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Helix - Gym with Storage - Swindon

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External dimensions: 5m x 3.4m
Internal gym area: 9.4msq
Storage space: 4.4msq


The freedom to exercise and / or run a fitness business from your own studio gym is becoming ever more popular, with many now using ‘TRX’ (Total Body Resistance Exercise). This is an innovative training system of ropes and webbing called a "suspension trainer" that allow the user to work against their own body weight. Our client wanted to install a garden gym and within it, suspend TRX equipment from the ceiling. His confidence that our studios offer not only high quality and thermal efficiency but could also withstand the necessary forces imposed by his equipment, was key. We have installed hundreds of bespoke studio gyms and specifically designed and installed some with TRX equipment. We hope prospective clients will, like this gentleman, scrutinise our website testimonials and images for ideas and reassurance of the quality of our builds.

Our Solution

Two sheds existed on the site available for this new gym. In this instance our client removed them himself however we are happy to carry out ground clearance with any associated waste removal, in preparation for the build. There was a concrete slab beneath these however we installed additional concrete piles to ensure adequate foundations to support the studio. The roof was reinforced to withstand up to 100kg weight and enable fixings for the TRX suspension equipment. The rest of the specification was reflective of our Helix studio range, with our exceptionally durable yet aesthetic v-groove laminate floor (guaranteed for 25 years and ideal for a gym), kiln dried Thermowood cladding with secret stainless steel fixings and uPVC frames with A-rated double glazing. Attention to detail is our mantra and here, rather than fitting standard width French doors (1800mm) our design incorporated 1600mm doors ensuring uniform panel widths of 800mm across the front. The doors open onto a wide step, finished with our non-slip composite decking, creating an ideal space for stretches when the British weather permits. Four Aurora LED down lighters were installed internally and four externally housed within the overhang running the length of the glazed frontage. The studio was designed to incorporate that all important garden storage area with an expertly clad external door that blends seamlessly with the front façade. The cladding below the step gives a ‘clean line’ contemporary finish to this compact design, the hard-to-spot shadow board painted with high quality weatherproof RAL coded paint to match the anthracite grey uPVC frames.