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.
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.