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Old 04-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
Caleb Carmichael
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Gym Inside the House

Hello all, been following this board for a while, this is my first post. I have been doing crossfit at my university's gym, which is not convenient at all, and have been saving up to build my own home gym. I am getting married soon, and we are moving into a house that does not have a garage. I was looking at places with garages specifically for a gym, however we are getting a great deal on this place. Anyway, my question is, is it possible to set up something like an S-2 and a bar with some bumper plates in a room in the house? The equipment would fit, but worried about the floors. Or is it possible to have this setup outside on a covered patio? Thanks for the help
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Do you have a basement? If so, put it down there if the ceilings are high enough. If not, I'd assume you're on a slab and then some kind of utility room could work.

Really, the ideal thing would be to have concrete as the base floor. You don't want to hurt structural components on the chance you could drop something heavy.

Not knowing the setup, a covered patio could work too, again if you're on a concrete or similar base floor.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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No basement :/ and the house is on a slab. Basically my only option is a bedroom in the house, carpet and pad on top of concrete. Would removing the carpet, and putting down some stall mats be a solution? Or would it even be advisable to drop bumpers on that?
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:40 PM   #4
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No basement :/ and the house is on a slab. Basically my only option is a bedroom in the house, carpet and pad on top of concrete. Would removing the carpet, and putting down some stall mats be a solution? Or would it even be advisable to drop bumpers on that?
I don't see any problem with that if you can find a room you like and the fiance lets you

The concrete under your floor in a slab house is literally exactly what you'd find as the floor of a garage.

I'll give you a hint why you're getting such a good deal on the house though... slab houses are a bit harder to sell. Although they've said that to me about my little two bedroomer, I didn't listen there I digress though.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help Jeff, fiance is a personal trainer, so no complaints from her!

Just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be hurting the slab or anything like that.
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Nope, that ought to work! Good luck, and post pics when you get yourself all setup!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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Re: Gym Inside the House

I picked the living room and formal dining room for my gym. It's beauuuutiful
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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Re: Gym Inside the House

I did this exact thing in my house...I have a 3 bedroom ranch...on a slab, no basement...so the wife gave me a bedroom to convert...I will take some pics tonight and show them...I have been meaning to do that anyway...I'm lucky enough to have a sliding glass door out to the yard so that I can get my running in...I have a 100 yard loop I can do.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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Those sound awesome guys, can't wait to see pics
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:48 AM   #10
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I picked the living room and formal dining room for my gym. It's beauuuutiful
My wife and I moved all our weight training in our 2nd living area as we didn't use it for much and our garage is our new crossfit garage gym. It worked out wonderfully.
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