Do You Camouflage Exercise Gear?

Every now and then we’ll visit a friend’s lovely home and spot it: a couple of dumbbells peeking out from underneath the living room credenza. Or a set of kettle bells creating their own little vignette in a corner of a room. Could someone tell if you’re a weightlifting enthusiast if they were to visit your home?We’ve never really thought to disguise the fact that we have weights in our space before. But we came across this product on Gaiam’s website: a Balance Ball Cover. We admit, it’s kind of cute, and it’s an interesting idea for those who don’t want to keep a balance ball in their room because it’s big and noticeable. We’ve seen people use sturdy ottomans and coffee tables as weight benches. Some use baskets to store their weights. And there’s even this product called XFIT that is a exercise room in a modern-looking armoire. We’ve even seen something called a “Murphy Gym,” like the concept of a Murphy bed, only with workout equipment instead. Clearly there are those who go to great lengths to disguise their workout equipment.

Do you? If you've got exercise gear in your home, is it proudly on display? Kind of hidden in a corner? Or deftly disguised in plain view? We'd love to hear your ideas and tips!

Images: 1. batiskafo kotur, 2. Gaiam’s Balance Ball Cover, 3 & 4. XFIT

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