Assessing your Space and Budget: How to Plan Your Home Gym
Assessing your space and budget is a crucial first step when building a home gym with bodyweight equipment. First, take a look at the space you have available. Determine how much room you have and what type of flooring you have. This will help you choose the right bodyweight equipment for your space. For example, if you have a small space, you may want to choose equipment that is compact and can be easily stored away when not in use. Alternatively, if you have a larger space, you may be able to invest in more equipment.
Once you have an idea of the space you have available, consider your budget. Determine how much you are willing to spend on your home gym equipment. Keep in mind that bodyweight equipment can be very affordable, but you may also want to invest in some higher-end equipment that is more durable or has more features. You can find a range of bodyweight equipment at different price points, so be sure to shop around and compare prices. For reference, the average gym membership costs around $700-1000 per year.
Another consideration when assessing your space and budget is the type of workout you want to do. Some bodyweight equipment may be better suited for specific exercises or workouts. For example, if you are looking to do more advanced exercises such as pull-ups or dips, you may need a doorway pull-up bar or dip station. However, if you are just starting out, you may want to invest in equipment that is more versatile and can be used for a range of exercises.
Ultimately, the key to assessing your space and budget is to be realistic about what you can afford and what you can fit in your space. Don't try to cram too much equipment into a small space, as this can be dangerous and limit your ability to move around freely. Instead, focus on selecting a few key pieces of equipment that will allow you to do a variety of exercises and build a solid foundation for your home gym.
At SoloStrength, we’ve built mounted options for those that want to save space and freestanding training stations for those that want the ultimate experience. The mounted training stations include the Doorway, Corner, Wall-Mounted, and Foldup Wall-Mounted variants. The Freestanding is the most versatile station, with an Outdoor model available soon.