How to turn your home into a mini gym

May 12, 2020

Setting up a mini gym in the corner of the bedroom was essential to getting the most out of my home workouts.

As some of you may know, I have been working out from home since I have been in quarantine (nothing intense, just 10-20 min workout routines) and I realised, I had created a workout area in my bedroom which I thought I’d share with you all since I already posted my workout haul and routine last week. See here to view the post.

I live in a one-bedroom apartment so I don’t have a lot of space, however, I made space near my bed to put my yoga mat down and workout with my iPad/iPhone in front of me.

I don’t have any equipment right now but when I am able to buy some, I will ensure I have a properly designated gym area in the bedroom/living room if more space is required.

Note: I didn’t buy any equipment because I wanted to see if I can work-out from home since I actually have never done this before. Prior to the lockdown, I was always at the gym! 🤗

PS. I also didn’t want to make the mistake of spending money on equipment as most people do without establishing a workout routine first. I advise you all do the same if you’re only beginning to workout from home.

However, I do have resistance bands, kettlebells and dumbells which I use and I have added links to some which you could buy below:

Body Sculpture BW108T Smart Dumbbell Tower | 1.5KG, 3KG & 5KG Sets Included
Kettlebells
York Fitness Vinyl Kettlebell 8kg – Home Gym Equipment Perfect for Bodybuilding Weight Lifting Training Kettlebell

Remember, it is better to get into a habit of working out then invest in gym equipment. That way you won’t feel obliged to make excuses for waiting for deliveries. Especially now that the postal services are limited.

In addition to this, ensure you have your yoga mat (and equipment if you have any) in one spot. This will make this space become synonymous with working out, which in turn will allow you to create a routine.

Now onto some tips that help me workout from home:

*I think it’s super important for our bodies to warm up and cool down before and after every workout. This is so that our bodies know to prepare for exercise and recover from it too.*

*This will allow you to jump-start your day and feel so good throughout the day. You’ll be pumped and ready to take on whatever that day brings you.*

Just because you are at doing home workouts and no one is watching, it doesn’t mean you should slack off.

Pushing yourself in the moments you just want to stop, can marginally increase your mental and fitness gains. Start off by going easy on yourself but then keep pushing yourself to do better.

That concludes all my tips, hope this is helpful to some of you?

I hope you can all turn your homes into mini gyms- with or without any equipment and workout from home too. 😊 

Happy training!

With love,

Salma

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