Lots of bright lighting, ceiling fans, a rubber mat floor and a drinking fountain combine to make a great exercise room in this previously unused part of the basement.
Rubber flooring makes all the difference in a workout room. This exercise room uses interlocking rubber flooring panels. These flexible rubber tiles are available at most home stores but you might find more color and design choices from your local flooring store. They are simple to install because they simply lock together like a childs toy and go down on bare concrete.
Close up view of the rubber floor tiles, you can see the interlocking pattern if you look close.
Rubber flooring gives you great traction for aerobics and stretching and feels warm and soft for pilates or yoga or just plain working out barefoot.
Adding a wall of mirrors makes any room look bigger and in a work out room the mirrors give the added benefit of being able to watch your muscles grow. The wall mounted television makes you feel like you paid to go to the gym to workout.
Finishing the basement workout room with the same trim materials gives you the option to convert the workout room to a bedroom or guestroom.
Converting a spare bedroom into a exercise room keeps things simple.