CREATING THE PERFECT HOME GYM

Yoga at home with HearthwoodThere’s nothing like a solid workout to help reenergize your day and keep your body in great shape so that you can be your most productive self! For many, our fitness routines were thrown a curveball during the past year when gym access was severely limited for safety precautions. We were all reminded of the importance of regular exercise throughout the week and now, it’s more important than ever to make sure we can stay active, fit, and healthy at home!

So, if you have genuine Hearthwood hardwood floors in the home, is it still appropriate to work out indoors? With the right precautions and thoughtful considerations, you can easily achieve an awesome workout without ever leaving the house! There’s no need to lose your training progress if your gym has limited access again, here are a few tips for creating the perfect home gym experience:  

Scuff & Scratch ProtectionThe biggest concerns of working out at home are damaging the floors and knocking over furnishings. For starters, make sure that you have enough room to perform the workout that you have in mind. Next, invest in high-quality gym mats to support your footing, support any workout equipment such as a Peloton bike, and of course, protect your floors underneath! This list from New York Magazine highlights the 9 Best Gym Mats on Amazon and these products are ideal for creating the perfect home gym.  

With Hearthwood hardwoods, you have the advantage of a premium Aluminum Oxide Polyurethane finish that protects the natural wood against scratches, scuffs, and wear and tear, while providing supreme durability. Whether you have the airy, neutral tones of Nude white oak from the Au Naturelle Collection or the rich, warm patina of Homecoming hickory from the Tall Timbers Collection, you can always keep the appropriate Hearthwood Touch Up Pen on hand to correct any marks on your striking wood floors.         

Home gym with Hearthwood Floors

Tranquil Yoga StudioIf you haven’t been able to attend your favorite yoga studio, you can easily craft a tranquil space in the home that’s perfect for poses, stretching, and mediation! Using the inherent natural beauty of Hearthwood hardwoods as your Zen foundation, make sure to use natural light, plants, and thoughtful décor to create the perfect peaceful corner indoors. If you have a room with large windows that let plenty of warm sun rays in, consider using this space to practice your poses. Add plenty of beautiful plants to enhance the mood as well as provide fresh air and aromas, reduce carbon dioxide and dust, and serve as natural humidifiers. When combined with the high-character of Petrified white oak from the Dynamic Earth Collection or the smooth tones of Suede oak from the Woodlands Collection, you have an indoor living layout with greenery and wood elements that’s perfect for tuning out distractions and reconnecting with the soul. 

Quick Clean-UpYour high-intensity training at home will certainly make you perspire and it’s hard to control where your sweat beads will land! Thankfully, your Hearthwood floors are protected with our innovative  WetWorx™ Splatter and Spill Guard to inhibit moisture absorption and prevent wicking. Even if you accidentally kick over your water bottle, with WetWorx™ there is no need to panic. Simply grab some paper towels to clean up your floor and return to your workout. Hearthwood floors are also safe to mop with Swiffer® WetJet Wood™ Mopping System, making it extra easy to keep them clean.

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There’s no need to sideline your fitness and health goals if you are limited to working out at home. Simply take the necessary steps to create the space you need, while taking care of your home in the process. With Hearthwood hardwoods, your floors can handle the appropriate activity levels to help you be your best!

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