What Do You Need for a Home Gym?

With summer just around the corner, more people are getting back into an exercise routine. Did you know that less than 5% of adults exercise for 30 minutes each day? Exercise is not only important for losing weight and building strength, but it’s also crucial for living a healthy life. If you’ve been considering working out regularly, and don’t have to go to the gym to do so, let’s take a look at a few things you’ll need in order to put together a gym right in your home.

Exercise machines: First off, you’re going to need some type of exercise machine. If you’re looking to work on cardio, you should consider a treadmill, a spin bike, or an elliptical machine. Having even just one of these machines is a great place to start. And if you can’t afford one of these machines or don’t have the room for one, consider investing in a punching bag or jump ropes — smaller workout equipment that will still help you get fit.

Lifting weights: Along with a few exercise machines, weights should be next on your list. Dumbbells or kettlebells both make great options for lifting weights. It’s important to have a wide range of weights so you can have access to the size you’re comfortable with — and you can increase or decrease the weights you’re using as needed. Investing in a good set of weights will help you hit your exercise goals and build strength quickly.

Foam floor mats: Having the right flooring is essential for a home gym. Having padded flooring will help protect your equipment and your floors from scratches. Interlocking floor mats are perfect because they can easily be placed and moved as needed — and they’ll provide the protection you need. Additionally, wood grain foam mats, rubber-topped EVA foam or another padded flooring will help protect you as well. Whether you’re stretching on the floor or take an accidental fall, cushioned flooring will keep you safe.

Your home gym doesn’t have to be anything fancy. With a few pieces of equipment, weights, and the proper flooring, you’ll be well on your way to reaching your fitness goals in no time.

Mats for Every Kind of Fitness

There are probably about as many different kinds of fitness mats as there are ways to get fit. Whether you’re a yogi, a weightlifter, a runner, or into any other kind of athletics, there’s likely to be some kind of variably squishy flooring specifically designed to go under your particular feet. There are, of course, some all-purpose mats you can get, but if you’re going to be dropping a barbell after squats, you’re probably going to want something a little tougher than a yoga mat. Continue reading “Mats for Every Kind of Fitness”

Workout Convenience

Convenience is the key to making sure you get your workout done, which is why we offer the best personal exercise mats in different sizes. Having the flexibility to workout at home when the gym isn’t available (or you just don’t feel like suiting up for the trek across town) means you’re more likely to actually do the workout, even if it’s a modified one, and have the satisfaction of knowing you’re sticking with your plan. Continue reading “Workout Convenience”

Heavy Duty Home Gym Flooring

If you’re looking for some home gym flooring that’s resilient, affordable and easy to assemble, you need look no further than our Vélotas rubber topped foam fitness mats. These incredible floor mats are padded enough to make floor work a pleasure and strong enough to handle even some of your heavy fitness equipment. Continue reading “Heavy Duty Home Gym Flooring”

Fitness at Home

Putting a few EVA foam multi-purpose mats on the floor in a space at home is a great first step toward having your workout accessible any time you want it. Sure there are gyms open 24/7, but you have to pack up, get there, go home – you get the idea. Creating a designated space at home to do a good workout is a genuine act of self-care, and one you can easily afford. Continue reading “Fitness at Home”

No Place Like Home for a Workout

When you can’t afford the time or expense of going to a gym, exercising at home on your own personal exercise mat is an excellent option. In fact, it has some advantages over the gym you might not even consider. Folding exercise mats are affordable, resilient, adaptable, and are there for you whenever the mood strikes.  Continue reading “No Place Like Home for a Workout”

A Home Gym in a Snap

When you’re ready to put a home gym somewhere in your house, starting with the flooring system is the best first step you can take. Yeah, it’s fun to shop for machines and weights, but if you don’t have the right foundation to protect you as well as your floors, your home gym may see only a brief window of life. Best to start at the very beginning with the best home gym flooring options available. Continue reading “A Home Gym in a Snap”

The One Thing Your Home Gym Needs

Outfitting your home gym can be costly if you load up on machines and weights, but the one thing that will get you working out faster is a simple fitness mat. The machines and weights can be added as you choose, whether based on affordability or need, but in order to get your home workout up and running as quickly and affordably as possible, a simple padded, foldable fitness mat will provide you with immediate access to a good workout in a small amount of space. Continue reading “The One Thing Your Home Gym Needs”

Home Gym vs The Holidays

Did you know that EVA foam multi-purpose mats are the perfect counter punch to Halloween candy? If you have kids, you know you’re going to end up eating half or more of their haul, and if you don’t have kids, you’re probably looking forward to the November sales of all that candy. But this is exactly the wrong time to be adding an extra pound or two, as the high holidays of American culture are just around the corner. And that always means calorie temptation. But consider creating a workout space at home and you’ve just come up with a convenient, comfortable way to combat that temptation or at least counter it by making exercise accessible in your own space. That’s where the EVA foam mats come into play. Continue reading “Home Gym vs The Holidays”