6 Steps to Building the Ultimate Home Gym

Here are six essential steps to follow to build a space you love!


Find the Ideal Space for Your Home Gym

Once you've selected the perfect space for your home gym, it's time to choose your equipment. The space you choose will depend on your home gym's size and the type of equipment you want to include. If you plan on having large, bulky equipment, you'll need a larger space. If you want a more minimalist home gym with just a few key pieces of equipment, you can get away with a smaller space.


Choose Versatile Gym Equipment

Equipment selection is crucial when creating your home gym. You don't want to spend money on equipment you won't actually use. Choose versatile pieces of equipment you can use for multiple exercises. This way, you'll get the most bang for your buck and avoid having unused equipment taking up valuable space.


Some essential pieces of equipment for any residential gym include:



With these key pieces of equipment, you'll be able to perform a wide variety of exercises and target all major muscle groups. Once you pick your equipment, it's time to design your home gym!



    Design Your Home Gym

    Now it's time to start bringing everything together and designing your home gym in a way that sets you up for success. For example, adding rubber flooring and a floor-length mirror to really give it that "gym" feel you're looking for. If you have the space, set up a TV so you can watch your favourite shows or listen to music while working out (we'll talk more about tech in a minute).


    Another important factor to consider is ventilation and temperature control. You don't want your home gym to feel like a sauna, so ensure proper ventilation and airflow. And lastly, lighting is essential! Make sure your home gym has great lighting. This helps not only with safety but motivation too.

    (Read more about home gym essentials in this post)



    Consider Adding Technology

    Along with a TV and speakers, there are several other tech options for making your workout space comfortable, convenient, and a space you really want to spend time in.


    For example, you can buy a heart rate monitor and attach it to your equipment so you can track your workouts. Don't forget about power outlets and positioning your equipment appropriately!


    When it comes to technology, there are endless possibilities—so have fun exploring what will work best for you and your gym space.

    (There are so many benefits to having a home gym. Read about them here)




      Don't forget about storage!

      You'll also want to consider your storage options for your gym. Storage helps you find what you're looking for quickly and efficiently while keeping your space in good order.

      Some options to consider for gym storage include:

      • Hooks: Ideal for hanging up gym equipment like resistance bands, yoga mats, and foam rollers
      • Shelving: Perfect for holding heavier items such as dumbbells, medicine balls, and weight plates
      • Bins and baskets: Great for storing smaller items such as hand weights, jump ropes, and workout towels



        Make it Your Own

        Finally, it's time to add the finishing, personal touches to your workout space. Maybe it's hanging up fun art, family pictures, or motivational quotes. But whatever you choose, make sure your home gym is a place you want to spend time in—because the more you enjoy being there, the more likely you are to stick with your workout routine.


        Now you know how to build the ultimate home gym! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start building!


        If you're ready to shop for the best gym equipment you'll want to use, we're here to help! Squat Racks Canada offers custom gym building bundles to help you get everything you need in one convenient order.


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