More people today are seriously considering a healthier lifestyle ever since the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of people around the world.
Experts claim one of the best defences against the disease is a strong immune system and proper hygiene, which are the results of a healthy lifestyle.
But with current social distancing and preventive measures, many establishments including gyms are either closed or allow limited capacities preventing people from just going in and out to work out.
This is also bolstered by fear of people going out of their homes and risk catching the virus.
When there’s a will, there’s a way
If you feel you cannot go to the gym, you may consider working out at home. While some shrug the idea of spending extra cash to build a home gym, there might just be space that you may not have thought of- your garage.
You can convert your garage into a home gym that can help you start achieving your fitness goals without having to spend much for renovations or makeovers.
Here are some ideas to help you get started;
Clear up some space
Aside from automobiles, most people make use of their garage as additional storage space for things that usually just gather dust and cobwebs.
Why not start to take out those items and dispose of things that you no longer need or can no longer use. These items are mostly junk items that could end up going in the trash later on, so why not make use of the space they occupy in your garage.
Let go of the stuff you no longer need and start rolling up your sleeves to clear up some space for your home gym.
Get rid of the clutter
A good way to start your de-cluttering activity is to organise three sections for your stored items- discard, keep, and sell.
Designate an area where you plan to keep your stuff, such as a garden or tool shed, attic, basement, or a self-storage unit.
There’s no need to hang on to damaged or broken items, so you might as well get rid of it. If you have things that are still functional that you no longer need, consider scheduling a rummage sale or donate it to charity or someone who may need it from your community.
Before you start decorating or setting up your workout equipment, make sure to have the area deep-cleaned and sanitised. Make sure you remove any dust or grime that may have accumulated through time.
This is also the best time to check out any weak spots that may need repairs, that way you can have it fixed to prevent further damage and save you time and money from having it fixed before anything is set-up.
Don’t forget the ceiling
There’s bound to be cobwebs on the ceiling, so make sure to roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and grab your broom or rags to make sure it is clean and free from unsightly things that would normally make people cringe at the sight of it.
Clean the walls and floor
Get a bucket of water combined with a good quality liquid disinfectant then start cleaning the walls and floors to sanitise surfaces that have long been left exposed and covered by storage boxes and other items.
Next, you take out your trusty vacuum cleaner and clean the floors of the remaining dust particles and debris from the ceiling, walls, corners, and crevices.
For stubborn stains, use quality stain removers or household cleaning agents and use a brush with firm bristles. For oil spills and marks, you can also use a hydrogen peroxide solution and soak the stained area overnight, then remove the dried-up solution using a scraper.
Plan your renovations
This will depend on the gym equipment that you will be using. So make sure to make a layout of what goes where such areas where to place equipment that need to be bolted down, a full-length body mirror, audio-visual equipment, free space for weights, soundproofing, etc.
Make sure you factor in all equipment that you will use so you can effectively allocate specific areas and how much space you need for them.
In no time, you will be able to start working out and achieve your fitness goals right at the comforts of your own home.