Are you Ready to Set up a Home Fitness Center?

by Kate Kennedy 08/04/2019

Are you thinking about setting up a fitness center at home? That is a great idea, but you must be aware that many things go into setting up a home gym. Apart from space availability, you must also consider your financial limits. Once you have satisfied these basic requirements, then you can start up the process for constructing your home fitness center. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can build a perfect fitness center in your home without breaking the bank.

Find a suitable place in your home

The first step is to find the right place to set up your fitness center. Choosing the right place for your home gym is quite simple; it requires no hard-and-fast rules. Areas you can consider in the home are an unused bedroom or any other spare room, a patio, basement, garage, or a back porch, and you can also decide to use an additional building such as a large garden shed. In a situation where you do not have a spare room in the home, you can carve out a small space in your living area.

Choose an illuminated and airy place

It is essential to make your fitness center as bright and spacious as possible. There should be enough air in your home gym to keep your workout comfortable, and it is best when illuminated with natural light. These two elements will boost your energy level whenever you are exercising. Therefore, you should not overrule the importance of windows and doors because they give access to natural light. Where there is no window or skylight in the room, you can add one or two light sources. You can also decide to enhance the oxygen level in your home fitness center by placing a green plant in the space. Consider higher oxygen-producing plants like spider plants, bamboo palms, and ferns.

Stock your home gym 

When you have located the right place for your home fitness center, and you have made the space as illuminated and airy as possible, then you should consider getting it stocked with equipment for your workout. It is worth noting that you might not need heavy machines or tons of equipment to make your home fitness center the best place for a workout. You will be excited to learn that much of the best home gym equipment is not massive, and it is affordable.

Organize your home fitness center

Once you have the necessary gym equipment in place, what you need to do next is to get the area organized for a comfortable session. A floor mat, cooling source, and access to water always help to keep the area well organize and reduce interruptions.

If you have no space for a gym in your home, perhaps you need to think about buying a home more suitable to your needs. Reach out to a local real estate agent, they may have just what you are looking for.

About the Author
Author

Kate Kennedy

 

Kate Kennedy is welcomed by the Heyler Realty team as a sales professional specializing in the Westside of Los Angeles. Kate has developed the professional acumen specifically designed to advocate on the behalf of her real estate clientele. Living in Santa Monica, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun.

Having been raised the daughter of a lobsterman, Kate learned early on what “hard work” truly means.  Coupling her inherited strong work ethic with her entrepreneurial spirit, Kate decided to break out on her own and leave the snowy Maine coast bound for the sunny shores of California. 

To say there was a bit of culture shock was an understatement, but Kate is the type of a person that likes to make big bold moves, and embracing this challenge was no different.  It didn’t take long before Kate had settled herself in Santa Monica, finding the small town feel familiar and comforting- even if the ocean was on the “wrong” side.

 Once she established her new home, Kate quickly went to work building her business, “Kate K My Way.” For well over a decade, Kate has been running her exclusive personal assistant business which was built entirely from client referrals. Kate’s desire to help people and make a difference on a personal level is what made her stand out among the masses.  Her no-nonsense East Coast practicality is what helped her to get the job done, and done correctly. Kate employs these same principles to her work as a Realtor.

Living in Santa Monica and proudly serving her community as a Board Member of the Ocean Park Association, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and  is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun. Her commitment to her clients is unwavering.   Kate’s communication skills, attention to detail and ability to focus on the big picture help to ensure easy transactions and positive results for her clients.  Above all Kate prides herself on her honesty, integrity and ability to bring good humor to all of her business dealings.

Outside the Office

Kate and her husband, Steve, live in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, and enjoy taking full advantage of all that west coast seaside living has to offer. As cheesy as it may sound, Kate really DOES love long walks on the beach, but you will have to get up very early in the morning to catch her down by Tower 26. Kate’s other interests include cooking for friends, attending local theatre, gardening, and reading science fiction and Stephen King novels.

Professional Accomplishments

Five Star Professional Rising Star Award 2019