Home Gym: Forming ideas

There has been a bunch of other stuff with the new house that needs to be done, meaning the gym has taken a back seat…for now.

The previous owners left a TON of paint behind so I am trying to utilize that and avoid buying more. I tried to find the brightest colours they left and I think I succeeded.


There’s is only a small amount of the green and a whole lot of the blue/purple. Deciding how to split up the colours in the room will be interesting.

For the chalk board, I think I will buy chalkboard paint instead of a board. If there is enough, I could use to fill the upper half of one wall.

We also have two large mirrors that we reclaimed from our previous house that will be going up.

Next thing on my list is to rip out that closet and paint the concrete floor.


Home gym: The Beginning

So a lot has happened since I last checked in. I quit my job and my husband and I packed up and moved east.

We spent the last two weeks on the road moving and finally got into our new place last Friday. One of the perks of the new place is one of the bedrooms in the basement is only partially finished and the perfect place to build a home gym. The room is 12’x14′ and pretty much a blank slate.


Plans for the space:
1) Knock out the closet to open up the space.
2) Paint the floor and add rubber mats
3) Add squat/ power rack with barbells and plates
4) Chalk/ white board for tracking workouts
5) TV with chrome cast for workout entertainment or running workout apps
6) Storage for dumbbells, barbell and plates
7) Somehow fit our treadmill and spin bike in the space too

We have some other work to do in the house so hopefully the gym won’t take too long to complete. The hardest part will be to source the rack and weight as I plan to buy used plates. I will be scouring kijiji for the next little while.