Excuses are a dime a dozen when it comes to working out and getting in shape. People often balk at the idea of getting a treadmill because they feel they do not have enough space. This excuse is only partially true. If you get a treadmill with a folding deck, you will never have anything to worry about. Aside from its compact size, there are various practical ways you can store it so you never have to worry about tripping over it or having it take up too much space away from a room.
In case you’re struggling to come up with ideas, we’ve listed a few obvious and not-so-obvious hiding places for storing your home treadmill:
Under A Game Table
- Pool table
- Ping pong table
- Foosball table
Camouflage Coffee Table
This could possibly take some work, and you might have to deploy the services of a skilled craftsman. Construct a fancy coffee table that can double as a kids table, and stash your treadmill underneath when not in use. This way you get multiple uses out of the space in the room, and everyone in the family will benefit.
Utilize Attractive Room Dividers
Dividers partition off sections of a room to give you privacy. Set one of these up in a guest room and you can have a private little area to work out. Leave your treadmill set up in the back of your living room so you can use your television while you’re exercising. When you are finished, you can just leave everything as is; put up your divider, and not have to stare at exercise equipment any longer.
Under The Bed
Probably the easiest place to store your treadmill is under your bed. Take these steps to make sure it fits:
- Fold it up and carefully lay it down.
- Measure its thickness at its widest point.
- Measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of the bed.
- Make sure you have a few inches to spare, and slide the treadmill under.
Be aware that the bed might sag a little in the middle when you lie on it. You don’t want it to press sharp edges onto the treadmill as it can damage the material. You also don’t want to press into the treadmill at an awkward angle because that can also cause harm. If you’re lacking a bit of clearance, try putting lifts under the posts of your bed frame. You can add an inch to a whole foot of extra clearance, easy.
Surrender Closet Space
Closets make great storage locales for treadmills. Pick a closet in your house that you can do without. You can make this closet a cool workout corner by adding a sound system, a television, storing reading material, etc. That way, when its time to workout, open the closet door, fold down your treadmill, and run. When you’re done, you don’t have to move anything around. You turn it all off, fold the deck back up, and shut the closet door. You’ve got a great storage space that keeps the treadmill entirely out of view for the rest of the day.