Four Essential Home Improvements If You Work Out At Home

May 20, 2020

Working out from home may not have been a favorite in the past, but in recent years, it is become a growing trend. For anybody who cannot go to the gym for a variety of reasons — right now, the coronavirus pandemic is one of the main reasons, but it is not the only one — having a safe place to work out in the comfort of your home is a game-changer. 

Therefore, if you have been considering adding a home-based gym to your household, you can keep fit without having to worry about your gym membership. Home-based gym studios are not only convenient, but they also put you in control of your fitness routine. You do not need to wait until other gym members are done. You can get cracking with your work out immediately! 

But, building a gym studio at home requires a little more than buying gym equipment. Here are some of the essential home improvement works you want to do in your gym studio. 

Natural Ventilation Saves The Day

You want to get a natural ventilation system that lets you get plenty of fresh air in the room. If you have been turning a spare bedroom into your gym heaven, now is the time to consider windows replacement. Indeed, you will need to open the window after every workout to ventilate the room and keep the gym feeling nice and fresh. Nobody wants to exercise in a stuffy environment. 

Suck Up The Extra Moisture

When you work out, your body produces a lot of moisture, regardless of whether you sweat. You will exhale a lot more air than usual and produce heat too. As a result, you need to have a system in place that can capture the excess moisture before it accumulates and turns into mold. A dehumidifier is a smart addition to a small space as it can remove the humidity in real-time. If the gym is roomy, you might even install an A/C unit to help control both temperature and humidity. Be careful not to overdo it, though. Working out when the air con is on full blast can affect your immune system. 

Get A Small Shower Area

What is the first thing you do after a workout session? You take a shower to wash away your efforts! Ideally, you want to have a shower room and a small WC unit installed directly inside or next to your home-based gym. There is no way you can exercise at home without a separate gym shower. Households with only one toilet and bathroom will need an additional gym-friendly bathroom to avoid awkward queues! 

Soundproof Walls

Finally, remember that working out at home should not affect your neighbors or your family. If you decide to use the treadmill in the middle of the night, do make sure your gym studio is soundproof. Nobody needs to hear your sports playlist when they are trying to sleep. Using earplugs is not enough to stop loud noises from your gym equipment. 

Building a home-based gym that keeps you entertained without disturbing your household and your neighbors requires strategic planning. Thankfully, you do not need to break the bank to get your home studio up to speed. You will soon be ready to start your home-based fitness journey! 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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