At this time of year, many of us are feeling the effects of weeks of excess consumption over the Christmas and holiday period. We take a look at some home gym concepts - inspiration to beat the bulge.
A home in eastern Japan designed by Koizumi Sekkei features an entrance hall that doubles as a basketball court. Sliding doors and metal grilles prevent stray balls from causing damage.
A hotel in Amsterdam and a home in Canada have built-in gymnasium equipment for spur-of-the-moment workouts.
Image: Adrien Williams.
The home (above) in Montreal, designed by Naturehumaine, contains gymnastics bars and rings to occupy the owners' active children.
Image: Ewout Huibers.
And in Cache Creek, America, a home designed by Carney Logan Burke features a climbing wall up one side of the house. (See slideshow for image.)
More conceptual is a keyboard crossed with punching bags, where every key corresponds with a lettered punching bag. Work out while you're working, is the idea. This invention is by European design studio Bless.
This story originally appeared on Dezeen.
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