Tips for Putting a Gym in Your Garage


Are you interested in exercise but hate going to the gym? If so, you’re not alone. Many people – regardless of age, health, and physical condition – like the idea of exercise but dislike going to a gym several times a week. Between the commute, the crowds, and the constant sense you’re being watched and judged, it’s enough to make most people avoid the gym. Unfortunately, that means they avoid exercise too.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. More and more people choose to have a small personal gym in their homes. What’s more, they don’t need to spend a fortune to make it happen.

Read on to learn more about having your own home gym, starting with where to put it.

Where to put your home gym

A garage gym is not a new idea. Many people who can’t access gyms opt for garage gyms since they offer an affordable way to maintain fitness. The tips for setting up a gym in your garage include:

Make space for your gym equipment by clearing out junk

Most of the things we rarely or don’t use end up in the garage. For instance, you might find your couch from your college years still taking up space in the garage despite it being a relic. Don’t let that dusty old sofa take up more space while you can do away with it to make room for your favorite gym tools and equipment.

Also, remember to donate the things you haven’t used in over two years. Likewise, you can repurpose or sell the items lying around in your garage if you want to set up a home gym in the garage

Maximize the available storage space

Are you still short of space even after clearing out your junk from the garage? If so, maximizing your garage’s storage space should be next on your to-do list, as this will help you create space for all the equipment you need for your home gym. Note that the list of garage gym equipment essentials includes dumbbells, kettlebells, jump rope, and exercise machines like rowers and treadmills. That’s a lot of equipment you need to keep in a small amount of space.

Remember to opt for vertical storage for your gym equipment, as this will guarantee the economical use of storage space. With vertical storage, you will be able to store up to 10X more items in your garage space. Therefore, you will spend less time worrying about where to store all your gym accessories, equipment, and machines. Maximizing the storage space in your garage using vertical storage will also help you rearrange the garage with ease.

Make your home gym comfortable and appealing

Many people are motivated to work out if their environment is appealing and comfortable. Consequently, it doesn’t come as a surprise that gym-goers prefer working out in an environment that offers great music. Getting a set of speakers for your home gym should be among your top priorities, especially if you want to work out while grooving to your favorite tunes.

In addition to ensuring your home gym is cozy, also remember to make it functional as this will help you reap maximum benefits from the space. Lastly, make your home gym easy to clean and keep organized as this will help you work out in a neat and organized environment.

What to know before working out at home

We bet you are eager to learn about the best way to set up a gym at home in your garage. For this reason, you have come to the right place if working out from home is one of the things you are yet to cross off your bucket list.

Let’s start by saying exercising is healthy, not a vanity project. Also, note that exercising is all about improving your health. Therefore, it is no surprise that individuals who consistently work out enjoy healthier and holistic lives compared to people who avoid working out. Fortunately, many types of equipment are tailored for home gyms and home use. Installing most of the equipment is straightforward.  And once it’s done, you have a garage gym for life!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

I think this might be a good idea. For example, when we bought our first house, we had a large garage, but we didn’t have a car. We used it as a work area, first refurbishing it and finding a garage door repair in Toronto to install a secure door. I think the gym can also be a great idea to optimize the space in the house

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1 year ago

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