Over the course of the past year, more and more people have been turning to build their own ‘garage gyms’ (also known as ‘home gyms’), but what exactly are they? And how easy are they to build?
Here in our guide to essential garage gym equipment, we show you how you can transform your garage (or any spare room) into a gym!
What Is A Garage Gym?
With the increase in home gym equipment being sold online and the never-ending lockdowns that have frozen our gym memberships, it’s no wonder many gym goers have resorted to converting their garages to a “Garage gym”.
Why Use A Garage Gym?
ComfortabilityWith a Garage gym, you complete your workout whenever you feel like it.
You can also put your favourite TV show on in the background, play your favourite songs (none of that elevator music) to your heart’s content.
After your workout, the shower is just a few steps away and you can get changed in the comfort of your own home. There’s also no need to worry about whether you remembered to bring your towel, shower gel, or shampoo.
Typically, when you go to the gym you need to allocate time in your day to pack your gym bag, as well as travel to and from your gym. When you do finally arrive at the gym, as well as your muscles, your patience can be tested waiting in line for the machines.
A garage gym allows you to skip the commute and the line of people eager to take their turn. Therefore, keep your stress to a minimum and the time you have to work on your gains to a maximum.
You can also pop to your home gym whenever you feel. From the comfort of your own home, you can go for a sporadic workout without having to plan your day around it.
A garage gym is ideal for those who want to save on paying for a gym membership. When total up your gym membership costs each year, you will see that creating your own home gym can really help you to save your coins.
Gyms may be forced to shut during a pandemic, but your garage gym is available to you 24/7. Your own garage gym enables you to achieve a virus-free, clean, and safe workout each time.
Essential Garage Gym Equipment
Resistance bands are a great way to help build your stamina and strength during your cardio workouts.
Similarly, another increasingly popular choice is weighted vests which help to improve posture, increase load on bones, are hands-free, convenient and comfortable.
Force Fitness' weighted vests are available in black, black camo, storm grey and many more colours. They allow you to achieve more than you ever thought. The collection of tactical training vests is suitable for all types of training regimes and range from 7kg-40kg with additional weight plate upgrade sets if required.
A bench is very useful for strength training exercises like bench presses, or cardio exercises such as bench jumps.
Most garages are big enough to fit an adjustable bench in because they do not tend to be that large. You will definitely feel like you’re in the gym in your very own garage when you use your dumbbells with your adjustable bench!
Exercise mats are not only essential for HIIT and circuit training, but also in preventing damage to your floor or injuring yourself.
Now you have your home gym sorted, why not check- out our home workouts too?