Do It Yourself Home Gym on a Budget

Create An Elegant Home Gym With These Design Hacks

Americans are steadily gaining weight at an alarming rate, but despite the country’s obesity crisis, very few people are making the time to improve their health. The CDC recommends that adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, but a new study indicates that only 23 percent of the nation's adults are hitting this benchmark.  Having a busy lifestyle, high gym membership fees, and simply having no time to exercise are some of the main reasons why people aren’t working out as much as they should. However, in order to reduce the risks of developing obesity-related health conditions, everyone should find a way to make time for exercise, and one of the best ways to do this is by building a gym inside your home. If you’re worried that an exercise space may not exactly mesh well with your home’s classic design, fear not— you can use MaxSold to create an elegant home gym with these design hacks! 


Add color and texture

Most people think that home gyms should be sterile spaces that contain only workout equipment. But just because everyone’s doing that, it doesn’t mean that you should do the same. Aim to have a more elegant space that you’ll love spending time in— that’s actually a good way to ensure that you exercise more. Start with the walls, and add some color or texture. Try having a brick wall so you can have a focal wall, or use wallpaper or stickers with a brick pattern to get the same effect. Next, paint the other walls in a warm shade, such as a light mocha or butter yellow. Once the paint dries, you can hang artwork on the walls to personalize your space. You can find some of the best artwork at estate sales, so make sure to be on the lookout for some in your area to get good finds at fair prices. Meanwhile, to make your space look more luxurious, install LED recessed lights, and place one unique light fixture, such as a boxed or rectangular industrial chandelier, in the middle of the ceiling. Once everything is in place, you can start adding equipment and tech to your home gym.

Select the right equipment

Keep your fitness goals and space in mind when selecting gym equipment. For instance, if you want to do more cardio exercises, then you should include an elliptical machine or a stationary bike in your home gym. If you’re wondering which one you should choose, the elliptical machine can help you lose more weight and burn more calories, so it’s ideal for those who are overweight or obese. Meanwhile, the exercise bike can help to tone your lower body, and it’s also a better pick if you have a smaller space. Other things that you can incorporate into your home gym include an exercise mat, dumbbells, a balance ball and a weighted jump rope. 


A little tech can go a long way

Ideally, your home gym should be a tech-free zone so you can focus on your workouts instead of checking your phone for social media updates. That being said, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a little tech in your exercise space— the key is choosing tech pieces or gadgets that will enhance your workouts. You can install some speakers or use a Bluetooth speaker to blast your exercise playlist in your home gym to inspire you to get moving. You can also mount a Smart TV on the wall so you can follow along to your favorite YouTube exercise videos, or stream music videos while you’re working out. 



Investing in your health can be one of the best moves that you’ll ever make in your lifetime. Try these tips to create an elegant home gym so you can have more time to exercise and have fun while doing so. In time, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having improved physical and mental health, so start making plans to build your home gym today.

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