If you're a certified personal trainer, your first instinct might be to get a job at a local athletic center. Doing so can work well, but there may come a time that you desire to work in your own environment. Setting up a studio in your home can be worthwhile for several reasons. You'll have total control over your environment, can work the hours that suit you best, and you don't have to split your earnings with anyone. Not every home is immediately conducive for personal training space, but if you consider these points, you can build a studio that will be a good fit for your clients.

Bathroom And Shower

When people work out at the gym, they commonly shower afterward. If you want to build a personal training studio in your home that people want to visit, they need to be able to shower after you put them through their workout. This doesn't mean that they should head to your home's en-suite bathroom; this is a scenario that may make both of you feel uncomfortable. Instead, it's ideal if you can convert a bathroom in the studio space into one that suits your clients. In addition to having a shower, toilet, and sink, it should also offer enough space in which to get changed.

Overhead Space

It makes sense to put your personal training studio in the basement of your home, given that its placement won't be interfering with your main living quarters. However, you need to give some thought to overhead space. Some basements can have low ceilings, and if your training clients will be jumping rope, doing jumping jacks, or performing other exercises of a similar nature, you don't want the ceiling to get in the way. Give some thought to the best space in your home in terms of the vertical space it provides.

Wall Space

Many rooms have a lot of windows, which increases their livability but doesn't necessarily make them conducive for personal training space. You'll want to install mirrors on some of the walls, and some workout equipment works best when it's pushed against a wall. Keep this detail in mind when you're selecting the space that you'll use. Windows may brighten the space, but they also take up wall space and can thus be detrimental when you're setting up a personal training studio.

Once you've thought about each of these points, you'll be able to choose the part of your home that works best as a personal trainer studio.