THE HIS & HERS TEAM LOVE AN INFORMAL WORK-OUT SESSION AT HOME, ESPECIALLY DURING BUSY TIMES. HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS FOR CREATING A HOME GYM, EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE A WHOLE ROOM TO DEDICATE TO IT…
If you are the kind of person who loves getting fit, but has no time for going to the gym regularly, you could benefit from a flexible home gym design. Setting up a gym at home and getting the right workout equipment can cost you less than a year’s gym membership, too. Below you will find a few home spaces you might want to turn into a gym for inspiration.
1. Your Patio
If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor patio, the next step is to get a professional roof installed. There are shades and gazebos you can get, or simply a retractable awning for patios that will protect you from the sun and the rain, as well as the wind. You will be able to store your foldable equipment in an outdoor storage box and get ready to work out whenever you feel like.
Those who have a conservatory at the back of the property can turn it into a fitness room in the winter. You will need to look for compact and easy to install fitness equipment. Depending on how much space you have in your conservatory, you will be able to do yoga, cardio, or even get an exercise bike in the room, looking at your garden wildlife while working out.
In case you are lucky enough to have an outbuilding, such as a barn, you can turn this into a superior fitness centre for you and your friends to enjoy. Check out the different ideas and designs of Barn conversion and get your home gym planned by professionals. Of course, you will need to take care of safety, lighting, electricity, and heating, but it will be well worth the effort.
Today, the majority of people don’t use their garages. We park on the road or the driveway, as the cars are in everyday use. If your garage is full of clutter and is not in use, you can start by insulating it, increasing the size of windows, and decorating the space. There are some great rubber flooring solutions for gyms and garages that will keep your workout space warm and cosy.
5. Summer Room
Those who have had a summer room for their kids or used it for storage in the summer can repurpose the space and turn it into a great fitness room. You will be able to install a flat screen TV on the wall so you can follow the instructions of the DVD or online video training, and get a music centre to listen to your favourite workout tunes while exercising. If you don’t have a summer room, you can get one constructed for less than you would think.
If you manage to find the right space for your fitness equipment at home, you will have no excuses not to work out regularly. Use the above ideas to create a comfortable and cosy space where you can spend a few hours every week when your busy schedule allows to get fit and healthy.
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