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5 Simple Ways to Personalize Your Home Gym
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5 Simple Ways to Personalize Your Home Gym

Feng Shui Your Home Gym Space

A home gym is a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to work out in the comfort of their own home while avoiding the crowds in large gyms with costly memberships. If you want your home gym to become a space where you continue to invest your time and energy into exercise, you might as well create an area that you look forward to spending time in. Personalize your home gym with decor, lighting, storage, and more! Taking a little time to organize and create a feng shui ….

Check out these five simple ways you can feng shui your home gym space. No matter how large or small, up your game by creating an inspiring workout space where you can focus on the best gym experience without leaving home.

1. Make It Your Space

If you’re looking to add personal touches to your home gym, motivational posters and wall art are a quick and easy way to start! Many stores and online shops sell inexpensive wall art featuring inspirational or humorous phrases that will encourage you to keep working out. If you’re feeling creative, you could even design your own. Visit your local craft store for supplies, find a motivational quote that you connect with, and create your own personalized home gym decor.

2. Colors

Also, consider colors when designing your home gym. If you’re planning to paint the walls of your home gym, think about what type of workouts you’ll be doing there. What are your colors? Softer, muted shades, pastels, and light colors – especially light blues – make for a relaxing environment that’s ideal for your yoga practice, whereas bright, bold colors can add energy and excitement to a room where you’ll be focused on cardio and strength training.

3. Workout Accessories

You may have already chosen accessories you’d like to stock your home gym with, and added free weights, kettlebells, resistance bands, yoga mats and props, and foam rollers to your repertoire. When personalizing and decorating your home gym, create a plan for storing your accessories. Weight racks, shelving, wall hooks, and storage bins are all ways to maximize your space while still keeping your accessories within easy reach. There are plenty of options available depending on the size and shape of your room!

4. Home Gym Equipment Storage

Storage isn’t the only practical way to personalize your home gym. Flooring, lighting, and stereo installations are all ideas to consider when setting up your space. Adding a stereo system or even a small speaker that can be utilized with your phone’s Bluetooth is a way to bring music into your home gym. As far as lighting and flooring, your best choices will optimize both your safety and your comfort during your workout. For example, you may wish to install a dimmer if you’re planning on practicing yoga in your home gym so that you can lower the lights as you lower your workout’s intensity; rubber or foam flooring is a great option for a home gym where you’ll be performing high-impact exercise. The possibilities are endless.

5. The Smell Of Success

Studies have shown that there are number of scents that can improve your performance in the gym.  Lavender,citrus, peppermint, jasmine and even vanilla can support both motivation and relaxation depending upon what you use. Consider adding an essential oil diffuser to your workout space. (You might want to avoid candles or chemical-based scents). More than just smelling nice, aromas can be therapeutic, and are often associated with a specific memory. Make yours a positive one!

Once you’ve organized the home gym of your dreams, it’s time to add some final touches. A mirror, or even a mirrored wall, in your home gym, is a great way to ensure that you are exercising with proper form and help to prevent potential injuries. Feel free to add any additional decorations that suit your personality, such as plants, a decorative wall clock, photographs, posters, or wall hangings.

There are so many ways to personalize your home gym – and if you’re going to be spending plenty of time in there, make it as comfortable and pleasant as possible. These ideas are just the beginning. Ultimately, the perfect way to personalize your home gym is to turn it into a place that you can’t wait to get to – and one you hate to leave.

Whether your gym is a re-purposed closet or an entire floor in your home, let our experts at Concepts In Fitness help you to create the perfectly inspiring home gym space for reaching your goals. Our showrooms in Saratoga Springs (518-587-7072) and Albany (518-452-2727) are stocked with the latest top-quality fitness equipment for outfitting your space. Call or visit us today to find out how easy it is to get started!