Can you imagine having a basketball court in your home? This home gym was featured in this summer’s Homearama and certainly has the “wow” factor!
Although you may not want such a large work-out space in your home, an exercise area is a great convenience. Simply roll out of bed, head to the exercise room and work out.
Here are some ideas to consider when creating a home gym:
Consider how much space you have and your workout requirements for the type of equipment you will need to purchase.
- You may need to opt for either a treadmill or an elliptical, but not both.
- Free weights come in various sizes and can be stored in many ways.
- Remember, a resistance band (that takes up very little space) might work so you do not have to stock on too many weights.
Many people like to have a television on hand to watch while doing a cardio activity. A wall-mounted monitor can be space efficient.
If the work-out area is small, a wall-of-mirrors can double the look of the room.
If you plan on doing floor exercises, consider the shock absorbency of that floor. Gym-style flooring can provide that needed cushion to save your joints from painful impact. See samples here. (Or use a portable mat.)
Want more inspiration for your home gym? Look at Sibcy Cline’s Exercise Pinterest board here.