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AIBU To want to decorate the spare room into a home gym ?

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SpagBolgs Wed 26-Feb-14 21:47:18

Hello I was planning on decorating our spare room into a home gym, this room has been untouched for years and nobody has cared until now. I bought this issue up with DH and he straight away told me no he is going to decorate it into a home cinema and I should use my gym membership. I find a home cinema pointless as we go to the theatre or just see the movie in cinemas and he never cared about the spare room. BTW I am planning on using my own money.
AIBU or is it a waste of money any ideas?

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Wed 26-Feb-14 21:48:17

When you say decorate into a gym, I have visions of running machines mounted on the walls grin <unhelpful>

HSMMaCM Wed 26-Feb-14 21:50:24

If the room's been untouched for years, then he could assume you weren't interested in it either. You need to come to a compromise. Maybe Rock Paper Scissors?

hermionepotter Wed 26-Feb-14 21:53:07

gym with a giant tv? grin

SpagBolgs Wed 26-Feb-14 21:53:33

I have been telling him for years and he been ignoring me, now that I tell him if he does not hurry up I will start planning he going on about how he always wanted a home cinema.

hermionepotter Wed 26-Feb-14 21:57:03

what actually is a home cinema confused <ignorance alert>

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Wed 26-Feb-14 22:00:12

hermione I think we call it a living room.

MoreBeta Wed 26-Feb-14 22:04:26

I am decorating our basement into a flexible space.

Everyone is happy then. Seriously, a home gym for morning use, chill out room for teenage DCs at weekend and cinema for evening with Sky multiroom if people want to watch different things.

stopgap Wed 26-Feb-14 23:05:49

I didn't use a bedroom, but let me tell you having a home gym is fantastic. You can incorporate all sorts of strange pelvic thrusting exercises to your workout, without having to worry about sleazy steroid dudes :D

Jolleigh Thu 27-Feb-14 00:07:34

If you're only decorating the room, why not paint a treadmill on one wall and a big screen TV on the other? What a very odd way to phrase it hmm

Neither of you IBU. You each have an idea for the space and somehow need to come to an agreement. Why not soup up your living room into the home cinema then you can use the room as a gym?

CromeYellow Thu 27-Feb-14 00:11:06

Why not both? Exercise while you watch movies? I prefer the gym idea, I did that, saved us from a ton of unwanted guests and I can work out whenever I like.

ComposHat Thu 27-Feb-14 05:24:53

If you gave a gym membership you make infrequent use of, I can see why your partner would see purchasing a bunch of expensive exercise equipment that you already have access to as being wasteful.

Equally i am unsure how a home cinema room differs from the living room (bigger tv?).

Ps. Decorate and convert do not mean the same thing.

curiousuze Thu 27-Feb-14 06:11:45

Treadmill with widescreen telly with surround sound on the wall?

LordPalmerston Thu 27-Feb-14 06:23:13

No way. You'll never use it. Go to classes instead

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 27-Feb-14 06:28:52

An actual home cinema is way better than a living room. I don't think you can combine it with a home gym. How you use your home can't be first come first served. You need to discuss this and find an agreement.

Chopstheduck Thu 27-Feb-14 06:44:19

I'd put a treadmill in there, and then put the giant tv and seating in there too. I think it can be very hard to be motivated to work out at home, and you will get better results by actually using your gym membership. Even with a whole room too, you are going to be limited what you can put in there compared to the variety of a gym.

Sirzy Thu 27-Feb-14 06:46:16

Given the price of gym equiptment how much are you planning on having? Surely the room can be designed in such a way it incorporates both?

ComposHat Thu 27-Feb-14 11:01:27

Depending on the weight of the gym equipment you may have to get the floor reinforced if it is an upstairs bedroom.

CoffeeTea103 Thu 27-Feb-14 11:05:42

Why do you want one if you're not using your gym membership?

Periae Mon 21-May-18 22:36:54

To want a home gym

RhiWrites Mon 21-May-18 22:46:35

Hmm. I go to the gym twice a day and usually do an hour’s spinning on my fold up exercise bike. That’s a lot of going to the gym and I’m still not sure a home gym is a good use of space.

What other rooms do you already have, how much do you use them and what’s in them?

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