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Bespoke Bootcamp Jungle Bar Gym

  • Case Study : Will at Cultivate Fitness / Bootcamp
  • Product Purchased : Bespoke Jungle Bar Gym
  • Tallest Bar Height : 3.3-3.4m
  • Added Extras : 4 x Grab / Foot Holds / Height Extension Brackets / Rope
  • Who is using : Adults for group and personal training
  • Age : 18+

About the Customer
Will is a personal trainer and bootcamp owner based in Berkshire. With outdoor workouts being the best kind of escape during lockdown, he had been using a rig made out of scaffolding for the last couple of years and was looking for a more permanent, professional outdoor gym set up.

Designing the perfect Outdoor Gym
Will had been on our website and had a go at designing his own Bespoke Gym using our Design Your Own Gym – XORBARS. It was a great layout which included our popular Jungle Bars (which are available in 3.5ft or 5ft width options), parallel bars, an assortment of pull up bars and also, a high bar was included for a rope climbs or Olympic rings to be added. 

Only a few tweaks were needed for this gym with Amy – Xorbars Project Manager adding two further bars to the design to give extra strength to the overall structure but also adding further options for the workouts that could be done with the bars, incline press ups being the added bonus…

Sourcing the longer 15ft length posts has become increasingly difficult over the last two years so to get around this obstacle, we have developed new Height Extension Brackets. These achieve the 3.6m height needed for rope climbs or Olympic rings. The posts themselves are 3.6m in length, these are installed into the ground at 700mm deep for stability, so with the extension brackets fitted on top, it gives the 3.6m needed out of the ground. Will was happy to proceed with this option and we think the outcome looks pretty great !

Space wasn’t an issue
for this bootcamp, the bespoke gym measures just under 5 metres by 2 metres in size, it is a great layout and can easily accommodate several people practicing various exercises all at the same time. 
The Pull Up Bars were installed at a standard height of 2.4 metres with two lower bars added to under the Jungle Bars for Incline Press Ups, this is also great for strengthening the entire structure further.
Grab Hold/Foot Up Bars were added to allow easy access to the Jungle Bars and Pull Up Bars, if height wasn’t on your side to access them with a little jump up. A ladder bar was also added at one end of the parallel bars to enable access up onto those also. These are positioned higher than people realise.

With it being a training facility and bootcamp, it was advised that all posts needed to have a 3-5mm radius routered with a full sanding and oiling treatment. We advise this for all gyms being used by the public and private clients to avoid any scrapes and splinters.

On the day
Access to the site of the Gym wasn’t an issue at all with plenty of room for parking, unloading the van and setting all materials out, water easily accessible which makes installing much easier. 
James our installer even joined in with the Bootcamp session after a day of installing (yes he is a glutton for punishment!) 

5* Review
Absolutely top notch from start to finish! As an owner of an outdoor gym I can confidently say that using Xorbars for our new rig was the best decision I’ve made to date. After creating my own design, Amy was unbelievable fast in responding and getting the ball rolling. I was encouraged to make a few changes to the design which actually made it 10x better and sturdier.  When it came to installation day (which happened much faster than I had expected) I met James, who was beaming with enthusiasm about the concept we had created together. And that’s when I knew we were in great hands. It took James not even 2 days to get it all up, which considering he was a one man band and hand almost OCD precision, I was chuffed.  We’re now using it every day and we can have 5 adults hanging/swinging/climbing over it. And let me tell you, that thing doesn’t budge one bit.  So to conclude my rambling… The service from Amy was brilliant. The installation, superb. The quality, astounding! And the price… well, if I’m being honest, considering the above, I’d probably say it was a tad TOO good ????  Thank you so much guys, I can’t tell you how much I love it!

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Metal Monkey Bar with Outdoor Pull Up Bar

Metal Monkey Bar for Garden
  • Case Study: The Miller Family
  • Product Purchased: Monkey Bar and 5ft Pull Up Bar
  • Tallest Bar Height: 2.4 Metres
  • Added Extras: Foot Hold bar, 16 inch multi use bar, swing, sanding and oiling
  • Family Members: 2 x Adults 2 x Children
  • Adult Age: 40+
  • Children Age: 8 & 12

Choosing Xorbars to Install an Outdoor Gym

We take a great deal of pride in our installation expertise which is why we were pleased to recieve the following correspondence from Mr Miller:

“My question concerns the installation. This is really important for me because I would much prefer to pay you guys to install for me.  Is my understanding correct? It would assist massively of you could do the install!”

About the Family 

The Turner family are based in Gloucestershire, Dad enjoys his long distance running and climbing, Mum mostly does her running but does circuit training once a week and is looking to use the Olympic rings to do back rows and to develop her upper body strength. The daughter aged 8 loves her climbing, she has been climbing the tree in the garden with a rope attached but has been asking for monkey bars for a while. The son aged 12, is coming into his teenage years and started to want more body definition, wanting to build on his ‘guns’ as young boys do and  like every young boy, he really wanted a pull up bar.

The previous equipment in the garden was an old swing which was being disposed off.  They were adding a swing to the new Xorbars set up.

Designing the Perfect Outdoor Gym 

The family wanted something that would fit into the space at the end of the garden next to the existing trampoline, this way it wouldn’t impose on the rest of the garden.metal monkey bars garden

Getting the Height of the Pull up Bars to fit the Whole Family 

The monkey bar was installed at the height 2.40 meters, which is the general height that most people opt for. This meant that Dad being 5ft 11 had the height set so that he had to do a little jump to reach the monkey bars.

8 year old’s can use Adult Equipment

The 8 year old daughter tried out the monkey bar and easily got up and off the equipment smoothly and safely she can also jump down from the full height bar.

Narrow Access to Garden

There was a small narrow covered passage way from the front of the house to the rear garden which meant that help was required to carry the 12ft posts to ensure that no damage occurred. Andrew was happy to assist in carrying the posts with the Xorbars installer. The duration of the installation took 1 day.

Future Extension to the Gym

After discussing different training methods/moves with the customer, they are now considering extending the gym next year. Mum and dad were extremely pleased that it is easy to add on other bars so this will grow with the family and their training requirements.

Dip bars are one really nice addition which can be easily incorporated into this set up by adding them to the end of the monkey bars.

Adjustable Height of the Pull Up Bar

The posts have been installed so that that the pull up bar can be raised at a later date to accommodate Olympic rings.  Foot bars can be added to the bottom of the posts so that the bar can still be reached for standard pull ups.

Customer Review 

[blockquote author=”” link=”” target=”_blank”]Communications before the installation were prompt and professional. On the day, James arrived precisely on time, he talked to us about our needs and made sure that he fully understand what we wanted out of the installation, and then he set to work in the most efficient and organised manner one could imagine. During the installation, he came up with ideas and proposals for altering the height and location of certain bars, all of which made complete sense. And at the end of the day, he tidied away and left no mess whatsoever. We have been left with a fabulous set up that has been receiving daily use from all of us, small and large![/blockquote]

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Swapping Scaffolding Poles for a Professional Outdoor Gym

outdoor garden gym station

Swapping Scaffolding Poles for a Professional Outdoor Gym

The following case study looks at the Ghavi family and the installation of their new Xorbars outdoor gym.  Our case studies are designed to help you find your perfect garden gym.


  • Client: The Ghavi Family
  • Product Purchased: Warrior Gym
  • Tallest Bar Height: 2.4 Metres
  • Added Extras: mini bars, sanding and oiling
  • Family Members: 2 x Adults 2 x Children
  • Adult Age: 40+
  • Children Age: 5 & 7



About the Family

A lovely family base in Oxford, Dad and Mum early 40’s and two energetic girls aged 7 and 5, were looking for a set up the would work for them all!

The girls had been climbing on scaffolding that has been surrounding the house for the last year

and due to their new found love of climbing so much, the parents felt that they wanted something to keep them climbing now that scaffolding had gone.

Through various conversations with ourselves here at Xorbars, the family wanted something that they could all use on all year round, a home gym for all ages where they could train and have fun with family and friends.

Designing the Perfect Outdoor Gym

Mum and dad started off designing their own gym, looking at lots of different options, but by the end of the design process they decided that the Warrior Gym had everything they required and was the one to go for.

“We would like an installed pack combining stuff for kids and grown ups” 

Getting the Height of the Pull up Bars to fit the Whole Family

The gym was installed at 2.40 metres which is the general height that most people opt for. This was so dad being the tallest (5ft 11) had to do a little jump to reach the monkey bars. There were some additions to the Warrior Gym, mum and dad opted to have 4 ladder bars on one side of the monkey bar, this is ideal for smaller children aged 5 to 6. For older kids then usually 3 ladders bars are sufficient. Two were also added to the other side so that the kids could climb down but also so that dad could look at training to do the human flag.


First Time Using the Outdoor Gym

On the day of installation the children are given 5 minutes to see how it feels. Then they have to leave it for 2to 3 days. Both of the girls were so excited to get to use the gym, and they loved it! They flowed easily from each section of the Warrior set up, in fact the five year old girl could swing on the monkey bars and miss out every other rung which was impressive. Big smiles all round, happy children and parents really pleased with the end result.

Gym Installation Time

The duration of the installation took 2 days, it was a harder than a usual installation because the roots off the large redwood pine tree (which was sited behind the set up) caused a lot of trouble. But the customer achieved the look they wanted as the gym blending in perfectly with the garden.

The previous equipment the children had in the garden was a freestanding metal climbing frame, but this had become unstable and also too low for them now.

Customer Review

[blockquote author=”” link=”” target=”_blank”]“Great communication before installation and during. James worked through rain to dig holes in our root laden ground and kept cheerful throughout. After finishing James then stayed late to talk the family through how to use the bars safely. We are more than happy with the installation and the materials used are high quality. I would highly recommend Xorbars to anyone. Thanks!”[/blockquote]

A Final Word from the Kids

As the installer left the premises he could hear the girls busily arranging for all their friends to come over 3 days after the installation to show them their new and exciting gym.