How to Work(out) from Home 101

March 12, 2021 in Blog

Don’t let social distancing and COVID-19 regulations stop you from achieving your 2021 fitness goals. From equipment-free workouts to creating space for an at home gym with self storage, discover how you can make exercising from home fun and easy with home gym ideas and equipment storage from Total Storage Solutions!

How to Build a Home Gym

Make space for the equipment.

You’re going to need a place to exercise and to set up your equipment. If you have a spare bedroom, convert it into a workout space. Move the bed and other belongings into one of our affordable storage units to make room for everything. Another idea is to use a storage unit as your personal gym away from home. That way, you won’t have to clear out a room.

Decide which exercises you’d like to do

You can’t have a sweat-inducing workout without the right exercises. Are you wanting to build muscle or lose fat? For strength building, look into exercises like the bench press. For fat loss, a cardio program would be best. Once you know what you want to do, you can start to build your gym with the necessary equipment.

Get the essentials

While a fully kitted gym is great for the gym rats, you don’t need a huge amount of equipment to achieve your desired goals. Build a home gym with the essentials, such as:

  • Flat bench
  • Barbell
  • Weight plates for the bar
  • Squat rack for leg exercises

Build a home gym for cardio with these items:

  • Jump rope
  • Adjustable steps
  • Resistance bands
  • Floor mat

Don’t be afraid to combine strength training with your cardio workout. Adding resistance bands or weight lifting will help to prevent muscle loss when you’re losing the pounds.

Build an At Home Gym With Us

Though community gyms have plenty of their own equipment, nothing quite beats the convenience of working out at home. In addition to our home gym ideas to create one just for yourself, Total Storage Solution has the storage units for rent to help you store gym equipment or finally turn that cluttered room into the home gym you deserve.