Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. When you have a specific fitness room for doing your workouts, it is helpful when the room is designed around the activity to get the most benefit from your efforts. Whether you hire a professional fitness room designer or you add in your own elements for an at-home gym, here are some recommendations to help you design and set up a successful fitness room.
Evaluate Your Room Elements
When you are planning a fitness room for workouts, you will want to make sure you have adequate space to complete the various exercises. For example, if you plan to complete a step aerobics class, you will need more space to complete the step movements and exercises. And if you plan to lead a class with participants, make sure there is sufficient room for each individual. Determine the size of space that one person will need and multiply that by how many members you expect or the maximum capacity for the room.
Another consideration is to look at the room's ventilation and lighting. When you work out, you exert energy and sweat and need to keep cool to stay comfortable. The ventilation in the room needs to provide air flow with a fresh air source so that it does not become stuffy from breathing and body heat that will be produced within the space. Make sure the room temperature is controlled with a thermostat to regulate its heat, especially during the summer. You may want to install or set up fans either around the sides of the room or on the ceiling.
Mirrors are a great addition to your workout room, especially when you and the participants will be learning new moves or incorporating new weight exercises. Mirrors installed on the walls are helpful in establishing the right form in a variety of workouts and exercises, such as squats, deadlifts, and dance moves when you incorporate cardio with dance as a workout.
Choose the Right Colors
The coloring in your fitness room is going to help establish the mood and feeling in the room. If you plan to exercise with high intensity and energy, look for bright colors to add to the walls and ceiling. However, for yoga or pilates, the mood should be more relaxed so you may want to add more neutral relaxing colors, such as pale blue, green, and gray.
For more information about room designs, contact a company like ROOMBLDR today.