- Think about who will be using the gym – it could be just you, a spouse, or even perhaps children or an elderly relative. A home gym is an excellent opportunity to improve fitness for the whole family so make sure you factor every potential gym user into your design, layout and equipment specification.
- How do you and your family want to keep fit? Cardio isn’t for everyone, so find a style of fitness that suits the whole family. It could be a mix of cardio and strength equipment, a more functional style space with cardio plus kettlebells, dumbbells and barbells, or it could take a more holistic approach such as incorporating yoga or pilates.
- Set your objectives – they could be related to fitness, health or general well being but whatever the goal, having a dedicated space in your home environment can help to keep you on track.
FINDING THE RIGHT SPACE
The first question you may be asking is do I have enough space to fit a gym into my home? Fitness Bricks specialise in helping customers to visualise their dream gym, whether it be a converted garage, basement, attic space, spare room, annexe, garden building or just a spare room.
It’s amazing how much you can fit into a small space especially with an experienced designer overseeing the project, but there are limits You will most likely need;
If you don’t have an existing space to utilise, one option would be to build a new structure. This of course will certainly require a team of home gym designers to achieve;
- A space in the region of 5 by 5 metres
- Enough space between equipment to ensure adequate safety and movement
- Proper ventilation and lighting to ensure ample airflow and good visibility
- Ample wall space for mirrors and projectors for streamed exercise classes
- Temperature control to ensure the gym is not too hot or cold