A garage can be more than just an area to park your vehicle or store unused items. Because of the coronavirus pandemic where gyms are shut down or open to a limited number of people, your garage can provide a perfect environment for a fully functional gym right at your own home. Converting your garage into your personal gym isn’t always as easy as you might think. However, the trade-off comes with staying safe while maintaining a healthy body during the pandemic. You can transform your own garage into your own private gym through these methods:
Before turning your garage into your own gym, you first have to deal with potential infestations like bugs and pests and strategize how the climate affects your area once the weather gets cold or hot. Plan on where you’re going to place your workout equipment so it’s not near any obstructions like the garage door. Finally, take into account the amount of lighting placed around your future gym in case there’s not enough lighting in your garage.
Storage space and layout options are important when converting your garage into your own private gym. To maximize floor space for your gym, the best method to place your storage would be to install some shelving along the outer walls. For heavy-duty storage, consider installing anchored hooks for weights and racks for bikes, bags, and other heavy items.
A personal gym that’s too hot or cold can be problematic and can make your workout experience uncomfortable. Heaters and floor fans are your best methods to keep your garage at a comfortable temperature regardless of the time of day or season. There are also different coatings you can choose to seal your floor, along with rubberized exercise mats to keep yourself and your equipment from damaging your newly remodeled floor.
Checking Your Garage Door
Finally, we come to the largest piece of your garage. When converting your garage into a personal gym, you should consider checking your garage door. Your garage door plays an important role in keeping a comfortable temperature for your workout environment. A poorly-insulated garage door will make your garage either too cold or too warm depending on the current weather. Installing an insulated garage door can help stabilize temperatures in your garage and maintain a productive workout environment throughout the year.
If you need help determining if your garage door needs to be looked at for services, repairs or maintenance, contact All Right Garage Doors to get a free quote. Whether you live in Mission Viejo, Irvine, Costa Mesa, or anywhere in the greater Orange County area, we provide exceptional customer service based on our commitment to safety and solving problems associated with your garage door. If you are ready for an upgrade or in need of our garage door repairs or garage door services, call us at (714) 726-2225 to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.