Nearly a third (33%) of the world's population are currently under lockdown orders because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is making it impossible to carry out normal daily activities in certain areas. Businesses have had to close their doors in some areas, so workers who have been displaced have tried to find comfortable places to work from home. This is also making it difficult for DIY enthusiasts to find projects to tackle while they wait out the lockdown.
An outdoor shed can be transformed into a home gym. This project is great for DIYers because it gives them something to do in their own time, while also allowing them to complete the retrofit. This is a great way to transform the current crisis into a chance to improve your physical health and your well-being. This is a step-by–step guide to help you get started.
A floor that is durable enough to withstand your gym equipment and comfortable enough to allow you to do push-ups and sit-ups will be essential to creating a functional fitness area. Concrete slab flooring is a good foundation for your shed. You should give it a coat with a suitable moisture-sealant, epoxy, to make sure it stays dry. Next, add interlocking rubber flooring tiles. You can choose from a range of colors and styles to match your decor.
You need to ensure that your gym or fitness area is comfortable in all weather conditions. This will make it possible to use the space year round. This means that the shed should be properly insulated and have the proper ventilation in the summer. You should ensure that the insulation you select can maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. You will also need to provide plenty of ventilation, as you will be exercising in the space. You can achieve this best by adding both louvered and corro mount vents to the structure.
You will need great lighting to complement the equipment in your new gym. Natural lighting is the best so add as many windows as you can to your shed. These windows will provide light and ventilation, and can be tinted or louvered for privacy and comfort. To enhance the natural light in the space and make it more usable in the dark or inclement weather, you can add overhead lighting. Solar lighting is a great option for sheds that have limited electricity.
Once your shed is ready, you can add any exercise or home gym equipment that suits your needs. A simple weight bench, comfortable seating and some free-weights can be a great place to start if you have never used a home gym. To make it more fun, you can add cardio equipment to your home gym or a multi-station system. You'll then be able to spend your time building your body or getting in shape. And you can do it from the comfort of your home.
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