There are chances you are opting for the home gym due to the current situation of COVID, but let us tell you a few more exciting things about the home gym. The home gym proves as a handy place to workout even when you have so much to deal with, be it taking care of a newborn baby, juggling work commitments, or planning a big surprise for the family.

One thing you should never leave behind is exercise and the importance of maintaining health. Be it work from home or working out at home, there should be a perfect ambiance. Like for WFH (work from home), you need a proper office-like feel workout needs a gym like textures.

To help you with the productive workouts, we have come with the best home gym ideas, where you won’t need to invest in much and have perfect fat burning exercises on your mat. That too right there in your house, maybe in the attic, your bedroom, basement or even a garage.

Before we get down, let’s see what the home gym essentials are? Here is the list of the following:

#1: Dumbbells

#2: Kettlebell

#3: Jump Ropes

#4: Yoga Mats

#5: Pull up Bar

#6: Medicine-Ball

#7: Stereo System

These were a few things you should get to have a perfect workout session. You can also opt for a treadmill, exercise bike, and elliptical machine. (Only if they are in your budget.) So with this much, we will move forward to our best home gym ideas.

How to Create a Best Home Gym?

To create the best home gym, you will need to learn a few aspects of having a home gym. You will either need an open space (where the fresh air can move freely) or at least a room with a wide window. If not that, you will need to install an air conditioner.

In the above section, you read about the gyming or workout essentials, now we will tell you about the gym room essentials.

#1: Mirror

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A mirror is an important thing to install in a workout area. It won’t only motivate you but all make the place look spacious. It reflects light and hence magic happens. You can place small vertical mirrors on the wall, or the floor mirror (like the one in the gym). After all, you need to know whether the body postures are correct or not!

#2: Chalkboard Wall

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Why the chalkboard wall? There is sheet management in your gym, where daily workouts are recorded and the trainer looks after that, but what about the home gym? You won’t be having any gym instructor to take care of that. So be your own gym trainer and write it down on the chalkboard wall about your workout sessions.

#3: Rubber Floor

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Normally rooms have tiles, mostly marble. As we all know they are pretty slippery, you don’t want to hurt yourself while exercising. This is the only reason you will be needing a rubber floor. It will give you a grip while doing squats, jumps, or jogs. You can place them in a particular area only, no need to spread out in the entire room.

#4: Storage Options

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As mentioned above, you will have to stock on the gyming equipment, even if you are planning for cardio only, and for that, you will need storage space. There are many ways to create storage options. You can get a specific cupboard for it, or you can repurpose the existing furniture, in the corner of the room.

#5: Bit of Greenery

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Many of us neglect the greenery, but you should not. The reason is only one, nature provides fresh air and a sense of peace. A gyming area with the view of nature is also good, but if that is not possible, select wallpaper that has the presence of nature and put it on the wall. Along with that, you can also add a few plant pots.

#6: Motivational Quote and Pictorial Frames

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Staying fit asks for constant motivation. This point is perfect for both, giving you motivation and decorating your gym room. Print out the motivational quotes and get it framed, then all you need to do is place them on a wall where you can read it easily. 

#7: Colorful Wall

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Bright colors do wonder in the exercise room. Bright color tends to create attention and gives a joyful look to the room. We won’t recommend using bright colors in a bedroom or living room, but it is for the gym, and the bright color is going to help you a lot. Trust us!

#8: Peg Rail or Rack for Exercise Bands

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Exercise bands can help you in doing most of the workout you do on the machine in the gym. They are those wonderful things that don’t need a specifically dedicated area for the exercise. You can use them by fixing them on the wall or even the door. So you can choose to install a peg rail or utilize coat rail to store them.

Now we will see how and which place you can transform into a home gym area.

#9: Attic Gym Room

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When we are moving towards the areas and rooms to transform in the gym area, the first room to come in mind is the attic. Normally attic is the only space in the house that is unused for the years. 

#10: Bedroom Turned Gym

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Have a spare bedroom in the house? Get your creative skills brushed up we are going to create a super deluxe gym area there. Put the treadmill and cycle in the corner, at one corner there will be storage shelves to store the essentials, one wall will be full of motivational quotes, and lat but not least mirror wall.

#11: Basement Home Gym

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Is your basement all lonely and unused? Get the home gym ready there. Yeah! It might look dark down there, but lightings and bright colors will do the work. Make sure you go for the full-length mirror without any hesitation. If the place is small, you can go for peg rails instead of cupboards and can create a rock climbing wall (for the adventurous sport).

#12: Home Gym in Garage Area

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We know you can’t give up the whole garage for gym space, but who asked you to? You will just need a little bit of space here and there. We are not kidding! Just use half or less than that part to create your home gym. Keep the machines in the corner and rubber mat on the side. If you are prepping for CrossFit training the garage space might be just enough for you.

#13: Revamp Extra Bedroom into Gym

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Its time you should consider transforming that extra bedroom into something. So don’t you think its the best option for a home gym? You will have your own washroom attached to the gym room. It is going to be the mini gym, with all the space and amenities. 

#14: Hallway Gym

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Create a gyming area in the hallway. Here you won’t have many options but you can definitely place your machines. Hang the motivational quotes on the front wall add a few plants to enhance the look.

#15: Bedroom Nook Gym

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Don’t have enough space in the house? No empty or unused rooms? Don’t worry, we have figured the corner gym area as well. Utilize the side table for keeping the dumbbells and kettlebells. Roll up the yoga mat and keep it in the closet. 

#16: Gym in Living Room

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This is the ultra-modern concept of having a gym in the living room. You might have seen this in the movies, but here you can actually have it in real-life too. Okay, we won’t say this is the best option but something is better than nothing. Agree? So place your treadmill in the corner of the living room and you are good to go!

#17: Workout Space in Balcony

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If your only aim is to have a little cozy place to have a routine workout or yoga sessions, which place is better than the balcony? You will get the vitamins from the sun and fresh air as well. You won’t need to spend much to create the balcony gym, just make sure it is covered properly if in case there’s heavy rainfall or snowfall, you don’t want your treadmill to get clogged, right?

#18: Gaming Area or Room

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By the gaming area, we didn’t mean PS room, real physical games like badminton, lawn tennis, or basketball. If you are more into sports, it’s better to have a gaming room with indoor games. You can also have table tennis, it can also work you up better, but you will need a partner for that!

#19: Luxurious Home Gym

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If you are okay spending much money, you can literally transform any of the rooms in a real-like gym. With all the equipment and machinery, a great sound system, your own steam room, closet where you can store activewear, and much more. In short, you will be able to have a luxurious home gym with all the facilities.

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Set Gym at Home to Stay Active:

Here on this list, you saw the best home gym ideas budgeted and luxurious as well. What are you waiting for? Get the gym or workout room ready, and start the workout sessions. You can also invite over some friends to accompany you, and if you have siblings not to worry. Having a home gym can literally save you a lot, from fuel to membership fees. You might need to pay for a personal trainer though, but that’s not necessary. YouTube is handy enough to help you out.

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