Checklist: Create the Perfect Home Gym - Platinum Series Homes by Mark Molthan

Checklist: Create the Perfect Home Gym

The last thing you want to do after working all day is sit in DFW 5 o’clock traffic on the way to the gym. Who wants to deal with the sweaty, crowded gym anyway? Just skip the commute all together and create a personal fitness center in the comforts of your home. Here are a few things we suggest adding to your new exercise headquarters.

Bouncy, supportive flooring

There are several types of flooring that can be used for a workout space. A certain amount of give in the flooring helps keep things easy on your joints. If you are simply re-purposing part of a room for workouts, mats can help with grip and lessen stress on your joints.

  • Wood flooring
  • Interlocking mats
  • Solid gym mats
  • Yoga mats


Strength training equipment

Having different equipment options can add variety to your workout – that’s beneficial to your health and more fun!

  • Weight benches
  • Medicine balls
  • Kettle bells
  • Free weights
  • Exercise ball
  • Pull up bar
  • Resistance bands

Basement home gym complete with wall-mirror and hardwood floors

Cardio equipment

Cardio can get monotonous if you stick to one activity. A good mix of gear can be used to break up the monotony and allows you to design a fun and challenging circuit workout.

  • Jump Ropes
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Exercise bike
  • Rower
  • Plyo boxes
  • Trampoline

Indoor basketball court with exercise room

Motivational music

No workout is complete without the music! Here are a few favorites, including old classics and new hits, that will help get you moving.

  • “Here It Goes Again” by OK Go
  • “Maniac” by Michael Sembello
  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
  • “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
  • “One More Time/Aerodynamic” by Daft Punk
  • “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
  • “Roar” by Katy Perry

Preston Hollow: Northwest Highway tennis court

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