Building a home gym in your back garden

Log cabin
Log cabin

With more and more people working longer hours and spending hours on the bus, train or in the car computing to and from work our time for leisure activities is rapidly decreasing. Even when you get home from a hard day’s work the last thing you want to do is get back in the car to go to a gym to work out. Doing activities outdoors closer to home are unfortunately heavily weather dependent and unfortunately in the UK the chances of you being enticed outdoors by the weather are pretty slim!
A simple solution for those of you wanting to get fit but struggle to find the time to go to the gym is to bring the gym to you instead. Why not consider using a summerhouse or log cabin at the bottom of your garden to workout in. Whether you are looking for a yoga room, a gym or simply a room to do aerobic workouts a log cabin can offer the perfect retreat that is literally on your doorstep.
Not only will you save time, you can work out to the music of your choice as well as never having to wait for a piece of equipment to become available. Most people who take a plunge and build their own garden gym find that they work out more often and feel far less pressured than if they were working out in a busy gym environment.
Home gym
Home gym

When you think of how much gym membership costs each month you’ll more than likely end up financially better off in the long run!
If you are considering building a gym in your garden do spend time thinking about what equipment you will need to have space for as well as how much of your garden you can comfortably allocate to a timber building. For activities such as yoga or Pilates you need very little space and a small summerhouse or log cabin will sufficiently give you all the room you require. Do remember if you are planning to put a treadmill or cross trainer into your new garden building make sure that you allow plenty of additional headroom so that you can comfortably work out on raised pieces of equipment.
For a wide range of garden buildings including summerhouses, log cabins and workshops visit Jacks Garden Store.
Good luck
Gardener Jack!

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