It’s time to get that workout playlist ready because home gyms are on the rise. With many of us spending more time at home curbing Coronavirus, we have seen a huge spike in room additions for the sole purpose of building home gyms. As LA Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Soul Cycle, and more close their doors to help fight the pandemic, gym-goers are ahead of the game and have taken matters into their own hands by building their own home gyms.
We know the idea of an increase in home gyms seems to make clear sense, but the numbers itself are quite startling. According to data from Adobe Analytics, Ecommerce sales of fitness equipment had gone up 55% in just a five-day period in the second week of March 2020 when Covid-19 cases were beginning in the U.S.
In fact, this rise surpasses the demand that normally rushes in when New Year resolutions are being made as well as right before summer, AKA swimsuit season.
From the same report, in 2019, workout equipment sales made online jumped 70% from February to March, while in 2020 sales shot up by a whopping 535% during that same exact period.
This gives us a convincing indicator that it’s time to swap in that fitness membership and invest in our own home gym. As if those numbers alone, aren’t convincing enough, if you’re on the fence about creating your own workout space, here are five reasons why you should build your own home gym.
As Covid-19 cases continue to spread and fluctuate throughout California, gyms are temporarily closing and re-opening every few weeks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases can spread more easily at public gyms, hence the shutdowns that we continue to see. Overall, it’s better to be on the safer side. When you have your own home gym space, you’re not running the risk of catching or spreading the virus. It’s safer for you and your loved ones. Even if you are in quarantine, you will still be able to complete your workout routine at home while keeping those you care about safe and healthy.
Imagine hopping out of bed in the morning and not having to make that commute to the local gym. You have the potential to save time by just walking a few steps to get your workout on. No more rushing home to change and heading over before it closes either. The kids are home because schools closed again? Working remotely from home? With your own personal gym, you’ll be able to workout on your own time, whenever you want.
Make your workout more fun and enjoyable by customizing your own at-home gym space. Put up your neon light signs that reads positive words of affirmation or go with a design that is more motivating for you to work out in. Choose the best home gym equipment that you want and will use. From exercise bikes, to a workout bench, to a cable pull down, there are so many to choose from.
With public gyms closed, shares from the trending cycling machine, Pelaton were up nearly 30% in just March alone, according to BBC. And at the end of June, sales have spiked 172% year-over-year. The popular workout machine had even cut prices by around 15% to make the bikes more affordable since many more people are working out from home.
Privacy. It’s something we all need, and probably also now more than ever if you live with other family members or loved ones. We often use working out as an escape or stress reliever and it’s hard to do that when the public gym is crowded. While your family is also in quarantine at the house, an at-home gym allows you to escape for an hour or two and still get your workout on in your private home gym space while the kids are in the living room or taking a nap.
5. No Waiting
No more waiting! It can be such a buzz kill when you’re in full-on workout mode and you’ve got your routine going on leg day and all of a sudden you find yourself waiting for a particular machine for 15 minutes. The best part about having your own gym is not having to wait for any machines. This will give you a more efficient workout and you will even save more time.
If you want to get started on creating this workout space, we can help you do just that while saving time and giving you the best quality remodel. When you are ready to start on your own home gym, give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below and we will schedule your complimentary design consultation with our design professionals. We will work with you to design and build your dream home gym!
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