Having a very small space is often a dilemma for people who desire to have their own home gym. Living in a one bedroom apartment myself tends to limit how much equipment you can have. I’d rather not turn my living room into a home gym so I have to keep my fitness equipment at a minimum. Fortunately, it doesn’t require very much to have what you need to get in a good workout anytime from home. You can make it work – even with 800 square feet of space.
Bare Minimum Fitness Equipment
I make use of my small space by working out in the living room. Which ever room has the most space to move around in works. The bare minimum equipment to have that won’t take up a huge amount of space include:
- Dumbbells (at least two pair, for example 5 lb and 10 lb. Adjustable dumbbells work great too.)
- Exercise mat (good for floor work)
- Stability Ball
- Doorway Pull-up Bar
- Interval Timer
- FitDeck Bodyweight Cards
- Jump Rope
The equipment above will help you work your entire body and takes up very little space. All of that equipment can be tucked away nicely in a closet or corner of a room. Bodyweight workouts are ideal for the list above. If you are at a loss for how to workout with the bare minimum, check out programs like Six Pack Shortcuts and Turbulence Training. Both of which require very little in terms of fitness equipment.
You can still burn fat and build muscle in a small space. Having a home gym is great because you can workout anytime you want at your convenience. Toss in a few home-fitness programs like Les Mills Combat and you add tons of variety to your workouts.
Don’t let a small space hinder you from maintaining your fitness. What would you add to your own list?