The option of creating a home gym over paying for a membership at a chain gym has had the health and fitness world divided for quite a while now. While there are strong enough arguments for either of both options, our focus today falls on home gyms as the preferred choice, but not just any old cookie-cutter home gym. We’re looking at the quintessential modern day home gym, which appears to be about a whole lot more than just designating a space to have it populated with exercise equipment.
The modern day home gym space assumes more of the form of an entertainment area than an actual gym. So what you’ll find is a collection of bean bags in addition to exercise balls, at least one monitor that’s connected to a computing device through which the internet can be accessed, perhaps some gaming equipment, something like a juice-bar area, etc, all of this in addition to the traditional exercise equipment, of course. This space can be within the home or even outside in a purpose-built accessory dwelling unit – or ADU – that has everything you could possibly need for home workouts.
The logic behind the media-heavy focus
So the logic behind the heavy focus on making it look like a multi-media centre is that you can get interactive with your workouts. You might be subscribed to a private coaching session with a personal trainer who wants to be able to offer their service to more than one client at a time, for instance, in which case you can tune in via the web and follow proceedings by simply glancing at the screen.
You might also be the personal trainer or an expert health and fitness blogger/vlogger who needs to stream your workouts or basically just film your sessions, or all that media could just make up a selection of tools with which you record and monitor your progress!
It’s about productivity (and multi-tasking)
Ultimately it’s about getting the job done in the most productive of ways, which of course is multi-tasking. While you’re on the treadmill for instance, the touch-screen device you’re interacting with could have you simultaneously involved in an Amazon Slots game to effectively kill two birds with one stone, but ultimately the modern day home gym space doubles up as somewhat of an entertainment area so that working out and reaching your health and fitness goals doesn’t seem like the chore it otherwise is.
You don’t dread rolling into your home gym to put in a real session to be proud of if that same space is where you can go to relax and enjoy yourself in many other different ways!