First off, today is National Wear Red Day to support heart disease in women. What's one of the best things you can do for your heart? Exercise! I do a daily challenge on my FB page and today's challenge is to respect your heart today by getting it pumping. What will you do? I'm rockin' the kettlebells at home.
Although I miss the motivation of the gym, my schedule makes it difficult to get there so I've spent some time and money making my home gym more comfy in my (unfinished) basement. Recently we moved one of our flat screen TV's and rearranged the "furniture" and I'm so happy with the results. The decor (mostly motivational sayings) is not finished, but I thought I'd share my workout space. Maybe it will give you some ideas for your home gym, and for those of you with more advanced home gyms, I'd love to hear any advice too!
Flat screen TV mounted so I can do my DVD's easier. I used to have a big bulky older TV on a desk. Mirror to see form, bar mounted for
boxing gloves and wraps, my size 4 clothing I want to get back into and bikini's for summer!
Moved my elliptical, treadmill and bike by the window so I have more light. Like this so much better than where I had it before.
In this corner I have my boxing stand, balls, steps and yoga mat. Not in the picture is my wall of health and fitness magazines.
Chairs for some seated weight training and also for use with Physique 57 workouts instead of the bar.
The main carpet is a nice thick rug I inherited and I placed exercise mats underneath to provide some cushioning when doing plyometrics and floor work.
Top shelf : exercise bands, floor discs, gloves and wrist weights.
Second shelf: My fitness DVD collection in one nice neat place!
Third shelf: exercise balls for core work and Physique 57 workouts, light dumbells, bottom shelf medicine ball, yoga block and strap, jump ropes. Barbell with adjustable weights and then my heavier dumbells 10-20 pounds.
On this stand I usually have my music, kleenex, my water and my adjustable dumbells.
Below that are my Kettlebells
It's not pretty, but it works great for my needs. Would love to hear if you have any cheap suggestions for covering the ugly walls. I don't want to buy a ton of fabric but I don't know what else would work.
Have a fabulous heart healthy day!