The cost of gym memberships, not being able to train at the most convenient time for you. Whatever your reason you have decided to convert a room in your house into a dedicated gym. Gone are the days of dark underground dungeons for workout rooms, you can create a style and look anyway you want. With this many options in front of you, you may be having trouble deciding where to start.
The most important place to start is with your exercise equipment. These are available in a variety of colors and styles you can create any look and feel you want. Before you decide on color and style you need to select equipment that meets your exercise goals. The selection of equipment is overwhelming when you are a beginner. Our article Ready To Start: The Best Investments For The Beginner Exerciser will help you make a selection.
Flooring is the next important aspect to consider when redesigning your room. This will have an impact on your theme and safety during your workout routine. Gym flooring needs to be non-stick and a durable surface. Gym flooring comes in many different types from which you can choose. Your selection depends on the size of the area you want to cover and budget.
Interlocking rubber gym tiles fit together in a puzzle format. These are a popular choice to cover a smaller area. Are cost effective as it is easy to replace one if you need to. Rubber rolls are a better option if you need to cover a wider area.
You may want to keep the flooring you have. Exercise equipment can damage the service of the tile or wood and replacing flooring is costly. Using equipment mats under them will provide you with a non-slip surface to keep you safe and protect your flooring from scratches. These are the most popular choices. Before you make your selection check out the possibilities at Fitfloors.
To get the full benefits of any work out (from body building to yoga) and prevent injuries posture is important. To find out more read this article from Men’s Health magazine Fix Your Posture to Maximize Muscle. The only way to check your posture is with a mirror attached to one of your walls.
The area you want to use to perform these exercises will determine which wall you need to cover with a mirror. The mirror will give the room a larger feel. Be careful what colour you choose on the opposite wall as the mirror will reflect that colour. Before selecting a wall or type of mirror check out this news article The Do’s and Don’ts of Decorating with Mirrors.
The next step is choosing a colour. This will create the atmosphere of the room. Making it inviting and comfortable will encourage you to use it. In warm climates you may want to select calming blues and greens. In cooler climates you may prefer warm oranges and red. This room like all rooms in your house should reflect your personality and creativity not only the rooms purpose.