Tips To Design Small Gym Inside Your Room
When we hear the words "home gym" our mind takes us to a basement with dusty dumbells and scattered equipment. None of us wants to work out in one of those basements.
That's why the smart guys like you design their home gym to be luminous, open, and energizing source. A smart-designed gym will not only encourage you to work out, but it will also encourage you to make the best use of your effort once you get going through the exercise.
Let's discuss some of the tips that will help you to design a purposeful gym.
1. Find the Biggest Possible Room
Dumped rooms will dump your motivation. So, if your space is compact, don't fill it with equipment. Even a 10' x 10' area can be effective if it does not have too many things. Anything smaller than the prescribed size will not work for you. You might not be able to do the exercises properly.
Try adding functional equipment to your gym. Dumbbells, ropes, climbing wall like ClimbStation, kettlebells, punching bag, etc. I would prefer you not to go for large machines. They will cover more places and are expensive as well.
Don't you have open spaces? Don't worry!
You can have it by reducing furniture. Simply push the coaches and tables aside to have some space in the center.
But at any cost, avoid gyming in a cluttered room. The cluttered room distracts you during your workout. It triggers an increase in perceived demands. You might start thinking of cleaning your room every time you move in, saying, 'I need to clean up the mess' or 'I should send some equipment back.'
2. Make Sure it has Significant Natural Lighting
If you can, pick a room that has significant and lots of south-facing sunlight windows to ensure you are getting the most amount of sunlight.
Natural light provides motivation to be in the place and work out there. It triggers chemical changes and boosts positive energy that lifts your mood and keeps you calm.
Have you ever heard that somebody wants to work out in the dark?
So if you can create a small gym, make it creative, nice, pretty, at a bright place that you can enjoy. This way, you are going to have more encouragement and make the best use of that area.
Make sure you don't make your bedroom part of a home gym. It is a bad idea of placing the stretching mot at the foot of your bed, the same for your dumbbell. It will impact your sleeping routine. If the equipment is inside, you may not get to sleep properly.
According to Brown, a fitness trainer, Bedroom is for sleep and intimacy, do nothing else other than these two.
3. Paint It Light to Make it Bright
The next step toward making the small gym feel clean and clear. Give it a good scrub and a fresh coat of paint. Don't choose a warm color for your gym. Warm-hued gives a sleepy sense.
White is a crispy color. It is pure and freshes our soul. A light shade of green could add a calm feeling to your gym. Try to go with light colors. A lightish yellow color is a confidence booster. These are great colors for your gym. They will take you out of stress after a hectic day.
I will recommend you choosing white or something nearer as it has a positive influence on your motivation and mood.
As my friend, Jim Luek, Line Manager at King Essay, has designed a very interactive gym with Ash White paint. When I visited his gym, it didn't let me leave. Even though I was not part of their company, I got special permission just too gym there.
4. Mirror the Walls
We all have been to the gym sometimes, for exercise or just for the sake of capturing some cool pictures. Mirrors on the wall enable us to take some stylish photos.
Alert! They are not there just to take photos. You need to mirror your walls so that you can monitor yourself during exercise. It will reduce the risk of injuries and will allow you to observe your progress.
Mirrors also motivate us when we see progress in our bodies. It creates a sense of instant feedback on what we are doing.
Make sure you place large mirrors, so you can see your entire body in it.
5. Bring In Sound System
Music and Muscle have a significant relation. Good tunes help us energize at the gym. If you have visited gyms in your town, you might have observed a cool sound there.
You should also bring in some sort of energy to your gym by placing a sound system. There is no need to put in extra effort and money to purchase a larger one. Just a simple, portable, UE Megaboom at $299 will do it for you.
When running on the treadmill, hip hop will provide you good rhythm. However, dance music will be better for high-intensity workouts.
Azealia's '212', 'One More Time' by Draft, 'Shake Your Body' by Michael Jackson, 'Single Ladies' by Beyonce and 'Push It' by Salt-N-Pepa are the coolest tracks for you to listen while gyming.
6. Create Space with Your Creative Skills
Place your equipment in a way that you have sufficient space in the middle. If you are placing machines in the center, your room will look cluttered and will demotivate you.
● Make shelves for dumbbells and rods.
● Keep the benches in line.
● Use room corners for machines.
● Place the sound system on the wall.
These tips will help you manage more things in your small room.
7. Use Rubber on the Floor
I'm the one who is attracted to things looks pleasant to the eye. I like hardwood on the floor as it really gives a nice look. However, it is not the safest one to exercise.
I will recommend you to use rubber on your floor or may go for sheet vinyl. Carpets are also a better replacement, but they are difficult to clean.
"They are soft and have a squish on them, which makes them perfect for the gym use. Rubber flooring provides firm support to the backbone. Little friction in it helps you to exercise with a good posture and steady body." - Recommended by Robert Brooke - Health & Safety trainer at Academist Help.
8. Install a TV
I personally use DVDs and online streaming to follow while exercising. This keeps you intact and motivated with the workout.
For the purpose, you can place a medium-size TV Screen at any of your walls. Make sure you may not place any other thing under the TV as it will distract you and will decrease your concentration.
While Summing Up
Making a gym at your room keeps you motivated and is best for beginners. You can't make excuses for not going to the gym when it is already at your place. It will definitely improve your hygiene, and I wish you the best of luck with your goals.
Claudia Jeffery is an Editorial Manager at Crowd Writer. She is fitness-freak and spends a lot of time exercising. Claudia has set up a home gym for herself and has helped her several friends to set up a home gym at their places.
I was fortunate to meet up with LinkedIn´s Wellness Coordinator Mr. Jun Yoshida. Here is a brief video about our meeting. Mr Jun Yoshida speaks for the importance of our six tenets:
I would like to thank Mr. Jun Yoshida for these great advices how to keep strong, enjoy and stay in good health.
I wish everyone a healthy and a joyful day!
Br, Kaarle Vanamo
Workwear company called Fristad Kansas hired us for the second time to participate at their stand and to provide climbing for their customers. Indoor climbing is a great fun and interesting activity for the audience to follow. Finnbuild exhibition is targeted for the construction and manufacturing industry and for the exhibitor it is good to have an attraction that stands out from the competition. Finnbuild 2016 exhibition was a success for both parties. Fristads Kansas and ClimbStation. Check the video below and feel the atmosphere at Finnbuild 2016.
Indoor climbing is an increasingly popular form of rock climbing performed on artificial structures that attempt to mimic the experience of outdoor rock.
The equipment, the structure of the surfaces and the usage of the equipment makes indoor climbing easier to practice: it can be more controlled in such a setting, indoor climbing is perhaps a safer and more friendly introduction to the sport.
Therefore, it may not only be practiced by professionals. Many rock gyms are open for birthday parties and youth teams. Some of them are not even considered to be rock gyms but are seeking for smaller climbing surfaces to be integrated to their spaces.
According to a recent research 1,000 people start climbing every day. Many are inspired by a new generation of climbers, the ones pushing the sport beyond its limits, who often train indoors.
Rock climbing, thanks in large part to the modern climbing gym, has suddenly started up the human performance curve toward athletic maturity. Is that a trend? We don’t know. We do know that there’s a buzz about this great activity, and people want lifestyle facilities that are not hardcore climbing gyms or outdoor training.
We see kids climbing on walls, trees, with or without any help all the time, without even realising how big of an effort does it take to “reach peak”. When we decide to go climbing or bouldering as adults, we remember our childhood when it seemed to be so easy. Then we go to the gym or find an outdoors climbing space and realise, that it is not a piece of cake at all!
Being full-body-exercise as climbing requires a large amount of endurance and physical strength. Some people may think that climbing is all about the upper-body however the footwork itself and the strength of the lower body are as important as the usage of the upper muscle mass.
Climbing is a low impact cardio exercise, which means that it will improve your breathing and heart rate will as well, while burning over 700 calories/hour. Do you know what is the name of the path that a climber takes in order to complete the climb is called problem in bouldering? They’re called problems. No wonder, that the tricky maneuveurs used during climbing makes the sport ideal for improving problem solving skills and creativity and while increasing the flexibility of the used muscles as well.
Since it is a complex interaction of physiological and psychological factors, several scientific studies have been made about the different benefits of climbing. Some suggest that it may decrease symptoms of ADHD, improve memory, or function as a cup of coffee. In a nutshell: it is a mental and physical exercise. It is basically a competition between you and yourself. It does not matter how big or small steps you take, you develop after each movement you’ve been through. Climbing 100 metres one day will make you go higher on the next.
Of course just like in the case of any other sport, before starting such a serious workout, you need to do the warm-up properly. You have to be prepared that you may not step to the next grade without practicing and trying for more than once. Some beginners usually make the mistake of forgetting about using their lower body. Unless you are as good as Chris Sharma don’t forget to use your legs! Climbing is dangerous enough in itself – except if you climb on Climbstation –, so better not getting any sport injuries, don’t you think?
After reading so much about the health benefits of climbing, you should be having the urge for a little bit of exercising right now. Check out the closest gyms and climbing sights to you! If you are lucky enough they also have a Climbstation! If not, we will make sure it will be there one there sooner than later!
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“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Edmund Hillary.
We all know being in the mountains can make life better but what about climbing to the top of those mountains? Here are a few arguments about why climbing mountains can help everybody in a positive way.
Argument 1. Not only will you built incredible strength and endurance from climbing mountains (consistently) but you will also find that your diet becomes better. Hesburger are not readily available in the top of a mountain (thank goodness for that!).
Argument 2. Climbers are an awesome breed of people. You will find these a few similarities between them: They are all positive, they are all strong and confident and they are all happy.
Argument 3. Mountains are so special; they makes you feel there´s a lot of magic around you. Maybe it is the fact they are so dangerous or maybe it is because they make us feel so small. Even if you don’t even climb them they call to you.
Argument 4. After seeing what untouched places look like you will want to protect them. Clear cutting and human interference in any of these beautiful places will be the worst thing imaginable to you. You might finally understand why there are so many rules in national parks and that you are so thankful for these rules.
Argument 5. Age is only a number. I’ve seen hikers under the age of 7 and I’ve seen hikers over the age of 70. I am learning more and more that age only represents the number of years you have been alive. It does not serve as a litmus test for opportunity. Those who decide early in life to care for their bodies and not allow age to limit their potential will not be handicapped by it.
Go, climb a mountain! You’ll love it.
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When I received the ClimbStation inquiry from Bangalore, I had not thought that my trip was going to be this successful – or that I would actually visit there twice. Why did I go there twice? Well, the reason is quite simple: For the first time I participated in the Muscle and Music Club’s opening ceremony as their honor guest.
I was also supposed to assemble the product during that visit too, but since the parts arrived quite late to Bangalore – so late that I only had one day there left - I decided to go back again to assemble it and to give a proper introduction and training on its usage.
I had a quite busy schedule most days, especially in meetings with a gym that was also interested in distributing Climbstation in Asia. In between talking about the opportunities and logistics, we managed to chill a little bit too and try some new experiences. I myself am not a vegetarian, but I decided to ’try being one’ for the time of my visit as well as trying to eat basically everything with my hands – including rice and sauce! Well, the food was great – even from my hands – and I have to admit that I got used to these things quite quickly.
Unfortunately I did not have time for exploring and sightseeing, but I managed to get an ’internal perspective’ on the lives of my hosts and their families. I noticed that teamwork and family ties play a significant role in their life and business. Way more than it plays here, in Finland. Some of the everyday life aspects were slightly scary to me at first. The amount of people everywhere and the traffic jam were unbelievable. Crossing the street or sitting behind of a scooter were especially challenging, but fortunately my host’s attitude and hospitality compensated for these fears of mine.
I feel like the Indian stories of mine have not come to an end yet. My dialogue with the guys still continues – as well as the story of Climbsation in India!
I realized the existing demand for climbing sport to be done conveniently without the need for expensive high ceiling space, ropes or group reservation. Conventional climbing walls on the market had high operational costs, and were difficult to arrange without an instructor presence. With our product, we can bring true climbing sport available in a new better way.
Years have passed by since I came up with the idea of Climbstation. By this time, the product is all around the world and its journey has never stopped! I decided to share the incredible experiences from my trips. When I travel to set up the Climbstation I gain many great experiences. Experiences that are worth sharing here as well!
I am now on my way back from India, be prepared for the next post!
Small details are many times the most important ones. We have kept the outer ClimbStation dimensions the same since 2009. This size has proven to be ideal for climbers and locations. Not too big or too small. What you cannot see from the pictures is the inside and details. We have done a lot of research in developing the software, mechanics and other components. Whats inside is new.
Focus on safety, reliability and functionality to maintain and do service when needed.
All 2015 ClimbStations are driven by industrial grade frequency converters and three phase, variable speed engines on both the tilting and rotation so you will experience smooth operation, lower noise level and best reliability.
New frame design improves logistics. Compact size in package reduces costs in freight and makes it easier to ship and install it!
This means better terms and conditions for you. It might be even a possibility to test it before final purchasing decision, lowering your risk of investment to minimum.
Have you ever been thinking about arranging climbing activity to your business? Now it is the best time to get started:
Have a healthy and prosperous New Year 2015,
Kaarle Vanamo, the creator of ClimbStation