Working out in the comfort of your own home is something that is very convenient, which is why many homeowners have chosen to have a gym or exercise room in their home. It saves money on a gym membership, there is no travel needed, and there is no one else there to judge you.

There are some things to keep in mind if you have exercise equipment in your home, especially so if you have young children. Exercise equipment can be very dangerous if misused. Children should not be allowed to use it unsupervised. This is especially the case with any equipment that uses weights or powerful springs to give resistance, or any type of mechanically powered machines. Treadmills and similar devices should be equipped with a lockout mechanism so that children can’t use them on their own.

If you have dumbbells or other weights, don’t leave them on the floor after you are done with them since they can become a trip hazard.