The History of the Slim Gym™

We've been running our successful Extra Rooms business for many years, helping our clients to extend their available living and work space by providing them with prestige garden studios and offices, across the UK.

We noticed that increasing numbers of our clients were ordering Extra Rooms so they could install a gym.

Some customers were lucky enough to be able to afford a large extra room in two sections, both a garden office and also a gym, all in one building, but for most though, this was just a dream.

As demand for garden gyms increased we got to thinking... What if there was another way?

Initial concept

Without any doubt, it’s floor space that erodes the usability of a room. Bulky gym equipment take up a lot of floor space and soon means that the room can't be used for any other purpose.

Wall space, especially if very shallow, is not so much of a problem. We decided that this was where we needed to concentrate our efforts, and so the Slim Gym was born…

Here's a little video to show you how we set off on the manufacturing journey...


All about the walls

We decided that so long as the multi-gym was only as thick as a single leaf brick or block wall then it could easily fit into any room, without taking up space to prevent the room being used for other activities. Plus the gym could easily be hidden by a simple blind or curtain, when not in use.

Once we had made the Slim Gym we realised that whilst initially the concept was to make our own Extra Rooms into invisible gym rooms, any room and almost anywhere could take either a visible or an invisible Slim Gym.

Whilst it takes up so little floor space, the real genius in the design is just how much gym you get for your money. By utilising the wall the Slim Gym is actually quite big, at over 2 metres tall by 2.4 wide. This enables the full functionality of a gym, but in the area that is the least disruptive - the wall.


What’s in a gym?

Our unique clip-in system allows multiple exercises to be undertaken using a single weight-stack. With all our units sitting less than 10cm/4 inches deep, the Slim Gym range can effectively disappear into the wall in any room.


The result

After several years of research, testing and development, we are proud to offer our Slim Gym for all. We believe it offers you the most competitive and complete solution to your gym and space requirements; you can now have both!