Designing a personal gym might seem like a tough project. But it’s not as bad as driving to a gym and paying for a membership every month. Let’s just design a fitness center that you can use in the comfort of your own home?
Whether it’s going to be a remodeling project or a design in a new home that you are building from scratch, a private gym is a great way to personalize your home and let it speak about who you are as a person.
Now that we know why a personal gym is a good idea, we just need to design it! Here are a few tips for designing a personal gym.
What’s On The Floor?
The flooring in a fitness space is extremely important. It needs to be durable so that it can withstand the wear and tear of equipment and all the sweat and perspiration that comes when you’re really killing your workout that day.
It also needs to have some support and cushion in-case you fall or are doing floor exercises. Situps and pushups are not fun on concrete.
While you might think that the flooring is relatively unimportant when you are designing, it is a significant aspect of your style. Make sure to give it the proper time in your planning.
How Much Space?
One of the toughest things about designing a personal gym is the space it requires. If you are struggling with the floor planning in a gym area it might be a good idea to talk to your contractor and interior design team.
Powerful airflow might come in handy and lighting is also important to have in a workout room. These are all different things to consider when you are putting in a fitness center.
Plan for more space than you think you will need. Workouts involve moving around constantly, and you’re going to want to have adequate space to accommodate various different exercises.
Personalize the Equipment too
Remember, this is your space, not anybody else’s. You can put whatever you want into the room as far as equipment goes.
Obviously, you can go with a standard set of weights and a treadmill. If you want to get even more specific, hop online and purchase specific workout machines that you prefer. You can have these sent to your home and either install them yourself or hire someone to do it for you.
Finishing the Space
You can truly make it showcase who you are in this design. It is your personal gym design, so feel free to do more research and make changes where you want to. Grab things from other gyms that you like and add them all together to build a space that fits you perfectly.
With this design, just like your workout, the sky really is the limit!