How to Build a Home Gym in India

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During the pandemic and even after it, fitness people's mindset to train/ exercise has a lot changed. Either they use gym equipment on a rental basis or started building their own small home gym setup India. 😄

Where previously gyms and fitness centers were crowded with trainers and trainees. Now you can see most of them switching to a better and safer alternative. Every gym enthusiast started searching for “How to build a home gym in India” and this industry started growing.

Fitness organizations like Cult Fit, in the pandemic situation, promoted fitness training and awareness through basic mediums.

Everyone was looking for a safer alternative. From pilates to band training, and cardio to strength training, everything was made available at home. 

📢 This has given a boost to the ideation of home gyms. Home gyms are suitable for people who need to maintain their well-being and want to change their lifestyle by saving time. Post pandemic, it is predicted that home gyms will be the next chartbusters in the fitness industry.💯

But it isn’t an easy process. To build a home gym on a budget in India you need to finalize and plan out the process first. It includes finalizing home gym space, the home gym essentials to buy, and various other details.

✅ To help you, we have made a step-by-step guide you can follow on how to build a home gym in India?   

Let’s get started!

What Are The Benefits of Home Gym?

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How to build a home gym in India

First and foremost, let us discuss the benefits of home gym in India and if it is better than joining a commercial gym?

➡️ Following are a few reasons to consider a home gym set up as an alternative;

Get Your Personal Space and Privacy.

Often than not, a lot of people tend to discontinue gym membership after not having enough personal space. Gyms can be overwhelming on the busiest days, where crowds don’t let you use the pieces of equipment you planned for. 

Cost-Effective

Gym memberships can be expensive at times. You pay for something you might not even utilize. Like people who just use just treadmills, have to pay for everything that comes extra. Hence, a home gym gives you a personalized setup and you can get only what you want and your gym setup cost highly gets limited.  💯

Environment Hygiene

Post pandemic, the threat to personal hygiene has resulted in decreasing gym memberships. As people prefer a secure and clean space around them and not sweat patches on equipment. 

Convenience at Home 

When you buy a gym membership, you need to follow their timings and schedules. However, with a home gym, you can work out at your convenience with entertainment through TV or sound systems. Also, you do not need to wait to access equipment or get poked by other people to get off because they’re waiting for their chance.

How To Build A Home Gym in India?

How to build a home gym in India
How to build a home gym in India

Now that we have discussed the benefits of a home gym, let us talk about a step-by-step guide on how to build a cheap home gym in India. We have mentioned a few tips that can be universally suitable for anyone who aspires to workout at home. 

➡️ A Spacious/Comfortable Room or Outdoor Setting

Building a compact home gym like any other task needs planning and research. Before purchasing heavy and space-demanding home gym equipment you need to decide on a place where to keep them. This place needs to be spacious enough and comfortable to work in.😄

❌ Do not choose a clustered place where you might get stuck or have to cramp up when working out. Exercising and training need a lot of focus which can only be achieved only if you have free room to move. 

By spacious room, we mean that when you have to stretch and perform training poses you shouldn’t feel restricted in any way. This inadequacy may result in muscle pulls and lower back injuries or more. Hence, this is one of the first things to consider when planning on building a home gym on a budget.❤️

Following are a few home gym setup ideas to consider:

  • A basement or a storage room.   
  • A garage or outdoor porch only if comfortable. 
  • Terrace balcony 
  • A spare room
  • An outdoor setting in your backyard/patio.
  • Your bedroom, if it is large enough.
➡️ Organizing Room Details

Now that you have selected a room for yourself, let’s shift our attention to all the essential elements you need to or might consider adding when building your small home gym setup.

✅ Ventilation

No matter what place you choose, your workout or training room needs to have proper ventilation to breathe in. When you are exercising it is natural that you get tired and secret sweat. This also results in oxygen level fluctuations. Hence, any home gym space needs to have ventilation

Following are ways to create ventilation in a room;

  • You can add a window or two to your room to create cross ventilation. 
  • Add extractor or portable fans in the room. 
  • You can also perform passive outside venting. 
  • Have an air conditioning system. 
  • Add air purifying in house plants.😄
✅ Designing

As for the flooring of the room, it is recommended that you get rubber flooring done. This will help you keep grip at all times when exercising and performing lifting movements where you drop the weights from a height. It saves your concrete or tile floor from breaking or scratching and remains silent for the most part. 

Remember to analyze how heavy you are want your home gym equipment when adding rubber flooring. If they’re heavy a cheap flooring wouldn’t work. Especially, where barbell weights and multi-functional machines have to come in.

Lighting

Now comes one of the most important parts when deciding how to build a home gym in India, is lighting. It is advised that you choose a bright lighting setting. A gloomy and dull room can demotivate you to not do exercise. Try to have an abundance of natural sunlight in your workout room/space. 

You can also add a mirror to your workout room. Especially, when performing yoga or stretching exercises it is important to manage poses. You can rectify the mistakes you see in the mirror in real-time. 💯

➡️ Home Gym Essentials 

Once you have decided on all the aspects of the room design, you can finally start selecting home gym equipment. 

Purchasing a multi-functional home gym machine might look like the best option to go to when starting new because it has different attachments and training versatility, same as you get in the gym. But they usually come at a high cost. 

However, the best way to start a workout regime is to determine what parts or ability of the body are you focusing your workout on. On the basis of this information, you can further your thought of purchasing whatever home gym essentials you want. 

Remember to analyze your workout plan. And if you’re an absolute beginner, you do not need heavy equipments at this stage, a dumbbell, pull-up bar, or push-up board will be enough. You need a study your exercises. If you love yoga or want to work on your flexibility you don’t need many things either. 

✅ Do not worry we are here to help on how to do the same. 

How To Finalize Workout Equipment For Home?

Recap: Select your preferred workout area. and workout type you want or would work on and then choose your right home equipment accordingly. Following are a few working out methods and equipment attached for the same:

➡️ Cardio Equipment For Home

Without this right training gear, your home gym set up is incomplete. Cardio exercises help in maintaining different parts of the body like skin, muscles, and weight control.😄 These exercises help in blood circulation as well. A few cardio equipments to have in a home gym are;

  • Treadmill

Cardio exercises can be easily performed on this equipment. However, if the budget does not permit, you can skip this machine and opt-in for outside jogs and walks for warm-ups.  

Pricing – ₹9,000 – ₹50,000 

Choose the equipment according to your BMI. For instance, if your weight is 50kgs when running on the treadmill, it will be 70kgs. Hence, buy a treadmill that will bear weight from 70kgs to 90kgs. Also, according to the use of the equipment. You can opt for a mid-pricing range treadmill, if cardio exercises are partially scheduled in your regime.  

  • WELCARE MAXPRO PTM-X1 Under Desk Treadmill 2HP (Peak) Motorized Foldable

    613AV9mwvaS. SL1500
    • Brand: WELCARE
    • Colour: GREY
    • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 136 x 65 x 109 Centimeters
    • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Sparnod Fitness STH-3000 Series (4 HP Peak) 2 in 1 Foldable Treadmill for Home

    51uRasvEuDL. SL1200
    • Brand: SPARNOD FITNESS
    • Colour: STH-3000 | Brilliant Grey
    • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 24.5 x 68.6 x 106.7 Centimeters
    • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Cross Trainer 

As equipment that helps both in cardio and endurance, this is a must-have as well. This gear helps in cycling and binding your body together when working out. Especially your arms.

Pricing – ₹10,000 – ₹70,000 

Cross trainers are more often than not a collection of workouts for your arms, calves, endurance, and muscles hence can cost you a lot. If you are solely focusing on cardio exercising this equipment alone will suffice. 

  • Welcare Elliptical Cross Trainer WC6044 with Adjustable seat

    71fQwlOov0L. SL1500
    • Brand: WELCARE
    • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 125 x 61 x 151 Centimeters
    • Maximum Stride Length: 14 Inches
    • Screen Size: 14 Inches
  • Cockatoo CE03Advance Smart Series Elliptical Cross Trainer 

    71ZctbgBziL. SL1500
    • Model Name: CE03ADVANCE
    • Brand: Cockatoo
    • Colour: Multi
    • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 98 x 29 x 59 Centimeters
    • Material: Steel
  • Power Cycle

Just like the treadmill you can either opt for this or do the activity outside with an actual cycle. Power cycles comes with magnetic resistance that helps you build stamina as you can adjust the level of inclination and restraint.

Pricing – ₹7000 – ₹50,000

The higher-end cycles are equipped with gadgets like LCD screens, speakers, and others. You can also opt-in for the minimalistic power cycles. They are compact and can help you build your muscle strength. They cost somewhere between ₹1000 – ₹4000.  

  • Flexnest® Flexbike – Smart Bluetooth Exercise Spin Bike India

    616dyQ0s5UL. SL1500
    • Brand: Flexnest
    • Colour: Black
    • Material Type: ‎Alloy Steel
    • Maximum Height Recommendation: 6.4 Feet
    • Item Weight: 31 kg
    • Minimum Height: 116 Cms
  • Sparnod Fitness SAB-04 Air Bike Exercise Cycle India

    61OSS5kOLrL. SL1200
    • Brand: SPARNOD FITNESS
    • Item Weight: 18 Kilograms
    • Material: Alloy Steel
    • Maximum Height Recommendation: ‎6 Feet
    • Style: SAB-04 | Without Back Support

➡️ Endurance Training At Home Gym

Where cardio exercises help you in circulation, endurance exercises help you control your breathing. They also help in strengthening the heart and lungs muscles. A few types of home equipment to buy for endurance training are;

Resistance bands are very effective to build your strength and endurance. They come at different weights. On a plus side, they are very affordable and less space demanding. It is the first thing people buy. They give the best results when combined with other strength equipment, only if you know how to use them correctly.  

Pricing – ₹600 – ₹2000

There is no doubt that skipping works on your entire body. From calves and hamstrings to your fore and upper arms, it works on almost all your body parts. They are equally affordable and can be easily bundled up with your other exercises. 

Pricing –  ₹200 – ₹1000

This particular equipment also known as weighted hula hoop helps to build your core body and torso. And it is not restricted, anyone can use this method to lose fat.

Pricing – ₹200 – ₹500

➡️ Strength Training At Home

Now comes the most desired gear of them all.😄 The strength-based equipments. These exercises work on building your muscles, and build that much-needed strength for guys To mention a few home gym equipment for the same;

The bench press is an effective weight lifting exercise that works at building your muscle strength for your chest area. Bench press machines can be segmented according to the upper body part you are focusing on. For instance;

  • Traditional – shoulder arms and pectoral muscles.
  • Incline (45 – 60 degrees) – shoulders and upper chest.
  • Decline –  shoulders and lower chest.
  • Narrow Grip – triceps and forearms. 

The main element of this exercise training is a barbell which we will discuss in a bit.

Pricing – ₹12,000 – ₹15,000 

  • OTG 6 in 1 Multi-Functional Strength Training Foldable Incline Decline Exercise Bench 

    61L JE+petL. SL1500
    • Brand: OtG ON THE GO
    • Weight Limit: 300 Kilograms
    • Item Weight: 13 kg 500 g
    • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 104 x 34 x 107 Cms
  • Kobo Exercise Weight Lifting Imported Foldable Multipurpose Fitness Bench

    61upKapmX9L. SL1500
    • Brand: Kobo
    • Item Weight: 15 Kilograms
    • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 20 x 25 x 20 Centimeters
    • Item Weight: 15 kg
    • Max loading weight capacity: 180 kg.

There is no doubt that pull-up exercises help build muscle strength as you lift up your body weight with your arms. They are affordable and easy to install as well but a dedicated space has to be given according to the height of the user. 

You can also wear a weighted vest to increase your weight, thus making exercise more difficult. Buy wall mounted pull-up bar over a doorway or any other, because other might not support the weight that well. 

Pricing – ₹9000 – ₹12,000

  • HASHTAG FITNESS multifunction pull up bar for home

    81ywsHjkddL. SL1500
    • Brand HASHTAG FITNESS
    • Max Load Capacity: 120 kg
    • Item LxWxH 85 x 6 x 10 Cms
  • ALLYSON FITNESS Heavy Horizontal Bars on The Door

    51FXEPtstCL. SL1024
    • Item Weight 5 kg
    • Brand ‎ALLYSON FITNESS
    • Color ‎Orange
    • Material Type ‎Iron
    • Maximum load 300kg
    • Mounting Type Wall Mount
  • Kettlebell-Dumbbells-Barbell

These are a must-have equipment section for a home gym. They vary in weight but are helpful to build muscle, strength and burn calories. Where kettlebells and dumbbells are compact, barbells can range up to 4 – 7.2 feet long. You also need to buy weight plates extra. 

Barbells are the most effective means of weight lifting. You can add weight plates on either side of the barbell. Each weight plate can range from 0.5kgs to 25kgs. Barbells can be used to squat, curl, row, and bench press.    

Pricing 

Kettlebell – ₹500 – ₹6000

Dumbbells – ₹1000 – ₹4000 

Barbells Weight bars can cost ₹3000 – ₹23000. A good full weightlifting set of 140kgs can range up to ₹40,000.

  • ATE Olympic Barbell Weightlifting Hummingbird 20kg (Cerakote)

    91BIg 6JpGL. SL1500
    • Material: Alloy Steel
    • Brand: ATE
    • Item Weight: 20 Kilograms
    • Grip Type: Comfortable grip
    • Item Dimensions: 2 x 1 x 2 Mms
    • Length: 2200mm / 7.2 ft.
    • Olympic Knurl: 1.2 mm diamond knurl
  • The Cube PowerBells | 2 x Adjustable Dumbbells (Upto 24kg or 40kg) 

    71ZdaKS0AKL. SL1500
    • Colour: Black and Yellow
    • Brand: The Cube Club
    • Material: Alloy Steel, Plastic
    • Dimensions: 46 x 30 x 35 Cms
    • Material Type: ‎Alloy Steel, Plastic

➡️ Stretching or Flexibility At Home

These exercises are self-explanatory as they work on your body and muscle flexibility hence, let’s get into the gears directly;

Gym balls are an absolute favorite when it comes to stretching your body. Gym ball and medicine ball falls under the same category and helps in finding balance. They are must-haves but can take up some space.

Pricing – ₹500 – ₹2000

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bosu exercises

These exercises are built for people who need assistance with their backs when performing any stretching exercises. They are like a split in a half ball that helps the back and builds your core. 

Pricing – ₹2500 – ₹4000 

These are some of the most used exercise gears, especially when working on abs and midsection. You can use them for leg extension and curl and bench knee training. 

Pricing – Prices vary according to the weight. Starts at ₹500 and can reach up to ₹2000

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Gym At Home In India?

The cost to build a home gym in India cannot be classified under a unified section. It depends on the kind of equipment you buy and the amount of money you invest in getting a quality product from a recognized brand.❤️

Of course, you can build a cheap home gym in India for a start and then buy additional equipment as time goes on. 

It can be as simple as a minimalist gym or as fancy as a high-end quality gym. The pricing range starts at ₹30,000 and goes up to 1.5 lakhs and even 3 lakhs. 

If you consider purchasing exercise machines like cross trainer and treadmill, the costs are higher. However, gears like kettlebells, dumbbells, skipping ropes cost less. The cost is purely determined by the workout regime.

Let us break down the pricing for you if you add all the workout training in your regime. Note that the prices for all the equipments are mid-range.

Training EquipmentMid-Range Pricing
Cardio

Treadmill 
Cross Trainer /Power Cycle
₹70,000

₹30,000
₹40,000
Endurance Training

Resistance Bands
Skipping Ropes 
Fitness Hoops
₹6000

₹3000
₹1000
₹2000
Strength Training 

Bench Press
Pull-Up Bars 
Kettlebell
Dumbbells
Barbells
₹35,000

₹13,000
₹10,000
₹4000
₹3000
₹5000
Flexibility Training
 
Gym Ball
Bosu Exercises
Ankle Weights
₹5000

₹1000
₹3000
₹1000
Overall Price₹1,16,000

➡️ Remember that this amount is for all the different exercises and training combined. The pricing solely depends on your equipment usage. 

With this, we conclude our discussion on “how to build a home gym in India” by determining all the essential factors and equipment. 

I hope you found this useful and we are rooting for you. If you have any questions comment them in the comment box below, or send me a mail at [email protected] I try to answer every of your question as possible. 

Stay strong. Keep lifting!

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  1. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
    Thanks for such a useful information 👍

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