SURROUNDINGS Are Important
“For materials, I always go for a rubberized flooring for cushion under your feet, and to keep the noise level down,” Tracy advises.
“After you’ve laid out the space, find the wall that makes the most sense for a mirror,” suggests Tracy. “If you are closing off a space, I like to do a glass wall with doors for a true gym feel. You can add a frosted finish to part or all of the glass if you want privacy.” Mirrored walls not only create a professional airy dance studio look to your gym, they reflect light and expand the view. When you can check your form and watch your fitness progress, that’s a powerful motivator.
Stream music playlists or your favorite exercise routine on a wall-mounted TV. You’ll want to position the TV at a comfortable and safe height, where your eyes are pointing straight forward to about 15 degrees up without bending your neck.
Nothing makes a workout more inviting or lifts the mood than a bright environment. The best lighting for a home gym is natural light, let in through lots of windows. When this isn’t possible, installing multiple fixtures evenly across the entire space, using Daylight LED bulbs (greater than 5000 K), provides a bright and energetic space in which to train.
No need to overheat during a workout. A home gym ceiling fan creates a wind chill effect that makes you feel cooler and more comfortable while exercising and allows for personal levels of air movement at the click of a button. Better yet, connect your ceiling fan to your home smart device and make it voice activated! Hello, Alexa!