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How to Turn your Log Cabin into a Personal Gym




If you have a log cabin, you and your family will already be reaping the many rewards that come with a stand-alone structure in the garden, and you may or may not be aware of the many ways this space can be utilised. If you are into a serious fitness regime, the log cabin can easily be rearranged to make a great personal gym, and with that in mind, here is a guide on how to create the perfect personal gym in your log cabin.


The Structure


If you have already invested in a log cabin, you will need to take a good look at the available interior space, and remove whatever is necessary to allow you the room to workout in comfort. Furniture can easily be relocated, and if at any time you wish to revert back to the original layout, it can be completed in a few minutes. If you haven’t yet purchased a log cabin, there are lots of log cabins for sale online, and look for a unit that has ample interior space for what you need, which shouldn’t be difficult. Obviously, you want the structure to have utility connections, and your local builder could handle this at the same time he is constructing the concrete base for the log cabin.

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The Equipment


You need to think long and hard about the fitness equipment you are going to buy, but whatever you choose, make sure you have a bench, a bar, and some weights, and a barbell set with plates is another essential. This would be enough for a start, and a set of rubber bumper plates, which allow you to drop the bar, and these tough rubber mats will save your floor. There is an informative article that details the essential items for a personal gym at home, which will help you plan your purchases. Many people buy second hand, which can save you up to 50%, and if the equipment has been well cared for, there’s not a lot that can go wrong.


The Atmosphere


This is going to be your private space, so adorn the walls with motivating images of well-developed bodies, and let’s not forget the mirrors – which really do help you to focus on the target muscles – and to check that your posture is good. Music is always a good addition to the gym, and with a little handiwork, you can rig up a system, or better still, invest in a couple of Bluetooth speakers that you can run from your smartphone.


To create the ideal personal gym takes a little research and planning, which would begin with an accurate measure up inside the log cabin, and then you can create a floor plan, and with some careful purchasing, you will soon have the ideal venue to push yourself to your physical limits.


Your choice of log cabin is important, and with online suppliers of top quality Nordic Pine log cabins, finding the right unit is easy.






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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the owner of TWL Working Moms. She is a full time teacher, a mom & step mom, and NBCT Facilitator. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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