One of the advantages to carving out an exercise space in your new home in Little Elm is that you never have to leave home to workout. Plus, you’ll save money on a costly gym membership. The type of workout space you choose will depend on the intensity of your fitness style. If you’re converting a spare bedroom into a workout room, you could fill it with gym equipment like a treadmill and stair climber. Or you could create a cozy yoga studio with an exercise mat. Here are a few ideas for designing a home exercise space:
Hang a flat screen TV on the wall across from a treadmill, so you have something entertaining to watch as you workout. Another option for your exercise space is to set it up so that it looks out onto your yard. This way you can daydream as you exercise, so you forget how hard you’re actually working! You can also give the space a more relaxed feeling by adding plants and candles to the room.
If you want to keep track of your form while you’re exercising, hang one large mirror or several smaller mirrors in the space. Inexpensive back-of-door mirrors can be used for this purpose. Just dress them up with wood molding and metallic paint. You can also hang inspiring photos on the wall, like retro fitness posters, or images of successful athletes as a fun reminder of what the space is used for. Or add personalized motivational messages to the wall, to keep you focused on the task at hand.
No matter how large or small your workout space is, it’s important to organize your gym equipment. Designate certain areas of the room for large equipment. Add shelving or storage cubbies to store small free weights, yoga mats, or other workout gear. Non-machine workouts, such as yoga, aerobics or simple stretches, can be conducted on an uncluttered floor area of your workout space.
Be mindful that gym equipment can get heavy. Treadmills and exercise bikes press into your flooring, so if you have carpeting in the room, you’ll wind up with indentations. The feet of your machines can also leave marks on wood flooring. For best results, place carpet squares or foam boards beneath each piece of equipment to prevent damage to your floors. Just make sure the equipment is stable and doesn’t slide on smooth surfaces.
When you’re not exercising in the workout room of your new home in Little Elm, you could enjoy a refreshing swim in the community swimming pool at The Enclave at Lakeview. This master-planned community is located just east of Lake Lewisville, and features four amenity centers with pools, a spray park, basketball courts, a roller hockey rink, as well as hike and bike trails.
Landon Homes offers some of the best prices on new homes for sale at The Enclave at Lakeview. Visit our website to view the homes that are ready for quick move-in, or our available to build floorplans. No matter what type of house you desire, Landon Homes can build the home of your dreams in Little Elm.