The fitness industry has had to evolve more rapidly in the last 5 years than ever in its history. Technology is driving this shift, with digital content producers such as Peloton, Nordictrack, Tonal, and Mirror bringing both equipment and technology directly to the home gym of fitness devotees and fitness novices alike.
New advances in technology have increased the popularity of home gyms and wellness sanctuaries while decreasing the demand for traditional club and studio memberships. Why go to the gym when you can get the same quality work out in the comfort and privacy of your own home?
Home Gym Technology Trends
In 2019, technology-enriched in-home fitness experiences are the top trend for luxury home gyms, creating endless opportunities for those looking to stay fit without leaving the house.
From on-device embedded screens to casting popular fitness apps on your big screen, streaming your favorite yoga, cycling, or other fitness classes into your home… consumers now have an unprecedented level of access to fitness classes and technology.
These advances in technology also make building a home gym less of a chore. You only need minimal equipment to have an efficient home gym. This frees up space to be used for more mindful activities such as yoga or meditation, the second biggest luxury home gym trend for 2019.
In addition to a good work out, many of us now want a holistic spa-like experience built right into our home gym to incorporate the growing trend of meditation and mindfulness practices.
Advanced lighting and temperature controls make the list as the third luxury home gym trend for 2019. Consumers want special lighting for different times of day and heating and cooling for different activities.
More and more wellness-minded homeowners are installing infrared heating systems to heat the space for yoga or meditation contrasted with the ability to quickly cool it for fitness and cardio activities.
Tips for Building Your Home Gym
When you’re building or remodeling your luxury home gym, selecting the right equipment is key. But before you do that, it’s essential to consider the unique fitness goals for each family member who will use the space. Some equipment can be used in multiple ways whereas others could box you into more singular use cases.
Also, consider how much space you have to work with. Are you building a dedicated room or just looking to add equipment to an office or garage space for the added benefit?
Finally, consider your budget. Home gyms can be set up for a few hundred dollars with small ancillary pieces of equipment that are portable and easy to store. On the other side of the spectrum, luxury wellness sanctuaries can cost thousands.
Whatever your budget and space are, you can build a modern luxury home gym that you’ll love.
At Strand Hill | Christie’s International Real Estate we can help you design and build your dream home gym through a complementary consultation with our Chief Wellness Officer, a service exclusive to Strand Hill Clients. Simply reach out to your Strand Hill | Christie’s International Real Estate Professional for more information.