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Turn Your Basement Into a Gym

Want to have a place to exercise and workout in your home? The basement is the perfect area to set up an at home gym.

You’ll need to know the best flooring choices, great paint colors, accessories and equipment to have to make an area you feel comfortable to workout in.

Best Flooring Options

You have plenty of options when it comes to basement flooring for an at home gym. Here are some of the most popular flooring selections and why:

  • Carpet: Not carpet you see in a family room but low pile carpet. The carpet used in at home gyms is low-pile. It isn’t soft to the touch like high-pile carpet but it is great to exercise on. You can get interlocking carpet tiles that are extremely easy to install. It is also durable and will last you a long time.
  • Rubber: Rubber flooring is shock absorbing, extremely durable, and lasts a very long time. You won’t have to worry about the weights hitting the floor because of how strong it is. This will also be comfortable for you to workout on in your gym shoes. Another plus is that it doesn’t absorb water, so don’t worry if you tip over your water bottle.
  • Laminate: This flooring option is great for light exercise or yoga. The floor will hold up great with these types of exercises but not for heavy lifting. A plus about this flooring is how great it looks and how affordable it is.
  • Foam: Foam flooring comes with plenty options for colors and thicknesses. This flooring gives you cushion which is great if your exercising on the floor sometimes. This is another flooring that isn’t recommended for heavy weights but for more of a lighter workout.

Paint Colors

What types of exercise are you going to perform in your at home gym? This will determine what colors you should paint your space!

For high intensity workouts you will want a more energizing color to get inspired to kick butt in exercise routine! Colors like red, orange, and yellows will bring you excitement and get you ready for your hard workout!

If you are using the space more of a yoga type light weight or body weight workout, calming colors will work best. Light blues, greens, pinks, and purples do well with relaxing practices like yoga.

Equipment & Accessories

If you’re going to have an awesome at home gym that will give you a space to perform the best workouts, you need these accessories and equipment to fill the space.

What do you see in every gym? Mirrors! Get yourself some ceiling to floor length mirrors so you can see if you are properly performing the exercise.

Having a TV in your basement is a great idea for those who like to watch workout DVD’s.

Here are some suggestions for at home gym equipment to have.

  • Dumbbells
  • Stability Ball
  • Sliders
  • Resistant Bands
  • Jump Rope
  • Yoga Mat
  • Foam Roller
  • Kettle Bells
  • High Step
  • Bench

You’ll be able to complete a killer workout with these great gym equipment.

Your Own Workout Space

Now, you have all the tools you need to make your own at home gym in your basement!