It’s the beginning of January, and you’ve just made a resolution to work out more this year. There’s only one problem, though; all of the gyms and studios are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Working out has never been an easy task, especially after the food and booze-filled holiday season. Getting back to your regular routine is even more challenging this year with social distancing regulations in place.
There are only so many walks and jogs one can take before getting tired of the same thing every day. Rather see these five easy tips to help you set up an exercise studio from the comfort of your own home.
Find Suitable Space
Whether you live in a studio apartment or a mansion, there are always ways to make space work for you. The best way to choose the best exercise area in your home is to find a space that will fit a yoga mat.
Once you’ve found a suitable space that can fit your mat in it, then you can think about other things. If you can sacrifice an unused room, you can add more equipment but porches and yards are also great for this.
Design Your Set-Up
You do not have to create an interior designer quality blueprint for this, but it is great to know where things will go. Move around your space and imagine what your workouts will be like, and get to planning things out.
Stock Up On Your Equipment
We are not ordering you to buy a treadmill or rowing machine, so do not freak out just yet. Workout equipment can be inexpensive and space-efficient if you look at the right items to buy for yourself.
Think resistance bands, skipping ropes, small dumbbells, and yoga blocks. Exercise does not always have to be heavy lifting and fancy equipment, so do not get ahead of yourself with this step.
USE The Space
This is the easiest step, but it is one that will need the most consistency, which may be challenging. You have to use the space that you set up to work out, or all of your efforts will be pointless, and we don’t want that.
Strategize A Storage Plan
This one is significant for our small space living gals. Storage is vital for a non-cluttered area, so you want to invest in a practical storage plan for your home gym. You can be creative with this step.
Try buying hanging organizers if storage containers are too bulky for your space. Remember that the area under your bed also counts as space in your home, so use it wisely!