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Top 10 Ways to Decorate Your Home Gym

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CrossFit Fanatics

It seems like a new workout craze begins every year. The latest is CrossFit, an exercise routine based on a combination of alternating weight and cardio training exercises performed at high intensity. Dedicating your home gym's design to this extreme workout program is simple. Make sure you select a space with ample room to switch quickly between activities. If you can't afford the space and money for a treadmill, a simple jump rope will do for cardio. A good floor is key, as well; choose a material with good traction that can be easily cleaned. Keep the energy level in the room high with bright colors like blue or orange, and with motivational images or inspirational quotes spray painted on the walls. Finish the space with a mini refrigerator for necessary refreshments and a killer sound system to pump up your intense workout.

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