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    New year, new me: will a home gym container help me get fit?

    New year, new me: will a home gym container help me get fit?

    As the new year unfolds before us, chock full of possibilities, most people will be considering New Year’s resolutions – the most popular of which tends to be exercising more and getting into shape.

    But for those who are nervous about busy places, or who are embarrassed about their current fitness levels, going to the gym in January can be nerve-wracking!

    To put your fitness first without the stress and nerves, why not consider a home gym in a shipping container?


    Benefits of a shipping container gym

    Container gyms are an excellent addition to your home, because of their vast and varied benefits, which include:

    • You’re more likely to stick to your goals

    Not everyone who joins a gym in January sticks with it – but you’ll be much less likely to skip your workouts if you’ve invested in a backyard container gym.

    This will not only mean that your container gym will get plenty of use, making it a better value investment, but is also better for your health.

    • Working out without the embarrassment

    Getting hot, sweaty, and breathless in front of others can be uncomfortable and embarrassing – so why not skip it all and work out in the privacy of your own home?

    In your gym room, you’ll be far from prying eyes, can listen to the music or podcasts you like best, and can shower with everything you need at hand.

    • You may not need planning permission

    Classed as temporary structures, you may not need planning permission to add a gym in a shipping container to your land.

    This makes the process of creating and installing your container gym much simpler and easier, vastly cutting back the amount of paperwork.

    However, we recommend always checking with your local council just to be sure – you can find out more about this process here.

    • Your container gym can be completely bespoke

    General gyms are full of equipment and specialist machines that most people simply won’t use. In fitting your own shipping container gym, you can include zones for only the machines or equipment you need – creating a light, airy space that is a pleasure to be in.

    This also allows you to prioritise the equipment you use most and orientate it the way you prefer, a real pleasure if you have a view of your garden that you particularly enjoy.

    • You can work out at any time

    As they are mere steps away, backyard container gyms allow you to fit your gym session in at the time that suits you best, instead of fitting into specific opening hours. Whether it is first thing in the morning, on your lunch break, or after the kids have gone to bed – you have the freedom to exercise whenever is right for you.

    They also remove the need for commuting and looking for parking on busy days – saving you fuel money and a lot of stress!


    Design custom container gyms with Gap Containers

    Interested in a custom home container gym? Why not speak to the expert design and installations team at Gap Containers?

    With almost endless options for customisation, you can add anything you need to make working out more enjoyable, from built-in storage to electrical hook-up, large windows, custom doorways, or external finishes, including paint and cladding to help your container blend in with your surroundings.

    For a bespoke quote, or to ask any questions, feel free to call us on 0870 240 9405 or send us an email to

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