From punching bag to plié

Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 by midcenturyjo

“Here is a room to sweat, stretch, and have some fun! Similar to our own attitudes towards working out, this space approaches exercise with a sense of moderation, ease, humor, and delight. It is designed for the person who wants balance between action and relaxation, and who knows that function and aesthetics can coexist effortlessly. Turn the music on and do what moves you—hit up the boxing bag and go for the burn, or practice your pliés at the ballet bar. After the workout is through, find refuge in the beautiful vintage Wegner chair. Sit back and catch your breath, you are energized and ready for the day.”

We very rarely feature exercise rooms on the blog so when I found this gym/relaxation room by Cass + Nico Studio as part of last year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase I knew I had to share. I’m loving the hand painted walls.

Ana says:

It is indeed a lovely, very pleasant room but punching bag is not really usable, is it? Punching towards the wall is not an option, and there does not seem to be enough space in the corner for a person to punch the bag without being very cautious not to hit the walls with elbows. But that’s maybe not the point at all here… 🙂

Duane says:

It may be ok. If you need to move around the bag 360°, then 3½’ of clearance should work. Otherwise, 2′ of clearance should be fine.

Lorraine says:

Great post, Ana. You’re right.

Duane says:

It may be fine. Two feet is usually sufficient.

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