No Gym No Problem! Turn Your Shed Into A Makeshift Gym

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One of the best things you can do for your home and garden is to have a shed constructed. It is a perfect place to store your mower, rakes, shovels, and other belongings. However, there might come a time when your needs change. For example, some people turn their shed into a gym to shed those pesky pounds. 

If you’re curious about converting this utility building into a place of fitness, read on. We have created this guide on how to turn your shed into a gym, to start you off on your health journey.

How To Turn Your Shed Into A Gym

With no further ado, here’s how to turn your shed into a gym:

Step 1: Empty it

Gyms need space. The exercises and equipment you need will need clearance from other belongings if you don’t want anything broken. 

Your first consideration is that there should be a place for everything in your shed. Your mower, shovels, tools, and other paraphernalia can be placed in the garage if there’s enough space. If there isn’t a space waiting, then you might want to consider getting rid of a few things before emptying the shed. 

If the shed has become some sort of stockroom, then it might be time to get rid of one or two things in it. After all, some of the things taking up space in your home might be better off donated, recycled, or disposed of. 

Step 2: Secure the flooring

One of the most important things to reinforce in a gym is the floor. Gym floors need the capacity to take enormous amounts of weight without being brittle. While there are rubber tiles available for home gyms, they might be quite pricey. 

If you want to invest in making it a permanent space, on the other hand, consider coating flooring in an epoxy-seal. However, this is still better if combined with a rubber or foam floor cover. 

Step 3: Strategize your ventilation

Gyms need proper ventilation if you hope to exercise comfortably. After all, few things are as uncomfortable as doing physically strenuous activity in an enclosed space with barely any air. If you can’t have a window installed, consider building a double air vent. The double air vent should have an intake for drawing cool air in and an exhaust to reduce moisture. 

If you want to exercise during the cold months, it might be even better to invest in insulation. 

Step 4: Get your gear

Before you buy equipment, it is important to think about your fitness goals. If your plans revolve mostly around cardio, it might be great to get a treadmill, stationary bike, and similar gear. If you plan to lift weights, then you’ll need to get some dumbbells and plates in various weights. 

Luckily, there is a home exercise machine for every type of workout and fitness goal in the modern age. Make sure your gear works well with each other to prevent injuries and to get to your goals as efficiently as possible. 

Final thoughts

Utility buildings can serve more purposes than just storage. One of the best things you could convert your storage shed into is a gym. After all, health is wealth. Your body will thank you for making this decision. 

If you’re looking to build or buy a shed for this very purpose, give us a call at Barnyard Utility. We make utility buildings for any number of purposes, gyms included.