For many people, health and fitness is a major concern, and visiting a gym regularly is part of their routine. For others, while health and fitness are important to them, they may not be able to get to a gym on a regular basis. A gym log cabin could be the solution they need.

Going to the gym without leaving home has a certain appeal to it. 24 hours gyms are available, but it’s so much easier to just walk a few steps and be in your own personal gym whenever you want to. Everything is set up to your liking, if you need to pop home quickly you can, and you don’t have to wait to get on any machine because they are all yours – it’s a private gym experience!

Even better, there are no monthly gym fees to pay, and you can even choose the music to work out to entirely by yourself.

Clontarf-Contemporary log cabin-5m-x-4m-8

Creating a Gym Log Cabin in Your Garden

Having a gym (or at least exercise equipment) in your home is not a new idea. It is quite normal for an area of a living room, perhaps even the bedroom, to have a collection of weights or other training equipment piled up.

Virtually every machine you would find in a professional gym is available for purchase to be used at home, so when the pile of equipment outgrows the space it has been allotted, many choose to move to the garage.

The problem is, some homes don’t have garages, and if they do, they’re often full of other things – including cars. This can make using a garage impractical, whereas a gym log cabin may offer a much better solution.

It’s likely that you’ll have plenty of room in your garden to have a log cabin erected, and there are a multitude of options to choose from. A modern log cabin will have an interior that is very similar to any other room in your home, so it’s not like storing your equipment in a shed. In fact, you can design and decorate your cabin to emulate the look of a gym to give you the full experience.

And of course, log cabins can be custom built to your specification, so if you need it to be a shape that isn’t square, it’s not a problem. The size of you cabin can far exceed a shed – remember, this is a gym log cabin, not a storage shed.

All of your equipment can be set up ready to use, and all you need to do is step inside your gym log cabin and get exercising.

Gym Log Cabin Equipment

While many home exercise machines have monitoring devices that are battery-powered or require no power at all, professional gym equipment often requires being plugged into mains electric. With a gym log cabin, you can install multiple mains services, including electric and water.

You can power even the largest and most complex gym equipment, and even have a dedicated area for showering afterward. You can even install heating systems to take the chill off in winter, and you can adjust the temperature to your liking – certainly something that you can’t do in a public gym.

The Benefits of a Gym Log Cabin

As has been already mentioned, a gym log cabin is closer than your local gym, there’s no monthly fee, and you don’t have to wait to get on any equipment. Plus, you can make it look exactly as you want it to, and going to the gym without leaving home is always appealing, but that’s not all.

The operators of gyms that are open to members of the public arrange their machines and equipment in a way that makes sense. Free weights are grouped together, bikes and rowers are grouped, treadmills stand in rows, and so on. If you want to find a particular type of machine, it’s simple, because it is all categorised. However, this may not suit the way you work out.

For many people, doing a circuit of several machines is the ideal way to get their exercise done. In a gym this can mean trekking from one area to another, crisscrossing the floor (in-between waiting for a machine to become available) and taking longer than necessary to complete the task.

With your own gym log cabin, you can put the machines and equipment wherever you want. Why not put them in the order that you would use them in? It makes sense and will make your workout more efficient than it has ever been before.

Sligo-Contemporary log cabin-8

How to Create Your Own Gym Log Cabin

Loghouse has supplied and erected 3000+ log cabins across Ireland, including standard cabins and custom-designed masterpieces. Depending on the space available in your garden and the type of equipment you want to install in your gym log cabin, you may be able to use a standard sized log cabin, or you may need to have a gym log cabin custom-built.

The design team at Loghouse is experienced in creating spaces that work effectively, and so once you’ve decided what needs to go in your gym, we can advise you on the best way to go about it. Do you want a shower area and a changing room? Or are you happy to get changed and cleaned up in your home? It’s only a few steps away, but the convenience of having the complete gym experience in a log cabin is very appealing.

Whichever way you choose to go, you can be certain that a gym log cabin is the height of convenience and will help you with your health and fitness journey. If you’re a dedicated gym-rat you can use it at a moment’s notice whenever you want, but if you find your motivation is often lacking a gym log cabin in