Turn Your "Workout Space" Into a Smart Home Gym
If you invested in home exercise equipment or set up a home gym in the
past 12 months, you are not alone. Pandemic related gym closures motivated millions of Americans to outfit
their homes with fancy new exercise equipment in 2020. To help you make best use out of your new home gym, we've compiled a
practical list of tech tips and tricks.
Smarter Home Gym Electronics: Get Grounded
One of the first considerations with any powered exercise device is
access to an outlet. The power cord for most new smart exercise devices is
between 5 and 6 feet. Many smart bikes, rowers, treadmills and now mirrors
also allow ethernet connectivity. Don't get tripped up! Protect and organize your smart exercise tech cords and cables with
these super handy
Kootek flexible sleeves. Kootek offers versions in both black and white, and they can be cut
to length to suit your specific space needs. These sleeves bundle and
safeguard cords and cables but also make your smart home gym look nicer.
Smarter Home Gym Connectivity: Get (Your Internet) Up to Speed
Many smart exercise devices need internet connectivity to operate. Now, if you've turned your home office into a hybrid "work from home"
and workout space, then you are
in good shape, internet wise. [See what I did there?] If your home gym set up is located
far away from a wifi router, this can be a real problem.
When streaming exercise classes on a Peloton, Mirror, or Nordic Track,
you are going to want a fast, reliable internet connection in the home
gym. Run a speed test
on your wifi network to make sure you have enough bandwidth for your smart
gym equipment. If you find your wifi network needs a boost, don't worry, you have
plenty of options, from wifi extenders to mesh networks like Google Nest
Wifi. For more help on this, check out our helpful guide on that topic here.
Fresher, Cleaner Air with Home Gym Air Filtration
Chances are your home gym isn't equipped with 30 foot ceilings and
industrial grade air filtration units. That shouldn't stop you from making sure you're breathing
while crushing the "WOD" in your smart, connected home gym.
The Geeni Home Air purifier system uses true HEPA certified technology to filter out 99.97% of all
airborne particles. The Geeni works with voice operation through Alexa, Google Assistant,
and Microsoft Cortana. You can easily
manage and schedule your Geeni home air filtration unit
with their companion mobile app.
If you are looking for an upgraded aesthetic and clean air in your home
gym, you might opt for the popular
Molekule Air Ionizer. The Molekule air ionizer are beautifully
designed and look nice in a home gym space. They also feature the latest
cutting edge air purification technology. The Molekule actually destroys
airborne pollutants, instead of just trapping particles.
Looking for a low tech solution to improve your home gym air quality? Get
your green thumb on with one of those "Swiss Cheese Plants" that seem to
be popping up everywhere these days. The super trendy Swiss Cheese Plant, also know as a split-leaf
Philodendron can actually improve indoor air quality. Look for the Monstera Deliciosa, that's this hearty tropical plant's latin name.
Smart Home Gym Ventilation: Get (air) moving
Don't let your home gym become a locker room. Stay cool while breaking a
sweat with a smart connected fan. Dyson offers a number of
sleek connected smart fans that double as air filtration and can
be controlled with the Dyson mobile app. Technical Pro offers an absurdly
affordable wifi-enabled and voice-assistant-compatible standing fan. Voice control can be pretty useful when you want to adjust the fan
speed mid-streaming-workout. These fans can also be automated with IFTTT applets!
Smart Plugs to Power Your Smart Home Gym.
With all this electronic equipment packed into your home gym, energy
costs can creep up on you. Smart, connected wall plugs can add voice
control to your home gym outlets. If you use Alexa voice assistant, then
the Amazon Smart Plug
is for you. These small and simple plugs can power down your equipment
when you finish your workout. Alternatives like the Kasa power strip and Geeni smart surge protectors
offer the same capabilities for Google Assistant and Microsoft
Need a hand with Smart Home Gym Setup? Let TekDash spot you.
Our professional Teks have experience in all things smart home -
including smart home gym setup! We'll asses your specific smart home gym needs and set you up for home
fitness success. If you want to turn your "workout space" into an awesome smart home
book an appointment
with a TekDash technician today.