Creating the perfect garden room home gym | What you should consider

The Perfect Garden Gym Room Setup: What You Need to Know

If you love working out, and want to do it at home. Then a garden room can be the ideal place. With a few simple thoughts during the building process, you can create a garden room that is perfect for your home workouts. In today’s blog, we explore what you need to do to create the ultimate home gym in your garden room.

Choose the right location

The location of your Garden Gym is important for two reasons: firstly, you want to make sure it is easily accessible to be able to import your kit; and secondly, you want to make sure it gets the right amount of natural light. If you can, choose a spot that is situated away from your home to ensure the rest of the house is not disturbed by whatever music you like to workout too.

Garden Gym Room with bi-fold doors

Enjoy it all year round. 

Garden gyms should be a space that you can use all year round, regardless of the weather. Whilst all Oakston Garden rooms have insultation as standard, you could also look to include air conditioning unit to allow you to workout even when the sun is at it’s highest point. In addition, consider a good amount of windows and bi-folding doors to allow natural air to circulate.

Consider additional flooring.

If you plan on using your gym for weight training you might want to consider additional flooring. A flooring like Sprung Flatline (from is the champion when it comes to offering unbeatable quality, affordability and endurance. It is available in thicknesses from 11mm to a whooping 60mm for hardcore weight training and Olympic lifting it delivers the shock absorption, sound insulation and non-slip safety needed for training in all capacities.

Garden Gym Room with Bi-fold doors

Lighting is important.

Your Garden Gym lighting is essential when designing your workout space. There is a clear need to be able to see what you are doing whilst working out, especially if you prefer evening workouts. In addition, the quantity and quality of light you get can have a direct impact on your physical performance.

Any gym design should take into account that you may be jumping, swinging your arms, doing burpees, etc. You don’t want lights that protrude from the ceiling.

Speak to Oakstons today.

Our team have experience in building garden gyms. If you would like a free no-obligation quote then email [email protected] or give us a call on 01252 560965.