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.
Kaarle Vanamo, the creator of ClimbStation