Step 2: Define the Function
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
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
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
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!