Instead of paying monthly gym memberships, why not invest your money in building your own gym? If you have a spare room or a basement, you’ve already got an ideal workout space right in the comfort of your home.
Remodeling and siding expert JLR Home Renovation shares a few tips to help you start planning for a basement gym.
Creating Your Workout Space
You can opt to have one large open space or divide the room into different areas, such as cardio room and weight room. As for the flooring, most basement floors are concrete, which works well with heavy exercise equipment. You can also add interlocking rubber tiles if you want. These absorb impact well and are also good at soundproofing.
Ensure there’s proper ventilation in your basement gym as well. Fans are usually helpful in keeping the air flowing. Lastly, make sure there’s sufficient lighting to keep your workout room safe.
Designing Your Basement Gym
Much like in bathroom or kitchen remodeling, you have to design your basement gym based on your needs and preferences. If you enjoy listening to music while working out, consider setting up a sound system. If you want to be able to check your form while doing exercises, installing mirrors is a must.
Choosing Your Workout Equipment
When it comes to selecting workout equipment, consider the amount of space you have. If you have a low ceiling, ensure your equipment isn’t too tall. Of course, you’ll also need to think about the type of exercise you enjoy doing. If you’re not into cardio, for example, you might want to use the space for yoga instead of a treadmill or elliptical.
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