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Creating a Minimalist Home Gym

Do you live in a small space? Think you don't have room to create a home gym? I've got some tips for you!


My home is 800 square feet with two bedrooms and I've created a little collection of items to help me get in my training sessions when I can't make it to the gym. They all fit into a small space in my closet and cost less than a year's worth of a gym membership.





1. Resistance bands

I have a collection of minibands as well as larger resistance bands for a variety of exercises. These are very cost-effective, take up practically no space, and can be used with a variety of exercises. If you are on a tight budget, start here and work your way up to adding more equipment.


2. Kettlebells

Kettlebells are great both for resistance and for conditioning exercises. I have a 10-lb, 20-lb, and 30-lb bell, which is great for various exercises. These can be a bit pricey, but worth it in the long term. If you can only afford one (or only have the space for one), a 15-20 lb is a great place to start.


3. Adjustable dumbbells

This is a great space saver! I bought mine on clearance from Target years ago, but a quick search online brings up many options.


4. TRX Suspension Trainer

Another great space saver that provides many different options for exercises. If you buy from their site, you get free access to the app for one year, providing you with exercises and workouts. Keep an eye out for discounts.


5. Yoga mat

You can do your resistance exercises on your mat as well as home yoga practice. I love the videos from Yoga With Adriene, free on Youtube.


I also have a stability ball, a ladder for drills, a medicine ball, and a few other dumbbells.


Do you have a small-space gym at home? What are your tips? Please share in the comments!

 

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