The Sunday Times – Home gym ideas to set your pulse racing

The Sunday Times – Home gym ideas to set your pulse racing

Dean Poulton had long wanted a home gym on his Georgian estate in Warwickshire. “But I questioned myself, would I use it that much?” says the architect, 34. “In a home gym you don’t get that motivation from other people. Then Covid hit, gyms closed, so I decided to do it. And we run a holiday let (mytinyestate.com) in one of our cottages, so I figured if I don’t use the gym, at least the guests will.”

He and his partner, Borja de Maqua, converted the rustic Georgian laundry building themselves — it is the size of a single-car garage — and bought a multidisciplinary machine from Primal Strength (primalstrength.com), as well as free weights, slam balls and rubber flooring — they spent about £6,000 on kit, including the Olympic rings they hang from the old oak beams.

He and his partner, Borja de Maqua, converted the rustic Georgian laundry building themselves — it is the size of a single-car garage — and bought a multidisciplinary machine from Primal Strength (primalstrength.com), as well as free weights, slam balls and rubber flooring — they spent about £6,000 on kit, including the Olympic rings they hang from the old oak beams.

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