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How To Make a Home Gym in a Small Space

How To Make a Home Gym in a Small Space

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After several years of dreaming, l was finally able to get a space in our home for my own home gym. I really love the convenience of being able to workout at home. All I have to do is get up and head down to the basement for my workouts. Before I was able to expand my home gym I still mostly worked out at home. I only had a small space but I was still able to get an excellent workout. Today I want to share with you how to make a home gym...even if you have a small space and/or are on a budget!

The first thing you will need to make your home gym is obviously space and equipment. For me, the best place to do my workouts before I had a basement was in the living room. I would move the coffee table aside and bring out the equipment I needed for my workout. The great thing about the equipment I am going to share is it can all be stored away in a closet or under the bed.

Equipment

To make a home gym you do not need a ton of fancy, expensive equipment. Before I have the home gym that I have now, I worked out at home with only these items. I also took advantage of the great outdoors to take a walk or go for a run.

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

The first thing I like to have in a home gym is a yoga mat. This is especially true if you life in a place that does not have carpet. Yoga mat's are very versatile and you can use them for anything from yoga to Pilates even simple ab work.

Yoga Mat

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

I think the most important thing to have is a set of dumbbells...2 sets if possible a light pair and a heavier pair. Dumbbells can be used for a countless amount of strength training exercises. Check out my Workout category here for a few ideas.

Dumbbells

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

Resistance bands are great because you can perform many of the same exercises that you would use dumbbells for. You might be surprised of what a great workout you can get with resistance bands. Another bonus is they are portable and great to take along with you when traveling.

Resistance Bands

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

Now Jump ropes have to be my all time favorite piece of cardio equipment. Yes you heard me right...cardio EQUIPMENT. I love using my jump rope to get a killer workout. Check out my fast blasting jump rope workout. It already has about 3.4k pins on Pinterest because it works!

Jump Rope

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

This Ab roller gives you a killer ab workout in no time flat! I can't even make it through a five-minute workout with this thing. It's truly a great ab machine.

Ab roller

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

A medicine ball is another great piece of equipment for strength training. I love using it for squats and core workouts

Medicine Ball 

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

I love using ankle weights for fine toning exercises such as leg lifts, donkey kicks and walking lunges. I also wear them when I for walks for extra resistance.

Ankle weights

HOW TO MAKE A HOME GYM

So there you have it my friends how you can also make a home gym...even if you have a small space and/or are on a budget! All of these items are small and affordable. You can even find some of them at second-hand stores, garage sells and online sales like Craigslist Ads.

So tell me,

Do you have a home gym?

Do you prefer to workout at the gym or at home?

♡ live healthy + happy,

Ivanna

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