Dedicated exercise spaces should look chic and contemporary, like this basement gym designed by Heather Hilliard Design. Choose a stylish color such as gray for walls to keep things looking polished; or go for neutral tones for sleekness.
Add motivational wall art and plants to create an inviting yet relaxing space. Wheeler used DIY moldings to adorn full-length mirrors for added style.
Add a punching bag
No matter your goals in boxing or simply looking to boost cardio fitness, a punching bag is an indispensable asset in any home gym. Plus, it can serve as a great way to unwind after work without needing a babysitter or braving the crowds at the gym during rush hour!
There are various kinds of punching bags to meet different fitness goals. Speed bags may help improve hand-eye coordination and punching accuracy, while hanging heavy bags provide a comprehensive workout.
There are various methods of hanging a heavy bag, including ceiling mounts and free-standing bags. For optimal results, hanging your punching bag at head height will ensure that your strikes hit their targets more reliably while decreasing chances of missed punches.
Turn your attic into a gym
If your attic has enough ceiling space and soundproofed floor surfaces that prevent constant thumping from echoing in rooms below, an attic can make an ideal dance studio or workout room. To start out small and build strength over time, use light weights and resistance bands; eventually work up to larger equipment such as rowing machines and exercise bikes as time goes on.
Add decorative accents and a sound system to make the room inviting and stimulating, motivating posters, your favorite tunes, and comfortable seating will serve to encourage continued workouts.
Living with Lolo’s simple setup demonstrates how transforming even a modest spare room into your dream gym can be accomplished in no time at all. Shelves and cabinets provide plenty of storage for bulky equipment while open/closed baskets hide away smaller items and accessories. Wall hooks for towels/hoodies/racked storage of yoga mats will keep the space looking neat and organized.
Turn your bedroom into a workout space
No need to invest in an elaborate basement gym; any spare bedroom will do! Simply stock up with free-standing weights, punching bags, yoga mats, treadmills and pull-up bars as essential workout gear – plus any necessary storage solutions like yoga mats!
Consider adding a wall-mounted TV to the space so you can stream workout tutorials or your favorite shows while working out, and shelving and storage solutions that keep equipment off of the floor – eliminating worries that any may get knocked over during workouts.
Make your space feel more personal by adding motivating fitness wall art or decals, or framing old sports medals as decor. Mirrors in the room can also help practice precision moves while augmenting smaller spaces – plus provide you with an opportunity to check your form!
Turn your garage into a gym
If you don’t want to invest in expensive equipment that will take up lots of space, transforming your garage into a gym might be an ideal solution. Planning ahead and having a clear idea of the type of workout you wish to complete will be key in choosing which equipment to purchase.
Another key consideration for any facility is flooring. Hard concrete surfaces may damage equipment over time and it would be wise to invest in durable floor coatings like epoxy or polyurea for protection.
Coatings also add aesthetic value and will give your garage an elevated professional aesthetic. Finally, don’t forget to install ample storage solutions; this will prevent the room from becoming disorganized while helping you locate equipment more quickly. Also if you have two-car garage space consider adding a slat wall as it will maximize wall space utilization.