Making a small Home Gym in your home for your teenager can be a really good decision if you have the room. Where I live the gyms either didn’t allow anyone under the age of 18 or charged A LOT for someone under 18. My son was very interested in working out so we decided to convert a storage room into his gym.
Find An Area Of Your Home That Will Work
For teens, you really don’t need a big room for their gym. If their bedroom is big enough you could put it in there. Other options are a spare room, a garage, or a storage room.
What Equipment Will You Need
Honestly, start small. You never know if they will actually stick with it or if they’ll give up.
Things I would recommend are:
- Dumbbells. There are SOOOO many exercises that can be done at home with dumbbells. Make sure you have a variety including light weights.
- Bench. A basic bench is very needed. You can do chest presses, Bulgarian split squats, etc.
- Pull Up Bar.
Where To Get Equipment
I strongly suggest getting used equipment. Again, Kids can change their minds quickly.
- Yard Sales
- FaceBook Market Place
- Second Hand Stores.
Other Items You Can Add To The Gym
We were lucky to receive a bench press from a friend. On the internet, I found some cheap weights and a bar. I also purchased a couple of jump ropes and an ab roller.
Make it fun for them. The most important thing though is to keep an eye on them. Join them from time to time to ensure they’re using the proper form and not trying to overdo the weights. Encourage them to watch YouTube videos to get ideas and learn forms.
What are your must-haves for an at home gym for your teens? I’d love to hear about them in the comment section.
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