Basement gym
Credit: Alexander James

三级成人视频Gyms might have reopened in much of the UK, but for those who have established a home exercise routine in recent months, they may have lost their appeal. WOFH saves on time and money, and thanks to the digital innovations that sprang up during lockdown, there are more ways than ever to incorporate exercise into your day. The key is to create a suitable environment that will inspire you to keep it up. 

三级成人视频What people want in their homes has changed abruptly with lockdown. ‘The guest room has disappeared [from clients’ wish lists],’ reports interior designer Emma Pocock ( ‘First on the list is a home office, then a home gym.’ Which makes sense: unlike most spare rooms, a good exercise space could be used daily, especially if you’re working from home. Here’s how to create one that’s tailored to your space, budget and workout of choice.

1. The garage or basement gym

‘We like to make [gyms] interesting rooms that can look quite unlike other parts of the house. We often do dark or bright colours,’ says Pocock, who designed this gym (pictured top). The wall of mirrors expands the room and the low-profile equipment blends in. Tongue-and-groove softens the look and shelving is handy for propping up a laptop or tablet.

3 workouts to try  

  • If you’re a serious HIIT  devotee, you can subscribe to ' monthly plan for £11.99 or head to the free workouts on YouTube. 
  • offers bespoke online personal-training programmes. He has been doing this for 10 years so has plenty of experience in tailoring plans and training via the internet.
  • : Brilliant name, brilliant concept: yoga tailored for men (women are welcome, too). Online workouts cost £5.

What to buy

Clockwise from top left: Tall industrial trolley, £351.95, ; Linear bench,  £125 (reduced from £250),  ; Gymnastic rings, £34.95, ; Rowing machine, £999,  (

2. The yoga nook

Credit: Oliver Hammick

A quiet corner will suffice for yoga or Pilates. This one, in  the attic of a house designed by , has plenty of natural light and ventilation from the French windows and skylight, plus a tranquil view. The rest of the room is used as a hangout space and occasional guest room. 

3 Workouts to try  

  • : The original and still the best, Austin-based Mishler has hundreds of different sessions on her YouTube channel, all free. Her relaxed, friendly style is loved by 7.9 million followers.
  • : If you want to brush up on your downward dog, the one-to-one sessions are good value. It’s free for a three-day trial, then classes are available in packs: two 55-minute sessions for £39, four for £69 or six for £89. 
  • If you’re looking to go back to basics, Annie Deadman’s  gives you a great three-week intro for £79. 

What to buy

Clockwise from top left: Eco-friendly yoga mat,  £69, ; Yoga brick, £9.99, ; Organic jute basket, £55,  ; Resistance ring, £19.99, ; Light candle, £48, 

3. The garden studio

A studio away from the house with garden views is perfect if budget and space allow. It will not usually need planning permission if it’s under 2.5 metres high and takes up less than half the garden area. A cheaper option is a gazebo to which you  can add screens. The example pictured above is in a garden building by .  

3 Workouts to try  

  • : Most outdoor fitness boot camps are now running smaller, socially distanced classes in parks so many have moved half their operations online. Try two weeks of unlimited access for just £5. 
  • Joe Wicks never stops. Not content with tiring out a nation of kids, he keeps his YouTube channel (The Body Coach TV) packed with plenty of new  and varied workouts from which to take your pick.
  • Reformer Pilates No equipment? No problem. You can hire a Reformer for  £50 a week at . 

What to buy

Clockwise from top left: Mini-fridge, £779, ; TRX suspension training kit, £174.95, ; Outdoor fitness bike, £682, ; Weighted battle skipping rope, £30.99 (reduced from £49.23), ; aFunk portable bluetooth speaker, £65 (reduced from £95),

4. The blow-the-budget supergym

‘An actual gym isn’t just about the equipment, it’s about the music, the lighting, the atmosphere,’ says interior designer . ‘Make sure you’re creating an experience for when you exercise.’ This vast home gym Pooley created has a glamorous look, thanks to the backlit joinery and plenty of reflective surfaces. 

3 workouts to try

  • , London’s toughest gym, has taken its high-intensity regime online. Workouts are live-streaming free on Instagram from instructors around the world.
  •  is trainer to the stars (Gwyneth, Madonna et al) and her classes are fast – you’ll have to keep up as they don’t hang around for slowcoaches. If you’re prepared to pay £73  a month to get abs of steel, this could be your bag.
  •  targets thighs, legs and butts or, as the blurb says, a ‘good kind of burn’. A Transform Bundle, including a p.ball,, p.3 trainer and a month of live-streaming, is £125. Or try the free 14-day trial.

What to buy

Clockwise from top left: Peloton bike, £1,990, ; Supreme reed diffuser, £94, ; Marbre towels, from £34, ; Swing tower, from £499, ; Unica multi gym machine, £5,390,