The gym is probably a very important place for you. You go there to exercise, but it can also be the place where you meet up with a catch up with friends. It might even be your safe place where you get away from all the things that fill up your day so you can relax and concentrate on yourself for some quality ‘me’ time.
Your car is important too because that’s how you get there, and while it might have to be a multipurpose vehicle – especially if you have kids – you’ll want to make sure that it has everything you need to get the most out of your time at the gym.
1. Room in the Back for all of Your Gear
The chances are that you go to the gym either on the way to or from work or some other activity like dropping the kids off somewhere. This means that you probably won’t be wearing your workout gear already, and you’ll need to change. Depending on what you do for a living, you are likely to need room for suit bags, show boxes, as well as your usual gym bag, towel, and shower gear.
This can be a bit of a juggling act, but sectioning off an area in your trunk or a seat in the back for this purpose will help no end with staying on top of your routine, and not wasting time or gas having to go home first and change.
2. Get Yourself a Number Plate to Match
Everybody that knows you, knows you love the gym, so you could show the rest of the world by getting yourself a Gym number plate (or at least hinting heavily that you want one around your birthday or Christmastime). The number plate convention will vary depending on where you live, but by using the right company you will find there are more alternatives than just a plate with ‘GYM’ as a prefix or suffix.
This also makes your car easier to find in a larger parking lot, especially if you have a common model of car, it can make life easier for kids too if they can spot Mom or Dad’s car easily.
3. Somewhere to Store Post-Workout Snacks and Drinks
If your preferred gym is closer to work than home, you won’t want to wait until you get home for that all-important post-workout protein (or any other type of snack). So, you could choose to kit out your car with a fridge or if that is outside your budget, a cool bag to keep everything fresh until you need it.
A Few Final Thoughts
If going to the gym is important to you, then you should make sure your car makes the whole process a lot easier. You need to make sure you have space for all your gear, especially if you need to change from work clothes, and have somewhere for post-workout nutrition and drinks. You could even top things off with a customs number plate that shows everyone where your favorite place happens to be.