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 A home gym is one of the best ways for your family to create and stick to a daily workout routine. It's much easier and cheaper to find ways to workout at home.

People tend to have a love/hate relationship with their local gym or workout center. They are usually paying a monthly fee to be a member, and know they should go. However, after working all day, picking the kids up from school, and fixing dinner, who has time to go to the gym? It would be much easier and cheaper to find ways to workout at home. What if you were to take it one step further, and create a home gym? Here are some tips for building a home gym that you will actually use.

Tips for Building a Home Gym You Will Actually Use

Find the room The first thing you have to determine when building a home gym, is where you are going to put it. In order to maintain some organization and avoid distractions while working out, it’s important for the gym to be separate from everything else. Choose a guest bedroom that isn’t getting used, a closed off area in the basement, or possibly part of the garage. Make a list of the equipment you want to have and make sure there is enough room for everything to fit. Once this is done you are ready to start creating your home gym.

 A home gym is one of the best ways for your family to create and stick to a daily workout routine. It's much easier and cheaper to find ways to workout at home.

Equipment You can create a gym that revolves completely around your likes and dislikes. If you hate the treadmill or stationary bike, don’t bother making one of these a part of your home gym. Strength training would require a weight machine or free weights as part of your workout routine. Yoga mats, steppers, elliptical machines, fitness balls, and stretch bands are part of the endless supply of workout equipment to help with your daily mantra. The important thing is creating a gym around your likes and dislikes in order to keep you motivated and active.

 A home gym is one of the best ways for your family to create and stick to a daily workout routine. It's much easier and cheaper to find ways to workout at home.

Create a Routine The only thing better than having a home gym is using it. Even though you have easy access to workout now, it’s still going to tough to keep up with it if we don’t have a daily routine. Carve out an hour or two during the evening, or possibly before you go to work in the morning to use the home gym. Grab another family member and workout together. This is one way you can avoid the excuses and maintain the motivation to keep at it.

 A home gym is one of the best ways for your family to create and stick to a daily workout routine. It's much easier and cheaper to find ways to workout at home.

A home gym is one of the best ways for your family to create and stick to a daily workout routine. It’s also the cheaper route when you think about how much a gym membership is on a yearly basis. You can motivate and encourage each other to reach your fitness goals and have a great time while doing so. Not only are you getting in shape, but spending important quality time with your whole family.

  29 Responses to “Tips for Building a Home Gym You Will Actually Use”

  1. We almost converted our unused dining room into a gym. Had it all planned out with flooring and everything. Just never got around to it!

  2. This is definitely something that I could do. I actually own a good portion of the stuff already. I should just use it finally LOL.

  3. Having a home gym would be much more convenient. I would definitely have an elliptical machine in mine.

  4. I had a space for a home gym at my last house, but this house doesn’t have a good space. I have a spin bike sitting on my back porch (thankfully, it’s AZ so this is possible in the winter) and I have random other pieces of equipment in random rooms throughout the house. I can’t wait til we have a bigger house and I can have an actual gym again.

  5. I don’t have a home gym, per say but I have many of these resources in my home and utilize them for fitness. It is important tome that I get up and get blood pumping every hour so I try to do ‘mini stations’ of exercise and movement throughout my home as weather permits.

  6. I need to build one miracle of a gym and actually use it. Some days I am motivated and others I am blahh!

  7. I love these tips and am all about working out from home because it’s really hard for me to get to a class without child care. I love those big workout balls and need to add one to my routine again!

  8. You have it nailed I love the gym but it is an effort to get there so having it at home seems like it will help. I don’t really have room and we used to use our eliptical machine as a hanger so I think I am stuck.

  9. These are great tips! I was planning to make my spare room into a home gym but then my kid moved back in so….lol. Maybe in a couple years! hahaha

  10. Great tips. There have been not one but two gyms in my life that I’ve paid to be a member of but almost never went to. A home gym is far more convenient and economical for sure!

  11. Having a home gym would be very nice. Wish we had spare space for one. Would come in handy from home.

  12. We don’t have room for a home gym, but I do need to get some kettle bars to keep in the living room. That way I can pull them out while watching TV. I can be rather lazy on the couch, and I really should get up and move more.

  13. I love my home gym! My schedule is so hectic I wouldn’t exercise if I didn’t have it at home!

  14. We thought about a Home gym once upon a kid or three ago. These are great ideas and as our kids grow, the more of a reality it is.

  15. My teen and I were just talking about gyms the other day. He wants to join one, while I said let’s make our own. Sounds like it would be a much better option for us! Great tips as always my friend!

  16. These are great tips! I think it is important to find the space for it, even if it is just a corner of a room. This way there is a set place to go and work out, which will help in keeping that routine.

  17. Wow, now you game me an idea to make one at home. I want to make more time on exercise this year so this is really a great idea, great tips too!

  18. I love the title of this post – especially the part about a gym being one you will actually use! I have been down the path of having all the great equipment only for it to end up something to hang my clothes on lol. I have narrowed it all down to a few items I enjoy. Good tips!

  19. These are really helpful tips. I would love to have a home gym in my home.

  20. These are great tips and I agree with all of them. I used to not motivated to workout until we really built our home gym.

  21. I’ve tried this and it works very well. I don’t like gyms.

  22. My home gym is pretty basic but once I decided to cancel my gym membership and exercise at home, I’ve done better at being consistent!

  23. I’ve always hated not having all the options I wanted or needed when I would purchase a gym membership. Building your own gym might be slow going but it’s money well spent since you would spend it, easily, on a gym membership anyways.

  24. Girl! I love all your tips, I have been paying for a gym membership for a year, guess how many times I’ve gone, Like 5! I need to make a home gym instead!

  25. I’d love to have a well-equipped home gym. It would be perfect for those days I just can’t leave to go to gym but still want to work out.

  26. These are some great ideas, we don’t have much room for gym stuff here but having a little area for such bits might be a good idea.

  27. I found just working out in my bedroom is the best place for my home gym. I wish we had one room to dedicate though.

  28. I prefer to build a home gym and exercise at home that to sign up for gym membership. It’s more practical for me and this is a great suggestions.

  29. These are some great ideas, we don’t have much room for gym stuff here but having a little area for such bits might be a good idea. I love all your tips. Thanks for sharing your tips online.