Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get fit this year? How’s it going so far? You may not be aware but today is Blue Monday, otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year. It’s around this time that we realise we have little to no money left over, the weather is truly wintery, and all motivation to exercise has long left us. So if you’re feeling a little blue, get your New Year’s resolution back on track with a home gym. Here is some inspiration to help you get started.
Mixing business with pleasure
Getting fit doesn’t mean you have to forsake your home comforts, as this home gym from rightmove.co.uk proves. If you’re going to be using equipment such as an exercise bike, treadmill, or cross trainer, why not install them in your living room? You can exercise while you watch the television or chat to your family – it’ll help to keep you motivated during your workout and will feel less intimidating than devoting an entire room to your gym.
Cool off in a swimming pool
Working out can leave you feeling red faced and sweaty, particularly if you’re new to exercise. Installing your very own swimming pool may be all the motivation you need to keep going. Just think about how lovely and relaxing a dip in the pool will feel – it’ll definitely give you something to look forward to during your workout. We saw this one on houzz.com – if your space is a little smaller, consider installing a power shower in the corner of your gym instead – it’ll feel just as good.
Floor to ceiling mirrors
You may not be all that comfortable with the idea of watching yourself while you exercise. However, it can be incredibly useful to have floor to ceiling mirrors on the wall of your home gym. It’ll help you to gauge whether or not you’re exercising correctly, and you’ll notice results and improvements a lot faster too, giving you more motivation to keep up the good work. We love this home gym from Pinterest.com – it’s simple but classy and reminds us of the kind of gym you find at a spa – exercise doesn’t have to be horrendous.
You may be wondering who on earth has space in their home for a home gym? Well the solution to this problem could lie in the loft. If your loft is currently unused and you’re looking for a way to make the most out of the space, you may be considering a loft conversion. If it’s big enough, you could even install an en-suite for your post-workout shower. Keep it light and airy with big windows and plenty of lighting, like in this home gym from architectureartdesigns.com.
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