Practical, Comfortable And Effective: Creating A Home Gym Worth Your Money


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The average cost of monthly gym memberships in Singapore amounts to around S$200, according to ValueChampion. If you’re not comfortable with that cost, it makes sense to create an effective space in your own home, creating a home gym that you can use in comfort and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. So what should you consider when building your home gym?

The Lighting

The best time to work out is early in the day where you can get a lot of sunlight, according to Professor Anthony Hackney. What this implies is that natural lighting is an important component in your home gym’s design. You can choose to place your home gym in a location in your home where there is ample natural light available. If natural light isn’t available to you, your design should at least incorporate the installation of windows or a skylight that will allow natural light to flood in. If you like working out at other times of the day, installing bright overhead LED light fixtures can give you the illumination you need.

The Equipment And Storage

The average cost of creating a home gym amounts to around S$1,000 to S$1,500, according to Clara Lim of MoneySmart. Most of that cost is generally funnelled toward gym equipment and proper storage. Your home gym’s design can fully incorporate these two elements through a good layout. If you’re focused on muscle-building goals, you'll need to allow for space to store supplements and free weights, as well as accommodating equipment like a rowing machine and weight machine. Include proper storage like a modular shelf or a low-cost gym locker to contain towels, extra weights and supplements. Good gym design will keep everything you need in your general vicinity to streamline your activities.

The Flooring

One important factor of your home gym that you must never overlook is the flooring. The sort of floor you should get will depend on the type and strength of the exercises that you want to do. For example, hardwood floors are ideal for those dealing with weights but bear in mind that they may be subject to surface dents or scratches. Vinyl flooring is often ideal since it is flexible, water-proof, and stain-resistant. It is best combined with some form of padding to provide a secure and non-slip base for your gym.

Creating a practical, comfortable and effective home gym is entirely within your reach. All it requires is prudent planning and a contractor you can trust. That way, you can sit back and reap the full benefits of getting exercise in a private environment, as well as boosting the design of your home.

 

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