Did you start 2020 intending to get fitter and healthier?
If you have been considering your very own garden gym but don’t know where to start, then let us help you – we have installed plenty of them all across the UK.
If you have space in your garden, and it doesn’t actually have to be that much, then a garden gym can be a very worthwhile investment, removing many of the obstacles that seem to get in our way, such as the commute after a long and tiring day at work, fitting the time in around all of our other commitments, and having to wait your turn at peak times.
Creating your own garden gym can and will revolutionise the way in which you approach exercise. You will be able to create your perfect space with the equipment that you enjoy using, with no interruptions or delays, and the best part is that it is only a few steps from your back door, meaning that you can exercise at any time of the day and night.
No matter what type of fitness fanatic you are, here are a few must haves when creating a versatile gym space.
Resistance bands are both very cheap and very effective at building strength. Traditionally resistance bands have been used for rehabilitation and recovery but recently have been added to many workouts as they can be used to challenge any part of your body, building your strength and muscles
Kettlebells are a more versatile piece of equipment than you might think. Used for strength and resistance training, kettlebells are an extremely efficient and effective way to train your body in almost every aspect of fitness, including endurance, strength, agility and balance, all of which can be achieved just by one piece of equipment!
A Balance Ball is a great addition to a home gym especially, if you like doing ‘at-home’ Pilates or yoga as it challenges your posture while forcing you to work those core muscles. Plus, it’s a great for stretching too.
You don’t have to be into yoga to make a yoga mat useful, they’re an essential for carrying out floor exercises and are perfect to use for basic stretching.
Treadmills remain one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment. Whether your aim is to improve your general fitness, lose weight or increase your endurance, a home treadmill is an excellent choice. Treadmills reduce stress on joints, improve cardiovascular endurance, increase your lung capacity and help you burn off calories.
Benches are an important feature of a home gym, allowing you to train and develop specific muscles. With a wide range of benches on offer, they are perfect for any workout routine. The more adjustments that a bench has, the greater number of workouts you can carry out.
You may be wondering how a mirror can be classed as an essential piece of gym equipment, but there is a reason why gyms place them all their walls – you can keep an eye on your form throughout your workout, which is essential to prevent injuries and build strength properly. A mirror can also make a small space seem larger and provide a brighter workout environment.
Not another vital piece of equipment but an absolute must to keep you driven and motivated. Listening to your favourite songs is the best way to blank out everything else around you and anything that’s on your mind.
Music will encourage you to push yourself in time to the music, so fast-paced rhythms often provide the best results.
So What are You Waiting For – Let’s Create your Perfect Garden Gym Today!
SMART garden rooms are exceptionally versatile, and we even offer an extended interior ceiling height model so that you can kit it out with a wider choice of gym equipment. A garden room is the perfect solution to exercise in private, at an affordable price.
By adding a climate control system, you can regulate the temperature on the coldest of days as well as the warmest, providing you with the perfect environment to exercise whenever you wish.
We have installed garden gyms all over the UK mainland, so no matter what stage you are at, get in touch today and let us help you create your dream garden gym today.