Turn Your Garage Into A Home Gym
If you have a garage, you can turn it into a home gym and save yourself and the family gym membership fees and probably get more fitness time in because you won’t need to travel in the cold and wet weather to get to and from the gym!
How many times have you planned to go to the gym, looked out the window and saw the weather and then changed your plans?
When you turn your garage into a home gym, there are no travel or packing excuses. Just get geared up, step into your garage gym and get those workouts done!
No gear to pack or weather excuses and you’ll likely save a bundle too!
For many homeowners, the garage gym can put monthly membership fees back into your family budget which makes it cost-effective and a better use of everyone’s time as the whole family can use it. Even invite the Friends round, if you’re feeling generous!
5 Steps are all it Takes to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym
Step 1: Prepare your Space
This part is the most daunting of all because in many cases, the garage is a storage haven. Boxes upon boxes of products that are not used frequently, even white goods from a kitchen revamp that has been put into the garage for storage and not to mention the items that may have been there for years including; furniture, spare parts and tools that are rarely used.
Everything you have in storage in your garage is probably the only reason it’s not being put to better use.
Decide on what needs to be there and what things you need to have on hand. Items such as power tools, which can easily be stored in a tool cabinet that doesn’t take much space.
Everything else you don’t need in your garage, prepare them for putting into a container storage unit. Which is like garage space, only bigger, more secure and easily accessible as and when is required.
Step 2: Clean your Garage Space
In most cases, a brush and mop are all that’s needed as garages being used for storage primarily tend to get dusty. Given that you’re going to be working out in your garage, dust won’t be good for your respiratory system so give it a good brush over including the walls and ceiling to dislodge dust, vacuum it up and then go over it with a mop. Fitting some air vents may also be a good idea!
Step 3: Install your Fittings
If you don’t already have power in your garage, that’s something you’ll want to install if you want to run electric heating and air conditioning fans to make it more suitable for working out.
The main fittings to consider are for lighting and heating. Perhaps a couple of power sockets for powering up electrical fitness equipment such as a motorised treadmill or an exercise bike with an onboard computer display that needs power to work. Some fitness equipment such as benches, dumbbell’s and power racks don’t need power, in which case all you’ll need is lighting and heating.
Step 4: Prepare your Floors
No matter what material your garage floor is, there’s a good chance you’ll need to make it more appropriate for exercising by using rubber matting. This is particularly important if you’re going to be doing bodybuilding workouts as even the strongest of concrete floors can be damaged should a barbell be dropped from a weight bench or even placed down too hard on the floor, which could cause the concrete to crack.
Step 5: Bring in your Equipment
With all your Storage Items removed, packed and put into a suitable Container Storage Unit and your garage cleaned and prepped, you’ll then be able to get all your fitness equipment set up in a permanent location to use anytime you require.
No more folding gym equipment away and taking up cupboard space and then needing to go through the hassle of setting it up. Have all your gym equipment in the one place rather than storing it in wardrobes, cupboards or even under the bed.
Make things easier by turning your garage into a home gym by putting all your unnecessary items no matter the size, into a nearby Container Storage Unit at Top Box Self Storage. Save money on gym fees and get more exercise done in a place of convenience, meaning less excuses not to get your workouts done.
Whatever the size of the items you have taking up space in your garage, at Top Box Self Storage our Container Storage Units should accommodate. Check out our size guide for storage containers and contact us to discuss your Storage needs.