Checklist: Create the Perfect Home Gym
The last thing you want to do after working all day is sit in DFW 5 o’clock traffic on the way to the gym. Who wants to deal with the sweaty, crowded gym anyway? Just skip the commute all together and create a personal fitness center in the comforts of your home. Here are a few things we suggest adding to your new exercise headquarters.
Bouncy, supportive flooring
There are several types of flooring that can be used for a workout space. A certain amount of give in the flooring helps keep things easy on your joints. If you are simply re-purposing part of a room for workouts, mats can help with grip and lessen stress on your joints.
- Wood flooring
- Interlocking mats
- Solid gym mats
- Yoga mats
Strength training equipment
Having different equipment options can add variety to your workout – that’s beneficial to your health and more fun!
- Weight benches
- Medicine balls
- Kettle bells
- Free weights
- Exercise ball
- Pull up bar
- Resistance bands
Cardio can get monotonous if you stick to one activity. A good mix of gear can be used to break up the monotony and allows you to design a fun and challenging circuit workout.
- Jump Ropes
- Exercise bike
- Plyo boxes
No workout is complete without the music! Here are a few favorites, including old classics and new hits, that will help get you moving.
- “Here It Goes Again” by OK Go
- “Maniac” by Michael Sembello
- “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
- “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
- “One More Time/Aerodynamic” by Daft Punk
- “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
- “Roar” by Katy Perry