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Beat the Heat! 6 Steps for Creating the Perfect Indoor Gym

June 24, 2015

By: DirectBuy

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It’s always a good time to think about getting closer to your fitness goals. And no matter your fitness style, creating a home gym is a great way to help you do this. When you have your own fitness area at home, you might even be able to save a little money by cancelling your gym membership. Here are some design tips to get the most out of your indoor gym:

1. De-clutter

It’s hard to free your mind and be present in your exercise routine when there’s a stack of papers or toys right in front of you. Clutter adds to your stress making you feel disorganized and scattered. Create a peaceful area you’ll be happy to be in and leave the chaos in another room.

2. Go green

Plants help to create a calming environment by bringing splashes of nature into your home. But don’t go overboard. One or two plants are all you need to spruce up your daily workout.

3. Peaceful colors

Choose whatever colors make you feel calm. If whites and grays are too banal, try a soothing blue, purple or yellow to boost your mood.

4. Bring in natural light

Rather than installing harsh fluorescent lighting, try positioning your area in a room that receives plenty of natural light. This lighting is more energizing and relaxing than lights from directly above. If this isn’t possible, use calming lighting techniques such as sconces and lamps.

5. Stay organized

Your weights and yoga mat aren’t the most attractive decorations, so it’s a good idea to invest in a good organization solution. A shelf, bookcase or storage solution to hide your equipment are all excellent options.

6. Clear the space

This is a room for fitness; you’re going to need space to move, lunge, do jumping jacks, practice vinyasa flow and run in place. It may seem obvious, but you’ll need at least a few feet in all directions. You'll avoid hitting your head or limbs on any objects when you give yourself adequate room.

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Topics: Helpful Hints, Home Gym, Remodeling and Design, Sports and Recreation

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