FEATURE-Build your own home gym after lockdown

FEATURE-Build your own home gym after lockdown

by Siobhán O’Neill White

Over lockdown many of us have gained a few extra lbs but hooray, summer is coming, restrictions are easing and it’s time to get back into shape - without spending a fortune on fancy food plans & gym memberships! We have been working on building a gym space at home, in what was a musty garage full of discarded paint tins and broken bikes! We started with 2 coats of heavy duty paint and then laid a floor which is specially designed for gyms. All we needed was 18 gym mats from black-swan.ie. No glue, no hard work just set them down, give them a soapy mopping and hey presto, floor was done! They are heavy and sturdy and do not curl at the edges.We’ve been picking up gym equipment from Fittrhome.ie. They have everything from dumbells to power racks and also offer a bespoke gym design service. I’m skipping & using small dumbells in the garage, while my have son is lifting bigger weights and saving up for a quarter rack. It’s given him great focus! Finally, for a boost of energy, we’ve been taking a daily supplement ‘Immune Phyx’ from award winning Irish company, Phytaphix.ie Everyone in our family is taking it - its an all rounder product, good for everyone! So that’s how we’re doing it folks slow and steady and spreading the cost. If you need any inspiration, hop on over to www.mams.ie for our blogs & tips on creating a workout space to suit your home & budget!”

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