Garden gyms and home gym workout spaces are becoming increasingly popular all over the world. Many people don’t like going to their local gym both due to time restraints and fear of judgment. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get the exercise you crave from the comfort of your home. 

Introducing log cabins from Gardenhouse24. These incredibly versatile semi-permanent structures are the ideal setup for garden gyms. They come in a variety of sizes, are easy to install, and can be decorated and furnished however you like.

Fill your very own garden gym with a variety of exercise machines and tools, but wait! There are a few things you do need to pay attention to when deciding on a garden room for your gym. You’ll need to decide on a design, how many windows it should have and the location as well. In this article, we’ll discuss 5 important things you need to consider before building or buying a garden gym for your backyard. 

Sounds great right? You must be super excited. Let’s get into it and get you ready for designing, buying and building your very own garden gym so you can get the exercise you want from the comfort of your backyard. 

Room Height

The first thing you need to pay attention to is the height of the roof. When gyming, you might need to jump rope, hang from tall equipment or lift heavy weights in the air. If the roof is too low, you could hurt yourself, damage your gym and become increasingly frustrated by not being able to perform certain exercises. 

To know how high the roof should be, take a look at the equipment you’re planning to install and how much space is required to use them. It would also be a great idea to use a jumping rope and have someone help you determine how high the roof should be to stop it from touching. 

You could also visit your local gym and take note of the ceiling height. This will help you to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Still unsure? Get in touch with Gardenhouse24. We can help you choose the perfect garden structure for your needs. 

Equipment & Reinforcement

The next thing you’ll need to consider is what equipment you want and how much reinforcement will be required to support them all. If you want the whole range, you’ll need to make sure you have enough space. A large garden house or log cabin will be required to support your newfound hobby. 

You’ll also need to consider the strength of the foundation and floor. It needs to be able to support the weight of all your gyming equipment and still be strong enough for you to jump and run around on without collapsing underneath you. 

As a start, visit retailers and get an estimated weight for all the equipment you’re planning to buy. Also, find out what kind of attachments they need. Once you have a good idea of what you’ll be working with, you can shop around until you find the perfect garden gym for your needs. 

Heating and Cooling

When exercising, you need to make sure the space you’re using is comfortable. Gyming in a very hot environment is not just uncomfortable, it can be downright dangerous. For that reason, it’s very important to consider insulation as well as airflow through your home gym. 

In the winter months, you’ll want to be able to heat up your workout space to a comfortable temperature, while also having the ability to cool it down in summer when it’s really hot out. Large windows will help with the airflow, especially if you can have a large door and window right across from each other. 

Insulation in the roof and walls will go a long way in saving on energy bills. The temperature inside your gym will be fairly stable no matter the weather conditions outside. Insulation keeps your roof from heating up the inside of your gym, while also trapping heat inside when it’s very cold out. 

Layout for Inspiration

Do you have a dream home gym layout in mind? If not, do some research on the internet. You’ll definitely find some inspiration for your new gym layout. Just keep in mind that there’s no wrong or right way to do it. It doesn’t matter if you simply want a yoga room, or a full-on gym, as long as you’re happy with the end result, all is good in the world. 

Also, keep in mind that you can also decorate the walls. Simply install some mirrors or even a few cupboards or bookcases to store all your equipment. If you like, you can use your garden gym for more than just a gym. It’s fairly simple to install a little reading corner to relax in when you’re done with your workouts for the day. Bonus, you can easily turn your gym into an office or even a guest suite when the need calls. 


The last thing might not seem that important, but in the long run, you’ll be happy that you took the design into account. Your gym might not always be a gym, and nobody wants a structure around that will take away from the stunning aesthetics you already have in your garden. When choosing your outdoor gym, make sure to consider the design, layout and athletics of your existing garden. 

Garden gyms have the potential to look really great. Nobody would even be able to guess it’s a gym if it wasn’t for all the machinery. 

There you have it, now it’s time to get your very own gym at home. No more going to the local gym just to feel self-conscious and anxious. Take your health into your own hands with an outdoor gym from Gardenhouse24. Call us today for a free quote on any of our garden structures. We’re always ready to help you find the best garden house for your specific needs.