Some productivity and sleep experts argue that you shouldn't have work spaces or electronic devices like computers in the bedroom. With an office in your bedroom, it can be hard to subconsciously distinguish between work and rest which may lead to poor sleep quality, stress, and anxiety.
While there may be some good evidence for eliminating electronics and work spaces from the bedroom, what about other aspects of your life, such as fitness? Is it okay to let your sleeping space and workout space overlap?
The answer is, yes! When space is tight, moving your fitness equipment into your bedroom may in fact be the perfect solution.
5 Benefits of Bedroom Fitness
Here are the top five (5) benefits of adding fitness/boxing equipment to your bedroom, and how this addition can be the perfect way to help you stick to your fitness routine.
1. Space Saver
One of the best reasons to add your fitness equipment to your bedroom is to help with space. Realistically, you only need a corner of a room to set up your free-standing punching bag, yoga mat, and free weights. If space is truly at a premium, you may not be able to fit bulkier exercise machines, but you can use space under your bed or a decorative wall coat rack to hang resistance bands, boxing gloves, and hand wraps. With a FightCamp heavy bag, it's sturdy enough and won't move around the room during your boxing workouts.
(But don't just take our word for it. Check out this video of “Iron” Mike Tyson trying to knock ours over or move it! Hint: he couldn't!)
2. In Your Sight, In Your Mind
Keeping your boxing equipment in a place such as a basement or garage may actually be detrimental to sticking with your fitness program, especially if you are first starting to workout. We all know the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind.” In order to see your equipment, you have to go out of your way. When your gear is set up in your bedroom, you'll see it at least twice per day, reminding you that you need to get your workout in! Plus, working out in the morning can be an amazing way to boost your energy, clear your mind, and focus better for the day ahead. And if you need to get some stress out before climbing into bed, exercise has been shown to help you sleep better too.
3. Elephant Out Of The Room
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we love the company of others, especially entertaining and having guests, family, and friends over. With your exercise tools in the bedroom, your boxing equipment is out of the way and won't take up space in your common areas like your living room, dining room, and outdoor patios and porches.
4. Prime Television
Having a TV and workout equipment in the bedroom can be an added boost to reaching fitness goals, considering 70% of people already have a television in their bedroom. This is a great way to follow along on-demand classes like FightCamp’s boxing and kickboxing workouts, since you won't have to try and learn things like the 1, 2 punch combo, on a tiny eight (8) inch screen. It makes workouts that much more enjoyable!
Finally, the last reason why putting your workout equipment in your bedroom is great for sticking with your fitness routine is the added privacy. You can do your workout from the comfort of your own bedroom. Just close the door, and you won’t be bothering anyone. Plus, if you have roommates or family at home and don't like working out in front of anyone, you’ll be out of the way. You can concentrate on your technique, make as much noise as you want, and get into the rhythm of your routine without additional distractions.
Bedroom Home Gyms Are Best!
There are numerous reasons why incorporating your home gym (and FightCamp bag!) into your bedroom is beneficial – from saving space, to creating new habits, to inspiring you on your fitness journey.
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