New Year’s resolutions have something of a bad reputation – mainly because we collectively ditch 80 per cent of them by February, according to US News. However, the flip side of that is that one in five resolutions will be achieved. The key is ensuring the stage is set for success from the outset.
For anyone who wants to get fit in the New Year, having the right setup is essential. Even the most noble of intentions to visit the gym regularly can soon be ground down by a combination of poor weather and the demands of daily life.
That’s why a home gym can so vastly improve one’s chances of success. Swapping the need to venture out in the cold and rain to exercise with strangers for working out in the comfort of your own home can unlock the path to a sustained, successful fitness regime.
Robert Walker, Managing Director, Alexander James Interior Design says,
“When it comes to on-site gym facilities, many homes now offer an outstanding range of amenities. Treadmills, indoor bikes and exercise balls don’t take up too much space, but can add a whole extra dimension to a home environment. Of course, those with plenty of room can also incorporate a wide range of other health and fitness features, from swimming pools to spa facilities.”
Whitelands, located on the exclusive St George’s Hill estate in Weybridge, Surrey, is the ultimate example of a home designed to set the scene for a successful exercise regime.
The interiors of this stunning six-bedroom home was designed and dressed by Alexander James Interior Design, – recognised as one of the World’s Top 100 Interior Designers by the Andrew Martin Design Awards 2016 and 2017.
The team’s work included presenting a basement gym that was energising and motivating, while remaining in keeping with the sense of grandeur flowing throughout the rest of the prestigious home.
The team also designed and dressed the superb spa area which includes a steam room, Jacuzzi, rasul with starlit sky and adjustable depth swimming pool in the ground floor.
Such facilities fit with the growing pursuit of wellness in the UK. While fitness is a key part of that concept, the value of relaxation (in both body and mind) is increasingly being appreciated as a core element of overall wellness. The Alexander James team was careful to demonstrate this at Whitelands, with soothing, natural tones and the warmth of candles glowing in stunning copper lanterns creating a superb ambience within the spa area.
Stacey Sibley, Creative Director, Alexander James Interior Design says,
“Wellness and nature are intrinsically linked and we wanted to reflect this within the spa facilities at Whitelands. We drew elements of the colour palette from soothing natural scenes, like the deep blue of the summer sky as day turns to dusk and the burnished glow of the setting sun as it sinks below the horizon. The result is an area which inspires relaxation the moment you step into it – it’s the perfect setting for refreshing and rejuvenating mind, body and spirit.”
Whitelands is available through Beauchamp Estates – price on application.
For more information, visit Alexander James Interior Design at www.aji.co.uk or call 020 7887 7604.