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Why should you add a gym to your home?

There may be a number of reasons why you should consider adding a home gym.

Perhaps you don’t like going to the gym, you don’t have the time to travel to the gym or there isn’t one close to your place, so by having a gym at home, you can save time and do your workout whenever you want to.

If you are a personal trainer, you can have your clients come to your place eliminating your travel time and the time that you have to wait for your clients.

In the following article, you can see some excellent examples of home gyms

Inspiration: Amazing Home Gyms
By Jane Blanchard

The perfect home gym would include an adjustable dumbbell set, a yoga mat, a refrigerator full of Muscle Milk, and a personalized Mickey Goldmill trainer to scream, “You got civilized!” every time you eased up on the treadmill. Unfortunately, such a gym does not exist, but that hasn’t stopped these homeowners from trying.

Indulge in an Indoor Pool

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Skylights and transom windows bathe this home gym in soft, natural lighting. The homeowner has wisely chosen compound lifting machines to maximize utility and minimize space, but the crown jewel of the equipment ensemble is the indoor pool, colored a beautiful aquamarine. The pool serves two purposes: A) it forever eliminates awkward post-workout sauna soaks – not recommended for ages 16 and under – and B) when used for aerobic exercise, it promotes joint health and proper sleep patterns.

Design Your Own Ronnie Coleman Room

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Some folks simply don’t know when to stop. The only difference between this full-blown home weightlifting room and a commercial gymnasium is the insurance. Good luck finding a spotter. What makes this gymnasium unique is the lack of distraction: no posters, no television, and no January fairies.

Paint the Walls with Inspirational Phrases

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Renowned football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” This gem of a gym includes dumbbells, rollers and a body mat for calisthenics. Just behind the punching bag is a Wall of Fame, a typographical mosaic of inspirational words to remind you to punch harder, dream bigger.

Make It Your Own

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Exempting the chartreuse color, this cheery exercise room is the paradigm of a home gym. Treadmill? Check. Television? Check. Kettlebells? Yet again. Jump rope? Check. Two children banging on the door screaming, “What’s for dinner?” Check.

Create a Pastoral Ambiance

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Too often, home gyms are closet affairs consisting of one mutilated treadmill enclosed by whitewashed walls. This clean, rustic exercise room mixes Zen and country in equal measure. Like most home gyms, it relies on cardiovascular and bodyweight kinetic exercise.

Build an Indoor Sports Court

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“Never let reality get in the way of your dreams,” said Mark W. Bowyer. If your fantasy basketball court won’t fit in your home, make it fit! Some people prefer to play, not exercise. Studies have found that sports-based exercise becomes increasingly important for retirees and senior citizens. Wii bowling does not count.

Renovate Your Hallway

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In its own way, this petite home gym is the most rousing of all. It has more towels than exercise equipment, a cooling fan in one corner and a flat-screen television in the other. It may not awe, but it does inspire, because if someone else can build a workable, affordable home gym in a hallway, then why can’t you?

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