Flex In Your Flex Space With A Home Gym

Woman doing a yoga pose in her manufactured home gym with bright colored equipment behind her.

Trekking to the gym can be such a hassle. So, why not bring the gym to you? Our team has put together a few tips on how to turn a flex space into a home gym in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Pick Your Space

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Work out where to work out! The greatest thing about a flex space is flexibility! It can literally be anywhere you want it to be. So, the first thing you’ll want to do is pick what space in your home you consider a flex space, or a space not being used for something else. Many people choose a spare bedroom or bonus room as their flex space. The most important part of selecting this space is to find a place in your home where you’re comfortable and that you can make your own. Exercising is much more fun (read: bearable!) when you’re in your comfort zone.

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Step 2: Define the Function

Woman doing yoga in her manufactured home home gym featuring bright colored equipment in the background.

You’ve picked the space now what type of home gym do you want? Are you a heavy lifter? Is cardio and dancing your jam? This is where you decide what you want to create! Do you want a home gym system with heavy equipment to push your boundaries? Or would you prefer something more low key with hand weights, yoga equipment and space to move? The choice is yours!

Step 3: Get the Equipment

Manufactured home gym with towels, bright colored weights, and inspirational sign on the wall.

Shop shop shop! For my home gym, I chose to create more of a yoga retreat/Zumba dance space, so finding the right equipment proved to be easy. I selected a comfortable and durable yoga mat, sets of hand weights in varying sizes, some kettle bells, an exercise ball, foam rollers and a few other items I want to use in my exercise routine. Remember, it can keep growing! Since this is your space you can add equipment as much as your muscles desire!

Step 4: Organize & Inspire

Bright colored home gym equipment organized on a shelf in a manufactured home flex space.

This is the fun part - make your new home gym fit your style! You can use a shelf, like I did, organizing cubes, hooks on the wall - just get creative and have fun! I also recommend putting up an inspirational sign or wall art to keep you motivated! Or maybe a calendar to keep you on track. Again, the possibilities are endless (which I’m sure you’ve caught onto by now).

Step 5: Set Your Routine

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For me, scheduling is key! The best method I’ve found for myself is to write out the type of exercise I want to do each day on a white board then add an appointment reminder to the calendar on my phone. You can also ask a friend or family member to be your accountability partner to check in with you frequently to make sure you’re sticking to your plan- or invite them over to your new gym and workout together! But let’s be real, with a home gym you created - you’re going to want to be in there every day!

Whatever your home gym dreams are made of, make them a reality in your Clayton Built® home!

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