Home gym sheds have risen in popularity over recent years. Instead of paying for memberships and working out in a room full of strangers, many prefer to focus on their fitness from the comfort of home.
Whether you are a competitive bodybuilder or someone who wants a secluded personal space for cardio, you can create your own home gym with a custom-designed shed. Now, your commute to the gym is just a short walk from your door.
If you have dreamed of building your own home gym shed, you may wonder what design features will help you make the most of your workout space. To help you find the best fit for your fitness needs, we have compiled some ideas below for inspiration.
16X24 Lexington with cupola, 12’ shed dormer, 15-Lite door with two 36″ side lite panels, windows with trim, vinyl siding, and frieze board trim
1: All-Weather Comfort
Nothing interrupts a fitness routine like a drastic change in weather. While a shed’s walls protect from harsh heat or chilly winds, additional insulation and home-grade waterproofing systems may help keep you more comfortable in your gym year-round.
Insulated windows and doors go a long way to help keep you comfortable when it comes to weatherproofing. You may choose where your shed’s windows and doors are placed and select insulated varieties to prevent any excess hot or cold air from ruining your workout session. This uniform environment will allow you to focus more on exercising without having to bundle up when the cold months arrive.
Custom window and door configurations also allow you to let in as much natural light or maintain as much privacy as you desire. You could even go completely windowless or choose an extra-wide fully-opening garage door if that’s what you have envisioned for your workout space.
2: Electrify Your Mid-Workout Entertainment
With a custom shed, you may request a professionally installed electrical connection. This allows you to connect any electronic workout equipment, such as a treadmill or electric bike, and it also provides the means to power a wide range of other devices such as:
- Interior lighting
- WiFi routers and extenders
- Speaker systems
- Air conditioners or heaters
- Refrigerators to keep your beverages cold
- Phone chargers
When you enjoy the space where you exercise, you are better able to enjoy a more complete and thorough workout. Small things like being able to stream your favorite television shows or movies, play a motivating workout mix, or listen to your favorite podcasts and radio shows while you cool down all help keep you in the right frame of mind to make the most of your home gym every day.
3: Keep Your Equipment Organized with Built-In Storage
Are small pieces of portable equipment essential to your workout routine? Keep small weights, kettlebells, medicine balls, yoga blocks, and other fitness accessories organized with built-in storage features. Keep everything you use easily accessible and out of the way while also adding stylish elements to your home gym.
Custom built-in shelving provides multiple spaces to organize and store your equipment so that you can always reach for the right item when you’re ready to use it. Installing a sturdy workbench or a countertop with access to cabinets underneath may help keep items you use less frequently out of the way.
If you want to maximize floor space and have as much room to move about as possible, you may choose to install an overhead storage loft. This area may also double as storage for seasonal outdoor sporting items like skis, kayaks, and canoes. Just make sure you have someone spotting you when you’re moving heavy equipment up and down.
14X18 Cohasset with 12′ shed dormer, extended eaves on gable walls, 6′ sliding doors over prehung fiberglass door, bronze windows with trim, with tongue and groove vertical and horizontal cedar siding
4: Build a Large Shed for More Than One Purpose
Do you want to create your own multipurpose space that houses your workout equipment and acts as a natural extension of your active lifestyle? You may opt for a larger shed design to incorporate more space for your other pursuits.
Create a multi-functional space by including custom room partitions in your shed’s design. Distinct sections within your building will create unique areas for whatever matters to you most. You may choose to combine a home gym with other specifically dedicated areas such as:
- A home office
- An art or music studio
- A pool house
- A hangout area for entertaining friends and family
- A serving shed/bar
- A garden storage space
Pair your room partitions with custom window and door configurations to add more unique elements to each section of your shed. When you enter another area, it may feel like you have stepped into an entirely new building.
Build Your Own Custom Home Gym Shed in New England
If you can dream it, we can help you build it. Since 1962, Post Woodworking has built and installed countless custom sheds for our neighbors throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and southern Maine.
If you are feeling inspired to build your own home gym shed in New England, view our shed styles or contact us today to learn more.