How to make a gym at home and start practicing

To start studying at home, you do not need special simulators and adaptations, enough of your desire. Unfortunately, it is very unstable and evaporates by evening. How about a little push yourself to classes: to arrange a budgetary gym at home, buy and prepare everything you need for effective training? In addition, it will be quite inexpensive.

You promise yourself every morning to work out, but in the evenings it does not seem like such a good idea: you need to look for exercises without simulators, create yourself a program (although you can watch sports channels with training on Youtube), and especially the house conditions about the atmosphere.

But still there is a way to make training at home regular: buy everything that is useful for home classes. And the conversation is not about expensive simulators, but about the devices that are completely accessible to each other, which, after the training, can be easily removed so as not to clutter the room.

But it’s better to leave it in a prominent place, so that the yoga mat or the rope will look at you judiciously when you skip the next exercise. There are only five devices, but there are a lot of exercises with them.

Prepare a site for classes

Select a separate room for training – sounds great, but unrealistic. So do not lament the conditions, but just choose a free place in the apartment or clear some part of it for training.

There should be enough room for jumping (including, with a skipping rope) and stretching. Check the selected place: if you lie on the floor with arms outstretched and do not touch anything, it is great.

Well, if there is a free wall nearby, on which there are no shelves, photographs and other decor. Next to it you can do many exercises without additional equipment.

Mat or rug

While practicing on a yoga mat, you protect your muscles and joints – its surface is soft enough to protect you from the rigidity of a wooden floor or carpet even if you do cardio exercises.

Just pick the right size so that the rug covers the entire surface on which you are training. Now, such dense and soft mats can be ordered on Ebay or very cheaply – on Toabao. On average, you will get from 500 to 1000 rubles.

Well, if you decide to adapt the basement of a private house to a concrete floor for a simulator, first you need to lay a thick rubber covering.


The best equipment when you are out of the gym is the weight of your body. And to slightly strengthen training, you can buy small dumbbells in 2-3 kg.

For example, in Sportmaster, dumbbells for fitness cost about 600 rubles, but you can probably find them cheaper, on the same Taobao, if you still want to order a rug.

Jump Rope

This familiar from childhood attribute, in fact, all that is needed for home cardio. Here, for example, 50 different exercises with a skipping rope – there is plenty to choose from.

I think there will be no problems with buying a rope.

Rubber Expanders

Using these small elastic objects, you can do exercises on different muscle groups.


They cost very inexpensively (you can order on Amazon or Ebay), so you can buy a whole set of expanders, with different sizes and tension, and create a full training.

Foam roller

To relax after a workout, you can make yourself a massage with a roller of foam. Here are 7 exercises for self-massage (an article in English, but with pictures, so everything is crystal clear).

You can buy them in the store with goods for fitness, or order via the Internet, for example, on

That’s all, your home gym is ready. Now you will have much more motives all the same to begin to be engaged, and more variety in the course of the training.

Successful training!