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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:33 pm 
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Hello all,my first post here.

I'm not particularly handy and need an outside gym,I have plenty of room for it.
It needs to be fairly big,I want it for bag work,padwork,skipping etc and I'm not sure what's the best way to go.

Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Outside gym
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Could you be more specific?

You say outside, but do you mean outside of your house in a "building / shed" or do you mean literally outside in the garden?

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Yeah outside of my house in some type of building.
I'm really just wanting floor space and to be out of the rain,but would also like to hang a heavy bag or 2.

I was thinking just a giant shed,but that's not going to be able to have things hanging from the walls.
As I said I'm really not very handy!


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Well since you are not that handy, and it has to be strong, the only option I can see is you will have to get one custom made / assembled for you.

There is a company that make / install log cabins (They advertise on the radio) but as I have no idea where you are in the world, all I can suggest is you get in touch with a chippy / builder and get it made for you. Bearing in mind you will have to tell them from the off what its for.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:59 pm 
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heeelllooo and welcome blann :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
the problem you have is you have a live load with a punch bag which will need perhaps 3-6 times the support off a dead[stationery] load
so a basic shed is unlikely to be suitable
you may get away with a strong floor and a suitable floor mounted support but this would tend to mean a 50 to perhaps 125% increase in support and strength in and around the punch bag support area :dunno:

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Thanks for the replies,someone suggested I could rig scaffolding and hang them from that,the scaffolding could be connected straight into the ground like a football goal maybe?


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Quite apart from the height you need for skipping the floor will need to be substantial to take the pounding. A prefabricated garage with a hard floor might be the better option, but still no good for skipping. All solutions are going to be far more than you thought so plan it carefully to make the building versatile for future uses to add value to your property.

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blann wrote:
Thanks for the replies,someone suggested I could rig scaffolding and hang them from that,the scaffolding could be connected straight into the ground like a football goal maybe?


Scaffolding is never "rigged" it has to be installed by those who know what they are doing, get it wrong and down it will come.

As I first said, you are going to have to get one custom built for you, there is no other option.

Look at it this way, you want an out building that is a gym, it will have to be suitable and safe, you don't really want it to fall down on your first skip do you?
As dewaltdisney pointed out, the floor will have to take a lot of pounding, so a solid floor would be best, then it has to be high, to allow for the top of the skipping rope (when you skip) it also has to have a lot of support so you can hang a punch bag, (some I have seen have a floor fixing to stop too much travel) so another reason you need a solid floor.
Its going to need a roof (obvious reasons) a decent roof will be a decent weight, I am now thinking you would be better off with a custom made brick / block building, and that will need planning permission, I have no idea of your budget, but unless you are going to charge an entry fee (which makes it a business) I am sorry to say but a gym membership is going to be cheaper, something like this you can not skimp on quality.

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Yeah a pre-fab garage/outbuilding that was tall enough would be good,I will have a call around tomorrow to see if I can find a suitable one.

https://ringsport.com.au/ringsport-8-punch-bag-frame.html
Maybe just something like this for inside,I'm sure I'll find something cheaper.
I will put a concrete base down,that's not an issue.

Tbh I obviously want it as cheap as possible but am prepared to pay out,I live in the sticks and work long hours and just don't have time to get to the gym.

Thanks for the replies guys,given me lots to think about.


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