The 7 Best Home Gym Floors Of 2023, Depending On Your Workout … – mindbodygreen

By tailoring your gym flooring to your preferred type of workout, you can ensure that everything—your home and body included—has the protection it needs.

“Proper flooring takes proper care of your body,” explains Paul Fischer, a certified personal trainer and owner of Framework Personal Training. A supportive, grippy surface will offer shock absorption and cushion your joints while also minimizing the risk of slipping and falling, no matter how sweaty you get. 

Dropping a little money on a dedicated gym floor also protects your home, says Felicia Rish, senior commercial interior designer at Architects in Partnership. “If you drop a 20-pound kettlebell on hard surfaced flooring, you’ll probably have a new ding in your wood flooring or a chunk missing from your concrete floor,” Rish explains.

There’s also a psychological component to a good gym floor. “Your environment contributes to your success,” says Fischer. “A room that is set up for intentional exercise is another tool for goal setting. Just like studying in a quiet room, a proper gym creates positive habits.”

If you’re side-eyeing your carpet right this minute, keep in mind that many types of flooring can support a solid workout. “It’s perfectly safe to work out on existing home surfaces like laminate and carpet, though these can provide less grip than traditional rubber flooring,” explains Kerri Husk, sports therapist and owner of Huskie Sports Therapy & Performance. But if your current floor has no give (think tile and polished or bare concrete), certain workouts will require the addition of a good fitness mat at the very least.

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The Crystallization of a Dream: Lt. Victor Agunbiade Returns Home … –

 Lt. Agunbiade is a Nigerian-born, Navy Reservist who is serving as the exercise’s country lead. The following is an excerpt of a conversation about his experience visiting his home-country and the people that he met. This story has been edited to improve readability and context.

“I was born about an hour from Lagos, an hour with traffic, and it’s so good to be back. It’s my second time wearing my uniform in Africa, but this feels like the honor of a lifetime, to just be able to come here and interact with the people I grew up with, to share knowledge and collaborate with them. You know, it’s kind of crazy, because everybody sees my name and…….


You Can Do This 10-Minute Workout at Home With No Equipment – The New York Times

You don’t have to be an athlete to face daily athletic challenges. Whether it’s lifting your luggage into the overhead compartment of an airplane or squatting on the floor to play with your kids, many daily movements require a combination of strength, stability and flexibility.

Like an athlete, if you want to do these things well without risking injury, you have to train. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week, and two weekly sessions of strength training that target all the major muscle groups.

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