Whilst garages are mainly used as a storage space for all types of tools and equipment, it is quite common that these spaces are converted into a home gym. The home gym is also increasing in popularity with 30% of all exercise equipment being purchased for home gyms. This, partnered with the increasing price of a gym membership, shows us that the trend of the home gym is growing.
It may seem like an expensive way to get your fitness fix, but a garage gym conversion can be achieved on a budget (and save money in the long run). However, it does bring its own set of problems that need to be addressed from proper insulation, right through to the right garage door.
Having a gym in your garage provides some great benefits, such as:
We've put together a comprehensive guide to help you achieve your perfect home gym:
First of all, you'll want to clean and remove all the junk from your garage. If the garage is too cluttered and messy, not only will you not want to spend time in your gym, you won't have any room for your gym equipment.
You may also find it useful to make a plan of where you're going to store things you want to keep and dedicate a good amount of space to your new gym.
Most garages come with a concrete garage floor, which doesn't exactly make burpees anymore appealing. You'll need to source some proper floor cushioning, such as gym tiles. They're low maintenance and hard-wearing.
Once you have mapped your space out with flooring, you'll want to start getting the equipment in. If you're short on space, focus on getting the essential equipment that can be used in several ways so you can maximise your workout.
The best pieces of equipment for an overall workout are:
Once you have the basic equipment, you may find that you have a little more space than expected and you can purchase more equipment as your garage gym conversion grows.
Keeping your gym equipment in good condition will be a high priority and this isn't always possible if you do not have a suitable garage door, for both security and insulation.
Remember, whilst you want a garage door fit for purpose, you may want to revert to a garage, years down the line. Make sure that whatever garage door you choose is fit for a garage gym conversion and a conventional garage.
You may find it pretty boring to workout without any music, so you might want to consider getting a portable speaker or TV in your garage gym conversion. However, if you are bringing in more high-value items, you will want to make sure that you have a secure garage door.
This should also play into your decision to invest in the best garage door for your needs. You may even want to consider getting some extra locks.
Ready to turn your garage into a gym? It doesn't have to be expensive but it's better to ensure that you invest in a high-quality garage door to ensure all your equipment and belonging remain dry, safe and in good condition.
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