Designing & Building A Home Gym

There are a lot of reasons you might want to have your own home gym. You would obviously expect it to help you to keep fit much more easily, and it’s true that this is the case. It’s also a good addition to the home itself, which might even add value but can also add a lot of style and utility to the place. All in all, it’s a great thing to have for fitness freaks and normal families alike. So let’s look at some of the things you should be aware of when it comes to designing and building your own home gym.

Consider Your Fitness Goals

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You might well have some fitness goals that you want to consider here, as they are going to figure strongly in how you are going to use the gym and therefore how you should design it. If you’re keen to build a lot of muscle, you’re going to have a strong focus on strength training machines. If you are trying to improve your cardiovascular health, you might focus on running and rowing machines. In any case, it’s good to be aware of these concerns as you design your gym.

Safety First

If you are not careful, you can sometimes end up causing yourself harm at the gym, and that can be just as true for a home gym. However, if you are careful and clever about how you design it, you might find that you can design a gym that is as safe as possible, which should really be your main concern. From having plenty of space around each machine to using velcro self adhesive tape to keep the machines in place, it’s all about how you can make the experience as safe as possible while still keeping it effective as a gym.


Something that a lot of people are going to struggle with is the actual placement of the gym, where in the home it is actually going to go. You need to take care here because it needs to be somewhere that makes sense and where you can see yourself using the gym plenty, but without disrupting the rest of the home’s activities at all. There is no one right answer here; it’s all about a home-by-home basis, so just make sure that you are being careful about it at the very least. That is what really matters.

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Right Size

Finally, you’ll also need to think about the size of the gym, as you want it to be just right. If it is too big, you’ll struggle to accommodate it, and you’ll find that you don’t enjoy it. Too small, and it might not really feel like a home gym at all. So you need to try your best to find that middle ground as best as you can. If you’re able to do that, it’s going to improve your chances of building a perfect home gym for yourself considerably, so make sure to bear that in mind.

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