How hard can it be, I hear you ask. Setting up a home gym doesn’t need to be hard or expensive, but you do need to be smart about it.

The most effective equipment for the best possible price may seem straight forward enough, but here a few things toconsider:


Freestanding units are extremely heavy. Be sure to check your floor type can bear the extra weight, and that you have the space for them


Some pulley systems are quite high, so if you are using a room in your home, check for clearance issues.


Check how wide range of movement will be. Hitting a wall with feet or hands is not what you want. Also make sure you can get access to where you want to put them. I have seen some people have to return the weight set, because they can’t get it throug the dor.


A cement slab in a garage is fine. But make sure if you drop a weight it isn’t going to go through your apartment or upstairs floor and kill Bob below watching TV from the comfort of his armchair.


Home gyms are fun for adults, Just make sure small children cannot access the room, or you can fold and put equipment away. In fact anyone who gets curious can easily injure themselves if they haven’t used the equipment before.

Correct assembly

know that the home gym will not turn up at your door ready to go. Normally assembly will be required and getting this wrong could not only void warranty, but it puts the user at risk.

Also make sure, if you are wanting to train heavy at home, you have a spotter, Be prepared and your home gym won’t present any annoying surprises.

Training at home, is a great time saver, and can be cheaper over the long haul. Things to consider when setting up a home gym . As always Train safe.

Author's Bio: 

After spending years suffering from mental and physical abuse growing up, followed by years of depression and soul destroying self-doubt I took stock of my life and left a 12 hour a day, well-paying job and a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom mansion to travel the world, study Buddhist teachings and do volunteer work in Australia and Africa. I also studied counseling, life coaching and familiarized myself with many self help products.