Tips For Installing A Gym In A Log Cabin

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Tips For Installing A Gym In A Log Cabin

Now that the early dark evenings are here, it gets more difficult to plan some exercise into your daily routine. It can be hard to find the motivation to drive to the gym or jog round the park when it’s cold and wet outside. Installing a home gym in a garden summer house or log cabin provides a perfect solution to this problem. Here are tips to get started.

1. Choose the right size and height
Depending on what type of exercise you want to do, you’ll need at least 3m x 3m of space. Measure up your garden and decide how much of it you want to take up with the cabin to help you make a decision. Obviously, the bigger the floor space, the more equipment you can fit in to the cabin.

1. Make sure the flooring is solid
Depending on what activities you will be doing, the flooring needs to be strong. If you just want to do yoga or pilates, a standard wooden flooring should be fine. If you want to carry out high-impact workouts, or install heavy equipment, make sure the structure has solid and stable concrete foundations.

To prevent the floor from being damaged by machinery and weights, it is advisable to line it with heavy-duty rubber matting.

2. Consider ventilation and heating
Double glazed windows will keep the cabin warm enough for your workouts during the colder months, and can be opened to provide ventilation during the summer. For extra ventilation during those sweaty workouts, an extractor fan would be beneficial. Cabins with insulated walls and roofing will help to keep it energy efficient.

3. Choose the right equipment
The amount of equipment you can have will depend on how much space there is of course. A treadmill or cross trainer is a key piece of kit for many people, and can fit into quite compact spaces. There should still be enough room for a set of weights and other simple items, such as a step box and skipping ropes.

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Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 08 Jan 2022

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