Around 50% of adults say that they don’t have time to go to the gym regularly. This means that almost half of the population are missing out on the excellent benefits that come with being a gym-goer. One way to improve this is to make gym facilities more accessible to full-time workers, parents and carers who may not have enough free time to make the trip.

The best solution to tackle the time barriers of working out at the gym is to work out at home. Working out at home is just as beneficial as working out at the gym and is a great way to improve your overall health.

Here are 7 home gym ideas for the fitness fanatic who doesn’t always have time to hit the gym.

Portable Gym Equipment

The best way to ensure that you can always get a workout in is to invest in equipment that you can bring almost anywhere!

Resistance bands, ankle weights and trx equipment are great examples of gym gear that can be brought with you wherever you go. These items of gym equipment are also perfect for people who live in studio flats or small homes, so don’t have a lot of room to work with.

Minimal equipment doesn’t mean that you will be stuck for workout options. There are tons of great workouts that you can do with the equipment mentioned above- the key is to get creative and push yourself!

Garden Gym

If you don’t have space in your home for a gym, why not use your garden?

A great way to make the most of your garden space as a fitness fanatic is to invest in a garden gym conversion. According to S Jones, ISO storage boxes are perfect for converting into an almost infinite number of uses, including to the perfect at-home gym.

Converting a container into a garden gym will give you all of the space that you need for a perfect workout, without having to leave your home. If you love the atmosphere of a gym, you could easily replicate that inside of the container by filling it with equipment, lighting and air-con.

Multi-purpose Gym Equipment

Another great option for people who are limited with space is to invest in multi-purpose gym equipment. This is equipment that can be used for a number of different workouts.

Training stations and multi-gyms have everything that you need for the perfect workout. If your goal is to build muscle, squat racks are ideal for weight training. Whereas those who want to focus on getting lean should look into pull up bars and ab training equipment.

Cardio Alternatives

Cardio is an excellent stress relief for many people and has a number of benefits for health. However, the winter months can make it tricky to go out for your usual run, walk or cycle. Luckily, there are plenty of home alternatives that require very little space and won’t break the bank!

Skipping ropes and weighted hula hoops will have you sweating in no time! Not only are they a great way to workout, they are also incredibly fun to use! You could skip for 30 minutes in front of the TV or try hula hooping when you're at your next Zoom meeting.

Gym Mats

You don’t need a spare room to create the perfect at-home workout space. Gym mats are a great way to transform any area into a space that you can workout.

If you want to start exercising at home, consider investing in two or three matts that you can use to create gym flooring. Not only will this make working out more comfortable but setting up a space to do your workout will make you more motivated to complete it.

Pull-Up Bars

If you’re looking for a piece of equipment that can be put anywhere, pull up bars are the way to go. This handy piece of equipment can be easily attached to any doorway/ceiling and can make for a great upper body workout.

If you want a challenge, try completing a set of 10-20 pull-ups every hour whilst you’re at home. This is a brilliant way to work out if you have little time to spare and will keep you from sitting down for too long when working at home.

Creating Space At Home

Fitness fanatics with a bit of cash to invest could consider converting your loft space into your very own at-home gym. If your house has a high roof, this could provide the perfect space for an at home gym.

Loft conversions are pricey but could save you money in the long-run by allowing you to stop paying your monthly gym membership. Having an entire space to workout in at home will help you to ‘get in the zone’ and avoid distractions that often come with home workouts.

You don’t need to have a gym membership to workout regularly. If you get creative, there are plenty of ways that you can replicate your gym workout at home and save money whilst you’re at it!