There’s no better time than now to consider getting into a healthy and active lifestyle, not just for your body’s immunity but for one’s overall well-being as well.
Medical experts believe that among the best defences against diseases is proper hygiene and a strong immune system that is further bolstered by living a healthy lifestyle.
Also, some fear going out of their homes and risk catching the dreaded COVID-19 virus.
Be creative and innovative
When you feel tired or lazy to go to the gym, why not consider working out at home? Without you knowing it, there might just be enough space in your garage, your outdoor deck, or even an extra room in the house.
You might consider converting your garage into a home gym to help you start reaching your fitness goals without spending too much on renovations.
Here’s how you can get started;
Free up some space
A lot of people take advantage of their garage space as additional storage for items that end up gathering dust and cobwebs.
You can start taking out those clutter and let go of those you no longer need or find no urgent use. These are mostly junk items that could later end up going in the trash, so why not make use of the space they occupy in your garage.
Start rolling up your sleeves and let go of stuff you no longer need and clear up some space for your new home gym.
Begin de-cluttering by organising your stored items into three sections – discard, keep, and sell.
Designate an area where you what to keep your stuff, be it the garden or tool shed, basement, attic, or self-storage unit.
Stop hanging on to broken or damaged items. If there are items that are still functional but are no longer needed, try scheduling a garage sale, donate it to charity or give it to someone in your neighbourhood who may need it.
Sanitise and deep clean
Before setting up your workout equipment, make sure to sanitise the area or have it deep-cleaned. Remove any dust or grime that may have accumulated through time to avoid risking your health to dust, mould, or moisture that could breed harmful germs.
Also, check for weak spots that may need repairs, so you can have them repaired to prevent further damage, avoid accidents, and save you time and money from having it fixed before it gets worse.
Check the ceiling, walls, and edges
Commonly you find cobwebs on the ceiling, so roll up your sleeves, don your safety goggles, and grab your broomsticks to get it clean and free from unsightly things that would normally make people cringe.
Don’t forget to clean the floor and walls
With a water hose or buckets of water, get some good quality liquid disinfectant then start cleaning the floors and walls to clean and disinfect the surfaces especially those that were and covered by storage boxes and other heavy items.
Take out your trusty vacuum cleaner and clear the floors of remaining dust particles and debris from the walls, ceiling, corners, and crevices.
Stubborn stains can be removed by using quality stain removers or household cleaning agents coupled with a brush with firm bristles. For oil marks and spills you can use hydrogen peroxide by soaking the stained area overnight. Remove the dried-up solution the next day using a scraper.
Plan your renovations
This depends on the gym equipment that you have, so make sure to plan the layout of where each piece of equipment goes especially those that need to be bolted down, such as a full-body mirror, audio-visual equipment, free space for dumbbells and weights, soundproofing panels, etc.
Don’t forget to plan and factor in all equipment for your gym so you can effectively designate specific areas and how much space is needed for them.
In no time, you can start working out and achieve your fitness goals at the comfort and convenience of your home gym.