How you could benefit from a home gym in lockdown 3.0

The month of January is usually spent full of good intentions with New Year resolutions in full swing. Google searches for health and fitness are at its peak, and typically gym memberships are up 12% as everybody tries to start the new year on the right foot. January 2021, however, had different ideas with the announcement of lockdown 3.0 and closure of gyms and leisure centres. Unfortunately, nobody knows how long it may be before we can return to a regular gym routine. But, in a period of national and global uncertainty, exercise is something people can control. Exercise is proven to help improve people's mental wellbeing and can help to create small improvements in our life aiding, positivity through difficult times. In this blog, we discuss home gyms and how easy it is to create a small, yet positive change to your lockdown 3.0! 

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Whilst lockdown may mean you may have no option other than to work out at home, home workouts are ideal for people with busy lives, enabling you to fit in a workout any time of the day with zero commuting or planning needed. Working out from home also allows you to exercise freely without the fear of watching eyes, enabling you to feel confident and comfortable in an environment that suits you. A home gym is something that can be easily put together with very little equipment or effort. Our top 5 essential items to create the perfect home gym in lockdown 3.0 are: 

  • A cardio machine of your choice 
  • Dumbbells of your weight choice 
  • Resistance bands 
  • Yoga Mat 
  • Fitness influencers such as Courtney Black or Shreddy who offer a range of free workouts throughout their social media

Apart from the cardio machine, the rest of the equipment can easily be stored away and just taken out when you plan to use them meaning, that your home gym can be a spare corner of any room in your current home. Alternatively, daily outdoor walks and runs can simply irradicate the need for a cardio machine and extend the flexibility of your workout space - which is perfect for someone hoping to return to a physical gym asap!

If you are starting to love home workouts and plan to make it the long-term replacement for your gym membership, you may want to do some remodelling to create a space that appeals to every part of your personalised workout schedule or routine. For example, a garage is a perfect gym waiting to happen, often under-utilised and full of junk, a garage conversion is ideal for weight training. It can be completely tailored to your specific needs, goals, and preferences, as well as providing an escape from reality, away from home life even if it is just for an hour. Similarly, an extension, new outbuilding, or loft conversion can also create the perfect gym space, one of the most important elements for aiding motivation.

At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help add a home gym to your existing home, renovation, or extension project allowing you to achieve the perfect workout space from the comfort of your own home. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at or call 0161 928 4433.

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