As millennials, we’ve been destined to spend the rest of our lives confined to the four walls of an office. So then why confine yourself to working out cooped up in a gym? Build your own outdoor gym and head outside; bask in the fresh air and crank out chest presses. Moreover, to build your own outdoor gym, you don’t even need to set up very expensive equipment in your back yard to get a good workout. In this article we’ll run you through a step by step guide on how to build your own outdoor gym.
The first step
You want your outdoor fitness spot to be efficient, therefore, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a very large space; a smaller space will also save you from all the extra work. You have to be incredibly efficient and maximize the space if you don’t have a lot of space to work with. Moreover, most plans tend to take up a ton of space, so you need to use the space available very efficiently.
Things you will need:
- 4 pipes
- Redwood posts
- Redwood cement
- Redwood hardware
Here’s what you need to do:
- First, decide the direction in which you want everything to face and measure out the space accordingly. If you plan on nestling your working space in a tiny corner of your yard, then it should not take up too much of the space. Make sure you place the bars at least 30 inches away from the walls for safety.
- Secondly, swap the side human flag pole and sides of the parallel bars to nestle the entire structure in some corner of your yard.
- To make the pipes slightly more versatile, you can reduce the width of the pipes from 1 ¼ to ¾ inch.
- Nonetheless, it makes building your own outdoor gym quite easier if you change the length of some of the equipment. You can always adjust the parallel bars from 7 feet to 5 feet, approximately and the pull up bars from 7 feet to 8 feet.
The next step – building your own outdoor gym
The next step would be to find someone to actually install the equipment after you have the plan of the gym laid out. However, if you think you can pull it off yourself without having the pull bar falling out after two days of use, it would be a fun project to do yourself.
- Dig out holes for the posts after measuring them; the posts should round up to about 3 feet deep. However, it can be a challenge digging holes for the posts if the soil in your backyard is rocky.
- The next step would be to drill holes in the wooden posts for the pipes, pour concrete and put the wood posts in. Leave this to dry overnight.
- Continue working on the structure when you are a 100 percent sure that the concrete has dried out completely. Finish installing the pipes when the concrete has finally dried out, making sure that everything is evenly put. Next, sand the posts in as necessary.
Your outdoor gym is ready to use. It had never been this easy to build your own outdoor gym but with these simple steps, your outdoor gym is just a few wooden posts away. Being able to train in a home gym is amazing but being able to work out amidst the calmness of mother nature is one of the best feelings there is. Pump your chest and chisel your core, those days are gone when you had to pay for a gym membership!