The Great Outdoors
Your home gym should be designed around what inspires you. For a true nature buff, an outdoor gym could the perfect indulgence. If this is the case, try setting up your gym on a covered balcony, screened-in porch or right in the backyard. Keep in mind your exercise routine could be interrupted by inclement weather, but on sunny days, there won't be any other place you'll want to be. If your backyard is the setting, you'll need to create a structure to protect the equipment from the elements. Add an outdoor sound system and flat screen TV for yoga and other exercise videos. Finish off your design with a ceiling fan, bench, lanterns or lights, and plants to give the illusion of a room.