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How to fit a gym in the corner of a small apartment

Fit all the material you need for your home workout in a 50cmx50cm space

When the Covid pandemic had hit, my gym was closed since the whole country was in lockdown. Because of that, I went from working out four sessions to zero sessions a week. As I have been exercising for the past five years I had to adapt regardful of the fact that I live in a medium apartment in Paris. After a while, I was able to get back to my previous rhythm using all the materials I bought.

I am well aware of the fact that many people have the same issue and since a lot of my friends and colleagues have asked me to share with them how I manage to work out indoors, I have decided to write these words.

The first part of this article will discuss the materials I have bought and I use to exercise at my apartment while the second part will focus on the main worry of storing all the equipment in a 50 by 50 cm area in a way that makes it easy to put away and take out the gear

Indoors workout equipment

Without further ado, here is the list of the gear I have bought to equip my home gym in the most optimal way possible :

https://www.go-sport.com/

I prefer the ones with threads rather than rings because they can be loaded heavier.

www.decathlon.fr
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The handles can be used with the elastics.

www.decathlon.fr
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NB: This article is not an advertisement for these particular brands or products. I genuinely appreciate and use these types of equipment for my home workouts, but they can be easily replaced with similar items from your favorites brands.

Equipment’s compact & smart storing

Every time I work-out at home, I use the shock-absorbing slabs to protect the floor of my apartment and also delimit the area of my exercise.
Here is a sneak peek of my set up:

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Many people are reluctant to buy sports equipment for fear that it will take up a lot of space in their apartment. Having thought about the subject long enough and being a storage maniac, I have come up with a compact storage method that allows you to store your “gym” in a 50cm x 50cm space in the corner of any room of your apartment.

The following Gif summarizes the way I tidy up my gym equipment in the corner of :

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Conclusion

I hope that this article will enable you to find the motivation to workout efficiently indoors and adapt to the pandemic constraints.
In the next article, I will be talking about my workout routine using the same equipment described and detailed above.

Data Scientist and an active blogger from Paris. Visit my website www.ismailmebsout.com

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