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No doubt that creating home gyms can be really expensive. However, this is a one time all out spending and you will actually be able to save money in the long run. Plus, you get to keep the equipment forever and you will experience all the advantages of having a home gym.

Aside from being able to spend money on gym memberships, there will be unlimited and anytime use of the resources and you get to have privacy. Also, you will be assured of the cleanliness and sanitation of your equipment because you do it yourself.

If you have decided now on getting that home gym in your house but haven’t decided on how it will look like then let us help you. Here are some of the things that you should remember when you build a home gym and some examples that you can get an inspiration from.

The first thing that you have to remember is to have enough space for all the equipment like in the photo below. You don’t want to have a crowded home gym because as much as possible you will be moving with all the exercise routines. Also, you do not want the equipment to overlap each other.

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source: http://www.omgj.org/t/home-gym-mirrors/

Next is to have a proper flooring. It is much better to have plywood, rubber mats or a platform as shown in the sample below. The purpose of having a proper flooring is to protect your floor and lessen the noise of the equipment hitting the floor at the same time. Plus, you get to have a very clean looking room. This will surely make you want to exercise even more.

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Source: http://www.exerciseequipmentwarehouse.com/blog/best-home-gyms-for-sonoma/

Another is that you have to see to it that it is well ventilated like the sample home gym below. It would be a good idea to choose the room that has the terrace so you can put the treadmill there and have an outstanding view. When you are looking at nature while you exercise, this will put you in a good mood.

You are not only physically healthy but mentally as well. Also, you will not be easily irritated because it will be too hot or too dim. Enough is always the good way to go.

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Source: http://www.houzz.com/photos/922400/Home-Gym-traditional-home-gym-dallas

It is always advisable to put mirrors in a home gym like the one shown below. The mirrors will create the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is and looking at one self while doing some exercise routines will actually increase the motivation and self-esteem.

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Source: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6471357/list/readers-choice-the-10-most-popular-home-gyms-of-2012

These are just some of the home gym examples that you can learn from. You may also pattern your home gym designs from these. If you didn’t like them then you can search the internet because there hundreds of websites and bloggers that will help you create your dream home gym.

But always remember that it doesn’t have to be expensive but  most importantly, it must serve its purpose of helping you be fit and dedicate yourself  to a healthy lifestyle.

 

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