Tips to transform your garage into a home gym
The pandemic has changed many aspects of life, such as working remotely and swapping out gym sessions with home workouts. In the same way that many people have discovered how productive they are when working from home, many others have realised the benefits of a home gym. There’s just the issue of space.
When looking to break a sweat in the comfort of your own home, there can be obstacles stopping us from going full tilt. Transforming your garage into a home gym is the perfect solution to opening up space without getting in the way.
Here are a few tips on how to transform your garage into a home gym with minimum effort and cost.
Make space in the garage
There’s a good chance that your garage is full of clutter as well as odds and ends. Before you can have space to work out, you need to clear out a space for exercise. If you will be bringing in equipment, then you’ll have to consider space for these items as well. Have a look at your floor plan and map out how your dream home gym will look when ready.
Create a budget for equipment
There’s a lot that you can do with makeshift weights, a yoga mat and a skipping rope. However, if you want a fully-kitted gym, then you may want to slowly build up your collection of equipment such as dumbbells, a pull up bar and maybe even a bench press. Before doing this, you’ll have to consider your budget and how it will fit in with other modifications that you need in your home garage, such as durable flooring. There are plenty of workouts you can do with just your body weight to start though. Burpees for days!
Declutter your space
Now that you’ve prepared your plan, you can put it into action. One of the biggest tasks that you’ll have to tackle is to declutter the garage. Start by packing up the odds and ends that are no longer needed, and set aside seasonal equipment for storage. A safe and affordable off-site storage unit is the perfect solution for keeping these items secure until you next need them.
Set up your gym
With your space cleared, you can begin to set up a space that inspires activity. If you need to add any modifications to your garage, now is the time to do it. Popular additions include durable flooring and storage for equipment.
Add your creature comforts
The finishing touch is to make your home gym a comfortable place that you can enjoy exercise. If you listen to music when you work out, then you can install a sound system and if you heat up very quickly, then you can install a fan or air conditioner.
Clearing out your garage of clutter is one of the most important steps in making space for a home gym. Store these household items in a safe and secure space that is easily accessible by renting a self storage unit with Stor-Age.
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