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Health First: How To Build The Ultimate Home Gym

Health First: How To Build The Ultimate Home Gym

Health First: How To Build The Ultimate Home Gym
Some of the must-haves gym essentials include dumbbells, kettlebells, rings, pull up bars, medicine ball, barbell, plyo-box and other equipment. (Dreamstime)

A healthy way of life is on everyone's wishlist, but not all of us are able to fulfill it. Sometimes due to shortage of time or our sheer laziness, even if we sign up for a gym, we are not able to follow the regime. So, to do-away with the laziness and keep your gym-regime steady, why not have a mini-gym at home. A gym, which is at your disposal, all the time.

MakaanIQ brings you some tips to help you have a gym of your own at your home. So get set and use that spare room or the open balcony to create a set up.

Space

The first thing to consider while planning a gym at home is to determine the space you require to build it. It also depends on the kind of workout you wish to do and the equipment you would need based on the workout. For instance, if you plan to keep a treadmill, you will require more space.

Flooring

It is always advisable to opt for rubber flooring in the gym. The wall-to-wall carpeting further adds to the comfort and aesthetic value to your gym.

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Air & ventilation

Gyms are sweaty places, hence, it is necessary to keep the place airy and fully-ventilated. Place overhead fans or ventilation fans to keep the air moving. A window in the room can be an added advantage.

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Lightning

A well-lit room is a source of positive energy and could be a motivator, ensuring a good workout. Ensure you have installed good lighting. Moreover, if you have room lit with natural light, then nothing like it.

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Colours

Choose colours that are bright and thus will motivate you and work regime. The colour of your walls can affect your presence and exercising regime. Bright colours including orange, yellow, and green help create an energised environment. On the other hand, pastel shades give you a calming effect.

Mirrors

Mirrors in the gym can prevent you from injuries and are a motivator, too. The mirrors on the walls can ensure that you postures are right while performing different exercises. These mirrors could help you look at the changes you are making to your body.

Gym essentials

To kickstart your gym sessions, it is essential to have few essential gym equipment. Some of the must-haves in a gym include dumbbells, kettlebells, rings, pull up bars, medicine ball, barbell, plyo-box and other equipment. You should also place a music system so that you can enjoy your favourite songs while gymming at your very own gym.

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Last Updated: Fri May 27 2016

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