Your gym, your rules! Blast out your go-to workout playlist (just not so loud that it’ll drive the neighbours crazy) and arrange equipment however you wish. For an especially relaxed workout, it may even be worth considering a TV, so as to catch up on your favourite shows while lifting weights or running. Now that you have your own space, you have the freedom to do whatever you want.
3. You Can Take Your Time
When it comes to the size of your log cabin gym, a spacious structure will provide more equipment options. If circumstances do not allow, however, you’ll need at least a 3m x 3m building. It will grant ample space for you to move around whilst working out.
Before purchasing a log cabin, you’ll also need to measure the available space in your garden and how much of it you can allot to the log cabin. When it comes to the height, you should consider the types of exercises you’ll be doing and the type of equipment that this will naturally require.
Our range of log cabins come in a variety of sizes to choose from, allowing you to consider the width, depth, and height of your ideal garden building.
2. Consider the Location
Since a garden gym will cater to various physical activities, be sure to choose sturdy wood for the flooring. You can also opt for an easy to clean design, to help keep the structure neat after some intense workouts!
Deciding on your gym floor setup will also depend on the type of fitness equipment you’ll be using. If you use free weights, it’s essential to select a specific rubber matting.
You can purchase our range of log cabins with optional tongue and groove or Durellis solid sheet flooring options which perfectly fit the requirements of a garden gym.
4. Insulate and Ventilate the Structure
When choosing your equipment, consider space available, fitness needs and budget. For your cardio sessions, you can choose from simple items such as jumping ropes and a stepping box, to a treadmill and elliptical trainer.
Beyond cardio, a set of dumbbells will also allow you to implement an excellent all-round training routine. If you’re a beginner, it’s important to employ various weight increases (slowly adding on to the amount you lift, as opposed to starting with a large amount), in order to support a natural strength progression.