After taking a look at some home gym essential equipment in a recent post, I thought I’d share my home gym setup with you.
Since cancelling my gym membership and making the decision to train at home, I have definitely not looked back! Being able to train when it suits me means that I am less likely to skip a workout. I don’t have to plan my commute to the gym, travel time, workout time, etc, before I even get there. It also means I’m not left waiting around for someone else to be finished with a piece of equipment which I need for my workout. On that note, I’ll be writing a post in the near future about my pet peeves at the gym.
A home gym can be built using much less space than this, as long as it incorporates some essential pieces of equipment. For me, my main focus is improving my running, hence the treadmill. I strength train and do Yoga style workouts to help build my muscle strength and improve stability to reduce the risk of injury. Chris, my fiance, does a lot of martial arts training, so the boxing bag was more for him but it is a great way to relieve stress! The mat that I use for Yoga is actually a crash mat for him to practice his break-falls, but it does a great job in supporting my floor work. The resistance bands are mainly used to help me complete an assisted pull up, as I’m not able to do a standard pull up just yet.
My Home Gym:
My gym is split into two rooms due to a lack of space! The treadmill is in the larger of the upstairs rooms, which is also used as a music room.
The main gym room is the smallest of the upstairs rooms. It contains all of my weight training equipment and a boxing setup.
Squat Rack with Pull Up Bar, Bench and Barbell
Plate Storage Rack
Push-Up Handles and Foam Roller
Personal Best Whiteboard