The Ultimate Guide to Transforming Extra Space into a Home Gym

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Celebrating Health and Wellness in Your New Home

Today is National Fitness Day!  Let's dive into why we're celebrating fitness—the benefits are endless. According to the CDC, getting into a fitness routine can do wonders for your overall health. We're talking about boosting your mental and emotional well-being, lowering the risk of diseases, and even making your bones and muscles stronger. Plus, you get that post-workout glow! But hey, we get it. Starting or sticking to a fitness routine can feel a bit overwhelming, especially with our crazy schedules. After a long work day, juggling home and family life, lacing up those shoes and heading to the gym sounds like the last thing you want.

Getting Started with a Fitness Routine

Many of us feel that it’s hard to make time to get a workout in regularly. With the hustle and bustle of daily life, introducing a new habit, especially one that feels like a challenge can feel intimidating. You might be wondering, "Where do I even begin?" Should you hit the weights, go for high-intensity workouts, stretch it out with yoga, or maybe tone up with Pilates?  So many of us feel this way, it’s part of why we abandon those “I’m finally going to start working out” January 1st resolutions. It's normal to feel a bit stuck when it comes to choosing the right workout for you. The important thing is to just get started. 

The beauty of exercise is that it is just as unique as you. It is simply movement, and we all get the choice to create a practice that best nurtures us. Gone are the days of sweaty, packed gyms and trekking to group fitness classes. Home exercise eliminates the intimidation factor often associated with traditional workout environments. Exercising at home can allow one to let go of inhibitions and focus solely on your personal goals and progress, creating a positive and empowering experience in your personal practice. With no need for fancy equipment or expensive gym memberships, anyone can embark on their fitness journey from the comfort of their own living space. 

Whether you’re an athlete with a strong fitness practice or a beginner taking your first steps toward a healthier lifestyle, there's something for everyone when it comes to home workouts. You have the freedom to work out whenever it suits you best. Whether it's early morning, during your lunch break, or even late at night, your home gym is open 24/7, catering to your busy and unique life.

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Home Workouts to Fit Your Lifestyle

Looking for a home exercise option that ticks all the boxes? Look no further than yoga! There are some great reasons to turn that den or spare bedroom into your personal home yoga studio! Here’s why:

  • Yoga is a whole body wellness experience. It combines mindfulness, breathwork, endurance and strengthening, as well as more gentle and restorative movement. It’s a beautiful practice that can meet you where you are each day.
  • One of the beauties of practicing yoga at home is the ability to carve out your own little sanctuary. By adding some warm lamp light, soothing music and even aromatherapy—all in the comfort of your den or spare bedroom. It's the perfect way to recharge after a long day, or get a little midday energy boost!

Want to get your heart pumping and spice up your home workouts? Peloton is a fun at home cardio option that can fit into any home or routine. Here’s why:

  • It’s all the exhilaration and fun of a spin class without leaving your home! Having a trainer is proven to help push you to your limits. Peloton, you'll have access to a lineup of top-notch trainers at your fingertips.
  • With Peloton you can do live classes or choose from on demand options, so you can get a spur of the moment adrenaline boost in, or have the accountability of a live training session. There’s something in it for everyone!
    Now, let's talk HIIT! High-Intensity Interval Training is a game-changer for us busy bodies.

Imagine quick bursts of intense exercise followed by brief recovery periods – it's like getting a major calorie burn and boosting your metabolism in record time.

  • HIIT isn't just for workout pros, it's totally customizable, based on fitness level and how much time you have. With endless free training videos online, you can enjoy the benefits of HIIT right from the comfort of your own home!


Personalizing Your Fitness Space in New Construction Homes

Our floor plans make finding the space for your personal practice accessible, fun, and customizable. As Pacific Northwest residents, the elements can be unpredictable and even relentless, the luxury of getting outside for a run is not always available. Whether it's converting a spare bedroom into a yoga studio, transforming the garage into a home gym, or simply setting up a designated workout space in the living room, Holt Homes provides the flexibility and versatility needed to create a personalized workout space that contributes to your well-being.

The 1315

The 1315 floor plan is a comfortable one-story home with space to customize your home gym any way that feels right for you. This floorplan features a 2 car garage that can be partially or fully converted into a home gym. This could mean adding a set of weights, a mat, and a bench to the garage for starting your weight training journey. It could also look like setting up a Peloton bike, or even a treadmill. If the garage is already being put to use, getting creative with an extra bedroom as a personal yoga studio is easy and affordable. For high-intensity interval training, all you need is a screen and a mat to watch the plethora of free videos available to guide you through the workouts.

The 1783

The 1783 floor plan of this 3-4 bedroom can be the place to transform your fitness journey. The 4th room can be turned into a workout space for the whole family. Just add your mat, yoga bolsters, and some creative storage. By just adding a workout bench, a mirror to check out your form, and a set of weights, boom! You have a mini-home gym. The whole family can add their workout gear and get the most out of the space.

The 1670

The 1670 floor plan is both spacious and flexible. The possibilities are endless with this floor plan. The second-level loft can be utilized as a spot for a stationary bike. Simple and easy investments such as resistance bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, and even a yoga ball can be comfortably used and stored in this 270-square-foot space.

The 3317

The 3317 floor plan can be described as expansive and customizable. The options available with this floor plan are endless! This space features a 2 or 3-car garage which can be turned into a home gym. Your garage is like a blank canvas for your dream gym. With the addition of mats, lighting, a weight set, and storage, your gym is fully functional and ready to go! This floor plan also offers a den or additional bedroom option that can be your at-home yoga studio. Turn on the warm-toned lamps, get the soothing music going, and let go of the day in your cozy yoga den.

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Make Every Day a Fitness Day in Your New Home

The best part of home exercise is the ability to share a great workout with your friends, neighbors, family, or roommates. Getting hearts pumping together is not only a great time, but it also helps with motivation, accountability, and getting past that pesky comfort zone. Our floor plans offer the space to host a workout session right in your home. Make this year count, get back on track with those resolutions, and celebrate National Fitness Day by investing in yourself and transforming your home to reach those goals!

*All selections subject to change depending on availability