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Learn How to Convert Your Home into GYM

Learn How to Convert Your Home into GYM

“Stay Home, Stay Safe”, is the phrase we all have heard the most in the past few months. We never thought that to fight out a pandemic all we need to do is just stay home and maintain social distancing!!


The modern world is living in a new way… A way of life that is contrary to the basis of human nature, we are all encouraged to avoid public gatherings, greet people with a distanced manner, treating masks as the most important accessory while stepping out. 


Humanity is learning this new way of life as the world is heading toward better times. COVID-19 not only impacted human health but also the world economy, living habits. The one sector which is worst affected is fitness, due to the closure of all fitness and sports centres. 


People are forced to find sustainable alternatives to keep themselves fit and healthy. The best and most preferred option is to workout at home. This blog post will guide you on how you can create your own Home Gym which is economical, efficient and safe.

How to set up home gym

7 Benefits of workout at Home 

Home workouts are becoming popular by each passing day as it is the need of the hour. More and more people are preferring to create a small, economic workout place at their homes. Most of the prominent gyms have started virtual fitness services like online personal training, fitness challenges, fitness classes by celebrities etc.,


Fitness industry now has a new definition which we all have to agree with. Working out together with our workout partners, getting trained by our trainers is still possible but only virtually.  


The Closure of Gyms & Fitness Centres should not be a reason for pausing workouts and exercise. Exercise is essential for maintaining the immunity and activity levels of the body. A 30-minute workout everyday even at home will help in keeping the stress in check and maintain the overall health of the body.


With home workouts gaining popularity following benefits will make you want to set up one:

  1. It is Convenient and Comfortable
  2. Can easily Fit into Busy schedule
  3. Better Focus & improved performance
  4. High Safety Standard can be achieved
  5. Workout Wearing anything you wish
  6. No Longer Waiting times to use the equipment
  7. Its is efficient and economical


    Convert your home into gym

    All you need to know to set up your Home Gym

    Setting up a Home Gym is simple but it can really get confusing as to which equipment to buy? Where to buy? And how to fix it? But with a proper plan, all this can be a hassle-free process.

    Your Home Gym planning Checklist:

    1. Select a space/room in your home for workouts
    2. Plan your Budget. 
    3. Prepare a list of all the equipment you will need.
    4. Check the feasibility of the product - the more versatile it is, the better.
    5. Prepare a list of all the vendors from where you can source the equipment needed.
    6. Compare prices and quality - to get the best deals

    List of essential equipment for Training at home:

    This is the most important aspect of creating a home gym, as this will impact on your budget and workouts. Before you begin listing all the equipment make a decision on what exercise routine you want to majorly focus on, is it going to be based on cardio or strength training. 

    Resistance Tube 

    This is a versatile exercises accessory and a must-have for a home gym. Resistance Bands help in full-body toning and conditioning. They use nothing but your own bodyweight to add the intensity. They are great to create tension and activate the muscles. They are reasonable and effective.

    Read in our blog on the full body exercises that can be performed with this one equipment 

    Pull-Up Bars

    Pull up bars aren’t just for pull-ups! There are a number of basic gymnastic exercises you can practice if you have a pull-up bar installed at home. You can get pull up bar systems built for doorways, it is easy to instal. Pull-up bars are great in toning up upper body muscles.

     

    You can easily tone your body using just pull up bars.

    AB Roller 

    AB roller is a must-have core exercising equipment. It creates enough tension in the abdominal area and helps in muscle activation. It helps in improving the core strength and tones up the abdominal area. AB rollers are very economical and completely worth the buy!

    Read how to get the perfect abs using this perfect machine. 

    Dumbbells 

    A strength training routine is incomplete without dumbbells, they form the basis for weight training. Get 3-5 sets in a range of weights to accommodate for different exercises. With Dumbbells, you can perform many exercise variations.

    Home gym equipment

    Yoga Mat 

    A yoga mat is a need for all the core related exercises. It is also necessary for performing other exercises variations like yoga. It’s good to have a clean mat to perform various exercises and stretching.

    Loop Bands 

    These bands are extremely stretchable and make your workouts more intense. You can workout on full-body using loop bands. Loop bands can be used to add additional resistance to exercises in order to improve strength, muscular endurance and postural balance.

    Treadmill / Indoor Cycle 

    This is a must if you are focusing mainly on cardio-based training. These equipment are expensive but will help in the long run. They should be considered as a one-time investment. The major advantage is that you can do your cardio any time of the day or even complete a quick cardio session when running busy.

    Skipping Rope  

    A skipping rope is a fantastic cardio workout. The least expensive way to fulfil your daily cardio needs is to skip for a good 20-25 mins each day. Skipping rope exercises improve your foot coordination and help you focus on your feet. It also strengthens the muscles surrounding your foot and ankle joints. It is considered to be a great body conditioning workout. 

    Barbell 

    Your home gym, of course, would not be complete without a barbell. Barbells, like other free weights, are much better than the machines at the gym because of the stabilization and coordination aspects they bring to your workouts. Look for a sturdy, not too cheap and not too expensive bar, that suits your needs.

    Stability Ball 

    A Stability ball is a great tool for plyometric exercises as well as core strength movements. It can help in increasing abdominal and back muscle strength, balance and stability, and develops overall control and strength of the core body muscles.

    Home Gym Budget

    Budget plays an important role while creating a home gym. A budget should be a constraint but help in better sourcing of equipment. Here is a list of Home Gyms with different budget levels.

    Small Budget -  (Rs. 5,000 - 20,000)

    • With this budget, you will be able to source a basic home gym sufficient for a beginner and mid-level fitness enthusiasts. 
    • Things you can source in:
      • Resistance Band set
      • Pull Up bar
      • Skipping Rope
      • Low weight Dumbbells
      • Yoga Mat.

    Medium Budget - (Rs. 20,000 - 60,000)

    • With this budget, you will be able to source a decent home gym with more equipment, sufficient for mid-level to advanced level fitness enthusiasts. 
    • Things you can source in:
      • Resistance Band set
      • Pull Up bar
      • Skipping Rope
      • Low - Medium weight Dumbbells
      • Yoga Mat.
      • Treadmill/Cycle
      • Dumbbells
      • Loop Bands.
      • AB Roller

    Large Budget - (Rs. 60,000 - 2,00,000)

    • With this budget, you will be able to source a fully equipped home gym with more equipment, sufficient for advanced level fitness enthusiasts. 
    • Things you can source in:
      • Resistance Band set
      • Pull Up bar
      • Skipping Rope
      • Low - Medium-heavy weight Dumbbells
      • Yoga Mat.
      • Treadmill/Cycle
      • Dumbbells
      • Loop Bands.
      • AB Roller
      • Barbells - Low - Medium-heavy
      • Stability Balls
      • Kettlebells
      • Weight Plates 

    Where can you get it

    You can either choose to source all these equipment offline or online. But it's always better to compare the prices and quality before you purchase.

    Online Options

    Websites like Joyfit, Amazon, Flipkart, Decathlon, IMFIT etc., can help you get good deals on the equipment. 



    Equipment List

    Budget (In Rs.)

    Where to Buy?

    Resistance Band Set

    1500 - 3500

    JoyFit, Amazon, Flipkart

    Pull Up Bar

    1000 - 2000

    JoyFit

    AB Roller

    1000 - 1500

    JoyFit

    Dumbbells

    1500 - 2000

    ShopClues

    Yoga Mat

    1200 - 1800

    JoyFit, Amazon, Flipkart

    Loop Bands

    500 - 800

    JoyFit

    Treadmill / Cycles

    20,000 - 40,000

    IMFIT, Amazon, Flipkart

    Skipping Rope

    150 - 500

    Amazon

    Barbell

    700 - 3000

    Flipkart, Amazon

    Stability Ball

    800 - 1200

    JoyFit


    Why JoyFit?

    JoyFit is India’s leading Fitness and sports accessory brand. We believe in serving our customers with the finest quality equipment at reasonable prices. We are on a mission to make India Fit and healthy by making workouts affordable and feasible for everyone. We are based on the principles of “Convenient, Affordable, Versatile”. Learn more about our Journey towards sustainable fitness in this video.  

     

     

    Conclusion 

    The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.  


    We have to adapt to this new way of life and only hope for the things to get back to normal soon. But with all this constant stress and anxiety increasing we should take care of both our mental and physical health. 30 minutes of exercise every day is a great way to stay fit and healthy. Start your home workouts today and visit www.joyfit.in for exciting deals on the exercise equipment. 


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