Home gyms are fast becoming an essential within existing residences and new construction.
When planning for a home gym, balancing structural elements with training essentials and aesthetics takes keen design skills.
Three key considerations are the use of space, the right equipment and storage.
Use of Space
Creating a home gym designed to facilitate multiple modalities and workouts is critical. Striking the right balance between equipment and open spaces to support large dynamic movements, restorative exercises and the like should be considered. Choose multi-function equipment and tailored fitness storage are key to creating efficiencies within the space.
The Right Equipment
Regardless of your spatial constraints, choose fitness equipment that will utilize a more conservative footprint, yet deliver big, and in multiple ways. Multi-use tools such as suspension straps and bands that facilitate a combination of cardio, strength and functional training are ideal for in-home use.
Sometimes overlooked, flooring is a critical component of your home gym. Look for flooring that’s shock absorbent, durable and easily maintained. A good option is floor tiles, that can be moved or added to.