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How to Set Up a Home Gym

15 February 2021


To keep fit safely, why not set up a home workout space that’s equipped with everything you need? This guide reveals how to set up a home gym, including how you can:

  • Find the right space
  • Invest in quality gym equipment
  • Set up your gym
  • Buy storage
  • Put it to good use

Even if you’re stuck at home, you shouldn't give up your health and fitness goals! You can follow a home workout routine to stay in shape, even with limited space. 

In this article, the team at B&M explain how to set up a home gym to achieve your dream figure, improve your stamina or keep up with your strength training without leaving your house.

Find the Right Space

When working out at home, you need to choose a spot that isn’t in the way of others.

You also need to consider the available space (you don’t want to knock over a vase when using a jump rope), the suitability of the flooring (carpets can get worn-out; wood or laminate is better) and whether or not you’re likely to disturb the neighbours!

B&M Top Tip: Your workout space doesn’t need to be permanent. Choose equipment that is easy to store and transform your space into a gym and back when required.

Invest in Quality Gym Equipment

When building a home gym, you need to select suitable equipment for the space you have and the type of workout you’ll be doing. Is it safe to fit a pull-up bar or punching bag? Where are you going to keep a yoga ball, dumbbells or weight plates?

Of course, you need the right equipment to be able to achieve your goals. But maybe be selective with bulkier apparatus, supplementing it with portable items such as resistance bands, medicine balls and yoga mats.

B&M Top Tip: Achieve more with any workout by adding wrist or ankle weights.


Set Up Your Gym

Once you have your equipment, you may need to move some items of furniture around, make the room safe and decide on locations for equipment that is to be kept in the space.

B&M Top Tip: Equip yourself with a good water bottle and a suitable gym outfit as well as other accessories and gear to make your workout more comfortable.

Buy Storage

Don’t clutter your home with resistance bands and tubes, kettlebells and boxing pads - find somewhere to put loose items so you always know where they are!

B&M Top Tip: Check out our great storage and shelving section.

Put it to Good Use

The NHS recommends some form of physical activity every day, with “at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity” or “75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity” a week. 

A good guideline is to work out for an hour at a time minimum, at least 2 days per week.


B&M Top Tip: Having a beautifully arranged gym close to hand is usually enough to keep you exercising regularly. Stay disciplined and stick to your chosen regime for the best results!

So, if you want to know how to set up a home gym, just be selective about your space, get the right equipment and store items sensibly - then make a start towards a healthier you!

B&M Top Tip: Check out our Fitness section, with equipment and food and drink options to help you get in shape!

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