Free 100 Square Feet Home Gym Floor Plans [10′ by 10′]

You want a home weight room but aren’t sure if you’ve got enough space. In this post, I’ll give an example of what you can do in a 100-square-foot space. I’ve made some 2D and 3D floor plans that will show you what’s possible.

A 10′ by 10′ (305 x 305 cm) space is big enough to build a complete weightlifting home gym. If the equipment is picked carefully, this is plenty of space to fit and use a: Power cage/half rack, barbell, weight plates, bench, and dumbbells. In some cases, it’s also possible to place a rowing machine.

Those pieces of equipment are all you need for lifting free weights and fit in a 10′ x 10′ space. Below there will be two example floor plans you can use as inspiration for your home gym.

100 Square Feet Home Gym Floor Plans

Render of a home gym with power rack, barbells, weight plates and bench.

Below you’ll find three different floor plans for 100 square feet home gyms. These are setups that will

100 Sq. Ft. isn’t a huge amount of space but you can certainly build a good gym in a room this size. You can fit all the basics and have enough space to use them. These builds are focused on the average home gym user. At the bottom are a few ways you can change these layouts to fit your specific needs better.

In some cases, we’ll use folding equipment to our advantage just so we can get a bit more in. This is to show you what’s possible. You don’t have to follow these plans exactly, use them to get some inspiration!

10′ x 10′ Home Gym Floor Plan #1

The first layout is a basic home gym with all the free weights and a rack. This is the home gym many people want. It’s great for bodybuilding, strength training, and even CrossFit.

A 2d layout/floor plan for a 100 sq ft (10' x 10') home gym.
This is what the 10′ x 10′ gym would look like in 2D.
A 3d layout/floor plan for a 100 sq ft (10' x 10') home gym.
A 3D render of the same 10′ x 10′ home gym floor plan.
A 3d layout/floor plan for a 100 sq ft (10' x 10') home gym.
Another angle of the 3D render for the 10′ x 10′ home gym floor plan.

What’s in this 100 Sq. Ft. home gym?

  • Power Rack
  • Adjustable bench
  • Full-length 7’2 Olympic barbell
  • Weight plates + Plate Tree
  • Dumbbell rack + Dumbbells
  • While this space is quite small, it’s possible to fit a full power cage. This is the Rogue RML-390C which is a very compact rack. Alternatively, it’s fine to choose a half rack to open up the space a little.
  • There is enough space in front of the rack to do exercises, move the bench around,, and have some breathing room. It’s also possible to place the bench in front of the dumbbell rack.
  • There is enough space next to the bar to load, and unload the plates. However, a slightly shorter barbell will make things easier.
  • With the bench pushed to the side or in the rack, there is plenty of space for bodyweight exercises as well.
  • The floor plan is shown with a plate tree. However, if you choose a rack with plate storage, that would save some space.

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10′ x 10′ Home Gym Layout #2

For this alternative layout, we did things a little differently. This is a setup that will appeal to people who aren’t focused as much on muscle or strength building but more on overall fitness.

The power rack and barbell have made for a treadmill and some other conditioning tools like kettlebells and a plyo box have been added.

Alternative 2d layout/floor plan for a 100 sq ft (10' x 10') home gym.
This is what the 10′ x 10′ gym would look like in 2D.
Alternative 3d layout/floor plan for a 100 sq ft (10' x 10') home gym.
A 3D view of the same floor plan
Alternative 3d layout/floor plan for a 100 sq ft (10' x 10') home gym.
Another angle of the same 10’x10′ gym floor plan.

What’s In This Gym?

  • Treadmill
  • Adjustable Bench
  • Dumbbells + Rack
  • Kettlebells
  • Plyo Box
  • This setup shows a treadmill but you can swap it out for any cardio machine you’d like. There is enough space for an exercise bike, elliptical, or even rowing machine.
  • Even though a rack and barbell are missing, dumbbells and a bench are still great for building muscle and strength. You can train pretty much every muscle in your body with those two.
  • Kettlebells are great for dynamic movements that get your heart rate up but also train your muscles.
  • The bench can be moved behind the treadmill to free up more space in the middle for bodyweight or resistance band exercises.

8′ x 12′ Gym Floor Plans

I know, 8 times 12 is 96 so these floor plans are technically not 100 square feet but it’s a fairly common room size and close enough to put them into this post. It will show off what happens if your space isn’t square. 

With some puzzling, you can actually fit a bit more inside compared to a 10′ x 10′ layout which is pretty cool. This is a great setup for people who want to add some cardio to their bodybuilding or strength training routines.

You’ll notice I added a spin bike in the corner. This corner isn’t big enough to use the spin bike but they are pretty easy to move around. So simply push the bench to the side and pull out the bike when you need a cardio workout. Then put it back when finished. This way you can fit a cardio machine into your space as well as a full rack, dumbbells and bench.

2d layout/floor plan for a 96 sq ft (8' x 12') home gym.
What an 8′ x 12′ gym can look like in 2d.
2d layout/floor plan for a 96 sq ft (8' x 12') home gym.
What an 8′ x 12′ gym can look like in 3d.
2d layout/floor plan for a 96 sq ft (8' x 12') home gym.
Another angle for the 8′ x 12′ home gym.

What’s In This Gym?

  • Power rack
  • Barbell + Plates
  • Spin bike
  • Dumbbells + Rack
  • Bench
  • There is enough space to use all the equipment but not at the same time. Shuffling around the bench and spin bike will be necessary.
  • There is plenty of space next to the barbell to load and unload the plates.
  • By pushing the bench into the rack, there is a large open space for things like bodyweight exercises or yoge.

Optional Extras

There are some things you could still add to the setup shown above even though you don’t have a whole lot of space.

  • Resistance bands: Resistance bands barely take up any space and are a great addition to your workout routine.
  • Flooring: All home gyms benefit from some kind of gym flooring.
  • Mirrors: Place a mirror behind the power rack or dumbbell rack to monitor your exercise form.
  • Kettlebells: A few kettlebells can easily be stowed away anywhere and add a really effective range of exercises to your repertoire.
  • Adjustable Dumbbells: Instead of a full rack of dumbbells, it’s possible to use a set of adjustable dumbbells and save some money and space in the process.

Those things don’t take up a lot of space at all and can add a good bit of functionality to your gym.

Which Lifts Can You Do In a 100 Sq. Ft. Home Gym?

As said, the layout and equipment of this gym are meant to be used for lifting free weights. While to some that might sound limited, you can build an amazing body just by lifting free weights.

This setup allows you to do almost every exercise you can do with a barbell or dumbbell. Just some examples;

  • Squat
  • Deadlift
  • Lunges
  • Overhead Press
  • Bench press
  • Incline bench
  • Rack pulls
  • Rows
  • DB rows
  • Bicep curls
  • Pullovers
  • Pull-ups
  • Chin-ups

And that’s just a very small part of the possible lifts with these setups. These are some of the most popular lifts in all gyms around the world. There are many more lifts and exercises that you can do in this gym but there are just too many to list.

Image of resistance bands

All these exercises can create an awesome body if you know how to program correctly. If you don’t know or are just getting started, there are a whole lot of free programs available online that can help you get started. For beginners, Starting strength or 5 x 5 are both great places to get started.


Can you build muscle with free weights?

Yes, free weights are the best tools for building muscle. While you have to be careful with your form, free weights can be more effective than machines. Barbells and dumbbells are great for lifting heavy, which is one of the cornerstones of building mass.

Are dumbbells essential in a home gym?

While you can do many lifts and exercises with just a barbell and weight plates, dumbbells allow for more flexibility and can be used for more lifts and to isolate smaller muscles. Dumbbells also require your arms to move separately which can prevent muscle imbalances.


Hey, I'm Matt. Welcome to After working out in many different gyms for almost 20 years and helping people build their own home gyms, i've learned a few things i'd like to share with you.

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