- Featured Image is an adapted Edge Garden Room by Green Retreats
This last year has been surreal; routines have been disrupted as we have all been asked to stay home. The nation’s mental and physical health has been affected by this insular, indoors life. With many businesses asked to close, including gyms and leisure centres, fitness has taken a back seat for many.
January is typically a really busy month for gym registrations. People look to tackle their new year’s resolutions and lose that weight and get fit. After almost a year in on and off lockdowns, many of us have the added incentive to eliminate our furlough bellies.
Sadly, gyms are still closed, and there’s no news yet on when they can look to reopen. A home gym could be the perfect solution if you have space, or why not even a garden gym? Creating a personal gym can help you stay fit without excuses; your own personalised, tailored workout experienced from home. We take a look at five benefits of setting up a home gym below.
Tailored to you
When creating a home gym, you can tailor the equipment to suit your workout routine. So whether you love cardio, or prefer HIIT, it’s equipped and set up to cater for you.
Your home gym is available to you 24/7, so if you fancy working out at 5 am or 11 pm there are no restrictions. There’s also no travel time, which means its the most convenient gym around.
No waiting for equipment
Sometimes gyms can be busy places, meaning you have to wait to use a particular piece of equipment or area. When you work out from your home gym, this won’t be the case. Even if you share it with other family members, you can arrange convenient workout times for all.
Improve your mental and physical health
Working out has many benefits, both physically and mentally. The benefits to mental health associated with exercise have long been known. They include better memory, better sleep, stress reduction and the release of endorphins which make you feel good.
No need to be self-conscious.
You can show up to your home gym wearing whatever you like; there’s no need to feel self-conscious and anxious that other people are watching you. You can bend and squat without the worry your leggings are see-through, lift weights without worrying about the faces you’re pulling and hop straight into your shower after.
Of course, home gyms require space; the amount of space will depend upon your set-up. For those looking to purchase bulky gym equipment such as treadmills, exercise bikes, cross trainers etc., space is probably the biggest concern. So, what’s better than a home gym…? A garden gym, of course.
What are the benefits of a garden gym?
Garden Gyms have all the benefits of a home gym and more! A dedicated space where equipment won’t get in the way, trip you over or need setting up and putting away. Garden gyms can be installed in a range of sizes to suit your own workout needs.
Whether you’re looking for a yoga studio, a fully equipped cardio room, a gym built for weights and strength training or even somewhere to run a personal trainer business from, there’s a garden room to fit the bill.
Fancy finding out more about garden gyms? We have some suggestions for you to take a look at below.
The HQC Range is a Premium range of garden buildings. Designed with an Anthracite Grey Cladding, Aluminium profiling, and a superior finish. Designed with the professional in mind, they’re finished with plastered ceilings and walls, recessed electrical switches, a tinted window, premium flooring and a choice of lighting. Outdoor Modular Spaces is now FDA approved and therefore can offer payment plans to customers.
Composite Garden Buildings can create your garden room your way. With a bespoke design to suit almost any requirement, including gyms. Why not tailor your size, design, doors, windows and finishing options to create your perfect garden building. Finished in composite wood you can even choose from a range of exterior colour options.
The Marlborough log cabin comes in 9 sizing options, meaning you can create the space you need for your own workout routine. It’s possibly the most secure garden shed on the market! Ideal if you need extra room quick, the Marlborough log cabin also makes a superb exterior workplace, extra tall sidewalls are standard in an array of sizes to suit.
As with anything, do your research first and ensure the building is fit for the purposes you will be using it for. Some workout equipment can be heavy, and floors may need to be reinforced. Always speak to the sellers first and let them know what you intend to use it for.