If you want to work out in the comfort of your own home, then why not focus your efforts on creating a home gym? A gym in your own home gives you both the freedom and flexibility to work out how and when you want to. To get the best results and outcomes for your home gym setup, you need an actionable plan.

You need to follow these top tips to make creating a home gym easier.

Design What You Would Like

Before you begin undertaking any type of project, you need to design what you would like and why. For instance, do you want a home gym that has space for yoga? Or are you looking at installing larger equipment such as a running machine or cross-trainer? If you start constructing or building a home gym without a design in mind, you may struggle to achieve the look and feel that you want. This may mean that ultimately your gym is never as functional as it could be.

Utilize the Space

After getting to grips with the design, you must then think carefully about how you will use the space you have. For example, could you look at purchasing equipment that is smaller in size (or perhaps foldable)? Or could you look at purchasing equipment that can be easily stored away, or even used for another form of exercise? Even if you are working with a smaller space, you will want to properly use it, to get the most out of every square meter.

Get Rubber Flooring

You do not want to be exercising on the carpet as this can be unhygienic. You do not even want to be working out on tiles as this can be bad for your posture, and for your joints and bones. Instead, you want to be working out on specially made rubber flooring. Flooring that allows you to work out in comfort and ease. The benefits of rubber flooring are clear to see, especially when you are creating a home gym. So, begin to reach out to specialist Gym flooring companies and see what is on offer. It is important to use a specialist to ensure you purchase the right product. If you are compromising, you may struggle to feel comfortable when you work out. In a worst-case scenario, you may also end up causing yourself injury or pain.

Install a Mirror or Two

You need mirrors in your home gym as these will allow you to ensure you are working out correctly. They will also help to keep you motivated – especially if you are working to achieve (or even maintain) your figure or shape. Large gym mirrors that run from the floor to near enough the ceiling are ideal as they will allow you to constantly check that you are exercising correctly. 

Set a Budget

There may be lots that you want to do with your home gym, and this is why it is important to prepare a budget. Without a budget, you can end up spending more on equipment than you want to, and this may then mean you have to make compromises elsewhere.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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