Whether you’re a gym enthusiast or a casual gym-goer, the hassle of going through traffic to reach your gym will always tempt you to skip your workout and take a rest day at home. Although it might not seem like a big thing for a day or two, once you start missing out on your sessions, before you know it, you’ll slip into a habit of not working out at all.
To avoid this, you must have a home gym where you can easily and conveniently work out without worrying about the commute or your fuel bills.
Your portable garage is the best place in your house to set up a gym. It has ample space and can be customized according to your requirements to make the perfect home gym. Some of the benefits of having a gym in your garage include:
- No more excuses for not going to the gym daily.
- No line-ups for the equipment you want to use.
- No set schedules, workout at any time of the day!
- Save money on travelling to and from your gym.
- Home gyms are healthier and are not loaded with infectious germs, unlike your local gym.
You can easily transform your garage into a home gym. This blog will focus on the necessary steps that will help you convert your garage into a personal gym.
Clean Your Garage
The foremost step of converting your garage into a personal gym is cleaning it thoroughly and tidying it up. We often use our garage as a storage place to keep all our useless household items and off-season stuff. Start sorting these things out. Get rid of the stuff you no longer use and efficiently organize all the valuable items in one corner of the garage. This will help declutter your garage and make room for your gym equipment.
You can sell the things you no longer use and make some money to buy gym equipment. Once you remove all the junk from your garage, sanitize and clean the area and ensure there is no dirt and dust on the floor and corners of the parking area.
Choose Suitable Flooring
Once you have cleaned and organized your garage, it is time to turn your attention to its flooring. The flooring of most parking and storage garages is usually concrete, as it provides strength and durability. However, it doesn’t make the best material for gym flooring.
Hard concrete floors are not suitable for your muscles and joints and often lead to sprains. A gym needs flooring that is easy to clean, can resist high-intensity movements, and has shock absorption qualities.
There are many flooring options available for your home gym from which you can choose from. Some of these options include carpet or gym tiles, epoxy, and rubber. These materials are low maintenance, hard-wearing and provide good cushioning.
Plan To Use The Garage Space Efficiently
When setting up a home gym, most people end up buying a lot more equipment than their garage can hold. Therefore, space planning is important before you select your gym equipment and other such things.
To create a space plan, measure the available area, or draw out a rough map of the space. Then create a bubble plan for each piece of equipment you’d place in the garage. This will give you a rough idea of how many machines you can buy for your home gym.
If you have a plan ready before buying your equipment and dumping it all in the garage, it will make it easy to set up the gym and help you use the area to its maximum capacity. Set up your equipment so that you have ample space to work out. and keep Add a TV or some portable speakers for music.
Invest In Good Equipment
This is the most critical step when setting up a home gym. Try to buy only those machines which you will regularly require for your workout routine. Avoid getting machines that you would use rarely. Moreover, select between different equipment efficiently. For example, invest in one machine for cardio instead of buying a treadmill, rowing machine, and a cycle.
Make sure to select the right weights and training gear depending on the type of workout you follow. Don’t forget to invest in good fans and air-conditioners for your new gym. They will ensure that the temperature inside the garage remains under control.
The Finishing Touches
To make your garage feel like an actual gym, you should give it some final finishing touches. For example, you can add some source of entertainment like a music system or a TV, install gym mirrors, or LED gym lightings. These final touches will help you truly convert your outdoor portable garage into a home gym.
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