Own gym is a dream of any supporter of a healthy lifestyle. It is possible to equip a comfortable corner for maintenance of the excellent physical form and in house conditions. Properly designed gymnasium design allows you to decorate a room not only beautifully, but also ergonomically and safely.
Choice of room
For full-fledged sports, a comfortable location of simulators and convenient storage of sports equipment requires a fairly large area. The minimum size of a gymnastics room should be at least 8 square meters.
The ideal option for a private gym is a separate room of more than 10 square meters with good ventilation and large windows. A sufficient flow of air - a guarantee of good health during cardio. A high level of natural lighting is needed to improve performance, improve mood, and prevent traumatic situations.
The most appropriate rooms for these requirements in the house are the attic and a glazed veranda. Attic ceilings are very often equipped with beams, on which it is convenient to hang projectiles, for example, a punching bag. Also in the attic there are windows that will serve as a source of light and air exchange.
When equipping the attic as a gym, you need to take care of the air conditioner. Due to the heating of the roof, this part of the house is usually characterized by high air temperature.
The veranda of a private house is also perfect for training. The abundance of light, a constant flow of air and a wonderful panoramic view of the garden and home territory will make sports activities comfortable and productive.
For home sports complex, you can also use the basement or ground floor. But when planning these rooms should pay special attention to the lighting and ventilation system.
Basic rules for the design of a home sports club
When you make a room for a gym, any design solution can be implemented. But when planning the room, it is important to comply with the basic requirements that are put forward not only for the home, but also for the public or school sports complex:
- The location of equipment and shells should be as thought out as possible. This is important not only for the comfort of the trainees, but also for their safety;
- Rationally use the free area and place inventory and exercise equipment, using all possible space. But do not forget about the minimum allowable distance between the equipment. This is especially important in cases where several family members will be simultaneously engaged in a home gym;
- The interior of the room should not only be attractive. The designed design and the decoration chosen for it should help to maintain cleanliness and convenient maintenance of the projectiles.
The most appropriate style for the arrangement of the gym is a loft. In this course, wooden beams, convenient for fixing sports equipment, and an abundance of functional metal structures, which can also be used for training shells, are welcome.
As in the public complex, in the gym at home it is common to divide the room into certain functional areas. Not all of them are mandatory for sale in the cottage, but their presence will make staying in an individual sports club as comfortable as possible:
- You must provide a corner in which you can change clothes or leave personal items: napkins, mobile phone or towels. Hang a coat hanger here, put a small bench and a table. It is desirable that there was at least one outlet that allows you to recharge the gadgets while you train;
- If you plan to do fitness at the same time as other members of your family, in the home gym you should make room for group workouts. In this area it is also appropriate to place a large mirror that will allow you to see yourself from the outside and control the correctness of the exercises;
- The warm-up area can also be supplemented with a mirror. Here you will begin your workouts, preparing your muscles for exertion, and complete individual exercises. There may also be a special mat on which you can lay a press or stretch;
- The gym area in the home gym can simultaneously contain both equipment for working on specific muscle groups and cardiovascular equipment. This area can be combined with power equipment and free weights to save space;
- Also in the home gym is to provide a place for spa treatments. There may be a massage chair, as well as cosmetics for modeling shapes, fat-burning creams, which increase the effectiveness of exercise;
- Do not forget about the kids, preparing for them a children's corner. It should be in a place that can be seen from anywhere in the room. This will allow to control the child even during sports activities.
The color scheme for the interior of the gym
Among psychologists and physicians gentle pastel shades of blue and green, noble gray and soft cream tone are considered the most suitable colors for the gym. These colors allow you to create a neutral and calm atmosphere, allowing you to concentrate on training.
Psychologists say that for women the most motivating are warm shades, for example, peach or beige. Men are inspired by cool tones of gray and blue.
Bright and juicy shades can also be used in the design of decoration for the sports complex. They will have a stimulating effect. But from the abundance of screaming tones you can get tired too quickly. Therefore it is better to use them in halls oriented to short, but intensive occupations.
Black and steel shades fit perfectly in high-tech style and look organic when used in a room dedicated to a gym.
Basic requirements for flooring in the gym due to the appointment of the room. These include:
- anti-slip and safety;
- sound insulation;
- shock resistance;
- ease of cleaning.
Wood floors are not suitable for the future gym. They will not be able to provide the necessary absorption of noise and will forever lose their aesthetic appearance if they accidentally drop a heavy projectile.
The optimal floor for home-based sports complex - screed. It is best to use floating, as it has a higher noise insulation properties. It is necessary to lay a thick carpet or cork floor on it. These types of coating are quite soft and have low sound conductivity.
If you plan to conduct training with a large weight, it is worthwhile to additionally cover the floors under the equipment with special rubber mats that will protect the surface from impacts.
Vapor permeability of the walls - a pledge of a healthy atmosphere in the gym. During intense physical exertion, the human body releases a sufficiently large amount of moisture, which should be freely removed from the room. If several athletes train in the room at once, the release of fluid may become critical and, if materials are not properly selected, it may cause condensation on the walls.
Therefore, they do not use plastic or ceramic tiles to finish the walls of the sports complex, as they make the surface virtually airtight and unable to absorb excess moisture from the air. Optimal materials are paper wallpaper, natural cork panels, modern "breathable" plaster.
But no high-tech finish will not save the room from high humidity, if the exhaust system is weak. Therefore, think carefully about the project of ventilation before finishing.
Decorate the walls of the room can be motivational inscriptions. This decor fits in perfectly with the loft style.
Like walls, the ceiling surface should pass steam well. For the decoration of this area on the attic, a tree is ideal, which not only has high vapor permeability, but also perfectly fits into the country-house interior.
Stretch ceilings will appeal to fans of more modern and restrained styles. They compare favorably with fast installation, are easy to maintain, it is easy to hide the wiring for overhead lighting and the powerful exhaust system necessary to maintain a suitable microclimate in the gym. But to stop the choice costs not on habitual French ceilings on the basis of PVC, and on the so-called "breathing" finishing materials on a fabric basis.
False ceilings with the use of drywall, a vapor permeability coefficient of which is about 0.075 mg / (m * h * Pa), can become a more budgetary option for finishing.
When planning the location of lighting in the home gym avoid using colored lights. They will overload their eyes during workouts and will not allow them to concentrate on the exercises. It is better to use lamps that produce an intense beam of white light.
The light must be top and well illuminate the place where the trainee makes the approaches. Particular attention should be paid to the zones in the mirrors: here the level of illumination should be as high as possible. You can add additional ceiling lights that can fully illuminate the athlete.
If the room has a large window through which a large stream of natural light passes, plan the placement of the simulators and projectiles so that the window openings are to the side of them.
The equipment of a home fitness complex depends on the preferences of households and the sports in which they are engaged. To maintain physical fitness, a basic set of projectiles and equipment is needed, which can be rationally placed even in a small room. It includes:
- wall bars;
- suspended horizontal bar, preferably with rings;
- jump rope;
Installation of a precast wall can be done by hand, without resorting to the services of specialists.
If room space allows, this set can be supplemented with basic cardiovascular equipment: a treadmill, exercise bike or an elliptical orbitrek exercise machine. And fans of strength training can not do without the barbell and equipment to work with specific muscle groups.
There are also a number of highly specialized projectiles and equipment that will be needed by people involved in a particular sport. For example, fighters will need a punching bag, and for those who cannot imagine their lives without dancing, it is difficult to conduct a lesson without a choreographic handrail or a pylon.
Sports corner in the apartment
To enjoy your own gym, you have to donate to one of the rooms, which is often an unaffordable luxury for the inhabitants of a small apartment. But even in conditions of limited space, you can equip a comfortable place for training.
It is better to allocate an area for gymnastic exercises near the window in order to provide the body with the necessary fresh air. Prefer folding equipment. With regular workouts, they are no less effective than their cumbersome stationary counterparts, and take up very little space when assembled.
For projectiles, it is worth highlighting a separate locker, on which you can hang motivating slogans or a description of exercises for the current workout.
Weights, dumbbells and a barbell after classes can be hidden under a bed or behind a sofa. Such an arrangement of inventory will not interfere with the rest of the household.
Sport is a way not only to beautiful body and health, but also to spiritual harmony. Home gym can be a real school, bringing up discipline, perseverance, iron character and endurance. A stylish interior will help turn the room into a real pride of home owners and confirm their respectability.