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Setting Up a Home Gym: Tips for Clients

Here are our tips for clients on setting up a home gym. And some ways Store by WRKOUT can make it easier too.
Curtis Christopherson
March 3, 2024

Having your own home gym is awesome—no crowded gyms or rushing to make class times. You can just grab your gear and get your sweat on whenever you want.

As your clients’ trusted wellness professional, you can provide valuable guidance to help them design amazing home gyms tailored to their needs. The right equipment recommendations and setup tips will empower your clients to meet their fitness goals without leaving the comfort of home!

But first, it's important to evaluate your client’s needs and goals. Do they want a full range of strength training and cardio options, or are they looking for a simple setup for basic exercise? Some clients may need guidance on planning workout space, whereas others require specific product suggestions. With your expertise, you can curate the perfect home gym that aligns with each client’s goals.

Read on to guide your clients about how to set up a basic home gym.

Not Sure How to Set up a Home Gym? 6 Tips to Get Clients Started

Explore these 6 essential tips for helping clients set up motivating, effective gyms at home.

1. Find the sweet spot

The first step is to help your client zone in on the right space for their home gym. Selecting a space that can adapt to your client's home gym needs is a crucial first step before purchasing any equipment. An open basement, garage, attic, or spare room typically works best.

The space should allow enough open floor area to comfortably perform a variety of strength training, cardio, and flexibility exercises. There also needs to be sufficient ceiling height and clearance to accommodate activities like jumping rope or lifting weights (no one wants to break the ceiling fan). Power is important, too—access to multiple power outlets around the room can eliminate tripping hazards from extension cords.

Above all, your client’s new home gym should be an inspiring place for them to work out. Proper ventilation and temperature control are a must to stay comfortable, and good natural lighting is always a bonus, too.

Once the location of your client’s new home gym has been chosen, it's time to optimize the layout and equipment selection!

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2. Incorporate a variety of equipment

Combining a variety of exercise equipment is key for keeping home workouts fun and engaging over the long term. Aim to help your client curate a balanced blend of cardio and strength training options.

Recommend adjustable dumbbells, resistance bands, a workout bench and exercise mats to enable strength building. For cardiovascular fitness, suggest a stationary bike, rowing machine, elliptical, or treadmill based on your client's preferences.

Don't forget to also suggest smaller accessories like foam rollers, slam balls, resistance loops and yoga blocks that can add diversity to workouts. This way, your client can conveniently alternate between zones or stations set up for lifting, cardio intervals, bodyweight exercises, core work, and flexibility training all within their home gym space.

Providing an array of equipment paves the way for dynamic, motivating home gym routines! 

3. Optimize with storage

Proper storage is key for keeping home gyms organized and functional. Work with your client to incorporate solutions for neatly stowing equipment when not in use.

Wall-mounted racks, shelving units, baskets and plastic storage containers can efficiently store larger items like weights and kettlebells. Use hooks, bins, and shelves to organize smaller accessories such as resistance bands, yoga blocks, ab wheels, and exercise balls. Getting creative with vertical space can help maximize any space, so suggest hanging yoga mats and resistance bands from hooks when they aren't needed.

Proper storage opportunities let your client keep their home gym optimized for functionality. 

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4. Make safety a priority

Ensuring a safe home gym environment is key. Urge your client to allow enough clearance between walls, equipment, and doors to enable a full, unrestricted range of motion during workouts.

Always recommend purchasing commercial-grade or high-quality equipment from reputable brands over questionable budget options to reduce injury risks.

Climate regulating features like air conditioning, heat, or good insulation can help keep conditions comfortable. Having the option of open windows or ceiling fans can help prevent overheating during sessions.

Lastly, recommend keeping a first aid kit in their home gym so your client can exercise comfortably with peace of mind.

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5. Choose supportive flooring

The ideal home gym has flooring which strikes a balance between providing joint cushioning and remaining sturdy for strength training, agility work, and cardio machines.

Recommend cushioned, interlocking rubber mats to reduce harsh impact on hard flooring materials like concrete, tile, or wood. These mats protect joints while also decreasing noise from dropped weights or equipment. 

A decent quality exercise mat can often suffice to pad bare feet against hard floors for basic yoga, stretching, and bodyweight training performed without shoes. With carpeted workout spaces, suggest selecting a tight weave that won’t compromise stability during exercises—plush carpeting can compromise stability.

Choosing appropriate flooring lays the foundation for home gym success!

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6. Follow through with motivation

Once your client’s home gym is set up, it takes commitment to stick to regular workouts long-term. This is where you come in!

Suggest strategies like tracking progress in a fitness app, developing go-to exercise routines, and periodically switching up equipment to prevent boredom. Make sure you check in regularly via text, email, or video chat to ensure they’re meeting their goals, too.

Your ongoing support helps clients develop consistency with at-home fitness for the long haul. 

Use Store by WRKOUT to Make Setting Up A Home Gym Easier

The right equipment makes all the difference when setting up a gym at home. Authentically recommending equipment you know and love can help your clients build their ideal home gym and train better.

Easily share trusted products to help your clients set up motivating home gyms with Store by WRKOUT. Doing so builds trust and strengthens your client relationships. 

And, just when you think it can’t get any better, you’ll earn cash rewards when a client purchases something you've recommended! It’s the cherry on top of providing a great client experience. 

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