Are you considering adding a basement gym but are concerned that you won’t be able to perform the same workouts you do at the local gym or CrossFit?
This post should dispel the notion that your basement gym will limit your workouts! The sky is the limit for a basement gym! Here is a list of perfect exercise equipment for a basement gym!
- Yoga: a basement may not seem like a great place for a mindful and meditative yoga practice, however, with the right design elements and some basic equipment a basement gym can include a perfect yoga area!
- Rowing: rowing is a great workout for busy professionals and parents! In a fairly short period of time you can get both a strength and cardio workout done! Setup a rowing machine in your basement gym and start seeing results!
- Interval Training: again, busy people can achieve results in shorter workouts with HIIT – add a treadmill and some mats for Bodyweight exercise and your basement gym is perfect for this method!
- Rock Climbing: If you prefer to prepare for outdoor sports such as rock climbing during your workouts consider adding a rock wall to your basement gym!
- Dumbbell Rack: probably the most versatile piece of equipment- a dumbbell set can cover nearly all the exercises you would want to do at home!
- Medicine Balls: a medicine ball is a fun way to change up your routine! Include some medicine balls in your home gym to start a routine!
- Kettlebells: a kettlebell swing is a tremendous exercise for those looking for an efficient workout! If you have the ceiling height in your basement gym a kettlebell set makes a great addition.
- Squats and Deadlift Weights: for heavy lifters adding a squat rack with the requisite bar and weights will make your home gym a great place to aim for personal bests!
- Cycling: biking or cycling is a great low impact cardio workout. Consider a Peloton or a less expensive model to up your cardio game!
- Boxing: boxing training is a great way to spice up your Workout routines– just pick up a jump rope, speed bag and a heavy bag for some underrated cardio.
- Pilates: a basement gym is a great place to add a Pilates setup and save on the super expensive studio classes!
- Barre: convert extra basement space into a home barre studio with a mirror and some ballet rails! Skip the expensive classes and crowds and plié at home!
- Swimming: if money is no object and you have the space swimming is an amazing full body workout! These resistance pools make a swimming routine achievable!