If you love to work out, or if you are wanting to start a new exercise habit, you have a few choices. As a starting point, you could join a gym. A gym will have all of the equipment you need, but it might be expensive and may be inconvenient to reach from your home or office. You could also think about putting gym equipment in your home, but you may not have enough space available to make that happen.
An appealing alternative to those options is to create a workout shed in your backyard. By adding an affordable metal shed to your property for your workout gear, you can have your own little personal gym ready to go. A great workout will always be waiting just outside your back door, and you won’t have to clutter up the house with heavy equipment. Learn how to create a backyard workout shed with Carport Kingdom, below!
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Think About the Big Picture
Before you order your shed or any workout equipment, take a moment to think about the big picture of this project. What kinds of workouts will you be doing in this shed, and what kinds of equipment do those workouts require? The word “workout” is an umbrella term that can mean a lot of different things, so you’ll need to narrow down your focus to make sure the finished product suits your needs.
For example, you might focus your workouts on lifting heavy weights. If so, you’ll need heavy weights, of course, along with racks to hold them and a floor that can take the punishment those weights deliver. On the other hand, your main workouts may be cardio-based, with only some light weightlifting thrown in from time to time. The setup for that kind of gym will look much different than the setup required for someone with a bodybuilding focus.
To get on the right track, write down all of the workouts you have done for the past month, or even just the past week. This quick list will give you clarity on what is important to you and what should be included in your new backyard workout shed.
Three Important Questions
It’s easy to get ahead of yourself with a project like this. It’s exciting to think about the end result, but you’ll want to slow down and work through the process one step at a time to avoid any unwanted issues. Let’s look at three important questions to ask yourself while planning a workout shed project:
- Is this new building legal? There are likely building codes in place that govern what you do on your property, so check into those details before getting started.
- Do I need power? Most backyard sheds don’t have a power supply connected, but that might not work for your needs. If you plan to use equipment that has to be plugged in, work with a licensed electrician to put that piece of the puzzle in place.
- What kind of floor is required for my workouts? If at all possible, use a slab of concrete for your flooring. That is the strongest option and will be able to handle the hard work you’re doing in the shed day after day. Other types of flooring may be able to work if your exercises are on the gentle side, but concrete is ideal if at all possible. You can always add foam flooring on top for padding to make the space safer and more comfortable to use.
The answers to these three questions will go a long way toward helping you bring this project to life. With big issues like permits, power, and flooring sorted out, you may be ready to order your new shed and workout equipment in the near future.
A Shared Solution
Keep in mind that you may be able to use your backyard shed for more than just a workout space. If you have enough room on your property, and you order a big enough shed, you could divide up the space so it offers an area for storage in addition to serving as your home gym. This is a nice compromise that can help you get the most out of your investment. Also, by ordering a shed that’s big enough for a couple of different uses, you’ll have a flexible space that can evolve as the years go by and your needs change.
Order Your Shed From Carport Kingdom
Now that you how to create a backyard workout shed with Carport Kingdom, get started today! Once your workout shed is complete and the equipment is in place, you’ll have little standing between you and a great workout day after day. We look forward to helping you with this exciting project!