In our busy lives and schedules, it can be difficult to find time to exercise. Additionally, with restrictions making going out more difficult over the past few years, many people have fallen out of the habit of going to the gym. Turning your garage into a home gym is a great way to improve your health and fitness, all from the comfort of your home.
You also have the benefit of being able to customize the space, including only the machines and equipment you enjoy working out with. Having a home gym at your disposal also takes away the annoyance of dealing with others while working out. There is nothing more frustrating than paying each month for a gym membership, only to find the equipment or machines you came to use are already occupied.
If you’re spending a lot of time in your garage once it has been converted, safety would be the top priority for your garage and the entrance. Though we often think of garage doors as protecting and securing property, having a faulty garage door can be harmful to your personal safety, especially if one is surrounded by gym equipment. Choosing a weather-resistant steel garage door creates a safer environment when using your garage for recreation. Plus, safety is key to enjoying and making the most of your recreational space.
When you are planning to work out from home, think about what type of exercise you’re planning to do and how often. Ask yourself – what type of exercise do I enjoy most? Your answer can help you start to plan for how big of a space you’ll need and what type of equipment you’ll use most.
Maybe you enjoy yoga and your goal is to practice more – so what does that involve? Likely, a mat, space to move on the mat, yoga blocks, straps and maybe a way to watch online yoga videos.
Maybe your favorite exercise is a HIIT workout alternating between running sprints and weights. So you’ll need to think about what weights you need and if you’ll run outside or on a treadmill. You should also consider if your area lends itself to the space you need for the movements.