Are you thinking about converting one of your rooms in your home into a home gym? You are not alone. With the New Year comes New Year resolutions and one of the most popular one people make it to “get in shape”. Other than equipment to workout with, there are a few other things that can make your gym the best on the block. From replacement windows in Los Gatos, CA,. to what type or equipment you need, we are going to cover it all.
First Decide on the Space
If you have an extra bedroom you aren’t using, this is a perfect place for a home gym. While some people may opt for the garage, if not insulated well, it can be uncomfortable in certain weather conditions (not to mention you loose all that space for your car and storage). With an extra bedroom, no matter what the weather, the temperature will be comfortable making getting motivated to work out a little easier.
What Equipment Do You Need?
Luckily, you can get an amazing workout without big machines. Adding a set of dumbbells that range from light to heavy, as well as resistance bands can give you most everything you need for a great strength training session.
For cardio you could opt for a treadmill or bike, but if space is an issue there are other options. One is to put a TV in the room and find a workout on YouTube to do. There are so many virtual workouts you will have no problem finding one you enjoy.
Floors and Walls
If your space has carpet you might want to invest in some rubber mats. Those will make it easier to work out on as well as help protect you carpet. These would work well with wood floors as well.
A few things to have on the walls are:
- A mirror: It’s always important you check your form, especially in strength training exercises. Having a mirror will help you with this.
- Clock (optional) Some people love having a clock in the gym, others, not so much. If you feel it will make you dread how much time is left and you will be checking it all the time, leave it out. If you need to be done with your workout at a certain time, you can use your phone and set an alarm.
- Storage. Using the wall is a great place to hang your resistance bands, keep extra towels, jump ropes, mats, etc.
Good, bright lighting is perfect for a home gym. Our bodies take cues on how to react form the lighting around us. If you home gym is dark and dim, your body will be tired and less energetic. Having a gym that is bright and full of natural light is always best.
The best thing you can do for this is to replace any old, dingy windows with new replacement ones. These new windows will not only open up the space by letting all the natural light in, but they will also add beauty and style to you the space. Also, since newer windows have many options of double panes, etc., they will aid in keeping your home gym a consistent temperature.
When you are ready to take your fitness to the next level and convert a room into a home gym, pick out the space, get your equipment, and then call My Window & Door Solutions for your new replacement windows in Los Gatos, CA.