How & Why to Get Started Building a REAL at Home Gym

There are no shortcuts to being better physically, mentally and financially. Anything worth having will take work and dedication. What if you could make that work more efficient? Having your own home gym equipment will help you reach the goals you’ve set.

setting up your own home gym

The back story that leads to setting up a home gym of your own

Picture this, it’s an ordinary day and you decided it is time to workout. You stroll down to your local gym and find the parking lot full. This isn’t too alarming since the gym lot is shared with other places of business.

You walk inside and it finally hits you, today is anything but regular. Yet another wave of people were inspired to get into shape. It may have been the start of a new year, social media pressure, or even just coincidence. It doesn’t matter why they’re there, it matters why you are there.

You’re there to transform yourself into a better person. You’re there to achieve goals and handle business. You don’t only come to the gym when you’re feeling 100%. You come when you’re worn and tired. You show up and grind it out because you’re a warrior. You come to the gym for you, not for anyone else.

So there you are, mind right, geared up and ready to move weight. It’s a shame you can’t snag a rack right? A bit of a line for the bench? That’s ok just head on over to be second in line on the leg press.

It’s incredibly hard to have a successful workout when you can’t use any of the equipment. It is time to make a change and you’re just the person to do it. You decide to look into home gym equipment.

You don’t need to have a setup at home that rivals that of the gym. You already know free weights are more efficient than machines. A squat rack will serve as the foundation for this home gym. You can do several exercises in a rack besides squatting.

How to achieve more with less working out at home

Let’s take a look at our Fitness Power Zone Squat Stand Rack Power Cage. It comes full service with an adjustable pull up bar.

Lower the spotter arms and you’re ready to dead lift until the end of days. Grab an Xtreme Monkey HD FID Bench and you’ve got a full service bench press.

You could get really creative with it and add your own lateral pull down by throwing a Xertone Stretch Cord over the pull up bar and sitting on your bench. The squat rack is also great for weight storage.

Maximizing the use of your space is also key to this whole process. It has to be convenient and flexible to accommodate the space you already have.

Everyone has a different way of working out. You might be able to get everything you need from what I’ve mentioned above. If not maybe you should consider one of the many dumbbell racks we have (more on these in a previous blog post).

If a full rack is too much, a dumbbell rack and bench is also enough to get started for your home gym.

Keep in mind the Fitness Power Zone Squat Stand Rack Power Cage is very low profile and doesn’t take up as much space as your average squat rack.

The combination of squat rack, bench, and dumbbell rack is pretty much full service. There will always be more pieces to add to any home gym. This setup here gives you the range needed to do most of the common movements.

convenience savings with a home gym

Benefits of setting up your home gym

Your workouts will become more efficient by doing them from home. There is no waiting or down time. You just pick your weights and go. You don’t have to deal with others interfering in your progress, your goals. It’s extremely convenient! You can choose at any time to pick up your weights and enter into an intense workout with your at home gym.

Not only would you be saving the time and energy to travel to and from your regular gym. You’ll also miss all the annoyances of a regular gym. This is your sacred, personal space to customize to your heart desire.

You don’t need to have the generic posters on the wall. You can make this home gym a sanctuary, your own domain. Achieving goals is about being as mentally strong as you are physically.

Save those gym fees

With many different options available for equipment let’s just focus on the cost of going to the gym. We’ll say the standard full service gym is about $30/month. Don’t forget the yearly $60 maintenance fee, or whatever they call it now. That is $420 every year spent on just having access to the gym.

Every month and year you wait to switch you’re just letting that cash go down the drain. At 2 years $840, 3 years $1,260 and it only adds up.

Save time with convenience & flexibility working out at home

Are there hourly restrictions on your gym access? We’ve already discussed that they don’t have enough equipment to make it work for everyone at the same time. These are all things to consider when looking at making the switch. The only person using the equipment at your gym is you. You determine the condition it stays in.

We’ve only talked about the membership costs, what about time and travel? You have to commute to and from the gym. There isn’t much time in the day and you’re going to go home at some point in the day.

It sure would be nice if you could do it all in the same place. You get time back in your day to focus on other goals you’ve set. You’re also saving the fuel and wear on your vehicle (if you have one).

Wrapping up

There are many benefits to having a gym at home. The full setup may not be for you but there are other options or combinations to allow for a full workout at home. You’re investing time and energy by going to the gym in the first place. Why not invest in a home gym to put money back in your pocket and time in your day?

There are no shortcuts, no easy way out. You’re willing to put in the work already, let’s make it work better for you.

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