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How to create a home gym in your garage

Creating a home gym in your garage is a great way to stay fit and active without leaving the comfort of your own space. All you’ll need is some careful planning and the right gym equipment. 

In this guide, we’ll take you through the simple steps to turn your garage into a fully functional home gym. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned fitness enthusiast, you’ll find everything you need to set up a garage gym that perfectly suits your fitness goals.

Understanding your fitness goals

Before you jump right into setting up your home gym, you need to know what your fitness goals are. Determine whether you want to focus on strength training, cardio workouts, flexibility, or a combination of these. Understanding what you want to achieve will help you choose the right equipment.

Choosing your gym equipment

If you’re a beginner, you might want to start with more straightforward, versatile equipment like dumbbells, resistance bands, and mats. If your focus is on building strength, consider investing in a weight bench and barbells. While cardio enthusiasts might want a treadmill, stationary bike, or rowing machine. 

When deciding on equipment, also keep future expansions in mind. Opt for modular systems that can accommodate more attachments or accessories. Or, consider adjustable weight benches and bands with varying resistance levels. This will ensure your garage gym can evolve along with your fitness goals.

Planning your garage gym setup

Planning is an essential part of any garage transformation. Start by taking measurements to understand how much space you have to work with. Remember, your gym should have enough room for you to move around comfortably and safely perform a range of exercises.

Once you have your measurements and you know the type of equipment you want, you can create a layout or floor plan. When mapping out where to put certain types of equipment, you’ll also need to consider ventilation and temperature, and of course, where you’ll store everything. Make sure you include room for racks and shelving.

Preparing your garage

Now it’s time to get stuck in. The first step is to thoroughly clean and declutter the garage. Once you’ve made room for all your equipment, you might want to consider adding rubber flooring or foam mats, which will provide cushioning and better grip during your workouts. 

If you want to take your setup to the next level, you could also add mirrors on the walls or screens for following your favourite workouts. Or a sound system for keeping the motivation up.

Garage with home gym set up and storage

Setting up an organised garage gym

The key to a functional garage gym setup is having a good storage system. If you have limited space, our high-grade storage solutions will help you keep your equipment off the floor so you always have room to work out.

Shelving for weights and dumbbells

When it comes to your heavy weights, medicine balls, and dumbbells, choosing the right shelving is important. Our heavy-duty range can hold up to 200kg, so they’re sturdy enough to hold your weights while being adjustable. That means you can also store any taller or bulkier equipment.

Cabinets for sports and outdoor gear

For the gear you need to keep safe, consider getting some cabinets. Our metal cabinets are perfect for storing balls, golf clubs, rollers, and anything else you need to keep off the floor or don’t use as often. The modular design makes for easy assembly, and the adjustable shelving provides unlimited flexibility. 

Pegboards for barbells and small equipment

We’ve covered the obvious storage solutions, but now let’s dive into something a little different. At Pinnacle Hardware, we offer a range of pegboards and hooks which are the perfect solution for your home gym conversion. 

Our pegboards are perfect for holding gym essentials like skipping ropes, resistance bands and towels—keeping your small items accessible and neatly arranged. Putting stuff on the walls is a great space saver. We even have heavy-duty hooks, so you can create a makeshift rack for your barbells.

By following these steps, you can create a home gym that not only meets your fitness needs but also motivates you to get moving. Start your fitness journey on the right foot by planning your garage gym setup, preparing your space, and keeping it organised.

Storage solutions for all your garage gym needs

Enjoy the convenience and privacy that your new garage gym provides and create a functional, organised space with our full range of stylish storage solutions. Find us online or at your local Bunnings Warehouse.


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