Your OneStop ADU – Your Home Gym or A New Rental

Your OneStop ADU - Your Home Gym or A New Rental

As we return to the lives we led pre-pandemic, many of us are deciding whether to recommit to our old gym memberships or continue to invest in the fitness routines we created in our homes. While our gyms may offer an excess of machines (many we never learned to use), or a large range of weights, there’s something to be said for the joy many have found by working out in the privacy and peace of our living rooms or guest bedrooms. That said, the pandemic has also added to a level of stir-craziness associated with staying home. As you consider the future of your fitness goals and evaluate the way your preferences have changed over the years, one option to explore is that of adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to your property. ADUs offer a wide range of uses, from the popular rental option to expanding the living space on one’s property for uses such as a home gym.

Benefits of a Home Gym

There are several advantages to having a home gym, including:

Convenience: With a home gym, you don't have to worry about commuting to a gym, waiting for equipment to become available, or adhering to a gym's operating hours. You can exercise at any time that suits you, making it easier to fit workouts into your busy schedule.
Privacy: For some people, exercising in a crowded gym can be intimidating or bothersome. With a home gym, you can exercise in the privacy of your own space, without worrying about being judged or distracted by other gym-goers.
Cost savings: A gym membership can be expensive, and the costs can add up over time. A home gym, on the other hand, is a one-time investment that can save you money in the long run.

Customization: When you have your own home gym, you have complete control over the equipment and layout. You can customize your workout space to fit your preferences and needs, ensuring that you get the most out of every workout.

Using an ADU as a Home Gym

ADUs can be an ideal solution for those who want to create a dedicated workout space on their property. Here are some tips on how to use an ADU as a home gym:

Determine your fitness goals: Before you start setting up your home gym, it's important to determine your family’s fitness goals. This will help you choose the right equipment and layout for your space.
Choose the right equipment: Depending on the fitness goals, you may need a variety of equipment, such as weights, cardio machines, and yoga mats. Make sure you choose equipment that fits your space and budget.
Optimize your layout: When setting up your home gym, it's important to optimize your layout to maximize space and functionality. Consider factors such as lighting, mirrors, and ventilation to ensure that your space is comfortable and safe to work out in.
Create a motivational environment: To get the most out of your workouts, create a motivational environment in your home gym. Hang posters or photos that inspire you, play upbeat music, and invest in a good sound system to make your workouts more enjoyable.

An ADU can function as a home gym or as a guest house, providing you with a convenient, cost-effective, and customizable space. Whether you're looking to build muscle, lose weight, or improve your overall fitness, a home gym can help you achieve your goals. With the right equipment, layout, and environment, an ADU can be transformed into a space that promotes health & wellness, and enhances your quality of life. What’s more, an ADU can always serve different purposes in the future. So, if your fitness goals change, or you prioritize other areas in your life like financial goals, you can always transition the space to a rental continue to reap the benefits of an ADU on your property.

To explore your ADU options, visit our website If you have any additional questions, or to schedule a feasibility study of your property, you can get in touch with us by phone at 858-437-8476, email at

Your OneStop ADU - Your Home Gym or A New Rental
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