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Getting Started Tips: Home Gym Space

Getting Started Tips: Home Gym Space

So, if you follow me on social media or if you have had a chance to peruse my blog, then you know I am a fitness lover. My crazy work schedule and life forced me to make a way to get in my workouts. I used to love going to the gym but when I can go, the classes I want to take aren’t offered. Plus, I would need to make arrangements for our cherubs to be occupied while I got my sparkle on.

Well, since I am a person who doesn’t believe in excuses, I fell in love with working out at home instead. That of course meant that I had to create a space to do so. At first, I claimed a space in our bedroom, then the living room, and now the basement has our home gym. It really doesn’t matter how much space you have, it matters that you make time for your self care.

Tips For Home Gym Set-up

  1. Claim a space. It does not have to be big. Like I said above, I used to workout in a corner of our bedroom. Just find some space in your humble abode to claim for your self care.
  2. Use what you were given. Your body is a gift that will give you the tools you need to get stronger and more fit. Doing body weight exercises are a sure fire way to get lean and fit. Push-ups, pull-ups, planks, wall sits, lunges, squats all can be done sans weights and bring on the sparkle for sure.
  3. Claim your 2%. I talk about this all the time. We all have 24 hours to work with. We all need to be mindful of our physical and mental selves and make time in these 24 for self care. 2% of 24 hours is a mere 30 minutes. This time frame is more than enough to accomplish great things with the goal of physical wellness and fitness. It is truly not the quantity but the quality of the time spent that really matters. At first, it may not seem like much but consistently giving back your 2% to you makes all the difference over time. So claim it and keep going, DON’T QUIT!
  4. Tools are helpful. So in your claimed space during your reclaimed time, your workout can be enhanced with some basic tools. Download this simple home gym checklist


So this is the yoga mat that I have my home gym.

 

This is another option that is thick and can be used for other purposes like pilates, etc.

This is not the exact same exercise ball that I have but this one would work well.

I also have a bosu ball that makes my push-ups and core work that much more challenging :).

You can use weights or exercise bands. We invested in these SelectTech weights from Bowflex several years ago and use them often.

You don’t have to splurge on Bowflex SelectTech weights but a basic set of dumbbells like these.

Here are some exercise bands that work well. One type has handles and the other are literally bands.

So, I hope that you are inspired to put your home gym together and get your sparkle on! If you found this blog post helpful, please be sure to comment below and share it!

Be strong. Be brave. Unleash your greatness!

 

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Charmaine Gregory

I am a nocturnist Emergency Physician, wife, mom to three vivacious cherubs as well as a greatness and virtual fitness coach. I help busy women like myself reclaim their fitness and wellness mojo and unleash their greatness! Watch my story and get a complimentary health assessment here: My Story If you are like me and have picky eaters in your fold, join my Facebook group, Picky Eaters Strong Mom here: Picky Eater Strong Mom Facebook Group

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