buddy! 

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