A New Trend in Personal Gyms: Self-Storage Units Part 2

August 1, 2018

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In part one of this blog, we learned about how utilizing a self-storage unit for a personal gym offers absolute privacy and is completely customizable. Part 2 of this blog will focus on the benefits a storage unit gym can give you for both your money and time.


If you are interested in setting up a gym in your self-storage unit, it’s important to notify the facility of your purpose. Some facilities may have rules or need you to sign something in case of injury to yourself or damage to the unit.

Self-Storage Units are Cost Effective

It’s widely understood that when you spend more money up front, you are more likely to appreciate things because you know how much they cost. The same applies to a self-storage unit gym. Gym memberships withdraw small chunks of your money at a time, and while that may be manageable for you from month to month, it really adds up over time.


On the other hand, the cost of creating a personal gym in the self-storage unit is expensive up front, especially if you are starting from scratch with no pre-existing equipment. The cost, in the long run, does make it worth it, but it may take months or years before that happens.

Self Storage Units are Time Effective

Another great advantage a self-storage unit gym can give you is time. You no longer have to wait in line for a machine or settle for an inferior one because it’s always in use. At certain times of the day, people will flock to the gym to sneak in a quick workout during lunch or right after work. If you are caught in these unfortunate crossroads, it undoubtedly increases the length of your workout and commute time. Sure, you still need to commute to your storage unit, but you won't waste time fighting for a parking spot there.


Self-storage units also eliminate distractions from those around you. Maybe you normally spend an extra 5 minutes evaluating people near you. It’s only natural, they’re right in front of you. With no outward distractions, you can utilize your time more efficiently for your workout and train with purpose and intensity.

Affordable Family Storage

Self-storage units can offer time and money solutions for more uses than personal gyms. No matter what purpose you want your storage unit to serve, Affordable Family Storage is here for you. With 10 locations across the Midwest, we can provide you with the project or storage solution you’ve been searching for. Contact us today to find a facility near you.

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