Own a garage and you might just have the perfect space for a home gym.
We have previously looked at the top reasons to create a garage gym such as saving time and money and, best of all, making use of dead space.
It is estimated that only about 25% of people in the UK use their garage for a car, instead of filling the room with things like gardening equipment and DIY stuff.
Turn the space into a garage gym and you could have the ideal escape from home working and add extra value to your property too.
Here are 7 inspirational garage gym designs to get you thinking.
1. Classic garage gym
Forget the classic car, use your garage for a classic gym design. If you’re a regular gym-goer, you can create a top-class setup for all your exercise needs without having to share the space with hundreds of others.
Our expert gym designers can recommend the best solution of exercise machines, such as cross-trainers, bikes, treadmills and free weights to suit your space and fitness goals.
What’s more, we work with top gym suppliers. We can provide you with industry-leading equipment or offer refurbished gym machines reconditioned by our engineers to meet your budget.
2. Full body workshop
Turn a rarely used garage workshop into something much more productive. Choose a functional garage gym design and you can move beyond the traditional gym setup and focus on full-body workouts.
Give your exercise purpose and improve your ability to carry out daily tasks, from walking and running to moving around with better balance and confidence.
We are market leaders in home gym design and can help you cleverly integrate equipment such as rowing machines and exercise bikes with wall-mounted weights and multi-gym equipment.
3. Tune up your cardio
Get your engine revving with a cardio garage gym design. This solution focuses on equipment that raises your heart rate and keeps it in the cardio zone for safe periods of time.
We can help to maximise your garage space to include treadmills, ellipticals and cycles plus dumbbells, kettlebells and maybe an adjustable bench and fitness mats.
When you’re pushing hard with cardio it is crucial to get the airflow and gym temperature correct. Our gym design experts will carefully analyse and optimise ventilation so your garage gym doesn’t feel hot and stuffy, and you can train at full capacity.
4. Make a great escape
This is one of our favourite garage gym ideas and is one of the most popular recent trends – to create a place of calm and wellbeing to escape from the everyday.
These “holistic” gyms are designed as a sanctuary for you to decompress and unwind from busy lives. The holistic garage gym design focuses on spaces for yoga and Pilates to bring balance, harmony and boost mental health.
To ensure you have the right mood and energy, we can help you to place soft lighting, mirrors, plants and artworks to create a gentler, more relaxing ambience.
5. Get the family moving
The family gym is a recent new home gym phenomenon. You can get your garage gym design to work for all age ranges in the household, even splitting up your floor plan into zones for different generations.
For the kids, you’ll need to place an emphasis on fun and safety. You could motivate the kids with a child-friendly version of stationary bikes, barbells and step machines or go full fun with trampolines, exercise balls, skipping ropes and gymnastic balance beams.
To keep everything safe for the kids we offer a range of maintenance packages with regular checks and fine-tuning of your family home gym equipment.
6. Compact and sporty
A triple garage gives lots of space for a home gym but you might be surprised to learn that you can fit a gym into smaller garages too.
This is where our professional advice can help. Whereas you might see a limited space, our gym designers have the imagination to see things differently and find the potential for gym equipment and exercise areas.
You can quickly see what’s possible with our in-house computer-aided design (CAD) capability. We can create 2D and 3D concepts to help you visualise your garage gym design and make the most of your available space.
7. Hi-tech spec
It’s not just home cinemas that are popular room conversions. The worlds of fitness, entertainment and socialisation are colliding in the home gym.
Your garage gym design could feature projectors, internet-connected equipment and the latest health and fitness innovations.
Turn a blank wall into a big screen, live-stream fitness classes and play games console exercise routines. You can even track your workout statistics via smart gym equipment and wearable devices.
Get expert help from motive8
Your garage space could offer a huge potential for your own home gym. And with our expert help, you can turn garage gym inspiration into reality.
We work closely with you on your garage gym from start to finish, helping you from design and installation through to project management and maintenance.
Contact us or call us on 020 8481 9700 and get started with professional advice from one of the UK’s leading wellbeing and fitness consultancy.
Of course, please let us know if you have any other garage gym design ideas that we might be interested in – we’d love to hear them.