If you want to give every workout session everything you’ve got, you want to make sure your space makes you feel ready to go for it. This means having all the equipment you need to get the proper workout in. It also means feeling comfortable in the place you’ve chosen to exercise in when you build your perfect home gym.
Build your equipment and personalize your workout gear with these fun and simple DIY projects. Get your dream home gym affordably with these four tips!
1. DIY Personalized Water Bottle
Everyone knows that hydration is essential for a good workout. Motivate yourself to achieve more with a personalized resin water bottle. Resin is huge in the DIY community because it allows you to create three-dimensional creations without clay or an expensive 3-D printer. It also allows you to decorate by using resin to coat the surface of other items.
Cover your water bottle with decorations, motivational sayings, glitter, photos, or anything that makes your bottle feel personal. Use the epoxy resin for DIY projects to provide a smooth protective topcoat and make the job seem professional.
2. Battle Ropes
Battle ropes are heavy, long ropes that people can use to work the muscles in both arms simultaneously. This exercise trend has taken the world by storm as it moves from a specialty exercise for athletes to something everyone wants to try. Despite this, not every gym makes it a priority to have the equipment you need. In this case, you don’t often find battle ropes in your average neighborhood gym. The good news is you can make them yourself!
Battle ropes are one of the easiest DIY projects. This is because all you need to do is find the right ropes and do a bit of modifying. Be sure to wrap the holding ends of the battle rope in duct tape to create handles. This way, you won’t end up getting rope burn on your hands.
3. Homemade Weights
Did you know that there is more than one way to create affordable DIY weights that are perfect for your home gym? Use PVC pipe and sand. Simply cut and fill small sections of PVC pipe with sand, and glue caps at both ends. This can be a great way to get rid of scrap PVC that you have lying around.
You can also create weights by putting sand in an empty rice sack. Reinforce the strength of the bag with a layer of duct tape. You can create these weights fast with things you can find easily. When you make your own weights, you can create a gym wherever you go!
4. Slosh Pipe
A slosh pipe might not be something you’d find with a gym membership, but it is a powerful fitness tool that you can create right from home. All you need is a PVC pipe, cap, cement, and primer, a flathead screwdriver, and a gallon of water.
Wonderign what a slosh pipe is? These simple exercise tools can be used a few different ways, similarly to weights, but the difference is the water. Because the water “sloshes” around, the weight shifts whenever you move, engaging your core muscles to stay balanced.
The slosh pipe has been known to improve stability and postural control.Try squats, lunges, and even just walking. It can be carried in both hands over your head or on your forearms in front.
The Bottom Line
You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to create a workout space at home. Create meaningful fitness experiences for yourself at home with these innovative DIY ideas.
We recommend decorating your gym first with beautiful resin supplies. Then, try battle ropes, installing a slosh pipe, and making homemade weights if you don’t already have store-bought dumbbells.