As humans, we’re more conscious of our health and wellbeing today than we were a decade ago. The busy (and sometimes unhealthy) lifestyles we lead have resulted in an increase in stress, anxiety and chronic illnesses. The Covid-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these trends, and, according to The Global Wellness Institute, interest in wellness is now at an all-time high.
As such, it comes as no surprise that wellness real estate, which refers to homes being designed and built to support the wellbeing of residents, has taken off. Now that we are spending more time indoors than ever before, it makes sense that our homes should be an investment in our wellbeing.
From increasing property value to enjoying more privacy and even improving the immune system – investing in a high-end home gym or spa has a number of benefits that every homeowner should know about.
The ability to customise to specific needs
A luxury home gym gives homeowners the flexibility to customise it to ensure it fits with the overall design of the home, both aesthetically and operationally.
Home gym designs differ depending on the kind of workout that is preferred. For example, a functional space is best suited for individuals that are accustomed to exercising using free weights, while a wellbeing space is recommended for individuals that prefer yoga and flexibility training.
Each gym type comes with a number of different design concepts for layout, flooring, lighting, ambience and luxury gym equipment, all of which are completely customisable depending on the available space in a home.
For more on this, have a look at design ideas for different types of luxury home gyms.
Increased motivation = better health
According to a global market report on home fitness, precautionary healthcare is considered to be one of the key driving factors behind the growth of the home fitness market. Numerous studies show that keeping up with regular exercise plays a key role in maintaining a healthy immune system.
For those with busy schedules, having a home gym can make it easier to fit workouts into daily schedules, particularly as it allows for very early or late-night home workouts. The accessibility of a home gym makes it harder to make excuses and having a dedicated workout room helps with motivation to stay healthy.
Complete privacy to integrate immersive systems
One of the best things about having a home gym is the ability to use equipment as you please – including integrating it with immersive systems.
Virtual reality exercise equipment and accessories are the emerging trends in the home fitness market as they help inspire and motivate individuals to reach fitness goals by adding a sense of energy to the space.
High-end home gyms provide the privacy to integrate immersive systems such as surround sound audio or floor-to-ceiling screens for a visual set up.
For more on this topic, have a read of The future of immersive experience design for home wellness.
It increases the value of the property
While ultimately it depends on the type of buyer you want to attract, designing a home with a luxury fitness space increases the value and desirability of a property.
According to RE/MAX, one of the world’s largest real estate companies, ‘a well-designed gym space could set a home apart – especially within the luxury market. […] If a home already has ample bedrooms and a study space, then converting the room into a gym will be a value-adding decision.’
zynk Design: home gym design specialists
We’re experts in gym design and interior architecture and with over two decades of experience, we’ve had the pleasure of designing a large number of home gyms and spas throughout Europe and the Middle East.
But we’re not just brimming with home gym ideas – we’re also able to help supply workout equipment. Our strong relationships with luxury gym and spa equipment suppliers means we can facilitate both equipment procurement and specialist finishes.