Windows & inspiring home workout spaces
Lots of us workout from home. To motivate you to exercise regularly the space you use needs to be light, with good air circulation and a nice place to be. It also needs to fit into your homes design scheme seamlessly so your living area doesn’t always look like a gym.
Many of us place our exercise area in front of a TV screen however it is much better to look out of a window, rest your eyes and get a break from all that artificial blue light. An exercise area flooded with natural light, with an open view of trees, a city scape or a garden is relaxing and will super charge the mental health benefits you get from physical activity.
Windows also provide ventilation so you can maintain a comfortable temperature without needed to use energy intensive cooling systems. And of course, the fresh air from your open window will also mean your house doesn’t smell like old trainers!
You might have to rearrange your existing furniture to make space for exercise in front of your biggest windows. It is much easier to be flexible with space in open plan designs. So if you are knocking a wall out or putting in some folding sliding doors or replacing old windows make sure you consider how to incorporate your workout space early on.
We have some found some great examples of perfect home workout spaces. So get inspired.
Think Of The Environment!
If you are replacing windows then do try to use environmentally friendly materials. UPVC and Aluminum are environmental bad boys but is there a practical alternative? Wood is gorgeous, renewable and is a carbon sink but compared to metals it has a shorter life and a reputation for needing regular maintenance. So what do you do? There are plenty of modified woods on the market that are great for the environment and make timber windows that last for ages and don’t need regular painting. So make sure you have considered all the options carefully.
Even hardened runners or gym bunnies are having to work out at home now during lock down. We are all learning how easy it is to build exercise into our daily routines and complete tough workouts without needing to step outside our front doors. This will probably lead to a long term trend of more at home exercising. So take some inspiration from this article and make your home workout space and inspiring and positive place to be.
Welcome to Motivational’s. This is Elliot Grant, fitness fanatic, and your go to advisor and blog post writer, putting your fitness first.