The Basics of Designing and Setting up a Home Gym

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The Basics of Designing and Setting up a Home Gym

Eugene Bernshtam loves weightlifting.  It has been one of his favorite hobbies for years.  He is aware that with the current global health crisis, a lot of people have taken their foot off the gas in terms of fitness, with gyms closed.  However, Bernshtam says that for those who want to stay fit and healthy, a home gym would be a great investment.

Bernshtam explains that people should not be acquiring equipment and setting up their gym without considering several factors. 

To help out anyone interested in putting up their home gym, here are some important considerations:


Some gym equipment take up more space than others.  It is important to measure the area where one will be working out to at least have a good idea about what kind of fixtures can fit in it.  A squat rack or a power station may need not just a considerable amount of space, but also a bit of headroom.  Dumbbell racks also take up space. 

For people looking to install a heavy bag for punching, a small corner of the home will do.  Other fitness enthusiasts prefer to keep it simple, buying only mats and jump boxes, with minimal weights.


Bernshtam explains that while setting up a home gym is a worthwhile investment, like all investments, the investor should be willing to shell out a certain amount of money based on the type of home gym he or she wants to set up.  Squat racks and power stations may cost a bit of money.  Treadmills, stationary bikes, and similar machines also have a hefty price tag.  

What Bernshtam recommends is for people to acquire the equipment they want piece by piece. 

Type of Routine

While a complete gym is a dream for almost any fitness enthusiast, Bernshtam admits that it may not be practical, given the expense and space. So, what does this mean?  It means people have to design and set up their home gym based on their workout preference.  A person who is heavily inclined toward fighting will not need a squat rack as much as an area for a heavy bag or rubber mats. The same goes for weightlifters.  They may not need a yoga area, or even treadmills, as they can opt to do cardio without machines.

Eugene Bernshtam is currently working in commercial real estate investment and development firm Avalon Holdings, LLC and its related entities. His company specializes in apartment buildings and mixed-use properties. For more on Mr. Bernshtam, click  here.