Making Your Home Gym a Dream Gym
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One of the secrets of motivating yourself to workout is having an environment that you enjoy. Whether it’s seeing a room that has the right equipment, or is also inviting, you want a great experience that you want to repeat. Yes, there is something said for the ratty old pair of sweatpants and t-shirt you have with sweat stains in the back of your closet, but that should be for your relaxing days when you really want to relax. This is for the days where you want to be good to you.
But for a workout room? Make it your room that screams fitness success. Here’s a few tips on creating a great workout room (see tips below).
Let’s explore the things to consider when thinking about our first topic:
Lonny has some great designer advice in their article, Perfect Designer-Approved Color Combinations where you can find this wonderful combination of Leaf Green + Jazzercise Sea Foam (slide 13 of 70).
8 Best Workout Room Colors by Benjamin Moore offers additional colors to consider, so you might want to stop by their site before making your decision.
Livestrong has some great advice in their article, The Best Colors to Paint an Exercise Room: ”
Factors to Consider
Before determining what color to paint a home gym, review some important factors about the room first. Take the size of the room into consideration. A rather small space feels even smaller when painted a dark color. Also, review the lighting in the room. If a room does not receive much natural light, a dark colored paint creates a dungeon-like environment. Also, determine how the paint color will coordinate with the flooring.
If your exercise room consists mostly of weight lifting equipment, consider painting the room blue. Tranquil shades of blue produce calming chemicals in the body. The color blue increases people’s productivity and research shows weight lifters lift heavier weights in blue rooms. Studies have also shown that the color blue suppresses people’s appetites.
Aerobic Workout Rooms
If cardiovascular exercise is the main goal for your exercise room, consider a brightly colored room. The color red increases heart rate and breathing. When the workout has become mundane a splash of red can re-invigorate the mind to finish. Just remember, however, that red tends to stimulate appetite. Yellow speeds metabolism and increases concentration. Orange creates feelings of enthusiasm and cheerfulness. If bright colors on the walls seem overwhelming, consider using them as accent colors.
If your home gym provides a place to practice yoga, consider a calming color on the walls. Colors found in nature evoke feelings of serenity. Ocean-like blues and grass-colored greens create peaceful feelings. Black evokes feelings of power and strength and may prove to be a good accent choice in a yoga room.”
Whatever color you choose, be sure it’s one that inspires you to get moving!
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