The world is more health conscious than ever, especially after being stuck indoors for months on end. Many are now taking time out of their day to complete their daily exercise.
The birth of home fitness videos took off in the 1980s with Jane Fonda’s hugely popular workout tapes, which allowed people to get their daily exercise at home usually in the form of aerobic dance.
The home workout videos would prove popular well into the 90s and began to tail off in the late noughties, however, some videos are still being produced today. The internet would ultimately kill the home video exercises, with mobile workout apps taking the cake.
In 2020, approximately 2.5 billion fitness apps were downloaded worldwide proving that a lot of us were not content with spending our time indoors and sedentary. A new trend would later start where homeowners would create small gyms in their spare rooms our gardens.
It’s easier than you think, and cost effective too, if you know what to do. All you need is a few multiuse items and enough room to move freely.
THE RIGHT SPACE
Before you start, you’ll need to find a room or area in your home with enough space for various pieces of equipment, exercise mats and movement. It would be good to write down the measurements of the room too, especially if you are going to buy larger and more expensive pieces of equipment.
If you’re worrying about the price of the equipment needed, don’t be. There are hundreds of multiuse pieces that you can perform a variety of exercises with and target numerous muscle groups. It all depends on how big you want to go.
MAKE IT INVITING
Design matters, even if your home gym is going to be in an unused spare room. Make the room exciting, paint the walls with a bold colour, you can add mirrors to reflect the natural light and brighten the space.
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