Are you looking forward to hibernating this season? Eating and sleeping extensively until it’s time to unleash a bunch of New Years’ resolutions to counteract the winter blues? Or, Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna can help you create a kick butt home gym to spend your time in a much healthier manner. Of course, the choice is yours. However, if you have discovered that physical exertion and endorphin release makes you feel empowered, stronger and happier, yet you don’t wish to travel to and from the gym on icy roads in the dark, why not realize your goals with a new home gym?
Cardio, Weights, Yoga Mats & More
What features do you need to create a positive work out space? Energetic colours on the walls can be motivating and fun. Rubbery floors can provide some forgiving bounce and traction. Easy to clean surfaces are necessary. Perhaps, a flat screen TV, wireless speakers and music is ideal for following your favourite online workouts. Maybe space is limited and you prefer a Bow Flex type of unit. Higher ceilings often come into account as well. Many of you have an unfinished basement or garage that is currently underutilized and capable of housing a variety of workout stations. Regardless, of your needs, our experienced crew can deliver the home workout space that you and your family can thrive within.
Multi-Purpose Home Gym
Aerobic activity takes space. Yoga stretches need to be executed without bumping your weight bench. A great place to begin your home gym design is to consider the types of activities you like to do. Will you be working out alongside your spouse or teenagers? Are P90X videos or kickboxing moves part of your routine? Jamming a spare bedroom full of bulky exercise equipment is not conducive to an adequate home gym. Suspension training kits and heavy bags for boxing must be safely and correctly installed. Foam rollers, dumbbells and medicine balls all require proper storage to maintain space and avoid unnecessary trips and falls. Start To Finish Construction can help you maximize your storage and your workout space.
Adequate Lighting and Privacy Requirements
If yoga, Pilates or comprehensive stretching routines are part of your routine, consider having a dimmer switch installed for your relaxation component. This is also a useful feature if anyone in your home commits to those 4am-5am workouts before work or is on shift schedules. Proper blinds and window treatments are essential, along with windows that can open during the warmer months will help you stay cool as you sweat!
Flooring and Ventilation
Incorporating foam tiles, rubber flooring or a host of other materials can dramatically increase your safety. If you have carpet or hardwood floors, be sure to have adequate mats to help you maintain your grip and avoid slippage. Installing a ceiling fan or other fans helps to keep you cool during high intensity workouts. If you have room, consider adding a water tower to help you stay put for the duration of your workout. It can be easy to become distracted every time you have to leave the room to refill your water bottle. Staying hydrated is essential to avoiding lactic acid build-up in your muscles and ensuring you are replenishing all of your fluids.
Mind, Body and Soul
Feel better about your musculoskeletal health, emotional wellbeing and increase your energy levels all in the comfort of your own home! Start To Finish Construction loves to hear how clients are suddenly sleeping better, experiencing less stress and have more ability to focus once working out becomes a regular part of their routine. Enjoy your home gym for years to come with some help from our experienced and friendly crew. This winter is an ideal time to overhaul your physical activity! Call us today and let’s discuss your budget and your workout wish list!