How To Build A Home Gym

It seems like everyone has a home gym these days. So what makes a home gym special?

Home gyms are desired for many reasons - convenience being number one.

Having a gym membership is great, but it is sometimes difficult to stick to a plan when factoring in gym hours, travel time, and prices. We all know that consistency is critical!
Home gyms are right on your doorstep, and you can work out whenever you want. It makes it a lot easier for you to coordinate the timing of your workouts around your busy schedule.

Statistically, you are more likely to follow through with your fitness plan in the privacy of your own home.

Dream Home Gym

Sandbag Workout

Have you ever dreamt of having a home gym? You are not alone!

There are many unique and creative ways to create one.

How much space do you need for a gym in your house or apartment?

You don't need a massive amount of room for your own gym. A sectioned-off area will work perfectly. Being smart about your space, however, is essential. Establishing a suitable space for your gym is the first step. You might use a spare room or a spot in your basement. Your garage, perhaps, or a part of your garage? Maybe your attic? 

The great thing about having a dedicated space to work out in your house is that you can customize it to your own needs and style. Check out some of these fantastic home gym designs for inspiration.

Home Gym Checklist

To create your ultimate personal gym, you’ll need to fill it with quality home equipment for your workouts.

A Crossfit gym often has less equipment than a typical gym. Crossfit involves utilizing your body weight or multifunctional tools, like workout sandbags.

Here are some must-have Crossfit items for a great compact gym:

  1. Barbell
  2. Pull up bar
  3. Kettlebells
  4. Jump rope
  5. Sandbags

Additional equipment to consider:

  1. Assault bike
  2. Battle rope
  3. Treadmill

Keep an eye out for gym equipment bundles when searching for equipment. You might be able to find a good deal that helps you set up your gym sooner than expected.

When you build a home Crossfit gym, you may also benefit from a large mirror to watch your form and a floor mat.

You may also want a small fridge for water or sports drinks in your gym and maybe a shelf or table to put your clothing and water bottle on.

Shopping links for two “must-have” items:

 The Brute Force Classic Sandbag Kit

This quality sandbag kit is the original 8-handle sandbag, and it is perfect for powerlifting or building endurance during a home training session.

These versatile workout sandbags offer over 300 different training movements!

The Brute Force Kettlebells 

Kettlebell SandbagThis portable exercise tool is one part sandbag, one part kettlebell and is perfect for all levels of strength training in your functional home gym. 

They are also a great size which makes them easy to store and can be emptied out and taken away with you on your travels.  You never have to miss a training session again! Simply fill it up at your destination and then empty it to pack and travel again

The Final Lift 

You can become functionally fit in your home gym so easily.

Once you equip your gym with a few basic yet essential pieces, you will be ready to get fit in the convenience of your own home!

Sketch out your ideas. Create a designer home gym that you'll enjoy spending time in.
Put aside your worries about long drives, annoying traffic, fees, or waiting your turn. Your dream home gym is only a few steps away and will cater specifically to you!