Owing largely to new technologies, the fitness industry has evolved more over the past five years than it has over the previous century. Newcomers like Peloton, Tonal and MIRROR – which combine equipment with virtual classes and instruction – are driving a shift towards home gyms. And both health devotees and casual users alike are picking up the trend.
This reemergence of the home gym and wellness sanctuaries has steadily curbed demand for traditional club and studio memberships. Why go to the gym when you can get the same quality workout in from the comforts and privacy of your own home?
In 2019, technology-enriched in-home fitness experiences are the top trend for luxury home gyms, creating endless opportunities for those looking to stay healthy without leaving their house. From on-device embedded screens to casting popular fitness apps on your big screen, streaming your favorite yoga, cycling and other classes into your home can afford users a whole new realm of fitness options.
These advances in technology also make building a home gym less of a chore. One needs only minimal equipment to have an efficient home gym, which, in turn, frees up time and space for other mindful pursuits – like yoga and meditation, which are the second biggest luxury fitness trend this year. In addition to a good workout, more and more individuals want a holistic, spa-like experience built into their home gym.
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 depending on the activity. Increasingly, wellness-minded homeowners are installing infrared heating systems for yoga or meditation, coupled with the ability to quickly cool the space for fitness and cardio activities.
When you’re building or remodeling your luxury home gym, selecting the right equipment is key. To do so, 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 can box you into more singular uses.
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?
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 significantly more. Whatever your budget and space, a modern and functional luxury home gym is no longer the burden it once was.
If you have questions about designing and building your dream home gym, we are happy to assist with a complementary consultation. We provide health and wellness services through Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates/Christie’s International Real Estate’s Chief Wellness Officer, a service offered exclusively to our clients. Contact us for more information.