In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Melburnians found themselves adapting to new ways of living, working and even exercising. With restrictions limiting outdoor activities and gym closures prompting a surge in home fitness equipment sales, the concept of exercising from home – and in your Melbourne carport – became more prevalent than ever.

Fast forward to the present, where the pandemic’s grip has loosened, and Melburnians are embracing a newfound sense of freedom and flexibility. As we navigate this “new normal,” it may be time for you to reconsider the role of your carport in your daily lives.

From home gyms to Melbourne carport workouts

During the height of the pandemic, home gyms became a popular solution for fitness enthusiasts looking to stay active while adhering to social distancing guidelines. From treadmills and stationary bikes to free weights and yoga mats, households across Melbourne transformed spare rooms into makeshift exercise sanctuaries.

However, as life has now returned to normalcy, many people have realised that having a home gym in their spare room isn’t all that convenient. So one solution that some have turned to is to repurpose their carport into an exercise area.

While the solution isn’t for everyone, it may be an ideal solution for you. Particularly if your carport is an underutilised space.

With its open-air design and ample space, the carport can offer the perfect setting for a variety of exercise activities. Whether you prefer yoga sessions under the morning sun or high-intensity interval training workouts with a cool breeze to keep you motivated, your carport can serve as the ultimate outdoor fitness zone.

Plus, the fresh air and natural surroundings add an invigorating element to your workouts, making exercise feel less like a chore and more like a rejuvenating experience.

Exercise not the only alternative use for your carport

While exercise is undoubtedly a valuable way to use your Melbourne carport if it’s underutilised, its versatility extends far beyond fitness. In fact, with a bit of creativity and ingenuity, your carport can serve as a multifunctional space that enhances your lifestyle in countless ways.

Imagine transforming your carport into a part-time entertainment area, complete with cosy seating, string lights and a portable projector for outdoor movie nights under the stars. Or perhaps you envision it as an outdoor playroom for your kids, equipped with toys, games and a chalkboard wall for endless creative fun. Additionally, your carport can double as a storage space for bicycles, gardening supplies and outdoor gear, keeping your belongings organised and easily accessible.

With Melbourne’s sometimes unpredictable weather patterns, having a covered outdoor space offers a welcome respite from the elements, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors rain or shine. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue with friends, setting up a makeshift art studio or simply seeking a quiet retreat to unwind with a good book, your carport may provide the perfect backdrop for countless memorable moments.

Your Melbourne carport remains a great place to park the car

While a carport can be a great place to exercise, entertain, relax and do other things, for most people they only want their carport for one thing. To park their vehicles.

Fair enough, as a carport is a great way to protect your vehicles – and you – from the elements. During sunshine, rain, hail, wind and frost, a well-designed Melbourne carport will be worth its weight in gold.

If you’re interested in adding a new carport to your Melbourne home, start with a great design and quote. From where? Where else than from Mr Carports? We’ve been building carports in Melbourne since 1991.

Phone Mr Carports on 1800 557 782 or contact us via our website.

A Melbourne carport is obviously a great place to park your car, but how about turning your carport into an exercise area, a part-time entertainment area, a play area, a storage space or something else?
A Melbourne carport is obviously a great place to park your car, but how about turning your carport into an exercise area, a part-time entertainment area, a play area, a storage space or something else?