Home Improvement

A fitness room in your garage?

A fitness room in your garage?

A fitness room in your garage?

Why not?

Crossfit is all the rage these days and staying fit and healthy is probably one of the best trends of the last decade. Or at least, most can agree that it is a better trend than the “Bieber Fever”. Either way, some people don’t have the time or the bucks to go to the gym or by a gym membership. But thanks to YouTube fitness gurus and other crafty folks, training at home is easier than ever.

But what do you need to turn your garage into a fitness room? Our friends, the Staatsburg garage doors experts from Hudson Valley Overhead Doors & Operators have a few pointers to help you build your own home gym in your garage.

Whether you are into CrossFit, yoga, Zumba, heavy-lifting, pilates, calisthenics, high-impact, cardio, pole dance, martial arts or even barre, the first thing you have to do is calculate your space, if you still need to keep your car in your garage but the space is not generous, you should consider using another room of the house or choose exercises that don’t require a big space.

Once you’ve determined how much space you need, you can start setting up a space for your training routine. The next thing is making sure your garage door won’t be blocked or harmed in the process of installing, assembling or placing your training equipment; whatever this might be.

The CrossFit and calisthenic lovers, for example, can seize the ceiling to put some bars or hang ropes and rings, maybe a pole for dancers. Also, the CrossFit crowd and the heavy-lifters can use those huge rubber tires they use for training to keep their heavy lifting equipment and so on, without wasting too much space. The walls can also be used as a support for bars and rubber bands for those who prefer barre or pilates. Or you can set up a corner with a nice storage unit, some space and a mirror for Zumba and yoga, a treadmill and a TV for some cardio sessions. Or just some jumping ropes and a punching bag.

Possibilities are endless as long as you stay creative, organized and realistic. The folks from the DIY network have a few solid ideas for making your fitness garage a reality, and the professional team from Hudson Valley Overhead Doors & Operators have everything you need to keep your garage door in tip-top shape, so nothing will disturb your training. Contact these Staatsburg garage doors professionals today, calling at (845) 876-2772.

Posted in Home Improvement