Simple DIY: Garage Workout Space

Jul 17

Funny thing…I was about to start this post saying, “With my slower summer schedule….”. But guess what? That would be a complete lie. And do you like liars? Probably not. So let’s just be honest and say I’m setting up this space with the hopes I will workout more since it’s nearly impossible to get to the non-childcare offering gym I’m a member of. Better? Good!
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Truth is, I do workout about 2-4 times a week (not that anyone would notice) but would love to workout more and in the convenience of my home. Sometimes pockets of time appear in my calendar and instead of driving to the gym or figuring out childcare, it would be great to have a space at home to workout. So, when I was cleaning out and re-organizing the garage, a workout space was at the top of my dream list.
Happily, I can now cross that off!…

If you were reading along during the garage clean out process, this space in the back was the spot I carved out…
All I needed was some flooring. I knew I would go with Flor carpet tiles again since I’ve had a great experience with them (here and here). Because this is a garage, in the event anything happens to a tile, they are easy to replace…and easy to install too.
For this space I went with a lighter color. I know, I know…some of you may be shaking your head in disagreement, but I wanted to go light and bright….which does wonders on my mentality while working out. My current gym is a bit on the dark side and it brings me down when I’m there. Out here I can roll up both garage doors for all the World to see this comedy show to allow lots of sunlight in and the space around me will be bright and happy too. Flor tiles are easy to clean and was tired of the dark gray color I kept leaning into.
I’ve detailed the install of Flor tiles before, but for the sake of you not having to click back to that post (you’re welcome)…to install the tiles like an area rug, which is what I was essentially doing out here, you first lay out your tiles where you wish…

 

Then adhere them together with special stickers…

The carpet tiles DO NOT adhere to your floor. They adhere together, which means your flooring won’t be damaged with this easy DIY. Each tile has a special backing that makes them stay put on the floor and these little stickers help marry them together. All you do is place them sticky-side up…

And attach together at the seams…

If you’re bringing 4 corners together, what worked well for me was first adhering 2 of the tile corners…

 

Then dropping the other 2 corners 1 at a time…

 

Done!…

All that’s left is running a vacuum over to help make them look a bit more cohesive. I added a small area rug near my work space too…

My feet will thank me while working on projects and this size was much bigger than the temporary runner previously set…

With the flooring completed, I moved my small amount of workout gear into the space…

I’m going to share a post soon about my workout plan. I do a circuit training program that I found on Instagram and looooove it. Can’t rave about it enough. I’ll give myself a quick pat on the back because I just finished the entire 24 week program last week – proud of me! I have some traveling and other work going on for the next few weeks, but once the kids are back in school I’m starting a new program that’s a bit more intense. Again, I’ll share more about it all soon.

In the meantime, this wide open space is exactly what I need for circuit training, which is all mostly based on using my body weight and I need very little equipment. You can guess that works well for me because I am not about to clutter up this wide open garage with an enormous piece of machinery!

 

 

I love this flooring!…

 

Some exciting things going on right now…I’m currently at the Haven conference and having a great time! Can’t wait to recap it here! And as soon as it wraps up I’m heading to NYC to install shelving with TheShelvingStore.com … this before and after is going to be fun! 🙂

Go DIY something and have a great day everyone!

 

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