It’s official, the rush is on as more and more people are creating home gyms these days to facilitate flexibility of schedules, access to exercise, and investing more deeply in the health of their families. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune to do it, but that’s where some careful planning and gym design matter most.
There are a few key considerations one must address when designing your home gym.
Employ Aesthetic Fundamentals to your Space
A home gym should never appear sterile or static. it’s important to integrate functional fitness equipment and the aesthetic fundamentals of interior design during in your planning for optimal motivation. Consider for the designated area or room conversion the following: lighting, wall colors, floor coverings and other environmental embellishments for an inspirational and aesthetically pleasing space that compliments your home. Consider how your home gym space will evolve and change as your exercise preferences may grow or modify over time.
Designing for how you will exercise at home in your dedicated space is critical. Again, the area needs to accommodate trending training modalities, and at the same time, be flexible enough to adapt as your workout needs shift.
Considerations such as the balance between cardio, strength training equipment, and functional training tools is key, and possibly even incorporating a space that facilitates meditation, stretching, yoga and recovery should be taken into account.
Smart storage is a critical and often overlooked component of a great home gym. Planning for storage that will looks as good as it works in organizing your space should begin even before you select your equipment. There are great choices today including storage only solutions or those that will integrate pull up bars or anchor points for various equipment.
Fitness Specific Flooring
A home gym needs to include fitness flooring that absorbs shock, is easy to clean and muffles sound. Again, you don’t have to spend a lot… even basic spot matting can often be enough to support the space.
Once the physical limitations and usage requirement of the space have been well accounted for, the next step is to select the most appropriate home gym equipment and accessories. Space constraints can place some unavoidable challenges, but there are often creative design solutions and alternative options that can be employed when working with a skilled Functional Design Specialist.
With careful planning and design, your home gym can offer you and your family a great exercise environment that’s convenient and enjoyable.