Creating a home gym is great so long as you follow through with using it.
Unfortunately most people don’t, they buy their home gym and only after a short time it sits there gathering dust and cob webs.
To keep from falling victim to that fate, follow the following advice. It should help make sure your gym is a worthwhile investment.
Create A Schedule And Stick To
Don’t be fooled by the hype.
Infomercials make it sound easy because it’s their job to make it sound easy. The truth is having a home gym makes exercising regularly no easier than anything else.
All it really does is makes it more convenient. Because of that you need to keep yourself to a schedule and, especially for the first little while, don’t allow for any excuses.
Your friends will understand if you don’t go to watch “The Mentalist” with them that night.
The important thing is that you make a routine and follow through.
Invite Some Friends To Work Out With You
Well if you’re not going to be joining them for Grey’s they don’t have to watch anyway, right?
Having friends take advantage of your home gym will not only make the experience more fun, but it will help you stick to the schedule you make because someone else will be involved.
This works the same as when you go to any other gym in pairs or groups, only this is even better because it’s at your lace, so you have to follow through so as not to disappoint.
Buy Equipment For Your Home That You Will And Can Use
Don’t be afraid to pay a little extra for equipment that has fun perks. It’s important because it’s the equipment you’ll be stuck with for a long time. Investing in something cheap or a type of machine that just isn’t at all a pleasure to use is a waste of money because you’ll talk yourself out of using it pretty fast.
Not sure what you like?
Then spring for a gym membership for a month or so before putting your own gym together. That way you’ll see what it is you like to use.
Make Sure The Workout Room Has A Television
Because working out in your home gym doesn’t have to lack entertainment. Nor does it mean you have to miss “The Mentalist” after all. A TV will help keep you in your routine because you can just be sure to workout during the shows you watch anyway.
There’s no excuse not to when you plan like that because “I have to be sitting on the couch now” isn’t a way to justify getting off the treadmill.
Make Sure The Home Gym Is located in An Area Free Of Distractions
The television isn’t a distraction, it’s a perk when you have a home gym. A distraction is the dog who’ll whine to get out or a spouse who’ll want to talk about… anything. So long as space permits it, set up your home gym where none of those things can reach you.
That means away from the bedrooms, away from the front door and away from the kitchen, where “Can you help with this” is bound to come up.