Do you have exercise equipment in your home? More and more homeowners like to be able to work out in the comfort of their own homes. They don’t have to endure other people watching them work out, and it eliminates the need to travel to the gym.

While the convenience of having an exercise room in your own home is a great positive, it does come with some safety hazards, especially if you have young children at home.

There are many pieces of exercise equipment that could pose a major threat to the health of your children. You should make sure that your children don’t have access to the equipment unsupervised. Your equipment should also be equipped with a lockout mechanism to prevent use when you aren’t around.

You also should avoid leaving dumbbells and similar items out, since they could prove to be a trip hazard. Have an assigned spot for everything to get it out of the way.