Having a little space at home where you can move, get some exercise, and let off steam is essential to our physical and mental wellbeing. Thankfully you don't really need to have a lot of room; you just need to be able to clear a bit of free space. Even if you need to move some furniture aside first, the rewards will be worth it. A good home gym can take a number of different forms-read on for some ideas.
Sometimes there's no more comfortable room in your house to exercise in than your own bedroom. If you prefer to keep any weights or equipment out of sight you might wish to hide them using a set of curtains, as above, but as long as you keep the area neat and streamlined there's really no need to tuck these items out of sight. In fact, they can look quite stylish when thoughtfully arranged. You can't beat a bedroom for privacy and convenience; the setting makes early morning or late night sessions equally easy.
Those dreaming of a space in which they can truly relax and shut out the outside world may consider creating their very own yoga studio. A good amount of open, unobstructed floor space is ideal, as well as a mat. Beyond that, nice-to-haves include a large, wall-mounted mirror and good lighting. You don't need a whole separate room for your yoga practice, of course; as long as you have enough room to stretch out yoga can be done almost anywhere in your home.
Maybe space is at a premium in your home so you have to think outside the box. If you don't have a car, if you have a garage that is larger than you need, or if you just want to create a workout area that is truly separate from the house itself, look no further than your own garage. You can outfit the space with a treadmill, bike, weights-whatever you envision.
If you have one of those awkward spots at the top of your stairs-too big to simply be a hallway, yet not big enough to qualify as a room of its own-it could be a blessing in disguise. Why not convert it into the perfect home gym? It's a good way to use up space while keeping bulky exercise equipment out of the way. Because it's in your line of sight everyday, it also serves as a visual reminder to remember your wellness!
Take a look at your space and see where you might be able to fit in a spot that is dedicated to your health and fitness. Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow the Marina Homes blog for more great wellness tips.