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A home gym

There are lots of different ways to keep in shape these days but if your exercise of choice is to cycle or run in the great outdoors, you might not be looking forward to the dark nights, wet weather and freezing temperatures that are to come this autumn/winter. Many people give up with their fitness regime over the colder months and return to it once it is brighter and warmer again – and those summer holidays are booked!

If you are keen to keep in shape over winter, the alternative is to join a gym but not everyone feels comfortable working out in such close proximately to others. Plus, membership fees can be expensive, then there is often an extra charge to park your car and traveling there and back can be time consuming. So, whatʼs the solution? Well, here at Walkers Windows we believe that setting yourself up with a home gym can be the perfect answer and hereʼs why using your conservatory is best way to go about it…

Thereʼs enough space…

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a spare bedroom or an attic large enough (and structurally safe enough) to convert into a useable room and the last thing you want is gym equipment cluttering up your living space, bedroom or otherwise. Whether you decide to have a conservatory built especially to use as a home gym or you simply convert an existing conservatory into one, you can relax knowing that your new fitness kit wonʼt impede on the rest of your home.

You can still enjoy the great outdoors…

Those of you that enjoy running or cycling outdoors are likely to say that you prefer it because of the scenery. It can be difficult to stay motivated in a gym if youʼre staring into a blank wall but the beauty of converting your conservatory into a gym is that you can still enjoy the countryside as you use the treadmill, bikes or stepping machine – but you can stay warm and dry and protected from the elements. Plus, you can add a television or stereo to your conservatory to help keep you entertain as you burn your calories!

Itʼs free…(almost!)

Okay, so thereʼs the fairly expensive initial cost of buying of your gym equipment (if you havenʼt already got some) but once youʼre all set up you can swan in and out of your new gym as and when you please with no membership fees, no car parking charges and no queuing to use the machines. Just think too, you can go as much or as little as you please without having to feel guilty that youʼre paying out money each month and not using it enough.

It doesnʼt have to be a permanent fixture…

If youʼre thinking about installing a home gym for the winter months but donʼt necessarily require it over the summer, donʼt worry. As a conservatory is primarily built with glass, they make for an easy room to switch up. If the gym gear is going back to the attic come the first signs of spring, you can convert your conservatory back into a living space again without having to re-paint any walls, move any fixtures and fitting or change any colour schemes – just simply remove your gym equipment and pop your comfy seating back in while you grab your trainers again and head for the great outdoors!

If youʼd like some more information on conservatories or orangeries from Walkers Windows, contact us free on 0800 849 2229 for a free, no obligation quote from one of our dedicated Sales Advisors who will be able to help you decide on whatʼs best for your property! Thereʼs also more information available here.