It can be hard to make it to the gym. Work, travel, and family can take up much of our days, leaving little time for personal fitness. Why not bring the gym to you? Having your own at home gym provides you the opportunity to customize your workout space so that it fits both your home and your lifestyle. Here are several items to consider when planning your dream at home gym.
The fitness equipment you install in your at home gym will depend on your preferences and your workout regimen. Yoga practitioners may want to opt for mirrors and built in floor cushioning to replace mats. For a great cardio workout, consider adding technologically advanced treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, or rowing machines to your at home gym. Many of the high end models include features that let you download workouts and monitor your progress. Free weight racks are an excellent option for working on developing strength. Pent Luxury Fitness is one example of a brand that offers high end home gym equipment that looks like furniture.
Of course you’ll want to be entertained while working out! Plan to incorporate entertainment features that will make your workout more enjoyable. A state of the art audio system with high quality speakers will ensure you have great tunes to listen to while exercising. A big screen television mounted on the wall is another fun entertainment feature to include. You’ll want to make sure the room has wifi, of course, and a Smart Assistant like Amazon Echo or Google Home will make sure you always have access to pertinent information, even while working out.
Custom temperature controls will allow you to adjust the setting in the room quickly based on your needs. For an intense cardio workout, you’ll want fans and the ability to cool the room down. For certain styles of yoga you’ll want to turn up the heat to get the most from your routine.
You’ll need storage for not just weights, mats, and other fitness equipment, but also for other items. Lockers or storage bins for towels, water bottles, and apparel are a must. You might also want to consider storage space for friends or visitors who decide to join you in your workout.
Luxury Outdoor Space
In Southern California we love both our yoga and our beautiful weather. Some luxury homes have special outdoor spaces to enjoy both. This gorgeous Beverly Hills home features stunning views of the city, a beautiful swimmer’s pool and an outdoor yoga pavilion, making it a perfect spot to find your zen.
Are you considering an at-home gym? Which of these features will you add?