Previously we have spoken about creating a dedicated workout space at home within a garage or spare bedroom. However there are even more closures across the country being announced now and with group classes stopping too, it only seems right to explore some additional ideas for those who may not have a garage or spare room free.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a dedicated room or space for working out, it’s still easy to create a multifunctional space! It’s all about being more creative with the space you do have and implementing small changes that can make all the difference.
So how can you create a multifunctional workout space at home? First, start with exceptional preparation followed by having the right tools and some creative storage solutions.
Let’s take a look!
Preparation is Key
We’ve all heard the saying, “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” and with interiors it’s no different! Preparation really is crucial.
It’s important to consider where you’re most likely to be working out at home. This could be in your living room where you have access to a TV and speakers. Or a bedroom that has a large area between furniture pieces.
Wherever you plan on working out, make sure the furniture there is relatively easy to maneuver so you can make more space if and when required. Particularly within living spaces, keep the coffee table and chairs light and easy to move so they can be moved to the side of the room.
“Tools of the Trade”
Having the right tools on hand makes working out at home so much easier! If you have everything you need to make the most of home workouts, then you’re halfway there.
A good place to start is having a durable yoga mat. Opt for a thicker design if you have hardwood floors or plan to use dumbbells in your workout routines. Having a good and reliable mat will help to protect your floor. It also helps you to designate space within your home for working out which is helpful for living rooms or bedrooms.
Depending on the type of workouts you’re likely to do at home, you’ll need to think about whether you need weights or not and specifically what type of weights. The most obvious and easy to store are dumbbells, but kettlebells could be an option as well. Resistance bands are a great addition to any workout routine and many come in sets that can be easily stored away within a bag.
So now you have some of the tools you need for your workouts at home, how can you easily store them away? The equipment for home workouts can be unsightly but luckily there are lots of ways you can store them!
We always recommend to clients with smaller spaces that they should hide things in plain sight. For example, dumbbells can be kept in a storage ottoman, yoga mats are compact enough to hide in a tall basket, behind a door, or in a closet. If you have a sofa relatively close to a wall you can also hide some workout gear behind the sofa. This makes it easy to access when you need to but they’re also kept out of sight.
Having furniture with integrated storage is a fantastic investment for smaller spaces!
We hope you have found this blog post helpful! How have you stored workout equipment this year? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!