Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been creating home gyms to avoid having to visit busy local locations to workout. If you are planning your home gym, here are some of the top essentials that you could consider for daily workouts.

Reasons to set up your own home gym

There are many reasons that you may be considering setting up a home gym. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t even have to have a special area built. By using rubber mats and protective flooring, you can convert just about any room of your home, or outdoor buildings into a home gym. As long as there is electricity and stable flooring, you can’t really go wrong.

Many people decided to create a home gym following on from the pandemic, but there are many other reasons. Perhaps you work long hours and don’t have the time to drive to your local gym? Or perhaps you think the gym membership fees are too high and want to spend money on your own equipment to save money over time?

Finding the right treadmill for you

One of the most highly used pieces of gym equipment has to be the treadmill. You can keep things simple and use a manual treadmill if you just intend to walk at a very slow pace and undertake a steady workout. However, if you are looking to gain a gym-quality workout then it is worth investing in a high-spec treadmill with good incline and fast speeds. This will ensure that you can walk or run at fast paces and get your heartrate up.

Foldable rowing machines

A rowing machine is a popular addition to your home gym, thanks to the fact that it works various muscle groups. A good rowing machine will work several of the major muscle groups in the arms. The biceps and brachioradialis muscles can be given an excellent workout when you are pulling in the typical forward and back motion. Leg muscles and stomach muscles will all be given an excellent workout, making this a great ‘all-rounder’ choice for home workouts. Water rowing machines offer the most realistic and high-quality workouts but If space is in short supply, then be sure to purchase a standard foldable treadmill.

weights and storage racks

Another standard essential for your home gym is a varied set of weights. You’ll want to ensure that you have different weights for a wide variety of exercises and activities. You might also want to start with lighter weights and work your way up to heavier ones. Whether you have simple weights set on shelving or have chosen to opt for a weights bench with all of the add-ons, you should be able to work out well from the comfort of your home.

Don’t forget to ensure that you set up all gym equipment safely and securely and to consult a professional if you are unsure how to use any of the items. It may also be helpful to work out with a friend or a partner who can assist with spotting you on the weights bench and motivating you.