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Your Perfect Home Gym

At Jigsaw Design Group we strive to be ahead of the curve on trends.  Therefore this post on spectacular home gyms is suitably timed before the holidays to help you stay ahead of your ‘curves’.

garage door gym

The growing demand for home gyms is growing rapidly.  With the typical 9-5 work hours a thing of the past,  shifting into longer hours at the office, the ease of working out at home is a welcomed luxury.  Not only suited to your particular needs, furthermore there is no membership required.

boxing bag

Finding the space for your home gym is the first hurdle to tackle.  A spare bedroom is the obvious first choice and the image below is a lovely solution. Keep the theme of your home flowing through to your gym with crown molding, chandeliers or whatever suits your style.  Mirrors can be added to the wall and removed later if you need to convert back into a bedroom.  Don’t love the 80’s throwback wall of mirrors, try a framed oversized mirror in which to flex your muscules.

Wall of mirrors gym

No spare bedroom?  This is a common issue, try building your workout space outside. We love this open air gym with mansard style roof.  The folding french doors and detailed ceiling create a luxury resort vibe.   Complete with white gravel path leading up to the gym that is surrounded by greenery and landscaping simply adds to the tranquility of this daily ritual.

Home Gym outdoor mansford roof

Of course, there is the basement.  While most basements don’t have very large windows if any at all, you’ll need to brighten it up with great lighting, paint and killer style to make this space motivating.  So get that basement cleaned up and grab a paint bucket.   The image below with the yellow stripes includes half gym, half home bar to get multiple use out of the space.  The bright paint lightens up the space and will make you feel off to the races with those stripes.  Albeit bright stripes or inspiring words, the key is to lighten up this typically dark space.

yellow stripe gym

inspiring words

orange stripe gym

The attic can often be a large space with vaulted ceilings thus creating a perfect size for large gym equipment.  Pilates lovers can install a reformer machine or hanging bag for kickboxing lovers.  If your attic or loft is a-frame creating a small yoga space or ballet barre area in the loft could be a perfect solution.  Installing wood flooring and finishing out the space in similar colors and style as the balance of the home will keep the space flexible in case you ever need a space for kiddos to sleep during holidays or slumber parties.

attic loft gym

yoga attic

ballet barre loft

For the city dweller space may be an issue altogether, therefore a mini gym could be a great solution.  The home gym XFIT from Tumidei and Carpam Sports srl has created a chic looking home gym that fits into a style cabinet.  Included are LCD TV with a dvd and cd player.  Available on Tumidei or Xfit sites, this is a great little gym for apartment living.

hidden gym closed

hidden gym open

Nothing feels better than having your work out complete before you start the days.  Roll out of bed and head down the hall to your home gym workout and revitalize your life!  For more information on awesome home gyms and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com.  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!   Now join us on Googleplus too!