As we prepare for the end of year and look forward to the new year, fitness gear can become a focus for many. Then there is the question of how to store it and make it useful.
The fitness world is huge, which can be good and bad news for fitness enthusiasts. On one hand, this means limitless resources to optimize your exercise techniques, equipment, or classes. On the other hand, this also means a limitless pile of clutter, and many fitness enthusiasts can struggle to organize the different tools in their arsenals.
Too much clutter can make us feel overwhelmed. As we’ve previously discussed in Clear Minds Clear Spaces, clutter in our minds means that we become overstimulated and unable to focus at our full potential. This can impede our productivity and make it more difficult for us to reach our fitness goals.
Thankfully, reducing clutter can be done with a few simple tips. Here are a few to get you started.
Optimizing your equipment
Clutter comes from postponing decisions and overbuying. Fitness enthusiasts can purchase all sorts of equipment to facilitate specific types of training. Personal trainer Malia Frey suggests reducing your extra equipment and purchasing only what you need and can be upgraded. For example, those looking at strength training can choose only to purchase either a dumbbell or a kettlebell. You can choose to add or reduce your equipment depending on how much space you have left.
Get fit with an app
A fitness app is home to tips and workout advice that you can otherwise find in books or other documents. The difference, however, is that the app is limited to the screen of your phone or device.
You no longer have to leave additional clutter lying about when your phone or mobile device contains all you need to know to get fit and healthy. For example, the WeightWatchers app offers diet and weight loss programs, which means that you can limit the scope of any personal research because the in-house dieticians on the app will create the right fitness and diet plan for your own personal needs. What’s left is for you to follow the system and customized plans for healthy eating.
On the other hand, an exercise app like Future can connect you to an elite personal fitness coach. This coach will take into consideration of the available equipment you have — and if you don’t have any, then equipment-less workouts can be specifically devised as well.
If you find that you exercise better with an array of tools and equipment, you may want to look into membership programs at different gyms that allow their members to take home equipment. These rentals allow you to maximize the use of each piece of equipment without having to commit to the space they take up. At any moment, you can also routinely switch them out for new equipment from the gym or return all of them entirely.
Get the right organizers
Nothing can beat having a private home gym where you can exercise at your own time and pace. It’s no wonder that home gyms have become a popular option for many fitness enthusiasts. Unfortunately, these gyms tend to take up a lot of space. Even compact workout equipment such as adjustable weights or yoga mats and blocks can start to pile up in a disorganized fashion.
To help reduce the clutter, you can invest in some shoppable organizational systems as listed by SELF. This includes storage racks and utility carts. If you’re completely unsure where to start, however, investing in a team of professional organizers can help create a system of organization so that looking for your workout equipment the next time no longer has to be a workout in itself.
Organized by Keli & Co is a professional home organizing company where we sort and categorize the items in your space while consulting with your vision and preferences. To get started, you can schedule a consultation with us, and your clutter-free fitness journey will soon be within reach.