Are you interested in creating a home gym in your space but don’t think you have the floor space? We can help! Keep reading to learn how to make the most out of your home gym’s limited space with careful planning, vertical storage solutions, and more.
First, Consider What You Need
Before investing in equipment and buying supplies for your new home gym, consider what you want and need from a home fitness space. Will you use it sparingly when you don’t have time to travel to the gym or studio, or will it be your go-to place for training moving forward?
What equipment and supplies do you want in your space? Can you switch to bodyweight exercises for some workouts to reduce your need for equipment? Detail your available floor and wall space and list essential equipment to have a foundation for planning your new gym.
Prioritize the Essentials
Once you’ve got your list of workouts and movements you’d like to do at home, you’ll likely need to narrow down your list to the essentials. Most home gyms have only the most fundamental exercise equipment, like barbells, dumbbells, a power rack, and a cardio machine like a treadmill.
Note the workout equipment you cannot do without in your home gym, and consider where that leaves you regarding space. Are there exercises you can use resistance bands for instead of weights to save on space? Get creative to use your space as efficiently as possible.
Find Vertical Storage Solutions
Implementing vertical storage solutions is a great way to make the most out of your home gym’s limited space. Without floor space, you should think vertically with storage solutions like slatwall or pegboard. With a vertical storage solution, you can keep items like resistance bands, yoga mats, and kettlebells out of the way. Vertical storage solutions are essential for maximizing space in a home gym.
Invest in Flexible and Multifunctional Equipment
With limited space, you’ll want to look at getting multifunctional equipment that is flexible or small enough for easy storage. A foldable treadmill is a great investment if you don’t have the space to fit an entire machine in your small gym.
Adjustable dumbbells bring the utility of multiple weights but only take up the space of one dumbbell, making them another clever way to save space. When choosing machines and equipment for your space, prioritize those that are easy to store or move.
While you may think you don’t have the space in your home for a fitness studio, there are many ways to have the home gym of your dreams with limited space. Keep our tips in mind and get creative; we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with how your new home workout space turns out!
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.