If we’ve learned anything in the past few months, it’s that we all need to be able to adapt. Unfortunately, we’ve had to learn this the hard way with everything from our work, to our schools, to our ability to socialize all being turned upside down. But through it all, we just need to keep on keeping on as best we can. And while I’m not a psychologist or financial advisor, there is one area where I think I can help you right now: working on your fitness.
Quarantine has been the name of the game for most of us over the last few months, and maybe for some time to come. Unfortunately, while we’ve been avoiding contact with the virus, we’ve also had to avoid places where we meet and interact with other people, like the gym. And in times like this, where we are put under enormous stress, it’s more important than ever that we take care of ourselves as best we can. So today, I’m going to talk about what you can do to build your own home gym when you can’t visit your favorite facility like the Bodysmith.
If You Can’t Work Out, Work In (Your Home)
There are many considerations for us when we are deciding what’s appropriate activity for us these days. And even though we’ve been able to maintain access to the Bodysmith throughout the pandemic so far, there are some members who can’t actually come to our gym. Heck, I’ve been doing many of my workouts at home myself. You may think that as a gym owner, I have a large, extravagant gym at home. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have two kettlebells and an array of resistance bands. (Don’t judge, it’s just where I’m at right now).
But, despite my lack of equipment, I can still get a satisfying workout at home by drawing on nearly 15 years of experience designing workout programs. And, after working with hundreds of people I want to show you that staying in shape doesn’t require a lot of space, time, or investment.
Start at the Very Beginning
In today’s blog, I am going to provide you a list of the essential home gym equipment that will allow you to get or stay fit in a small space without breaking the bank. Next time I’ll show you how to make sure you can be successful with an at-home workout routine.
I’ve put the list in order of priority from a cost and functionality perspective. Using the list, you could set yourself up a lovely home gym for between about $20 and $600.
Again, my list is meant to start at the top and work your way down, getting the equipment as you are able. So, if you can check off items 1 through 4 above, you’ll be all set, If not, just look at it as a work in progress and you can build out your equipment as available.
Next time I’ll show you how to put it all together to form a strategy to be successful, and that’s the most important part. After all, there is no shortage of nice gym equipment in people’s homes…there’s a shortage of it being used 😉