Bodies come in all shapes and sizes.
So why should home gyms be cookie cutter basement rooms best described as dated torture chambers?
“For the wealthy who don’t want to leave their estates and share equipment, home gyms are essential,” says Madison Hildebrand, star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and the agent representing celebrity trainer Jillian Michael’s $8.9 million dollar home.
But plenty of home buyers with a range of budgets are also investing in more inspiring workout rooms, or in the case of one Washington family, a “movement-friendly” house. From a repurposed bunkbed to a state-of-the-art barn, here are eight home “gyms” you’ll actually want to spend time in.
1. If You Build It, They Will Climb
Montana winters can be brutal so when Missy Jones and her husband were designing their new home in Billings they decided to incorporate a sports court to fight off cabin fever. They wanted a space where their kids, and their friends, could release pent-up energy. Jones knew her husband was building a basketball court, but she had no idea he was also planning to surprise them with a climbing wall. The total cost for the climbing equipment and holds was around $1,000—fairly inexpensive when you consider the total cost of a membership to a climbing gym for a family of four.
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