We all want to feel better, exercise more, and have more energy. Sometimes the onus of getting to the gym is the hardest part of working out. Have you ever considered a home gym, or DIY ways to make it possible to get your heart rate up without leaving the house? If you are considering setting up a space to exercise at home, here are a few factors you should consider when determining which room will serve as your in-home gym.
When you are looking to exercise at home, you need to figure out how much space you actually need. Many people think they need a large space to work out at home, but often times, you do not need as big a space as you think. Consider what type of equipment you need for the type of exercise you are doing and how much space you need to complete the motion of the activity. Often times, a space you already have, such as a guest bedroom or office, can double as your exercise room. Tall equipment or a running or climbing machine may require extra height and stable footing, in which case a basement may be a better option.
Another important factor to consider when you are looking for the perfect exercise space in your home is the energy and feel of the space. People are more inclined to want to be in a room with a lot of natural light and with positive energy, compared to somewhere dark and dreary, like an unfinished basement or a garage. You want your exercise space to feel open and well-lit to ensure you will have some motivation to continue to spend time exercising in the space.
Lastly, think of ways you can maximize space in the room and keep it free of clutter. For example, buying racks to store weights on can help make the space feel more organized and clutter-free. Hanging exercise bands on the wall keeps them out of the way. This frees up the ground space you have in the room for you to exercise on, while also ensuring you can find the equipment you need quickly when you need it.
At Pearce Scott Architects, we want to work with you to design a house that has rooms for all your passions. We can build you a space for yoga, Peloton, or Pilates. From concept to completion, your priorities, passions and dreams drive everything we do, which is why our first job is to listen. We love to answer questions and invite you to learn more about our process and our commitment to client-focused practice and values. Please contact us at 843.837.5700 or come visit us in downtown historic Bluffton.