Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Should you decorate your Home Gym?

When we moved to Bangalore last year, my son set up his own gym in the glass top lounge, the largest room in our new villa. However, he had no idea how to decorate it; in fact, it was left threadbare.  He never felt it needs decoration.

I am of the opinion that a home gym is a space used by energetic people only. (I go there only to clean it) I thought that space for exercise should be minimally decorated that motivates the users to focus only on exercising and not allowing any negativity in their mind.

This task proved to be difficult for me because it was not one of my favourite rooms in the house. If you’re not an active person or interested in using your home gym, finding ways to improve the space may not really interest you, at least not as much as decorating your kitchen would-right?

I dug around a bit in the web and stumbled onto a few articles that helped me. Here are some points that seemed to be good and I implemented some of them.

Picking a theme for your home gym may be challenging. It’s not exactly a spot to put a fancy, slip-covered country chair.  Simple colors won’t likely fit your home gym. Decorating your home gym ought to breathe life into the space. Using bright colors and lots of lighting might improve the atmosphere, adding energy to the room. When decorating your home gym you might want to choose a modern theme. Using vivid colors and trendy furniture would definitely make the room feel alive.

Deciding on accessories for your home gym might be interesting. Pretty flowers and fancy ornaments won’t bring anything to your home gym. This is a space created for working on your physical strength and appearance, not meant to be quiet and serene to work on your spiritual strength. 

When decorating your home gym remembering the room’s purpose should be able to help with ideas for accessories. Clocks make nice additions to home gyms. When working out people are constantly timing themselves and their progress. A good stereo system might be considered when decorating your home gym. Listening to music, loud lively music, helps set the mood when exercising. 

A television is a must in your home gym. (I do not agree) Watching your favourite television program is a great distraction when you are using stationary exercise equipment. You get all caught up in the program and before you realize it, you have peddled the exercise bike for thirty-five minutes.

Although initially you may have been a little apprehensive about the idea of decorating your home gym, once you get involved in the project and get your creative juices flowing, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish. 

With help from other sources like home decorating magazines, I somehow managed to make the home gym presentable and definite it exhuded positive energy.

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