5 Wisconsin-Inspired Home Gyms

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Freezing temperatures, icy roads, and snow storms make for the perfect excuses to skip on the trip to the gym. Every once in a while, we see those few dedicated exercise enthusiasts running outdoors in what seems like uninhabitable conditions, still … it’s not for everyone. Even when “spring” rolls around, melting snow and frigid temps make it hard to get outside.

If this rings true, and upping your exercise game is a goal of yours in 2018, an at-home workout space might be the answer. At Unison, we want to Empower U and support your goals, wherever life takes you. With this, we’ve compiled ideas to help you find Bucky-approved, up-nort’ rustic, totally Wisconsin design inspiration.

1. Rustic Hideaway Fitness Closet

Home gym with secret bookshelf door
Photo by Finished Basement Company – Search home gym design ideas

If you’re stretched for space, a hideaway fitness cubby closet might be the answer for you. Build a rustic storage unit around the frame of a closet for your gear and small equipment, and tuck larger items that can be moved easily (like an indoor cycling bike, or equipment on wheels) into a closet disguised as a shelf.

2. Yogi’s Paradise

Home gym yoga room with blue walls

You can transform that small spare bedroom into an at-home yoga studio fairly easily. Paint your walls in soothing, muted shades of green and blue, swap out the old carpet for something that’s easy to clean and comfortable on the joints, add dim lighting, and invest in stylish mirrors to ensure proper form. If you enjoy hot yoga during Wisconsin’s chilly winters, consider an electric fireplace to turn up the heat and craft a calming ambiance.

3. Northwoods-Inspired Gym

Home gym with various equipment in large room with wood ceiling
Photo by CTA Architects Engineers – Look for home gym pictures

Convert an open space or your attic into a functional workout space complete with your favorite exercise equipment. Feel connected to the Wisconsin outdoors all year round by incorporating wood elements, natural light, and outdoorsy colors into the design.

4. The Ultimate Man Cave

Home gym setup next to in-home bar and billiard table

Consider this home addition to create the ultimate multi-function Wisconsin rec room, complete with hardwood floors, weights, a pool table, (protein) bar, and, most importantly, a framed Favre jersey to support the beloved Packers and prove you’re not a fair-weather fan. This man cave is the perfect place to not only get in a calorie-killing workout, it also offers a comfortable family hangout for chili and football games. Add a stationary bike or elliptical to get your cardio in at home.

5. “On, Wisconsin!” Half Court Gym

Small indoor basketball court with Wisconsin "W" on floor

Make Bucky proud with a half court that screams Wisconsin – (Go Big Red!). Basketball courts are not only perfect for a competitive, family-fun game, but can also be easily utilized for yoga, dance, or weightlifting with the addition of simple equipment.

Finance a New Fitness Area with Unison

Is an at-home gym and a better bod a goal of yours for 2018? Get started sooner with help from Unison Credit Union. Our U Choose loans are available for projects of almost any size. Explore our Home Equity Loans or U Choose loan rates today or get in touch with one of our Member Advisors to discuss ways to financially tackle your next project with a stellar savings plan … our Member Advisors will have your finances doing one-armed pushups!

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