I am in my own little dream world right now, dreaming of my perfect home gym. Oh, the amenities and open space it would have! There would be windows for natural lighting, plenty of room for all the equipment ADP and I use on a regular basis (I can't list those off because I don't know what equipment ADP uses at the gym), a sink, a fridge, a never ending fresh supply of towels, room for yoga and stretching plus more.
My current exercise room is not my dream room, but it is mine. I am working on painting it while I'm sidelined these few days. I have a want and a need list for my exercise room and a lot of the needs have been met. I have a treadmill. ADP and I bought a TV and Blue-ray disc player for the room for Christmas instead of exchanging gifts. We have basic weights, two exercise balls, and a few yoga mats. I have a two gallon jug of water on the shelf because there is no running water. I also have a bucket full of running gear...you know the stuff I'm talking about: fuel belt, various water bottles, gloves, hats, and more. I have the basics and I am ready for more. The question is, with the limited space what should I get next? ADP wants me to get a bike this summer, so I have a feeling a trainer will grace the exercise room soon enough.
I do have questions for you. The exercise balls roll around, how can I keep them in one place? Do you spray your treadmill display down with anything special to keep it clean? What do you do with all your old running shoes? Next up: I am going to buy a shelf to go next to the treadmill this afternoon so I can keep water within reach when I run. Once I am done painting I'll put my exercise room back together and it will be wonderful. What would you want in an exercise room?