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Adding a Home Gym to Your Garage

Posted on December 28th, 2020

If you love your car, chances are that you enjoy having a garage because it offers reliable parking that is shielded from the elements. With a little extra effort, your garage can become a multifunctional space that acts as a true extension of your home. Today, we’ll offer our tips on converting your garage into a home gym.

Getting Started

If you’re not willing to give up your only parking space, you’ll need to have at least a 2-car garage design in Chicago with one spot clear. Clear your chosen area of stored items, sweep up, and measure its length and width. This can help you determine what will realistically fit.

What You’ll Need

What do you already have on hand that will be used in your gym? After accounting for those items, consider what might be missing.

  • Equipment. Maximizing the most of your square footage is the name of the game, so you should prioritize equipment that will get heavy use. Ideally, each piece of equipment will have multiple uses and target different areas of the body.
  • Comfort. If your space is comfortable, you’re more likely to stick with a challenging workout. Adding tiles to the floor can help reduce the stress on your joints when exercising. If your space is too cold or too warm, get your hands on a heater or fan.
  • Appeal. Make your garage a place you want to be. Adding posters or a sound system can help make the area seem more fun and inviting.

Set Up and Get to Work!

As you assemble your gym, carrying equipment in and setting things up can count as your first workout. Once all the pieces are in place, all that’s left to do is get in shape.

Upgrade to a 2-Car Garage Design in Chicago

If your 1-car garage isn’t cutting it, we can help. Absolute Garage Builders provides custom 2-car garage designs in Chicago to those looking for more space. We offer free, no-obligation estimates to all potential customers. Get in touch with us today!

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