While not everyone might enjoy working out from home, garage or home gyms have become more and more popular during recent years. Having a gym set up in the privacy of your home could stimulate a lot of folks to up their workout game, or even initiate it to begin with. Physical fitness should become an important part of your life, especially if you are a sedentary person show spends 8 to 10 hours a day or more strapped on a chair, in front of a computer. If your regular unwinding habits consisted of ordering in pizza and watching your favorite TV series, you may want to change your habits. Instead, do a workout; too tired to drive or walk to the nearest gym in town? No problem, that is why you’ve set up your very own gym inside your garage, remember? Haven’t done that yet? No worries, here is a brief intro on how to do that, with special emphasis on the importance of keeping your garage gym safe.
Why The Garage?
Maybe you no longer need to store your car in it, or you never had a vehicle to begin with. Or you have a double garage and all that extra space laying there doing nothing useful. Plus, it’s in your immediate proximity, so you shouldn’t be able to find any more excuses not to work out. You can slip into your workout gear and step out of your home early in the morning, as soon as you wake up, have a nice workout, then head over to the shower. No extra car drives, no hassle to get ready and put on a face to attend a real gym, no delays, no stress. Just you in your PJ, if you feel like it, working out on your favorite music or while watching your favorite vlogger on your phone.
Garage Door Security
A garage also has the ideal size for a fully functional home gym. You may, however, have to face some custom design challenges. For example, you may need to hire someone to help you maximize the overhead space, and help you build wooden shelves and boxes to store your equipment. you could talk to a local garage doors service in town and ask them check the state of your garage doors and opener and recommend the best solutions for additional security. After all, you will be storing some rather expensive free weights, maybe an elliptical bike, a treadmill, and other similar gear. An expert garage door technician should not only be able to fix any broken springs, rollers, or cables, but they can also easily install new doors, complete weather seal installations so the cold temperatures will not affect your workouts during winter, and perform yearly maintenance checks.
Focus on replacing your old and most likely worn out garage door with an insulated steel garage door. Hire professional services to help and remember to place a garage heater next to the door to keep warm all year round.
You could also ask them to install a high lift garage door conversion to enable the door to open closer to the ceiling. This should allow you to enjoy extra vertical space for your pull-ups or jumping rope exercising.