The Room You Work Out In Matters—A Lot

Workout space
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For some reason, we as humans love acting as though we’re not influenced by our surroundings. This is a great habit to have within the right context because it can be a cop-out to blame our mistakes on others. However, when it comes to working out, we are very much affected by what’s around us—and in a way, it’s our right to be a little selfish in order to achieve our goals (as long as we’re being respectful). This is super relevant when it comes to finding the right workout space and here’s how to do it.


You need your space when doing your various exercises. If you’re only doing a few reps of curls, then you can get away with a limited area, but for most body-based workouts, you’ll need a lot of room. Make sure the room you’re in is nice and big—there’s no time for you to waste energy deciding if your legs will hit that random chair in the corner.

Proper Foundation

In addition to space, you need to make sure that the floor is a good surface for you to work out on. We don’t love carpets because while they’re soft, they provide a little too much “give”. What you ideally want is a hard surface where you can then lay out a soft mat that you bought at the store.