Welcome to Part 1 of a 3-part blog series outlining how to start your home gym, the programming that will propel you to your fitness goals, and customizing your home gym to best suit you! So the first question you must ask yourself is...
Have you got what it takes to be a home gym hero?
It may be a breaking point. It may be ingrained in who you are. It might be the biggest leap outside of your comfort zone you've ever taken. Whatever the catalyst that drives you to finally install your own bad-ass home gym, we have all the perfect guidelines, programming, products, and inspiration you need.
It takes a special mindset to successfully start training at home, but many have taken the leap of faith and reaped the benefits from it.
A majority of the time it's just you vs. yourself. That's the best motivation you can ever have.
Sometimes the atmosphere of having others around you sweating, exhausted and feeling accomplished is addicting, which may be why walking out your door into an empty garage may seem like a bigger obstacle than driving 15 minutes to your local commercial gym.
But have you ever sweat your ass off and felt that level of accomplishment from the comfort of your own home? This is what the home gym hero feels on a regular basis.
Walk a moment in the home gym hero's shoes:
You walk into YOUR garage, YOUR gym, and work out on YOUR own equipment. No waiting in lines or spending an hour driving to and from your commercial gym. No. This is your space.
The home gym hero has a sense of mental toughness that cannot be matched. He (or she) chooses to optimize his time by training alone or with a friend and he reaps the long-term benefits of saving money and investing in his health.
Where to Start?
But if you have never worked out at home or been to someone's house that does, how do you start?
PRx Performance CEO Brian Brasch weighed in on the most effective way to start your home gym journey:
You have to have a vision in place. With no vision, there is no clear path to the end goal. Everyone who starts a home gym must ask themselves a few questions:
- What am I trying to accomplish?
- How do I get there?
- And what kind of equipment do I need?
Take a moment and think about the answers to these questions. Just consider this: when you start a home gym, it's not only an investment in yourself, but also an investment in your home. You're making a commitment to use the equipment that stares you in the face every time you walk through your garage. Which leads to another big factor in becoming a home gym owner...
Commitment is a huge factor in not only reaching your fitness goals, but also making sure you get a return on your investment.
When you finally decide to take the leap and develop the mental toughness it takes to achieve your goals from the comfort of your home and invest in your health and future, where do you look next?
PRx Performance will trade you a full home gym setup for 10 feet of wall space and an 8-foot ceiling. Our patented lines of folding squat racks, the Profile and PRO series, allow you to have a full home gym and still let you park your vehicle inside.
Feeling inspired? So pick out your favorite color squat rack, receive your new equipment on your front step, and complete the installation.
The anticipation of receiving your home gym at your front door is unbearable for most!
Congrats! You've taken the first step to being a Home Gym Hero! So great, you've got the equipment, but now what? My next blog post will have detailed pointers on how PRx Fit (our free fitness app) and the programming behind it can propel you to your fitness goals, straight from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned!