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Budget-Friendly Guide to Creating a Home Gym Shed

As the new year rolls in, so does the classic tradition of setting resolutions. Did you know that 48% of adults set goals of improving their fitness, but OVER half of these determined individuals fail to keep their goal by the end of just 3 months!

What if there was a way to make hitting your fitness goals easier, more convenient, and dare we say – more fun?

Let us introduce you to a game-changer: home gym sheds!

In this article, you’ll discover all you need to know about workout sheds, including budget-friendly ideas, safety essentials, and shed models for sale.


Is a Workout Shed Worth It?

You’ve heard of home office sheds and she sheds, but have you ever considered home gym sheds? These trending workout environments are growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why…

  • Ultimate Convenience: Having an on-site gym in the form of a workout shed means you’re more likely to work out frequently. Say goodbye to the hassle of driving to a gym, as your fitness haven is just steps away.
  • No More Waiting: Tired of waiting for your turn at the gym equipment while someone else hogs the squat rack? With your own backyard gym shed, your machines are always open, allowing you to exercise without interruptions.
  • Budget-Friendly: Forget about shelling out money for gym memberships that you either don’t use or don’t use enough to justify the cost. A workout shed is a one-time investment that keeps paying off!
  • Personalization: Customization is key when it comes to fitness. In your home gym shed, you can handpick the equipment that perfectly aligns with your fitness goals, creating a tailored exercise space just for you.
  • Time-Saving: There’s no feeling quite like the satisfaction of completing a challenging workout. But there’s nothing worse than having to sit in your car, sweaty and exhausted, for the entirety of the drive home. With an outdoor gym shed, you can seamlessly transition from your workout to a refreshing shower in no time at all.
  • Safety and Space: Having a separate shed for your fitness equipment means no more clunky machines cluttering up your living space or garage. Plus, the ability to lock the shed keeps kids safe from potentially hazardous equipment, giving you peace of mind.

Cost-Effective Garden Shed Gym Ideas

Shed Gym Ideas with Free Weights

When you have the space and the drive, there’s not much else standing in your way of a good workout. Whether you aim to focus on a specific exercise routine or prefer to have a variety of options at your disposal, these cost-effective shed gym ideas are bound to spark your inspiration!

  • Yoga Studio: Transforming your shed into a serene yoga studio is a fantastic garden shed gym idea. With ample natural light, peaceful surroundings, and the privacy of your own backyard, it’s the perfect setting for your daily practice.
  • Barbell Rack: If you’re into weightlifting, a home gym shed can easily accommodate a barbell rack. Typical barbell racks are approximately 7 feet tall by 6 feet wide, so ensure your shed size can accommodate this equipment.
  • Treadmill: Installing a treadmill in an outdoor gym shed is a popular option, provided you have a solid foundation and access to an electrical source if your treadmill requires it. Rain or shine, you can log those miles, burn calories, and improve your cardiovascular fitness in the comfort of your own backyard.
  • Stationary Bike or Elliptical: For cardio enthusiasts, a stationary bike or elliptical machine fits perfectly in a backyard gym shed. These compact cardio machines are a great addition to your shed, offering an effective way to get your heart rate up and stay in shape year-round.
  • Dumbbells and Free Weights: As one of the most-used pieces of home gym equipment, dumbbells and free weights also pair perfectly with home gym sheds. Whether you opt for a weight rack or choose to use free weights like kettlebells, having the space in your shed ensures a safe and organized workout environment.

With these cost-effective garden shed gym ideas, you can create a personalized fitness sanctuary right in your backyard. Tailor your gym shed to your workout preferences and watch your fitness goals become more achievable and enjoyable than ever before.


Outdoor Gym Shed Models to Consider

When it comes to garden shed gym ideas, the inclusion of amenities like electricity, heating, cooling, windows, or fans for proper ventilation during workouts can make all the difference, especially if you plan to work out during different parts of the day or year. Whatever workout shed model you choose, we encourage you to speak with a shed expert about incorporating these modern-day luxuries into your backyard home gym shed.

Here are three shed models to consider:

A-Frame Shed

How to Build a Workout Shed

Featuring a classic and straightforward design, the A-Frame shed is not only charming but also one of the most budget-friendly options for creating an outdoor gym shed. It offers a practical solution for your fitness needs.


High Wall Shed

Backyard Shed with Gym in it

If you’re a tall individual or plan to incorporate overhead workout movements into your routine, a high wall shed is not just an amenity – but a necessity. Its elevated roof provides the extra space you need for unrestricted workouts!


Victorian Shed

Gym Shed for Residential Backyards

For those who value exterior aesthetics as much as interior functionality, the Victorian-style shed may become your top choice. Its elegant design adds a touch of sophistication to your outdoor gym shed, blending seamlessly with your outdoor space while providing a practical workout haven.

With these workout shed models, you can select the one that best suits your needs, preferences, and budget, ensuring that your fitness journey is not only convenient but also aesthetically pleasing.


Backyard Gym Sheds for Sale

As you embark on your journey to create the ultimate home gym shed, we invite you to explore the diverse range of sheds and garages available at Glick Woodworks. With over 30 sizes and 7 styles of storage sheds to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your fitness haven.

At Glick Woodworks, we have extensive experience in adding those unique extras that can take your gym shed to the next level such as air conditioning, extra windows, and shed electricity.

Our commitment to customization means there are limitless possibilities to ensure your shed meets your exact specification! We are here to collaborate with you on every aspect of your garden shed gym project.

Contact us today and let the journey to your dream home gym begin!

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