When Neil and I were house hunting one of my key requirements was a space in the house that I could spin and set up a workout room. In our old house I would spin in the garage. Our living room was the only place I could do strength and core, but it required moving furniture around and was cramped. When we found our new home I was thrilled with the basement space because I could set up the perfect pain cave!
There was enough room to set up my bike on the trainer, a mat for doing stretching and core and space for doing weights.
I have my bike set up in the corner of the room. Thanks to a bulkhead running across the room I’m a bit limited for bike placement as I don’t want to hit my head if I stand on the bike. Being able to stare at my medals is good motivation. I have a little table nearby to hold a speaker, my workout, a water bottle or snacks. Peat also has a bed nearby in case he wants to hang out with me while I’m downstairs.
I found a rack to hold my dumbbells from Canadian Tire for $48.99. I picked up the dumbbells themselves from Walmart and Target. I had to visit several different stores because not one store had all of the weights I was looking for. The medicine ball came from Walmart.