When Building A Home Gym, Consider…

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What are the design elements that will keep you honest and your home gym enticing throughout this year and beyond? Always need to remember it’s not so much the size of your workout area that matters — whether you have a devoted place to do yoga or an entire home gym. Finding the motivation to use your workout space is often the hardest part. Here are some things to consider before installing, or thinking about a new home gym:

1. Consider the setup

Setting realistic goals for your workout space and designing it around those goals starts with asking yourself a few key questions…

  • What are you trying to accomplish with the gym?
  • How much space will you need?
  • What equipment do you like?
  • How many people will be using the space?
  • What type of training will you be doing?
  • What’s your budget?

The answers to these questions can help drive the direction of your design, provided you’re honest with yourself and any professional you’re working with.


2. Embrace your home gym

The rising popularity of more flexible free-weight workouts and with all of the apps and smart devices designed to bring the boutique gym experience home, more people seem to be finding it easier to burn calories without leaving the house or blowing their budget.

A room full of bulky equipment is no longer a must. A select few anchor pieces and room for stretching, yoga, or functional training may be a better use of space.


2. Choose the right location

Before you decide which machines or activities you want to emphasize, focus on choosing the right place in your home to set up your gym, which can affect how regularly you use it. Basements are often a logical choice as they’re usually tucked away and quieter. If they have concrete floors, they can also handle the weight of heavy equipment and weights better than other rooms. Garages offer similar advantages, Daniels says.

But if the idea of heading down to a dark basement might make you less inclined to get up and get moving, a spare bedroom or designated gym space on a house’s main or upper floors.


3. The floors are important

Flooring is one feature that came up again and again in our conversations with pros. It’s not only a safety consideration but an aesthetic one that sets the tone for the rest of the space. So remember to always take a look at the right flooring options, and avoid any major accidents! Get some mats or try out a room with carpet.


4. Keep things functional!

Keep things organized so that functional items are out but in a way that is curated and still beautiful, to truly compete with a fully stocked commercial gym, you might consider finishing off space by adding thoughtful amenities such as water and shoe storage, music or TV system to help tie everything together!


5. Lastly, shape an encouraging space

The importance of a home gym’s mood and atmosphere can play a major role in how much use it will get. When designing a home fitness space, elements such as lighting, view and a sense of organic calm are essential.

When you’re working out, your body is tired and it’s strained and it’s being pushed. So to have a workout environment that feels inspiring and bright and invigorating!


Looking to get your own home gym?

Trilogy Contracting is a home renovation company in the Fraser Valley servicing client’s in the Tri-Cities, Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge and everywhere in between. If you have a question, feel free to send us an email.

From the team at Trilogy Contracting — Langley Home Renovations


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