How to Start Your Gym at Your Condo

Sep 07, 2021

Do you like working out but don't want to spend money on an expensive club membership? Or maybe visiting a gym outside in the middle of a pandemic doesn’t vibe with you? Worry no more because Vista Residences believes that you can easily create the ideal home gym with a little imagination, the appropriate equipment, and some additional room at your condo unit space. After all, a little progress each day, even if you’re stuck at your condo unit, adds up to big results. These home gym design and organizing suggestions make it simple to create the home training room of your dreams which will be perfect for your condo living dream.

Why a home gym could be a condo living essential

A common misunderstanding is that to fully develop your physique, you must go to the gym. The truth is that you can create a safe and effective home gym that can help you get amazing results faster than attending a gym.

There are several advantages to training at home. Working out at a gym may be quite distracting at times. People approach you and chat to you, cough on you, and who knows how many people have sweated without using a towel on that bench. Let's be honest: a public gym isn't quite as clean as your own home. Not to mention the hordes of people swarming the machines.

There are no distractions while you work out at home. You also have the option of arranging your gym in any way you like.

Knowing your ultimate gym goal

It's easy to believe in TV commercials that show you fantastic things and amazing performers achieving incredible achievements. It's also remarkable how much money you may waste on items that end up as dust collectors or clothing racks. Internal drive and external responsibility are the two elements you need to succeed in your fitness goals

Your goals should be founded on your motivation, and your program and equipment should address those aims. What matters most about your home workout and gym equipment is whether they help you achieve your fitness objectives. You stay on track through accountability. Finding someone or something to keep you motivated helps you be on track with building your gym at your condo or home. The rest is just action once you recognize your needed drive to pursue a home gym. 

Finding the perfect spot to set up

Your home gym must have a dedicated place before you can start swinging kettlebells and doing burpees. To stretch and conduct core exercises, the area should be large enough to accommodate a yoga mat. In the end, the size of your home gym will be determined by your available space and the training you want to do in it. Exercises such as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may require more room, and a sturdy (but not too hard) surface to jump on, whereas yoga or Pilates require more area than a yoga mat can provide. A serious lifting routine with all the bells and whistles will probably require its room.

A corner of your living room or bedroom may be dedicated to your workouts if you live in an apartment or condo with quite a limited space. An outside place, such as a large back porch or patio, might work if your local temperature and condo living conditions allow it. There are many ways to make your home gym work for you.

If a small apartment space is troubling you, you might want to check out what Vista Residences has to offer. The features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times which makes condo living a worthy investment. Plus, Vista Residences has a dedicated team who will help you manage your unit easily and hassle-free which would be a great help to starting your condo or home gym. 

Choosing the right home gym equipment 

Exercise in your home gym doesn't require a lot of equipment or big machines. Fairly a few of the greatest pieces of home exercise equipment are quite small and affordable. You could even get them delivered at home through your favorite online shopping apps. 

Getting that cardio pumping

You can use a jump rope instead of a treadmill if you don't have the space or the money to invest in one. Make it more intense by using a weighted jump rope that's a little bit heavier to turn, requiring more effort from your forearms and wrists to keep it spinning. If you have the space in your home gym and enjoy hammering the belt, treadmills are worth considering.

Boosting that strength

To obtain a good strength exercise, you don't need to invest in huge cable equipment. Choose a single kettlebell, a pair of adjustable dumbbells, a full set of dumbbells, or resistance bands to achieve the same muscle toning results without the cumbersome storage issues. If you're looking to develop your core and improve your balance, stability balls and BOSUs are great tools. Due to its compact size and similar benefits to a plate, balancing discs are ideal for home gyms.

Saving up on recovery

Recovery equipment is crucial for your home gym, whether you aim to increase strength or perform some cardio. Foam rollers are important since they may be used for 'kneading' muscles, strengthening your core, and even as a support in yoga positions. According to studies, using a foam roller to roll out your muscles daily can help minimize muscle fatigue and soreness, speed up recovery, and improve overall muscular function.

Keep in mind that you don't have to purchase everything for your home gym at once. Begin with a few important parts and work your way up from there. Put some items on your holiday or birthday wish list, shop at used sports stores or garage sales, search Facebook Marketplace for pre-owned gear, or switch out with friends to rotate your equipment for free. Condo living along with a home gym doesn’t have to be expensive. 

Installing insulation and ventilation

A well-ventilated and insulated room will not only make your exercises more enjoyable but will also extend the life of your equipment. Weightlifting bars, in particular, can rust prematurely if maintained in a wet or cold environment, and their performance will decrease as a result. 

If the temperature within the area is not controlled to some degree, flooring tiles and rolls may expand and contract with heat variations, resulting in gaps in a properly placed floor. 

Making your home gym allows you to design your perfect exercise environment, and it can be much more than an old treadmill in the spare room. Vista Residences believes that by combining these principles with your creativity and passion, you'll be able to create a distinctive and motivating environment that will aid you in achieving your objectives. With Vista Residences, setting up a home gym is made easier and less stressful. 

If you're thinking of having a spacious condo that will have you start the ideal home gym of your dreams, check out our virtual tour of Vista Residences. 

Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country's largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas, close to premium universities and developed business districts.

To continue its mission in providing condominium homes for Filipinos and investors, Vista Residences is now offering a premium condo living in the other areas away from Metro Manila. You can experience a warm and relax condo vibe in its condo in Baguio – Pinehill, Canyon Hill, and Brenthill. Now in the south, Vista Residences has Suarez Residences, a pre-selling condo in Cebu; and The Loop, a ready for occupancy condo in Cagayan De Oro.

Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property. It also offers parking slots for families and young professionals.

In line with Vista Residences' thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.

Vista Residences is part of Vista Land's roster of vertical housing brands that cater to millennials and young professionals. The other vertical brands include Camella Manors, COHO, and Crown Asia.

For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.

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