Deciding Which Equipment You Need When Building A Home Gym

More and more people nowadays are building a personal gym within the comfort of their homes. This has become especially prevalent after the lockdowns and restrictions of the pandemic prevented many people from going to the gym. Also,  many people decided that their stay at home could be utilized to start their fitness journey. But how do you know which gear to get for your home gym? Is there a standard that everyone should follow?

Decide What Type Of Workouts You Will Do

While you can certainly browse the ethos fitness equipment website and purchase everything and anything you see, taking a more minimalist approach is best. Before you commit to a purchase, think of what types of workouts you are more likely to do. If you’re never going to use the treadmill because you hate the strain it puts on your knees, opt for another machine for your cardio. Don’t want to incorporate too much weight lifting? You can always focus on bodyweight lifting. There are no strict rules as to what you absolutely must include in your home gym. Only get  equipment you can guarantee that you will use. 

Set A Budget For Yourself

As with any renovations, you will need to set a budget. This is especially important for your home gym because your budget is likely much lower than a commercial gym’s - so you may need to prioritize which equipment to use if you’re on a tight budget. Try not to opt for cheaper (low quality) fitness equipment because there is a significant risk of injury associated with low quality equipment. Whatever you decide to get, it should be able to handle the maximum weight you want to use, and then some. Better safe than sorry.

What Spatial Limits Do You Need To Deal With?

Another important thing to consider when building a home gym is the space you intend to use for your gym. Most likely, you don’t have unlimited space, even if you only need enough equipment for one person. You may need to settle for a half rack instead of a power rack. Make adjustments according to the space you have, and plan everything ahead of time. The last thing you want to do is have all your equipment delivered and no place to keep it. Think of building your home gym as furnishing it - so get measurements of the equipment you like. Some people even hire an interior designer to figure out how to put all the equipment in place nicely.


Building a home gym isn’t a complex process, even though no one can tell you which equipment will work best for you. In the end, the best option is the equipment you will actually use regularly. Just be sure to plan everything carefully and you can soon have the ultimate gym right there in your home. Build the gym according to your workouts and you will never miss a visit to the gym - it will be easier to stick to a routine when all you need to do is get dressed and go to the basement.

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