We are fortunate to have a bright walkout basement in our home. The area where the gym is located is a large rectangular room (approximately 14.5 ft by 34 ft) and has two large windows and a patio door. I think when it is completely finished, it will be a nice bright spot to go and workout. For now though, we achieved a rather basic but still functional set up that I think we will both enjoy working out in.
We began by cleaning up our basement to make room for a gym. We took 4 car loads to the Salvation Army and two loads to the dump and gave away various items to friends and family. I do not keep much clutter, its amazing how easy it is to accumulate stuff!
Our big splurge for the gym was a large 60 inch LED TV (Sharp Quattron) flat screen TV. I Love it! Now I can watch my bike videos or the Biggest Loser, or even the Bachelor while working out! No more excuses!
We lined up our treadmill and my bike on the trainer to face our tv ofcourse.
Hubs even put a step stool for me to get on my bike... its really high when its on the trainer!
I bought Hubs this incline bench for Christmas, its not fully assembled yet, but we can do ab work and chest press etc using the bench. We can also eventually add to it to. We also have some free weights.
Stretching and ab work out area. (sorry for the blurry picture)
I am going to pick up a large inexpensive area rug this week for this area, and a large wall clock for timing plank, intervals, etc.
I had my first brick workout in my home gym this week. Here's what I did:
-Thirty minutes on the bike
*practice bike to run transition*
-5K tempo run
-Ab work (leg lifts, 4 x 1 min plank, toe touches)
-Upper body weights (bicep curls, tricep extensions, and 10 push ups).
It was an amazing time efficient workout, and it was so nice to do it in the comfort of my home, especially when the weather is so cold and yucky!
I made a spinach smoothie after the workout (3 handful of spinach, 1 cup frozen organic mixed berries, 1 cup almond milk, 2 scoops chocolate amazing grass protein, 1 scoop hemp protein, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1/2 banana, and a few ice cubes). It was yummy, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture.
Do you have a home gym? If so, what equipment do you have in your home gym?
Thanks for reading!