If you're setting up a home gym, finding a suitable space can be the most challenging aspect. Some people will convert their garage into a gym; others will use a spare room in the home. It all depends on what you're working with and what equipment you want too. Dumbbells, for example, maybe easy, but when you're looking at bigger equipment, like a multi gym, how practical really is it? And, can you keep on upstairs?

So if you've decided you want a multi gym to make the most of your time and effort in your home gym, how much of a challenge is it going to be to keep one upstairs? Well, let's walk through it.


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What To Consider

Realistically, for houses without a garage, the second most popular room for a home gym tends to be the spare room upstairs. As home gyms are becoming more popular, home gym equipment is designed to be more adaptable for small spaces and the home. That's where we get this question form.

Flooring

First of all, if you’re looking to create a home gym upstairs, there are a few standard rules to consider, such as not dropping heavyweights on the floor! That's where you should invest in some protective gym flooring.

This will help hold the pressure from the weights, the gym equipment and you working out. It’s essential to be aware that, depending on the structure of your house, the flooring upstairs can weaken, which can have an impact on the overall structure of the home. They're heavy, after all.

Gym floor matting underneath the gym can also help evenly distribute the weight load. The wider the gym at the back, the better. Most of the weight is at the back of the machine, so width helps spread things out more.

Dumbbells on some gym matting

Noise Levels

Even with the gym matting in place upstairs, you're not out of the woods with your multi-gym just yet. Another thing to consider is the noise level. This can include anything from the sound of the equipment to loud respiration sounds you will make while working out, music, and floorboards' creaking. Workouts are more than just clanging weights, after all.

Protective flooring will help soundproof the room, as will insulating the walls. However, noise levels are down to preference, but it is a lot louder than you might think.

Space

Regardless of where you’re planning on putting a multi-gym or setting up a home gym, you will need to consider space. Below are some of the questions you should ask yourself before installing a multi gym upstairs.

  • Is there enough storage space in the room to hold a multi-gym and other pieces of exercise equipment?
  • How much space will be left in the room with a multi-gym?
  • Is the room tall enough for large exercise equipment such as a multi-gym?
  • Is there space in the room to do other exercises in addition to working out on the multi-gym?

So, can you install a multi gym upstairs? Our answer is yes, as long as you take a few precautions. We recommend adding gym flooring to the room to protect the floorboards from the weights and heavy equipment.

If you’re unsure how much weight your upstairs floorboards can hold, ask a professional who will be able to advise. Usually, upstairs flooring is designed to last, but it doesn't hurt to check!

To make things a little easier, our multi-gym range comes with weight and measurements included!


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