There are many factors to take into consideration before building your home gym, and that’s because it might be less of a good thing for some people. Besides, the costs will demotivate you enough, so it is very important for you to understand whether or not you’re going to use all of the equipment you’ve spent precious cents on in the future.
The following list of tips and tricks might be able to assist you in making up your mind about building a home gym
What might it cost?
Depending on the functionality of your gear and the way you want to design your gym, the whole investment might go up to $3,000 or more. That figure can be unacceptable for some people who might find that they’d rather pay for a monthly membership at the local gym than spend that much money at once.
However, you need to know that you don’t have to get all the gear right off the bat. You can purchase the equipment gradually, therefore avoiding to invest all of your savings into building your home gym.
Do you have space?
Let’s be honest for a second and admit that gym equipment tends to take up a lot of space. You need to have room both for the equipment and for your own body because you’re going to make a lot of moves that might require ample space.
If you pick a heavy bag for your boxing corner, you need to think of what it’s going to take in terms of room, but also how you’re going to move around it when punching it. The inflatable ones might take up less space, depending on their size, though.
Also in terms of setups, you have to know whether you need to get self-standing equipment or you can drill holes through your walls and install it even better.
Experience and motivation
These two are absolutely necessary and usually go along together. If you don’t have that much experience, you might not feel motivated enough to use your equipment regularly. Remember that the point of the whole investment is to avoid leaving the gear unused for too long.
There are heaps of people who make and break yearly resolutions and who might feel that they can and will use a treadmill if they buy it. Guess what. They don’t, and they end up selling it to someone else just months after having purchased it. Are you one of these people or are you really going to work out regularly if you build your home gym?
Getting used equipment
Even if your budget is particularly tight, you should know that some types of used equipment can be dangerous when it’s been used too much and its parts might have become flimsy, or they don’t hold on to each other that well anymore.
If you are going to get used gear, we suggest you buy it locally and that you always take the time to visit the seller to get a real feel of the equipment. Look at it and touch it and estimate its reliability as best as possible.