The Benefits of Having a Garden Room Gym

Many of us wish to be fitter.

Whether it’s losing a few pounds, building some muscle, or simply increasing your cardio strength, finding time to work on your physical health can be tough.

If you’re someone who loves the local gym, or enjoys a private workout session, then a garden room gym could be just what you need to help you along your fitness journey.

There are many advantages to owning a garden room gym, and in this guide from the team at InFrame we’re going to run through five of them.

Let’s take a look.

Can You Build a Gym in Your Garden?

The short answer is yes.

In fact, if you have the space, this is the ideal place to install a gym.

The process can also be relatively quick and simple, especially if working with a steel-framed structure.

There are some issues that may make you think it’s not possible.

Firstly, gyms are often large, with lots of big equipment. While this may make you believe you can’t fit one in, you’d be amazed at what an experienced designer can do with a space.

It is all about maximizing the space you have and choosing the right equipment for you.

We mentioned a steel-framed structure earlier, and this is perfect for a garden gym as it can hold heavy weights without the need for additional support. This means if you want to add something like a punch bag, then it can handle that without any sagging or damage.

If you’re unsure whether your garden is right for a gym, get in touch with our team who can come and assess your space, talk you through design plans, and bring your perfect workout space to life.

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5 Benefits of Owning a Garden Room Gym


The first benefit we’re going to mention is a big one.

If you are sick and tired of driving long distances, or waiting in traffic on your commute to the gym, then this can all be eradicated with a garden gym.

Your workout space is literally in your back garden, meaning all you have to do is nip outside and you can perform a full session.

This can save you lots of time and also make the use of amenities such as showers and toilets much easier.

You will find you are squeezing workouts into much smaller time slots, such as breaks at work and mornings, and you may not have been able to do this before at an external gym.

A Private Space

Some people like company when working out, but many prefer to do it alone.

If you’re someone who likes to pop their headphones in and drift off into your own world of podcasts and music, then a garden gym is ideal for you as the member list only numbers one.

This is a great way to wipe out any feelings of self-consciousness that may surface at the gym, as well as helping to avoid distractions and really allow you to focus on the session at hand.

You are much more willing to try new things, and go at your own pace when not working out in a place with other people, and so a garden room gym can actually make your sessions much more enjoyable and engaged.

Bespoke to You

If you go to a commercial gym, you may find similar environments.

Pumping music, rows of machines, and a constant clang of weights being lifted. You may love this, and that’s great, but there are always some things you would like to change.

A garden room gym is yours and yours alone.

This means you can design it how you want and add in only the equipment you need.

If you’re a bodybuilder, you may not need several cardio machines. A long-distance runner can probably skip the bench press.

Only you know what works for you during a workout session, so by installing your own garden gym, you can make sure the environment is just right.

From the music you listen to, to adding television screens and altering the lighting, the world is your oyster as you design your perfect workout space.

Saves You Money

There are several ways that being a member of a commercial gym can cost you money.

Firstly, there is the membership, which on average in the UK costs £40 a month.

That’s nearly £500 a year.

Add this to the price of your petrol as you drive to and from the gym, as well as the extras that you pick up along the way such as drinks and food when you forget your snacks (it’s a lot cheaper to be able to enter your home and refuel).

While there is an initial outlay for installing a garden room gym onto your property, you immediately start making these savings.

You can also choose your equipment, meaning you aren’t paying for things you don’t need or use, and you can make sure everything you buy is high quality and built to last.

Exercise in Natural Surroundings

One of the best things about a garden room is that when inside you really feel like you’re at one with nature.

Especially if you explore a bi-fold door option that allows you to really open a space up and let fresh air and natural light in.

This can be great when working out as it can provide a very welcome breeze as well as offering something to look at between reps.

If you are practicing yoga or other wellness exercises, there is no better place to do it than in your very own garden gym as the sun comes up and the noise of the nature waking for another day fills the air.

No matter what workout you’re doing, being able to invigorate yourself through being outside can provide plenty of advantages, including dropping your stress levels, increasing your mental clarity, and simply making your sessions much more enjoyable.

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Does a Garden Gym Add Value?

Any garden building will add value to your home.

When it comes to garden gyms, they can be a huge selling point to many people.

There are the gym-goers who see this as a major selling point. But it doesn’t just appeal to fitness enthusiasts.

A garden gym from InFrame is a premium quality space that is multifunctional and built-to-last.

Whether you want to keep it as a gym, or you’re looking to turn it into something else, this is an attractive feature for anyone looking at a new home, which is sure to add plenty of value onto the asking price.

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Garden Room Gyms with InFrame

If you’ve read the above and think that a garden gym room may be the perfect choice for you, then why not get in touch with InFrame Garden Rooms.

Our team can work with you to design, manufacture, and install a bespoke gym tailored to you and your fitness needs.

Every garden building from us is built with a strong and tough steel frame, which is ideal for this kind of structure and makes installation quick and easy.

Want to know more? Why not check out our blog page, or get in touch for a free, no-obligation quote.

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