How to Build a Home Gym in an Office
If your home has one, an office is a great option for a home workout area. Outfitting an office with fitness equipment gives you a private workout space outside of your main living area.
- A room away from common areas provides privacy during workouts and keeps equipment out of view.
- Offices are often underutilized. Installing a home gym makes the most out of your living space.
- One piece of cardio equipment, placed near an outlet (if required) and in full view of a TV if you have one in the room.
- If the room serves as a guest bedroom, consider more portable equipment like foldable treadmills, rowers and exercise bikes that can be easily moved out of the way.
- Yoga mat for stretching and yoga sessions.
- Accessories like stability balls, resistance bands or dumbbells provide added workout options, don't require a large amount of storage space and can be easily stored out of sight in a closet.
Cardio Equipment Electrical Requirements
Life Fitness equipment must be properly installed and grounded. Do not use an extension cord or power strip.
- 15A CIRCUIT: Life Fitness consumer treadmills should be powered off a 120V 15Amp outlet. No more than one treadmill should be installed on each circuit. One non-tread cardio machine may be hooked up to the circuit. Best performance comes with a dedicated breaker and circuit for all treads.
- 20A CIRCUIT: One treadmill and up to two non-tread cardio machines can be plugged into outlets served by the same 20A circuit. Lamps or other non-motorized electrical devices up to a total 200 Watts can be plugged into outlets served by the same 20A circuit together with the treadmill.