Packing a bag and heading to the gym is a chore. Let’s be honest. And once you get there, it’s all about finding a locker, scoping out available machines, and trying not to get a bad case of athletes foot in the showers. Taking care of yourself is important. Diet and exercise are two vital components of a long and healthy life. So why spend your time commuting to and from the gym when you can create the perfect space at home work those muscles and get your heart rate pumping.
Here are some things to consider when creating your perfect workout space at home:
Think About What Type of Workouts You Enjoy
Are you a cardio fanatic? Do you prefer lifting weights? Creating a gym full of equipment you won’t use is useless, which is why we recommend taking the time to think about areas of your body that you like to focus on, and building your gym around that. If you love cardio, make a treadmill or elliptical the focal point of your new home gym. If you’re into weights, consider investing in a barbell and plates set, bench and squat rack to make the most of your workout.
Protect Your Home with Specialized Flooring
Freeweight flooring is a smart investment for any home gym. These thick rubber tiles clip together and lie on top of your current floor. Not only will it protect the floor from heavy equipment or a dropped dumbbell, but it also helps tie together the athletic style of the room. With this type of protective flooring, you won’t feel bad about wearing your running shoes or doing burpee sets on the floor.
Get a Good Mirror
To get a realistic gym feeling, install mirrors on the wall in your home gym. This will help you check out your form and ensure that you’re doing things correctly. Large mirrors will also make the room feel larger, which is desirable for a room full of exercise equipment.
Create Space for Other Workouts
So you’ve got your dumbbell rack, stationary bike, and treadmill, but what about those times when you prefer a more freeing type of workout? Allowing for open space in your home gym is ideal for practicing moves that utilize your own body weight or meditating in a yoga pose. Open space is also ideal for stretching, warming up, or skipping rope.
Blast Some Tunes
One of the biggest advantages of working out at home is not worrying about what other people think. Do away with the ear buds in your home gym and opt for a quality sound system that will help get you pumped up for a workout.
Whether you’re taking advantage of unused basement space or turning a spare bedroom into your own personal gym, you won’t regret investing in your health and making it easier to get a great workout every day. For the latest Ridgewood real estate information, call the experts at Tarvin Realtors at (201) 444-0690 today.