The trend towards home gyms and working out at home has gained momentum. The missing link is a home sauna!! Check out Monday, February 16th Star Tribune article on home gyms.
A perfect fit
A dedicated home exercise space can change your health habits. Experts give tips on how to set up a home gym right.
High ceilings and tall windows accentuate an open look in Joe Duffy’s downtown loft, where an exercise machine stands ready for a workout next to a painter’s easel.
“It’s right out in the center of everything,” said Duffy, founder of a Minneapolis design firm and a competitive Nordic skier.
Two or three times a week — when he’s not outside skiing to train for a race — Duffy moves weights around and sits to crank, push, pull and lift on a G-Werx gym, an all-in-one workout station designed by a Minneapolis company.
Like thousands of area exercisers, Duffy banks on the convenience and efficiency of a home gym to get his fitness fix on a crunched schedule. His exercise area is private and clean, and he never waits in line to use the machine — “unless my wife is there and working out,” he said.
Designing the right home gym — be it a minimalist setup or a room filled with workout machines and weights — is a project that has the potential to change your life. Whether it’s weight loss, strength or cardio goals, a dedicated workout area can be a quicker route than a health club toward success.