A gym membership provides you with access to workout equipment and space. However, you can also turn your house into a place where your family can exercise safely and easily.
All you need is an extra bedroom to begin creating a gym inside your house. You should also hire a residential electrician to handle important projects that will give you valuable functionality for using the room.
Window Air Conditioner
Central air-conditioning can cool down every room throughout your house. But you may not want to turn down the thermostat just to cool down your home gym. A reliable solution is to install a window air conditioner inside the bedroom that your family will use while exercising.
Most bedrooms range between 100 and 300 square feet, which you can adequately cool with air conditioners between 5,000 and 9,000 BTU. An electrician will take your room's dimensions and then find a model that has enough power to keep the room comfortable on its own.
While a home gym does not need electric equipment, you may intend on hooking up several machines for your family to use. An electrician can install new electrical outlets near where you want to set up the machines for easy cable management and maximum family safety.
These electrical outlets are also useful for device charging, smart speakers, and other electronics. A great plan is to install outlets with USB ports. Then, you can charge your smart device while working out on a machine and listening to music or watching a show. This setup will prevent your phone or tablet from running out of battery mid-workout.
For strenuous workouts, you may like to focus on each exercise. However, you may also enjoy doing exercises that do not require much focus or attention. Mount a television on one of the walls to give your family a source of entertainment. Pick a spot high enough to prevent the television from getting damaged or becoming an obstacle.
Some exercises and workouts can be done without much or any light at all. However, you should install more lighting in a home gym to help your family work out safely.
Recessed lights are an excellent choice because they can illuminate the whole room with ease. Another option is to add LED light strips along the bottom and upper walls. Both of these lighting solutions avoid hanging fixtures that could get in the way while trying to exercise.
Creating a home gym is as simple as putting workout equipment into a bedroom. To increase the room's safety and usability, you can hire an electrician to work on these projects.