9 Amazing Home Gyms for Fitness Inspiration

Good things come to those who sweat.

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While we don’t all have space for a gym at home, it never hurts to share a bit of inspiration. And even if you don’t quite have enough room for a larger dedicated space, there are so many ideas you could steal to create your own fitness corner…or yoga closet. If you are thinking about adding a home gym, you’re in luck. I’ve rounded up 9 of my favorite ideas for things you can incorporate into your own dream at-home gym setup.

Modern Style

Modern Home Gym With Sliding Glass Doors & Gray Carpet

Modern Home Gym Features Natural Light & Floating Storage

The industrial elegance of a cast-in-place structural concrete wall works with large sliding glass doors to create a stylish and sophisticated modern home gym. Floating storage keeps the room feeling open and airy.

Photo by: Ciro Coelho

Ciro Coelho

This gym makes use of concrete, large glass windows and straight edges to create a completely modern, serene space. It’s important to remember to set up your gym in a way that works best for you. The owner of this gym primarily does pilates, so they have a reformer, some weights, a balance ball and that’s about it. No need to fill up your space with items you won’t use.

Bold Lockers

Athletic Facility Lockers at Pereira & O'Dell

Brightly Colored Lockers at Pereira & O'Dell Athletic Facility

At Pereira & O'Dell, they know that well rounded employees are more productive, so they provide athletic facilities for all of their employees. These brightly colored lockers give employees a place to keep their things while they go work out their bodies after a long day of working out their minds.

Photo by: Drew Kelly

Drew Kelly

These bright lockers are a fun throwback to high school, and add some quirkiness and dimension to the space. If you happen to have a big family, lockers could be a great addition, as each family member could have their own space to store gym clothes, exercise equipment, and anything else they might like to keep on hand.

Wood Paneling

Exercise Room: Clifftop Mansion in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Exercise Room: Clifftop Mansion in Santa Barbara, Calif.

No need to run out to the gym. A stylish exercise room with a beautiful mahogany ceiling awaits the chance to get occupants in tip-top shape.

Photo by: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

If acoustics are important to your workout routine (calling all ballerinas and dancers!), then a wood-paneled space might fit the bill. Not only does the wood bring in a great deal of warmth, but it also adds some insulation. It helps the space to feel a bit more calm and serene, too.

Basement Rec Room

Basement Concrete Home Gym

Basement Rec Room With Orange and White Stripe Wall

This simple basement design is perfect for a home gym. The concrete walls are softened by an accent wall of orange and white painted diagonal stripes. Rubber floor matts soften the floor for working out, and letters painted on the wall allow for an easy way to keep track of workout sessions.

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Eric Perry, 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

If you have some room in your basement, a basement gym/rec room might work for you. You don’t even need to go to the expense of finishing the floors and walls, as concrete feels modern and fresh. Add some floor mats, a mirror and a few pieces of equipment, and you can have a fab, functional space in no time.

Wrestling Gym

Basement With Wrestling Mat and Home Gym

Home Gym With Wrestling Mat

This basement was transformed into a home gym with a wrestling mat where the coach can offer wrestling lessons, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.

Photo by: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Chris Amaral, 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Don’t be afraid to go all in on whatever type of exercise you love most in your home gym. If that happens to be wrestling, create a wrestling gym. You can design a space that works with your own fitness plan, no matter what that might be. Some other ideas: a yoga studio, a zumba dance room or even your own small indoor cycling studio.

Bevvie Station

Home Gym with Beverage Station

Beverage Station in Home Gym

As seen on HGTV's hit show Elbow Room, Chip and his team of designers created an attic home gym for the Perez family who felt they missed out on time with each other while they all were exercising. This room will bring the whole family together with something for everyone. To keep the family cool, Chip and his team installed a giant fan. They also installed this beverage cart to keep the gym rats hydrated as they exercise.

From: Elbow Room

Photo by: Jessica McGowan

Jessica McGowan

If you’re a smoothie lover or you’re obsessed with fresh juice, maybe your home gym needs it’s own beverage station. Stock it with everything you need to make your protein shakes, smoothies or even fruit-infused water. You can house a blender, a juicer or any other drinks you want to grab after your workout.

Home Gym/Lounge

Black and White Home Gym

Black and White Home Gym and Recreation Room

It's not hard to hit the gym when it's one with this much style. Colorful glass pendant lamps illuminate the space which has plenty of room for workout gear and a lounging area.

If you’d like your home gym to feel more like a gym/lounge (and you have the space for it), add some comfy furniture and a TV or two. You can keep the TVs on during your workout, or use them to watch a favorite exercise DVD.

Focal Wall

HGTV Smart Home 2016 Exercise Room With High Tech Equipment

Energetic Space

Located off the covered porch in the home's lower level, the energetic exercise room offers state-of-the-art equipment and lots of natural light.

Photo by: Sarah Dorio/Flynnside Out Productions ©2016, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Sarah Dorio/Flynnside Out Productions, 2016, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Another great design trick in a gym is to use one main wall as your focal point. You could add a fun wallpaper to bring in some color or pattern, paint an inspiring quote in a large-scale format or blow up some favorite family photos. Make sure that whatever you choose to do, you go in a direction that will keep you motivated and inspired.

At-Home Sauna

Living Area With Gray Tile Floor in Urban Penthouse

Living Area: Glass-Encased Penthouse in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Gray walls, gray tile floors and a gray concrete ceiling create a tone-on-tone color palette in the living room. The sauna is visible through a large corner window, enhancing the penthouse's open concept design.

Photo by: Profusion Realty, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Profusion Realty, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

If you really want to take the home gym concept to the next level, a home sauna system might be for you. The heat from a sauna is amazing for your skin, but also helps your tired muscles relax after a workout. It’s definitely a bit of a splurge, but could be the perfect addition to a more luxe home gym setup.

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