No matter what time of day it is or what the weather conditions are like outside, an at home garage will provide you with 24/7 access to the equipment you need to reach your fitness goals. If you don’t know where to begin, read on for some tips and tricks.
Get your plan ready
Before you start renovating, you’ll want to know how much space you have under and above your garage door. Figure out what you’ll need to do on your own and what a professional will need to do. For example, you may need to increase the height of the garage door opener. You’ll also want to make sure you have proper locking mechanisms in place to protect your home and your equipment.
The first step is to clear out and organize what you already have in your garage. This will help you make room for your gym equipment in the future. A good way to do this is by taking everything out and sorting through it to decide what you want to keep and what you’d like to get rid of.
Install garage insulation
Garage insulation helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature and protects your equipment. You can install fiberglass insulation on the walls and foam board on the overhead door. When using fiberglass insulation, make sure you are wearing gloves, a mask, and long sleeves. Another great way to insulate is by installing a new, insulated garage door from a qualified contractor.
An insulated garage will make a huge difference in your workout. Create a comfortable environment that will allow you to do all the activities you planned, no matter what time of year it is. Insulation also provides noise-cancelling benefits to help you concentrate on your workout and prevent neighbors from overheating your weights or blasting your pump-up music! You can install garage insulation yourself or hire a local garage door technician!
Heat and cool your garage
Ductless heating/cooling systems are a great addition to your new workout space. Space heaters, portable radiators, and fans are also great options for heating your garage gym. Vents are a great way to improve indoor air quality throughout the year. Use a garage door remote to open your garage door for fresh air during the warmer months.
Install a durable flooring
In most garages, the floors are made of concrete, which is bad for your joints and muscles. Therefore, you will most likely want to install shock-absorbing flooring to reduce the impact and stress your body is subjected to. Common options include carpet tiles, rubber, foam, and epoxy coating. Some options come in larger puzzle-pieces that are easy to install to keep your body safe. The beauty of these products is that they can be parked on your garage floor if your garage is a multi-purpose space.
Install equipment storage
Now that you’ve got everything else sorted out, it’s time to start stocking your home gym with all the equipment you need. The key is to know what your goals are and pick the right equipment to help you reach them. For example, if you’re looking to lose weight, invest in cardio equipment such as a treadmill or a stair master. If you’re working on strength, you can choose a dumbbell, kettlebell or pull-up bar.
Whether you buy it all at once or buy it over time You’ll need to store your equipment. You’ll want to make sure you have enough storage space for all your gear. Hooks, shelves, racks, bins and boxes are all great options for keeping your gear organized while still giving you plenty of room to work out.
Whether your garage door needs insulation or you’re looking for ways to cool down your garage gym, Regional Doors And Shutters, the ultimate providers of garage doors Bishop Auckland is here to help.