Since lockdown began, we have had as many enquires about building a garden gym, as we have had about building a garden office! Even with gyms preparing to reopen, many people are seeing the benefits of setting up their own gym at home, giving them control over when they workout and the knowledge that their own gym is COVID secure.
With the new normal of booking an appointment, working out between perspex screens, and having to clean down between using different equipment, some of the joy has gone out of going to the gym!
A garden gym, on the other hand, adds to the joy of working out! You can stroll down the garden path at a time to suit you. You know exactly who last used the gym. You are in control of the cleaning, and you have the views of your garden as you workout.
A garden gym that won't need much maintenance
Earlier this year, Garden Affairs launched a new range of low maintenance garden rooms called Proline. We wrote about the new range in detail here, but the fully insulated, double glazed building has been designed to have a long, maintenance-free lifespan.
The exterior of the Proline range is clad with Tricoya, which is resistant to rot and fungal attack, and dimensionally stable as it does not warp or swell.
Tricoya takes paint very well. Garden Affairs offer a vast palette of paint finishes. In this case, their client chose a lovely sage green colour. They also decided to have the timber doors and windows painted in the same colour. The one finish used on all the exterior trims is very effective.
Permitted Development friendly garden gym
The gym is 4.5m x 3.4m, so a good size, but certainly not huge compared with some garden gyms we have featured over the years. But just look at how much equipment Garden Affairs client has managed to fit in, it's impressive!
The floor to ceiling glazing on the front walls offers views of the lovely garden while working out. The opening windows offer an easy way to ventilate the gym.
Proline garden gym has proved a godsend
Garden Affairs installed the garden gym prior to the lockdown period. Their client reports that it has proved a godsend, allowing them to use the gym daily.