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As our working lives become increasingly hectic, home gyms have skyrocketed in popularity. The average working family might not have time to frequent an established gym, but for those who want to prioritize their health within their busy schedules, home gyms offer the flexibility to work fitness into their daily routines. Unfortunately, as most of us can attest, home gyms have the tendency to become a stockpile of equipment rather than a space that makes us feel our best.

Here at Floor Coverings International Monmouth, serving cities such as Homdel, Marlboro, and Manalapan, New Jersey, we know how important every aspect of design is to making your house feel like home. This month, we’re focusing in on home fitness centers—the rooms in our home that can offer some of the most benefits but often get the least amount of design attention.

  1. Focus on flow. Your home gym should encourage, not stifle, movement. Design your space with flow in mind. Your brain should be able to easily map out the route between different pieces of equipment and understand how each piece contributes to a full work out. Remember to also incorporate plenty of white space into your room. As humans, we focus best in clutter free spaces. It’s often hard enough to summon the motivation for a post-work work out; your Middletown home gym space shouldn’t give you any excuse to retreat.
  1. Incorporate design elements. Is there a color palette that makes you feel your best? Would a home gym space with natural light help you stay motivated? Don’t forget that a home gym offers as many design choices as any other room in your home. Embrace the elements that help you feel strong.
  1. Don’t forget the flooring. We wouldn’t be doing our job here at Floor Coverings International if we didn’t remind you of the importance of flooring in a well-designed home gym. As you select the flooring for your home fitness center, keep a few things in mind: softness, support, and ease of maintenance. The right gym floor will support your work out without damaging your flooring’s surface and will be easy to clean at the end of a hard workout.

Ready to redesign your home gym but need help finding that perfect flooring? Your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Monmouth strive to help our customers make the best flooring choices for their home. We serve the greater Marlboro, Manalapan, and Middletown areas; call us today to schedule your free, in-home, consultation!