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Beat the New Year's Slump: 3 Reasons to Turn Your Shed into a Gym

by AJ Keating, January 8, 2019

Beat the New Year's Slump: 3 Reasons to Turn Your Shed into a Gym

The new year brings a new wave of Americans vowing to make fitness a priority. In fact, 37% of people made fitness-focused resolutions in 2018. The best-intentioned resolution-er’s hit the gym in January, but often abandon their goals soon after due to a variety of variables, i.e. time, money and convenience. But one fitness trend is taking off that combats these traditional hang-ups—at-home workouts.

Through the use of apps, live streaming workouts and online accountability groups, there are a plethora of interactive, social workout experiences available right from the comfort of home. And what better space to transform into your own personal fitness haven than your backyard shed?

Here are the top three reasons to turn your backyard shed into an at-home gym:

Save Time

We know, life’s busy. Between work, family and friends, the gym is often the first thing to go. The thought of sacrificing an hour or two to hit the gym can feel unrealistic. But what if you slashed your gym time by simply walking into your backyard? Say goodbye to the commute, planning and worry.

Long-Term Cost Savings

The average cost of a gym membership is $60 a month, and about 67% of memberships aren’t even used. That’s approximately $720 of wasted money a year. Your at-home gym doesn’t have to break the bank, and is completely scalable based on budget. Make sure your environment minimizes the risk of injuries by installing a sturdy flooring system that includes products like LP® ProStruct® Flooring with SmartFinish®, which features SmartGuard® technology that resists warping, splitting and cracking.

Control Your Atmosphere

One of the top reasons people ditch the gym is undesirable atmospheres. Between a lack of privacy (let’s be real, no one wants an audience while you’re trying to figure out that tricky machine), the inconvenience of waiting on equipment and working out next to an athlete, the gym can feel daunting. A backyard shed-turned-gym lets you decide how you work out while also creating an escape from the craziness of home, like the kids. Control your atmosphere temperature-wise with LP® ProStruct® Roof Sheathing with SilverTech®, which will keep you cooler while you sweat it out with its durable radiant barrier.

Stick With Your Resolutions This Year

Get out of the gym (and the house) by transforming your backyard shed into an at-home gym. The durability and versatility of LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products made from treated engineered wood will protect your at-home gym and the valuable equipment inside while giving you a beautiful finished look.

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