This summer, I am thinking of converting my dining room into an exercise spot. My daughter goes off to college so I'll give her my dining room table and chairs for that first apartment, and I rarely eat in the dining room anyway.
The room is about 11 x 13 feet with just over 8 foot ceilings. I currently keep two bikes there on a gravity rack along one wall, and two cruisers in one corner, in addition to the table and chairs. Once the table is gone, the room will be fairly empty. The floor is tile so I'll probably put some kind of mat down. Recommendations on that?
I can bring a Total Gym in from my bedroom upstairs, or sell that and get a weight bench and some dumbbells. I'm thinking of a getting a trainer for rainy days. I will have the ability to see the TV in the living room from most of the dining room. But what I'm most interested in is the resistance training, not the cardio. I basically want what Dnvr has in his basement, only my space is much smaller!
Any ideas or suggestions anyone might have? Maybe go Bowflex? But then again, isn't the ceiling too low for that?