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6 easy steps to create the perfect home gym

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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As our lives get busier and busier, oftentimes, it is hard to find the time to take care of what matters the most—ourselves. In saying that, getting to the gym may not always be feasible when we have a full working schedule or the activities of kids to orient our days around. Perhaps you may even hate the idea of a packed work out room or sweaty bodies, wanting instead to get your work out done and dusted in the shortest time frame possible. Had you considered implementing a home gym into the layout of your existing home? With the help of our professionals, we're here to show you that it's far easier than you might think. Take a look…  

1. Good quality design

WaterRower Walnut Home Gym and Fitness Equipment:  Gym by GymRatZ Gym Equipment
GymRatZ Gym Equipment

WaterRower Walnut Home Gym and Fitness Equipment

GymRatZ Gym Equipment

Though that may be your desired result, gym equipment doesn't have to be bulky and burly. The finesse and style of your home need not be compromised by machines or dumbbells, in fact, there are ways to ensure that it suits the existing layout and theme. As evidenced here by Gymratz Gym Equipment, a water rower, swing bells and wall bars have been fashioned from a stunning finish of black walnut. Produced by WaterRower, this is the perfect home gym get-up to match your chic and sleek home.

2. Let off some steam

Hata Smart Home:  Gym by Finite Solutions
Finite Solutions

Hata Smart Home

Finite Solutions

Touching on the new look of traditional gym equipment and layout above, we see another example that isn't your average home gym from Finite Solutions. A wonderful brown leather punching bag is suspended from the ceiling, placed directly in front of a flat screen TV. So, while you have the legendary Rocky Balboa box-set playing in the background, you can release all of your frustrations and worries from the day in a room that is modern and wonderfully designed. 

3. Weigh it up

While you may not have room for an elliptical machine or treadmill, you can still make the most of your home gym with a fully equipped series of weights like Pioneer Personal Training & Bespoke Gym Design show off here. Weight training is known not only to build and tone muscle, but a series of circuits can be performed with light weights for a full body cardio and muscle work out. And, it cannot be denied: a shelf full of sleek silver weights looks is aesthetically pleasing, too.

4. Multi-use equipment

Gorilla Sports Universal Workstation with 108Kg Cast Iron Complete Weight Set:  Gym by Gorilla Sports
Gorilla Sports

Gorilla Sports Universal Workstation with 108Kg Cast Iron Complete Weight Set

Gorilla Sports

For those who just want one piece to rule their home gym, a universal piece of equipment such as this from Gorilla Sports is key to ensuring every fibre of muscle in your body gets a work out. You don't need much room; however, it is recommended to designate one space to your well-being. Whether you are doing sit-ups or leg curls, you have the opportunity to complete all the weight exercises you know with ease thanks to the compact nature of equipment such as this. 

5. Switch it on

GymCompany Bespoke:  Gym by GymCompany Bespoke
GymCompany Bespoke

GymCompany Bespoke

GymCompany Bespoke

You don't need a costly gym membership to get your fitness goals on track, in fact, with just the basics, you can be fighting fit again in a matter of months. Like they say, a watched kettle never boils, and on the same token, your daily run always feels so much longer when you watch the minutes and seconds pass on the treadmill display. Take your mind off the time and turn your attention toward a T.V. Place it directly in front of the machines you use like the experts at GymCompany Bespoke have, and you'll notice now much faster and harder you're working out without batting an eyelid. 

6. Mirror, mirror

If you have a small home gym, it is advisable to place a mirror on one of the walls to create the illusion of more space. Not only this, but it allows you to keep your posture and stance in check, making sure you are not moving your body in such a way that you may hurt yourself. This is both a practical and visually stunning detail that will separate your home gym from all the run of the mill examples out there. Raw Corporate Health has included not only a mirror in their example, but has also placed a scene from a lush green forest on the rear wall to help you keep your cool.

To learn more about creating the perfect home gym, click here.

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