With benefits to our mental and physical health, now more than ever, turning your garden shed into a home gym has never been a better idea. Not only will it mean you can work out at a time that suits you, but the effort you put into creating your own home gym will provide you with a greater incentive to train.
But first, be safe and smart
Before you begin any DIY work, we recommend you read our DIY Safety Tips guide, along with your power tool manuals, to keep yourself and others safe.
If you’re in doubt about anything, you should reach out to a certified expert for assistance.
To help get you started, we have put together some important things to think about when it comes to turning your garden shed into a home gym.
You may already have a garden shed suitable for your home gym. But if not, we have a wide range available to you.
Your building needs to be two things – big enough to store your equipment and strong enough to hold it all.
A summer house or log cabin is a great choice, as they are more robust than a standard garden shed. The size you choose will depend on your individual budget, garden size and the workout equipment you like to use.
Once you have decided on your building, you may want to think about using a coat of exterior wood paint to help weather-proof and protect your new home gym.
Top tip: You could also use your garage as a home gym instead.