DIY Home gym for the beginners

I had an empty corner in the basement.  I knew that I wanted a place to work out occasionally so this nook was perfect for me. I am not done with it yet, but I can use it now and add equipment whenever I feel I need more….

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I guess the big question when you start building your home gym is “What kind of exercise you do like?” Yoga? Weights? Cardio?  How much space and equipment do you need?

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I like my yoga and I have a few specific stretches for my back and hip so that I can be pain free and walk. I needed space where I can roll out my yoga mat. Since I am not very keen to do cardio on my elliptical every day I decided to buy some weights. I already had 2 lb dumbbells, but I also got 5 lb ones. Now I feel I need something heavier 🙂  I have never been into weight lifting so I wasn’t exactly sure how heavy these dumbbells had to be lol I am not into building heavy muscles I just want to maintain what I have 🙂

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For the floor I got 2 packages of interlocking foam mats, only to discover I might need another 4 pack in the future. I can use the space right now, but it might be nice to have another 4 of them to fill the space. It was actually super fun to do the floor puzzle. I enjoyed it!

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I printed out a few exercise sheets from Pinterest (of course). I can’t physically do all of them, but most of them. I would love to use video to work out with but most of the fitness videos I have seen are really annoying lol So I am sticking with my music and my printouts 🙂

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