Rise of the Indoor Home Gym

Rise of the Indoor Home Gym

More opportunities for practice means a better chance of your youngsters reaching their personal athletic goals! Harsh Weather At the time of this writing, the current temperature in Louisville, KY is 11 degrees F, with a wind-chill factor of 1 degree. It’s safe to assume your aspiring young athletes are more likely to be gaming on their XBOX than out shooting free-throws or practicing penalty kicks in this frigid weather. The Kentucky seasons contribute greatly to the State’s unique beauty, but these harsh winter months, and the often scorching hot August temps, can hinder a young athlete’s ability to develop as a player, no matter the Sport. While most athletes have access to a school, church, or local gym at which they can put in practice during harsh weather, limited operating hours, scheduling, travel arrangements, and competition for these spaces can make it difficult to take full advantage. Hence the rise of the indoor home gym! Year-round Use An indoor home gym can constitute anything from a small room in the basement with a hoop, to a multi-sport building suitable for entertaining the high school basketball team. The important aspect is that its located on your property and able to be used whenever you see fit, especially on those hot or cold days. Whether you are building a new home or planning an addition to your current one, working an indoor home gym into the plans will provide a space for your young athletes to practice year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More opportunities for practice means a better chance of your youngsters reaching their personal...
Conquering Space!

Conquering Space!

Homeowners generally have at least a rough vision for the recreation area they would like to build, but also have a frequent concern: Space. “I’m not even sure we have enough space for a Sport Court,” “Our yard is on a hill,” “We have a small lot,” “There are tons of trees.” Having reservations about a project of this magnitude is only natural – a basketball court is a difficult and unusual structure to visualize on your property. “I’m not even sure we have enough space for a Sport Court” A professional Court Builder can tell you if your idea for a Sport Court is possible and help you find a design that will fit your landscape, budget, and intended uses. Take the following case, for example. Growing Pains and Our Solution This family already enjoyed an in-ground pool in their backyard, but as their eldest son started to develop a love for basketball (University of Louisville in particular), they wanted a safe, high-performing space for him to develop his game. Their concerns were that the Sport Court not completely consume the remaining limited greenspace, be aesthetically pleasing, and still provide adequate space to practice important aspects of the game – the free-throw lane and 3-point line are integral to the players’ development of spatial awareness on the court. Installing what we in the biz call a “shooting court,” framed up against the garage, was the perfect solution. A customized version of a reduced half-court (16’ wide x 29’ long in this case) gave this young athlete a space where he could practice his free-throws, 3-point shot, and even...