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3 Tips for Creating a Proper Home Gym January 17, 2019

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3 Tips for Creating a Proper Home Gym, Rochester, New York

A home gym makes it easy to exercise and stay in shape, but often, people find themselves wanting a little more from their workout experience. If this describes you, here are three tips for creating a proper home gym, and how something as simple as a mirror replacement can make a big difference. 

How to Design a Functional Home Gym

1. Create Different Zones

When you go to a professional gym, there are multiple areas where you can take care of different tasks. In addition to spots for stretching and running, you can also find weights, cardio rooms, and drinking fountains. To recreate this convenience at home, focus on creating different zones within your workout space. Consider adding mats for stretching, treadmills for getting your heart rate up, and a kitchenette to house your power smoothie ingredients and equipment. 

2. Add Bright Lighting

Your body takes physiological cues from the environment, which is why people feel more energetic during the day than they do at night. To make your home gym invigorating and action-inducing, add bright lighting. Light bulbs are rated based on their color temperature, with soft white bulbs starting at around 2,700 degrees Kelvin and daylight bulbs starting at around 5,000 degrees Kelvin. To make your gym feel bright and inviting, opt for daylight bulbs that range between 5,000 and 6,500 degrees Kelvin. 

3. Have Mirrors Installed or Replaced  

mirror replacementMirrors are essential in workout spaces because they allow exercisers to evaluate their form. If you don’t have mirrors installed, have a professional cover a nearby wall with mirrors. If you have mirrors that you don’t like, consider a mirror replacement to update the space. You should also consider mirror replacement if the existing glass is cracked, scratched, or too small to give you an accurate idea of your form. 


Whether your home gym needs a few professionally installed windows or you are ready to think about mirror replacement for your entire home, they have what you need at Genesee Glass & Mirror. For more than 40 years, this dedicated team of glass experts has been helping people throughout the greater Rochester, NY, area with everything from glass and window repair to shower glass enclosures. Visit their website to learn more about the company, or schedule an estimate by calling (585) 621-3580.

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