Make the Best Use of Your Space
Whether you’re transforming a basement, garage, outbuilding, or spare room, you’ll need to consider both aesthetic and function to ensure the space is not only tailored to your needs, but also exists harmoniously within the rest of your home.
If you’re using a spare room and it’s not on the ground floor, consider how sound-proof it is – especially if you’re planning on hitting the treadmill at 6am while someone is asleep in the bedroom next door. Remember too that some gym equipment needs plenty of circulation space (usually at least 2m) around them.
It’s vital to ensure that besides having the space, your home can also structurally support a home gym. If you plan to suspend things from the walls or ceilings (racks, storage or punch bags) then you’ll need solid block walls too.
Personal trainer Andrew Rose says: “Creating the right ambience is so important, as this will set the tone for your workout allowing your body to get in the zone and produce those feel good hormones from the second you begin your session.”