If COVID has taught us anything, it’s the importance of daily exercise for our overall health and wellbeing. Of course, lockdowns and government restrictions can make this difficult. The solution? A home gym. A home gym allows you to stay fit and achieve your fitness goals without leaving your home. A home gym doesn’t need to be expensive, however, you do need space for it. We suggest converting your garage into a well-stocked and convenient workout area.
Transforming your garage into a home gym is a great project that is sure to save you time and money in the long run, just think of the savings you can make by foregoing your existing gym membership. Below are our tips to help you turn your garage into a gym.
Empty and discard unwanted equipment
First things, first, clear your garage of unwanted materials. You can choose to discard, sell or store them in a self-storage container/box like Smartbox. Smartbox is the convenient and mobile self-storage solution that won’t break the bank. You don’t need to leave the comfort of your home and you only load or unload once, because we deliver your rental storage to you. Smartbox comes in 3 different sizes:
Use your space wisely
To ensure that all your equipment fits, and you still have enough room to move around, create a floor plan. Remember that some gym equipment can take quite a lot of space, so make sure you utilise your garage space wisely. Your floor plan should include the measurements of each gym equipment. Also, take advantage of your wall and ceiling space to store lighter items such as resistance bands, foam rollers, dumbbells and yoga mats.
Invest in equipment that you’ll use
Before you invest in gym equipment make sure you stick to the those that you already use and/or have multiple uses. One example of this is a barbell and bumper plates, which can be used to perform multiple exercises such as deadlift, clean and jerk, snatch, squat and bench press. Also, make sure you mix it up and have equipment for both cardio and resistance training. Finally, shop around, there are plenty of locals who are looking to sell second-hand machines.
Make it comfortable
To ensure that you’re comfortable during your workout, you may want to insulate your garage and install durable flooring. Insulation will ensure that the temperature is regulated at all times. In terms of flooring, we suggest placing epoxy, rubber or foam flooring on top of the concrete, as it’ll help ensure that your equipment last, and it will help absorb the shock from high-intensity exercise. Also, make sure you take the climate into account, and purchase fans, heaters and air-conditioning, if necessary. Finally, don’t forget to add lighting, there’s nothing worse than working out in the dark.
A home gym is a convenient and luxurious addition to your home − there’s no need to commute or wait for someone to finish their sets so you can continue to crush your fitness and wellbeing goals.
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