A Guide To Setting Up A Home Gym On Your Property

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Do you want to exercise more but don’t have the time to go to the gym across town frequently? You might want to consider building a home gym on your property! Building a home gym will not only be more useful to get active and healthy, but it will help you raise profits when you resell your property as well.

Whether you wish to set up a home gym in your house to be more active, or to increase the value of your property, you need to come up with a smart plan. You need to ensure that your property has the space for a gym and that you have enough money to make the necessary expenses.


A home gym will take up a huge space, therefore, you will need to empty a room on your property. A home gym needs its equipment and to be safe, you need to ensure that the space is enough for you to work out.

If you want to do yoga and lift weights in your gym, a small space of around 30-50 square meters should be enough. However, if you want to work out using a treadmill, weights, and other equipment, you are going to need a much bigger space.

If you have a spare room to fill it with the equipment you will only need to empty the room and repaint it to make sure that the atmosphere gives you the energy you need to work out. If you don’t have such a room, it’s best to add construction to your property or build a separate small building in your backyard.

Remember that such construction takes legal paperwork and there are different legal requirements in each state. If your neighborhood has a HOA, you may have to get permission from the Homeowners Association. This might also take a while depending on the procedures that your neighborhood’s HOA goes through to allow new construction.

After getting your approval and all of the necessary paperwork, you will need to have the costs ready for construction. You need to find the best construction company in your region. Moreover, if you wish to save some money, you could paint the walls of your home gym on your own with your family members. Make sure that the room is light and energy efficient.


After getting the room ready, you will need the equipment to finish building your home gym. Firstly, write down your workout routine to make a list of necessary equipment. You will need equipment for cardio, strength training, and recovery workouts. You could either purchase a treadmill, an exercise bike, or both for cardio. If you feel like the big equipment takes up too much space and you won’t be able to afford the energy bills, you can settle for a jump rope, but it won’t be the same.

As for the recovery exercises, you should prepare a mat. Recovery work-out can be very simple, depending on the cardio. Use foam rollers and do cool-down exercises on the mat. The mat can also be used for yoga.

Afterward, it’s best to calculate the costs of each machine and workout tool you will need to complete your routine daily. Remember that some of the equipment you use will take up a lot of power. Therefore, be ready for additional energy bills.


Once you have prepared your equipment, you should think about the importance of your comfort and additional features that will make your workout routine more enjoyable.

Ensure that the home gym has air conditioning and that you will be able to breathe freely even in the summer. Exercising will get you heated, and you will sweat quite a lot. To take care of your health, you must ensure that the home gym is always at the right temperature. Prepare a separate table for towels, water bottles, and other necessities.

You might want to add a mini fridge to your home gym so that you have water bottles and healthy drink choices and snacks to stay hydrated and energized while working out. You should think about adding illuminating light fixtures to your gym. A mirror is also a nice addition, as you can check your form while working out and doing bodyweight exercises.

Moreover, if you enjoy listening to music while exercising, you could install a sound system. Listening to music while working out is stimulating. You can do certain exercises to the beat of the music. You could always use earbuds or earphones, but when you are running on a treadmill or riding an exercise bike, there is a risk that they fall out of your ears and get damaged.

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