Float Like a Butterfly
Take a tip from celebrities like Mark Wahlberg and Mario Lopez and turn your home gym into a boxer's dream. You probably don't have the space or budget to install a regulation-size ring like Mark Wahlberg's, but if sparring or kickboxing are your passions, give your gym a boxing makeover. Add a couple punching bags, a piece of cardio equipment like an elliptical or a treadmill, and a set of free weights or a cable pulley system. Hang some photos of your favorite boxers or vintage boxing images to inspire you, and paint the walls colors reminiscent of boxing robes -- think royal blues, golden yellows and crimson reds. Accents of chrome and leather will give your gym a rugged feel. And don't be afraid to blast the theme song to Rocky whenever necessary.