Who said that to keep fit you have to go to the gym? You can do it directly at your home and you will discover with us that a small space is really enough. Let’s see together how to create a gym in the attic.
L’home gym it is the new frontier, we have all rediscovered it in this period of forced quarantine and we have appreciated its strengths: maximum performance with a small budget. If you thought you didn’t have enough space but you have an abandoned attic why not give it a second life? Follow ours advice!
How to make the most of space
If you don’t settle for more than one angle in the living room to train your abs, we offer you some cue to best furnish your attic. There are two possible options:
1. If it comes to spaces already divided, you could dedicate a room to cardio and one to weights;
2. If, on the contrary, we speak of a unique environment, you could let yourself be guided by the roof lines and make your space as functional as possible.
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In both cases, make the most of the space by using vertical furniture in which to store tools and anything else you need for your training. Are you ready?
Creating a gym in the attic: the importance of the floor
The floor of a gym, as we know, has to withstand a lot: hops, weights, running on the spot and much more. Creating a gym in the attic means training in safety and a first step is to check the floor. This must be absolutely sure as there are other inhabited rooms on the lower floors. Let’s see how to proceed: if you already have a floor, check that it is safe and strengthen it in some strategic points. Like? With gods carpets insulators. If, on the other hand, the floor has to be created from scratch, the choice is yours. We recommend a cheaper one in pvc or, alternatively, the elegance of parquet able to furnish the environment by itself and make it welcoming.
Little trick: laying insulation material to limit noise!
Create a gym in the attic: color on the walls
To choose the colors on the walls, just follow a few simple rules. Remember that color has its own language and is able to influence our state of mind. In a room where physical activity takes place, it is good to favor colors hot, positive colors, which envelop you and encourage concentration. At the same time remember that the more tones clear they are more they give the impression to the room of being large: excellent solution for our attic I would say! When you design your gym, dose the colors well by choosing a dominant one and then playing with the various shades. Also take into account the nuances that they can take on depending on the exposure to light: let’s see in detail.
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Space for light
Light is life: it affects our daily life, our mood and our physical performance. Essential for our attic, therefore, have good lighting. There are some on the market windows specially designed for our roofs: to keep it brighter for a long time and above all for air exchange. During training, opening the windows is useful for oxygenating the room and letting out the humidity present inside it. Remember that if you already have windows and you want to replace them you don’t need permissions if on the contrary you want to install new ones ask for authorization but remember that there are tax bonuses!
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Creating a gym in the attic: 5 essential tools
To keep fit from home there are some tools that just must not be missing:
1. The yoga mat: indispensable element for training from home. Use it for your exercises, it will help you not to hurt your knees or back. You can choose whether to store it every time or make it become an element of your furniture;
2. The elastic bands: their versatility is rewarded. You can use them for both arms and legs;
3. The rope: you become a little child again with this tool. Try to skip it for 5/10 minutes, useful for toning but watch out for the roof;
4. I dumbbells (both heavy and light): they are used for strength, they help you train biceps, triceps and pectorals;
5. Foam roller: excellent against the annoying orange peel and recommended by several bloggers.
The ideal would be to use them all during training, alternating them and if you don’t know how to set up your gym from home, follow the various online fitness sessions: let yourself be inspired!
Create a gym in the attic: a green corner
If you are looking for that touch of uniqueness to your gym and you are a lover of green: why not create an entirely green corner? The solutions can be different, all of great impact. You could create a Zen corner with bonsai, stones and candles to light when needed or choose the classic ornamental plants, flowers and why not some fruit plants such as a nice lemon or strawberries. There is light in the attic, just water when needed and your wellness oasis will be perfect.
If we have intrigued you with these solutions, all that remains is to get to work and create a gym in the attic. Keep fit but do it with style: browse the gallery for some more ideas.