How to Make Your Garage Gym Better

barbell in home garage gym

A garage can be much more than a place to park your car or store unused household items. For the fitness-minded, a garage can provide the perfect environment for a fully functional home gym. You can work out at your convenience, and you won’t have to make extra trips to your neighborhood health club.

Custom Door & Gate is happy to provide some ideas that will inspire you to turn your garage into a gym or make improvements to your existing home garage gym.


During the summer, you can keep your garage door open and enjoy the natural light of the sun as you pump iron. But what about the winter when you need to rely on interior lights? Choosing the right lighting is essential for maximizing your workouts. A gym that’s too dark sends a signal to your body that it’s time to rest, which will negatively impact your results. Consider replacing those dull fluorescent overhead garage lights with brighter, more vibrant LED lighting. Adding a garage door that includes windows is a great way allow light to enter without worrying about anyone seeing you from the outside.


For most people, the music they listen to while working out serves as a motivational tool to work harder. Install high-quality speakers or use a Bluetooth speaker to add more life to your workout. With a home gym, you don’t have to wear headphones as you have complete control over the music.

Wall Decor

Customize your home garage gym by hanging signs with your favorite inspirational sayings on the walls. It’s a great way to find the motivation on those days when you’re feeling tired or would rather be doing something else. Installing large mirrors is another way to fill up wall space, and they enable you to check your form and technique as you exercise.

Climate Control

A garage gym that’s too hot or cold can make for an uncomfortable and unproductive workout environment. Using space heaters and floor fans can help you keep the garage at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Installing a ceiling fan is another practical solution. It will provide increased airflow when it’s hot, and when reversing its direction, it can push warm air from the ceiling to the floor during the winter. Another option is to ensure that you have a properly insulated garage door so you won’t feel the sweltering heat in the summer or the freezing cold in the winter.

How Can a Garage Door Upgrade Help?

Don’t forget about the door when making plans for a gym in your garage. The pros at Custom Door & Gate can install an insulated garage door that will meet your temperature control and sound dampening needs. We offer a large selection of premium doors from Clopay® and more than 25 years of residential garage door expertise.

Contact us to learn more today.