Four Ways to Make Your Home Gym More Inviting

Improve lighting in your home gymIf your goal for 2010 is to spend more time working out in your home gym, why not make the space more welcoming?  Set yourself up for success with these suggestions and see how lighting can make all the difference.

  1. Energize with bright lighting: The typical home gym is a poorly-lit corner of the basement where the treadmill sits.  Sound familiar?  Transform that corner into an inspiring exercise zone by improving the light.  After all, bright lights increase energy levels.
  2. Think natural: If you can, open the blinds to any windows or skylights in the room.  Again, it’s all about energy: natural light is proven to boost levels more so than yellow light.  If the area lacks sufficient windows, make sure to use products that will closely emulate sunlight.  Consider LED recessed downlights.
  3. Create an oasis: With the touch of a button, set the mood for a yoga session or cool down period with light dimmers.  This will give your home gym much more versatility for workouts.
  4. Make yourself look good: Especially if you have a mirror in your home gym, you’ll want to use an even distribution of light for a more flattering effect.  Avoid creating sharply directed sources of light.  The direct glare can also be irritating any time you’re looking up at the ceiling, which won’t help for ab workouts.

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

One thought to “Four Ways to Make Your Home Gym More Inviting”

  1. These are some great tips. I think lighting is a really big deal in affecting your mood, so that makes tons of sense. But, the whole time I’m reading this I’m really just drooling over the home gym in the picture. Maybe someday I’ll have something like that. 😉

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