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Building a garden Gym

Learn how to build a gym in your garden in just 7 simple steps…

Building a gym in your garden

Have you ever wondered how much time and money you would save having a gym in your back garden?

Setting up a home gym in your garden is simpler than you might think, and if you create your gym inside a garden building or shed, you won’t need to lose a room or build an extension to do it.

Learn how to build a gym in your garden with these 7 simple steps…

Step 1: Choosing the right building – We have a great selection of sheds and garden buildings which would suit your needs in making a home gym in your garden. When installing all the gym equipment, remember you will need a solid concrete foundation, otherwise your paving slabs might suffer or crack.

Step 2: Floor Protection – Protect your home gym from being dented by your free weights with some heavy-duty rubber floor tiles. Laying them throughout will also help with insulation to keep your home gym warm during those colder months. Don’t worry, they’re easy to clean and will instantly give your home gym a professional feel.

Step 3: Insulation – For all year round use you’ll need both insulation and ventilation. Insulating the walls with rockwool or a similar, sturdy insulator should do the job. Finally, make sure windows are double-glazed for those colder nights when you want to work up a sweat.

Step 4:  Electrics – If you’re adding heaters, extractor fans, lighting, music and/or screens to your shed gym, you’ll need to install a power supply.

Step 5: Storage – A small space can quickly become cluttered and you will want to keep the floor area free for your workouts. Use hooks, shelves, and storage units for storing your weights, towels, and water bottles.

Step 6: Gym Equipment – This is where the fun begins. You get to choose exactly what goes in your gym. Pick your favourite machine or machine’s depending on the space you have. It might be best to get one multi-purpose machine that can work lots of areas rather than multiple individual machines dependant on the space available. Select the free weights you know you need to achieve your goals and get a crash or yoga mat for those all important floor exercises.

Step 7: Security – The last thing you want is someone breaking in and ruining all your hard work. Make sure you use the appropriate locking system to make your equipment safe and secure overnight and whilst you are away.

Materials Required

Skip / Gravel / Sand / Paving / Concrete / Shed

Mick’s Handy Tips:

Why not supplement your beautiful new home gym with some of our fantastic turf and paving to add that unique touch to your outside of your home gym?

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