During the covid pandemic, there was a surge in people creating their own home gym as a result of extended gym closures during the lockdown periods. And actually a Garage can be the perfect place to create a home gym setup that allows you to easily work out without any excuses regarding the weather, a monthly membership cost or travelling.
However, what that garage gym consists of can look different for everyone, whether you’re into heavy lifting or want a space to put running and cycle machines so that you can get in some cardio without needing to leave home. No matter which boat you fit in, at Garageflex, we have a wide range of garage gym solutions to help you create your own bespoke gym.
What do I need in my home gym?
Everyone has a different focus so giving out one list of equipment you need to install is pointless. However below we have compiled a list of equipment that your new gym space ould include:
- Weight rack
- Exercise Bike
- Rowing Machine
- Punching Bag
- Yoga Mats
- Weight Benches
- Cable Machines
- Weight Plates
Whether you go all out or get a few that are relevant for you, the initial cost of the gym equipment listed above can seem quite high. But the long-term benefits you’ll see as a result will make it an incredibly cost-effective garage conversion. When you think of the money you’ll save on a recurring gym membership as well as the time you’d spend getting there, it more than makes up for it.
Beyond just the physical equipment, you should also look at getting sufficient lighting and heating available within the garage to provide good visibility and ensure you can work out effectively. A gym mirror can be a great tool during exercises such as yoga and weightlifting as they help you see your form and allow you to make adjustments to get the most from your workouts.
In order to facilitate these bits of equipment, you’re going to need the garage infrastructure to support it. This includes installing suitable garage floor solutions such as Interlocking PVC Floor Tiles that are impact-resistant, non-slip and able to withstand heavy gym weights with no issues.
How do I organise my garage gym?
Our Garage Floor Tiles come in a variety of different colours allowing you to separate sections out of the garage to create multiple zones for different workout apparatus and machines.
As well as this, we offer garage wall storage so that you can easily organise your gym accessories, supplements, kit and more. We offer a range of solutions including shelving, baskets, hooks and brackets to easily store all of your belongings.
White wall panel such as FlexiPanel and FlexiSmooth gives your garage walls a sleek, white, modern look that allows light to bounce around and create a perfect atmosphere. Even if you’re not using this to store your gym equipment, garage wall storage solutions are ideal for helping declutter your existing belongings so that you can maximise your space and have more room available for workout equipment.
Transform your Garage into a home gym today
You should now know everything you need to make your garage gym a reality – from the equipment every gym should have to how to incorporate it seamlessly. If you want some inspiration on what we can help you achieve, check out this client’s garage gym that we took to the next level.
If you’re interested in starting a garage gym conversion, get in touch with the team today and book your consultation so that we can help determine the solutions that will be best for your space and workout needs.