Our hectic lifestyles and work responsibilities make it harder to fit everything in, including going to the gym. We all know the many health benefits that regular exercise can bring, but the inconvenience of the commute and not being able to get on a piece of equipment means many people end up wasting their gym fees. It is for this reason why our team at Eco Friendly Lodge Cabins are seeing an increase in people looking for a bespoke garden gym room. This is allowing people to enjoy all the benefits of a gym, but with the convenience of virtually zero travelling time and total flexibility.
This article looks at the advantages of a garden gym room:
1 – Bespoke designs
We design and build all our log cabins from the ground up. We understand that you’ll require room for all your equipment, a decent-sized flooring space where you can exercise and a strong enough structure to withstand the workout.
The size and weight of equipment, the space that is needed for exercises, the temperature, privacy and overall feel of the building are all important factors that will be considered in the design. For example, will you be using heavy weights or fitness machines? That won’t be a problem, our design team will be able to add extra joists and thicker flooring to the design for additional structural support.
Top tip: If you’re planning on using free weights, we recommend installing rubber gym flooring on top of the wood floor. This will protect the structure and reduce noise.
2 – Planning permission not always needed
Gaining planning permission for any outbuilding, including a log cabin, can take a considerable amount of time.
Many of the lodge cabins we manufacture and erect for our customers come under what is classed as ‘permitted development’. This means planning permission is not required, allowing us to construct your garden gym room immediately without having to wait.
This will depend on the size of the lodge cabin, where you propose to put it and your intended use. For any questions, please get in touch with a member of our team today. We also recommend that you check with your local planner or Planning Portal to be 100% sure.
3 – Flexibility
It doesn’t just end there as a garden gym room. Many of our customers opted for a larger cabin to create a multi-use space, and with such flexibility in the design, what is a home gym today could be a garden office or somewhere for guests to stay overnight tomorrow.
4 – Easy to install for a DIY enthusiast
Many of our customers opt for a full installation service, but if you’re running on a tight budget, we can also provide a kit where you can assemble your garden gym yourself. We include instructions, and we’re always available on the other end of the phone if you need help.
5 – Privacy
Commercial gyms can get crowded – especially at peak times – which may result in you having to wait for equipment. Gyms also force you to work out in front of others, leading to awkward stares and glances. With a home gym, you’ll never have to worry about someone invading your privacy again.
6 – Save on commuting costs and gym memberships
With increasingly high fuel costs and membership fees, working out can get expensive, especially if you’re someone that’s struggling to make the most out of their membership. Building a garden gym room cuts gym membership fees and travelling costs which can save you many thousands of £’s in the long run.
7 – No commute and workout at any time of the day
With the ability to simply walk to your garden gym at any time, you’ll not only save time, but you will be able to exercise on your own time, fitting your workout into your busy schedule. Held up in the office one day? Not a problem, you can still get a quick set in before bed.
It’s well known that gardening and being outdoors already plays a massive role in both our physical well-being and mental health. With everything that’s happening, your outdoor space is more important than ever for getting fresh air, staying active and trying to keep a sense of normality. It’s also a perfect time to plan a new garden project! Instead of commuting to the local gym, why not invest in a bespoke garden gym room? Then you’ll have no excuse not to get fit and healthy.
We can build eco-friendly log cabins suitable for a home gym. Many of our customers opted for a larger cabin to create a multi-use space, and with such flexibility in the design, what is a home gym today could be a garden office or somewhere for guests to stay overnight in the future.
We’ll work with you to create a perfect garden gym room that meets the specific demands depending on the types of workouts you’ll be doing. The size and weight of equipment, the space that is needed for exercises, the temperature, privacy and overall feel of the building are all important factors.
We are experts in advising, planning and constructing timber lodge cabins for both domestic and commercial settings. If you are worried about planning permission, have an idea but not sure how much it will cost, or you have a general question, please get in touch with a member of our team today.
We also recommend checking out 6 Benefits Of A Garden Log Cabin