Build your own gym at home

Build your own gym at home

Have you always dreamed of having your own gym at home where you can exercise whenever you want? With our guide, you can make your dream a reality. We will help you to set up the perfect home gym so you can start working out at home. And at Biltema you will find everything you need for the project.

Benefits of creating a gym in your home

Have you always wanted to have your own gym at home? We understand that, because it offers many benefits. We’ll go through a few of them here.

  1. First and foremost, it allows you greater flexibility. You get the freedom to work out whenever you want. So you don’t have to worry about a gym’s opening hours or queues at your favourite exercise machines. Plus, you don’t need to ride your bike to and from the gym. In fact, there’s no easier way to get started with exercising than having your own gym.

  2. A gym at home can also prove to be a financial advantage in the long run, since you don’t have to pay monthly for a membership. Of course, there are several initial costs when buying equipment for a home gym, but the investment will pay for itself down the line.

  3. Another great thing about exercising in your own gym at home is that you can design it however you want. You can set your gym up to focus on strength training, cardio, or both – whatever suits you.

  4. If you want to work out in peace and quiet without worrying about other people, then you should seriously consider setting up a home gym. You will be able to exercise at your own pace, and you won’t be distracted by others.

With a home gym, you get maximum freedom to exercise on your terms, and you can even save money, since you don’t need to pay a gym membership.

Use exercise mats as flooring

When you start designing your home gym at home, give some consideration the floor. Exercise mats are a great solution, since they attenuate noise and protect the floor. If you have heavy exercise machines or use dumbbells, they can easily make marks on the floor.

You can buy a few individual exercise mats for placing under your exercise machines or in areas where you exercise. But you could also to cover the entire floor with exercise mats. This will give the room a uniform look and allows you to exercise anywhere in the room.

Place mirrors on the walls of your home gym

If you visit a gym, you will notice that there are plenty of mirrors on the walls. And you home gym should also have mirrors.

First and foremost, mirrors can make your gym seem larger. And if you have limited space for your home gym, it’s a clever way to make the room appear bigger than it really is. But the main advantage of placing mirrors on the walls is that you can monitor your body while exercising. This can help ensure that you do the exercises correctly, which can minimise the risk of injury.

Create a home gym with a good indoor climate

When creating a home gym, it’s important to think about the indoor climate, because it is an essential aspect when you exercise. The temperature in the room must be comfortable so that you neither freeze nor feel too hot when exercising.

Good ventilation is also essential in a home gym. You perspire when you exercise, and this generates a lot of moisture. Therefore, the room needs to be ventilated regularly top prevent excessive humidity. You can do so by simply opening a window if there is one in the room. But you can also create good ventilation by setting up a floor fan or an air conditioner.

Another way you can create a good indoor climate is by investing in plants. They purify the air and make the room more comfortable to be in. Therefore, consider adding a few green plants to your home gym to create a space that is both comfortable and healthy to exercise in.

Entertainment in your home gym

Most people like to be entertained while exercising. It is therefore also an important element to remember when creating a home gym. It can help keep your motivation up.

For example, you can place a radio or wireless speakers in the room, so that you can listen to music or a podcast while exercising. If you prefer to shut out the world completely, you can use a pair of headphones. They allow you to listen to whatever you like without disturbing others in your home gym.

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Set up your home gym with the right equipment

When it comes to finding equipment for your new gym, there are many options. And the choice depends on what type of workouts you prefers and what you want to use your gym for. We’ll go through a few of your options here.

Get your gym ready for strength training

If you want to use your new gym for strength training, the following equipment is worth investing in:


A set of dumbbells is an obvious choice, because they allow you to exercise all muscle groups in the body. You should buy dumbbells with different weights to vary the exercises.


If you are a fan of strength training, then a barbell is an indispensable tool for your home workout. With the bar and a set of weights, you can do exercises such as deadlifts, bench presses, or squats.


A kettlebell is also a great tool for strength training, and you can use it the same way you use a regular dumbbell. However, the difference is that training with a kettlebell involves exercises with different turns and movements.

Ankle and wrist weights

If you want to increase weight resistance while walking, running, or strength training for example, you should invest in a pair of ankle and wrist weights.

Gym bench

If you are building a home gym and want to do strength training, then a gym bench is a good investment. It can facilitate many of the exercises you do.

For example, you can use it for bench press, but you can also use the bench to work out your arms, shoulders, legs or thighs. Either use your own body weight or a set of dumbbells or a barbell with weights.

Train your balance, mobility, and agility

Would you like to use your home gym to train your body’s balance, mobility or agility? Then there is a wide range of tools that can help you.

If you want to strengthen your body’s balance and stability, investing in a fitness ball is a great option. You can use it for a wide range of exercises to strengthen your stomach, back and shoulders.

Another option for raining balance and stability is a balance pad or balance plate. It’s an effective tool that can help improve your balance and coordination.

Any exercise room should also have a yoga mat. You can use the mat for both exercising and stretching. And, of course, yoga, too.

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Want to use your home gym for cardio?

If you want to keep fit with cardio, there are many different tools you can use.

A skipping rope is an obvious choice, because it is something that can get your heart rate up. It is also a fun form of exercise that improves your fitness, balance, and coordination.

If you’re into an intense form of cardio, then a punching bag and a pair of boxing gloves might be the right choice. Boxing is a good form of exercise that can really get your heart rate up.

Another great tool for cardio training in your home gym is an exercise bike. It allows you to exercise your whole body at the same time, and you can easily adjust the intensity of your workout.

Don’t forget to stretch

To prevent injuries, it is important that the body has good mobility and flexibility. With stretching, you improve muscle elasticity, relieve muscle tension, and reduce the risk of injuries associated with exercise.

When you end your workout, it can be smart to use a massage roller, foam roller, or massage ball. These are tools that can help increase the body’s mobility and flexibility.

By stretching regularly, you can also improve your stamina and thus your performance. With the right type of stretching, you can achieve better exercise results in your home gym.

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Have good workout clothes

Once you have set up your home gym, it’s important to also have good workout clothes. The right clothes can make a big difference to your workouts.

Workout clothes should first and foremost be comfortable to wear, and you should therefore choose clothes that are made of a breathable material that wick sweat away from the body. This will prevent your clothes getting wet and sticking to your body when you exercise.

It’s also a good idea to make sure you have several sets of workout clothes so you can change them regularly. And if you have clothes that are both functional and look good, it's also easier to get dressed and start exercising.

At Biltema you will find both men’s workout clothes and ladies’ workout clothes.

Do you need a home workout plan?

Have you set up your home gym? Then it’s time to get started with your workouts. It’s a good idea to have a workout plan, because it makes it a bit easier to get started.

At Biltema we have designed a workout plan to help you get started in your new home gym. The plan is easy to follow and it can easily be adapted to your level so you can start exercising at home.

View the workout plan here

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