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Setting up your own gym

Setting up your own gym


Not that you would know it (we actually had SNOW at our Leek showsite earlier this week!), but summer isn’t too far away. And if you are thinking about getting into shape for the beach, or just getting more active to feel better both mentally and physically, we have a few ideas on how to turn your Malvern Garden Building into the perfect home gym!


Your training style: First things first, you need to decide on what you’d like to focus your home-gym on. Although your Malvern Garden Building may be spacious, it certainly isn’t as big as a regular public gym. So, would you like to focus on weight training? Maybe you’d like an airy, spacious room to practice yoga and pilates? Or maybe you want an intense cardio workout room? Decide on what your training regime will be and you will be able to plan your space effectively.

Hook up: Whether you need an electrical supply to your gym equipment or not, it’s a great idea to have electricity to your home gym as you may wish to plug in speakers for motivational music, a fan for cooling down or even just lighting so you can work up a sweat even after the sun has gone down.

Must-have accessories: Whatever your workout routine, you need to ensure you have some essentials when it comes to working out. Make sure the floor space in your garden building is non-slip (you can purchase non-slip mats for use under your gym equipment or under foot). Ensure you have water to hand with a small water dispenser and make sure the room is airy. The more windows you have in your garden building the better for this, or you can workout with the door open; but getting a wall-mounted fan may make the workout even fresher.

Choosing equipment: When investing in gym equipment it’s vital you measure the space you have and work out how it will all fit together. Opt for fold-away machines to enable you to have a multitude of choices for your workout and allow for space after your routine for stretching. Smaller, more compact machines can sometimes feel a little unstable, so try and test the equipment out in-store before making your purchase.

Having the confidence to go to a public gym can often seem incredibly scary, but a gym right on your doorstep in the privacy and comfort of your own garden makes getting into shape that little bit easier. Transform your Malvern Garden Building and you’ll love the feeling having a regular exercise regime can give you. Not to mention a fabulous beach body when summer does arrive!