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  • Writer's pictureSarah and Martin Moesgaard

Checklist: Create a Ready-when-you-are Home Workout Space

Updated: Jan 9

There can be many barriers to getting in a good workout at home. Make it a little bit easier - create a space that is "Ready-when-you-are."  Follow our checklist to be sure everything you'll need is waiting for you in your home workout space.

"I want to workout today, but I just don't have the time." "I'm ready to workout...right after I get this laundry sorted..." "I was going to workout, but I couldn't find my ______."

Are you someone who wants to workout at home, either exclusively, or between training sessions, but there seem to be so many barriers? Removing the barriers is a tried and true strategy to making those positive changes and establishing new, healthier habits. Get your home workout space in order now, so that when the stars align, aka, you find yourself with 30 mins and a bit of motivation, you'll be ready!

Whether you have an entire room dedicated to exercise, or just a small corner of the living room, make sure the things on this checklist are there. You don't need to carve out a lot of space - just carve out an opportunity to move more while at home, and you will see changes that bring motivation and delight.

When making plans, think big. When making progress, think small. - James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

Checklist for a ready-when-you-are home workout space

1. Water bottle. Stay hydrated! You don't want to get 15 mins into your routine and then have to walk to the kitchen - distraction will ensue!

2. Shoes, socks, clothes, hairband and other personal items that keep you comfortable while exercising.

3. Exercise or Yoga Mat might be helpful when stretching or doing exercises on your knees.

4. Headphones or bluetooth speaker if you like to listen to music or are following along with a video or audio recording of a guided workout. We have several video guides at

5. Dumb bells, kettle bells, weights and resistance bands are small, easy to store, and relatively inexpensive equipment to keep in your workout space at home.

6. Workout guide printed and out where you can easily see it, maybe taped to the wall and/or a screen that is already open to the video guide you will use, so you don't have to search for it and be caught doom-scrolling an hour later.

7. Habit tracker and pen to track your workout and goals. If you don't have one, download ours here.

8. Chair, bench, or stool; again easy to access and they provide lots of opportunity to make your workout interesting and challenging.

9. Other equipment you might want to include:
  • large physio ball for working balance and core

  • jump rope if you have the ceiling height or easy access to outdoors

  • massage gun or foam roller to loosen up tight muscles before you workout

  • sound machine if there are noisy distractions around you

  • any other small equipment that gets you moving

  • a power bar if you know you get hangry immediately after a workout

And that's it! We hope this is helpful in carving out a little space, and opportunity, for you to get moving at home. Print out this checklist and go make space for yourself today!

Click on the button below for the printable version of this checklist.

Still unsure about how to get started? No problem! Contact us for a complimentary consultation or to sign up for personal training or small group fitness classes.

Train Smart. Move Well. Play Hard, friends.

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