Turning Your Garage into a Home Gym

It’s Wednesday, and you’re dreading your commute from work to the gym. You know by the time you arrive, the gym will be packed. You’ll have to wait to use the equipment. You also know that “Tom the Talker” will be there, the one who pretends to exercise but all he ever does is interrupt your workouts by talking too much. Wouldn’t it be nice to work out in the privacy of your own home? It’s not too difficult to convert your garage into a home gym if you follow these steps:

Clean out and organize the remaining garage-stored items. Dedicate one side of the garage for storage. Think about housing some of the seasonal items in overhead storage bins.  Purchase a wall organizing system for the larger tools you commonly use. Orlando garage storage cabinets will keep the myriad of items you need hidden and readily available. Store similar items together such as plant food and weed killer.

Decide if you want to insulate and sheet rock your garage to protect it from extremes in temperature. Select a floor covering, either indoor/outdoor carpeting or an aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance epoxy floor coating. If privacy is an issue, get blinds for your garage windows.

For as little as $500 you can have all of the equipment you need. Many times people sell high-priced gym systems which they bought but never used. Check sites like Craigslist to find good equipment for bargain prices. Determine how much space you will need for a bench, weights, bars, kettle balls, tubes and bands, and either a treadmill, bike, or elliptical if purchasing these items separately. Make sure the equipment that needs electricity is near outlets. If you prefer workout videos, dedicate space for a TV and sound system in your garage too.

For safety reasons, it’s important to check your form and posture periodically. Consider installing mirrors. If you don’t insulate your garage, make sure you have an area for a fan or space heater for temperature control.

Once you start working out in your garage gym, you won’t miss the commute to the gym, “Talking Tom”, or the gym membership fees. Stop by the Garage Design Works showroom today to see their durable Gladiator Premier Cabinets and Armor Seal Garage Floor Coating Systems. You’ll be able to start flexing those muscles faster in a beautiful, organized space.