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70 Home Gym Design Ideas

It is getting close to that time of the year again when fitness centers across the world see a surge in their membership. According to popular surveys, both getting fit and losing weight are on top of the New Year’s resolution list of most folks. Yet all we end up doing is paying for a gym membership that we do not use beyond the first few days! This time around though, it is time to shed that lethargic attitude (and the extra pounds gained thanks to holiday dinners!), and we are here, as always, to help. Having a smart home gym is a wonderful way to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of your workout routines.

Unlike the popular belief, home gyms are not just for the rich and a famous. A savvy and functional workout area can be added to your home without much fuss. All you need is a nice little niche, and clarity regarding the equipment you need for your home gym workout routines. While some might prefer the complex machines, others could opt for simple weights and an exercise wall.

Here are some fabulous ideas that will hopefully motivate you to get out of that chair and start burning some fat.

For the Fitness Freaks!

The hardest part of a workout is most often simply showing up. This is especially true in the case of beginners who bring along with them all the enthusiasm in the world on the first two days. Pretty soon, sore muscles and a busy workday ensure that they put off the gym routine indefinitely. And your New Year’s resolution also gets postponed to the next year. It is a vicious circle really! But home gyms allow you to break it for good.

Airy gym that opens into the courtyard

by Rick Ryniak Architects

Beautiful wooden ceiling adds to the appeal of this home gym

by David Giral Photography

Fabulous indoor lap pool is a great addition to the home gym

by Pinnacle Mountain Homes

With all the workout equipment right at home and available in any hour of the day, it is hard not to turn into a fitness freak pretty soon. At the very least, you will find yourself working out a lot more often (even if the schedule is irregular) than when you had a membership at the local gym. Home gyms are all about adapting the workout routine and timing to suit your lifestyle and its various constraints.

Stylish basement home gym and dance studio

by Rule4 Building Group

Traditional home gym connected with the backyard

by Lane Design + Build

Bright interior of a home gym with ample ventilation
Glass walls create a light, breezy atmosphere inside the home gym

by Phil Kean Designs

Boxing Gym with in-ceiling speakers to play your workout playlist

by World Wide Stereo

Exclusivity on a Budget

Once you’re hooked on a workout routine, pretty soon you will think about revving things up a notch and taking your home gym to a whole new level. Exclusive home gym rooms are not just for those with unlimited cash. There are plenty of simple tricks that will enable you to design your own home gym on a stringent budget. Start off by making a list of what you need specifically for your own workout routine. Do not be compelled to buy the big, fancy machines simply because the television ad promises a whole new world of fitness!

An old two car garage turned into spacious home gym

by Hibbs Homes

Embrace the industrial chic style
Soft and steel grey are popular colors in the home gym

by Brandon Architects

When it comes to designing a home gym, not giving into temptation is a very big part of it. And if it feels like we are hammering home this aspect, it is because most home gym owners tend to buy plenty of stuff that eventually ends up in the storage room or the attic. A dedicated home gym does not need to replicate the fancy one at the end of the street. A few weights and a simple bench often are good enough to get you started.

Hard to miss the workout routine when you have a gym right at home

by Ashton Woods Atlanta

Expansive custom designed home gym

by Arc Design Group

Warm shade of yellow for the gym
Contemporary home gym in black for the minimalist home

by Adornetto Daoust

Cool home gym in grey with deftly placed mirrors

by Allwood Construction

Small Home Gym Ideas

A dedicated room for the home gym need not always be large and expansive. Even the corner of the room can be turned into a workout area by adding a treadmill and a few weights. Most people will attest to the fact that running is one of the best ways to get a total workout without messing with complex routines. Just combine the treadmill with a stand for the weights and a small television in the corner, and you have a deft little nook to start pumping iron!

Clear out the attic to create space for the compact home gym

by Tim Barber LTD Architecture & Interior Design

Compact and stylish gym surrounds you with mirrors
Mirrors in the home gym also help make the space visually larger

by Dave Brewer Homes

Small home gyms feel less claustrophobic when you add a mirror or two to the space. Since this also ensures you do not make any mistakes with your lifting reps, it is an addition that is both aesthetic and functional. Just turn the old attic or a lonely corner next to the laundry room in the basement into a workout zone, and pretty soon you will notice the many benefits it offers.

Colorful home gym idea for small spaces

by Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske

Everyone needs a punching bag at some point!

by Jeri Koegel Photography

Small basement home gym and yoga area

by Harrell Remodeling

Compact home gym with a basketball organizer and lovely mirrors

by Doug Pitts Construction

A large and dedicated space for the home gym is not always a must

by (m) + charles beach Interiors

Clever use of space in the home gym

Dual-Use Home Gym Designs

The dedicated home gym is all about big mirrors, fancy large screen TVs and a wide range of varied equipment. But that is not the only way to design a gym at home. Most homeowners tend to prefer a workout zone that combines the gym with another room, as it offers a practical, space-saving solution. Not only is a dual-use gym far less demanding on room, it also brings a fun and playful vibe to your fitness routines. Whether you wish to combine a stunning indoor lap pool with your gym or add a relaxing Jacuzzi and some stylish seating options, these smart home gyms get it done in style!

Blue and white home gym with plush seating area
Transform a corner in your spacious room into a workout zone

by Spinnaker Development

Lavish home gym with a spa and swimming pool in the basement!

by Guncast

Sleek and stylish exercise room connected to the bedroom

by Bennett Farley Design

Mirrored cabinets in the homy gym provide additional storage space

by Jaffa Group Design Build

A relaxed resting spot after the hard workout!

by Jodi Feinhor-Dennis

Pamper your senses with the swim spa after sweating it out in the gym

by Birdseye Design

It’s All About Work and Workout!

A home gym design concept that is gaining popularity quickly among young families is the combination of workout spaces with kids’ playrooms and work areas. This way parents can keep an eye on the little ones as they whip themselves into shape. This fun combination of spaces and the energy levels that the kids bring to the table can be pretty infectious! You can also easily bring together a modern home office with a simple desk and chair arrangement, a few cabinets and several workout essentials to design a space that is perfect for dual use.

Dedicated home gym allows you to watch over the kids in the playroom

by Eisner Design

Multipurpose room in the attic with home gym and a workstation for crafts!

by RD Architecture

Playroom with integrated home gym

by Claudia Cowperthwaite

Watch over your little ones as you get a great workout

by Studio 80 Interior Design

Smart gym design with home office tucked away in the closet

by Seattle Staged To Sell

A workout area for the entire family!

by Martha Angus

Combine your home office and gym in an effortless manner

by Elements by Durcon

Let the home gym room double as a spacious playroom for your kids

by Peregrine Design Build

Can your Gym Multitask?

Modern life is indeed about multitasking and juggling many things at once. Why should your home gym be any different? If a playroom or home office does not fit your needs, then it is time to think about some other cool additions. A home bar along with the gym is a great idea for a man cave that should make the guys pretty happy. You can even add a small kitchenette to the home gym that comes with a compact fridge for all your beverage needs!

Basement home gym and bar with colorful stripes

by Vonn Studio Designs

Lovely little Kitchenette combined with the home gym

by olodesign

In case you intend to spend a bit more cash on the project, try transforming the gym into a gorgeous indoor basketball court and hold a friends-and-family tournament. The possibilities are simply endless for those willing to think outside of the box.

Home gym has enough space for a pickup basketball game

by Oakley Home Builders

Modern cabinets to tuck away the heavy gym equipment

by Meghan Carter Design

Smart wall training system offers a compact home gym solution for small spaces

by Isawall

Carpeted indoor basketball court makes for an impressive home gym

by Visbeen Architects

Decorating Ideas for the Home Gym

We know what some of the guys out there are thinking. Four walls, a few carpeted tiles and a music system that blows your mind is all it takes, right? While that style works for some, others might want their home gym to reflect their own personality a lot more. Just like every other room in your house, the home gym is also all about creating a space that YOU are comfortable with. That is one of the main advantages of bringing the gym home. You can play the music you love, wear a favorite shirt that has more holes than fabric, and paint the walls any which way you want. A beautiful, fresh view outside and a few inspirational posters add to the entire appeal.

Black and white wall art decorating idea for the home gym

by Victoria Martoccia Custom Construction

Custom wall decals are easy and fun to incorporate
Large glass windows visually connect the home gym with the canopy outside
Bright artwork on the walls adds color to the dark room

by Sullivan, Henry, Oggero and Associates

Take in the fabulous scenery outside!
Design your own wall mural for the home gym

by Shaping Your Space

Framed comic book pages make a colorful addition to the home gym
Trendy home gym offers panoramic ocean views

by About : Space

Walls that Inspire

Inspiration is a very important part of building a workout routine and often something that is overlooked. It’s hard to keep yourself constantly motivated without an encouraging word or two. So why not let the walls of your home help you along? Custom-created wall murals and decals are both fun and easy to incorporate. You can pick an inspirational quote from your favorite flick or an athlete that you adore. Sports memorabilia or even a picture from your college days hanging on the wall can make all the difference.

Custom hand-painted stencils on the wall
Graphic wall decal is all about keeping you focused!

by Kanvi Homes

Draw some inspiration from your cherished sports memorabilia!

by Sara Hopkins

A home gym that ensures you do not slack off on your New Year’s Resolution again!

by Instyle Interiors

The detailed sports locker room wall murals below are truly amazing and accentuate the appeal of the home gym. A collage of images or even serene Buddha statues that take you to a higher plane of inner peace make amazing additions to the gym. These brilliant ideas showcase how a home gym is much more than four walls randomly put together…

Pittsburgh Steelers 1970’s Locker Room Mural inside the Home Gym
Stunning wall mural in the home gym steals the show!

by Wow Effects – Murals and Fine Art

Wall collage in the home gym to keep you motivated!

by L.I.N.E.S Interiors

Brilliant home gym with Buddha statues

by Kollin Altomare Architects

There is a Color beyond Steely Grey!

Speaking of walls, there is no universal rule that black and cool steel grey are the only colors that should be used on the walls of a gym. Most commercial gyms opt for these hues to create a calming and neutral setting that everyone can enjoy. However, your home gym can be clad in any color of your choice. Fresh green, fuzzy yellow, passionate red or invigorating orange, the choice depends on the theme that you want and the ambiance you prefer.

Colorful flooring brings the small home gym alive
Give your home gym an inimitable look with the exposed brick wall backdrop

by O’Neal Interior Design

Blue is both invigorating and relaxing at the same time

by Oakwood Homes

From the traditional boxer’s gym style with its look that is rough around the edges, to a colorful space that is clad in the shades of your favorite football team, pick a color scheme that you will enjoy the most. Shaping up and staying fit is no laughing matter, and you will reap benefits of all the hard work over time. So enjoy the hard yards and meet your fitness goals right at home!

Use the colors of your favorite sports team

by Distinctive Designs By Janelle

Cedar wall home gym with custom rubber flooring

by Atmosphere 360 Studio

A touch of natural goodness for the exquisite home gym

by Celebrity Communities

Hard to find a more relaxing view for the home gym!

by Curt Hofer & Associates

Use a bit of paint to add color to the home gym

by Capstone Dwellings, Design-Build

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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