A Home Gym: The Plan

I’ve been bad about keeping the basement clean. Like Really Bad. 

Boxes of seasonal decor, bedding, and books. Clothing, art, and all the glorious wood panelling. It’s my mission to get it cleaned out this year and turn it into a home gym!  I had been on a trail pass at a local gym, but with the first time ignition fee, and the monthly pass I could just buy my own treadmill and save money. So that’s what I’m going to do! Phase one involves clearing out the basement so I can start planning the space! 

home gym plan

So I think the soft plan right now is to paint the panelling white, and maybe put down some foam tiles. I have most of the stuff above except the treadmill and TV at this point. I’m hoping this doesn’t turn into something much more expensive than I have planned though. It’s a very loose plan, contingent on how well I can actually get the basement cleaned out. In the meantime I’ve been talking lots of walks in this amazing spring weather, even if it is a little rainy. 

Do you have a home gym? Any tips?

8 thoughts on “A Home Gym: The Plan

  1. Home gym?! Great idea! I wish we had a basement, because I could use a gym right now. Easter is gonna make me fat.

    xo Ashley thetiniestfirecracker.com

    1. Luckily I have the space, just packed with stuff I need to sort through anyways! Nothing better to light a fire under my butt I guess. I wouldn’t say I like working out per say, but I ::cough::need it::cough:: 😉

  2. Totally wish I could have a basement and a home gym!! Maybe I’d work out then!Plus the water table in the South isn’t all that nice to basements!!

    1. Oh I bet basements don’t work out so well in the south! Mine still gets a little on the damp side after a heavy rain, but nothing horrible. If you don’t have room for any equipment, a jump rope is literally one of the best things you can get yourself. They’re great at burning calories and are fun to use!

  3. Good luck! I always said if I’d have the space I’d work out more… and I guess I have, I just go through phases of it. Do you like the wii fit? I have it, but I feel like it doesn’t really do much. Maybe I need to give it a go again.

    1. I go through phases too with it. I mainly use it when I’m being lazy to be honest. I do switch it up between the wii fit and some of the dancing games you can get on wii. But I figure it will be good to have down there because it’s a scale, it can play dvds, and do wii fit activities!

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