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Would You Do Your Workout Or Have A Gym In A Shed?

Homeowners are becoming very creative when it comes to finding extra space, such as setting up a garden shed for workouts or to set up a home gym.



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The global pandemic has had a lot of people thinking carefully about their lifestyles, particularly when it comes to leaving home. We have seen a dramatic increase in people setting up a home office and it seems that just as many are re-thinking about having to leave home to go the gym and are rather looking at setting up a workout space or home gym.







Setting up a home workout space or a fully kitted out home gym is a great idea, as long as you have the available space to do so. But what if you don't have any space to spare. Well, here's a good idea to think about... setting up your workout space or home gym in a garden shed. It doesn't even have to be a large garden shed if you plan properly, so take a look at some of the amazing ways clever homeowners have moved their workout outdoors and set up a home gym in a shed.



Many avid gym or health enthusiasts have been missing out on their gym time as a result of the lockdown, but one clever couple decided that building their own outdoor gym was the better option, especially not knowing how the lockdown would last and the risk of infection afterwards.







Setting up a workout space or home isn't that difficult of a DIY project if you already have a small tool collection and a smattering of DIY skills. Rather than sit at home and twiddle their thumbs, this couple set about making their own home gym from scratch.



There are plenty of options on the market for buying a ready-made shed or Wendy hut, but not everyone can afford to splurge on items at the moment, especially considering the uncertainty resulting from the lockdown. If you don't want to spend a huge amount of money on a ready-made shed, you could consider making your own. That way, you can build a structure to accommodate your needs and space requirement for any equipment you already have or want to buy.



After drawing up a basic plan of the size and shape of the structure they needed to build, it was off to the hardware store to buy all the supplies. Since the couple has full-time jobs, most of the work was done in the evenings and on weekends, which ended up taking a total of three weeks to complete.

Once you have built or bought your own shed, all that's left to do is start kitting it out and making it comfortable. Having a home gym means you can use it at any time, at no cost, without leaving your home.


Final Note

If you have the DIY savvy to build an outdoor gym or workout space, you might be surprised to find there are plenty of ideas for even making your own gym equipment.







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