A few people asked if a 10′ x 15′ space was enough to build a good home gym. It definitely is. While you don’t have space for all the bells and whistles in 150 square feet, you can build a very complete workout room that is great for building muscle, losing weight, and improving cardio.
While 150 square foot isn’t huge, it’s enough to create a home gym that has a lot of exercise options while not feeling too cramped. Carefully planning and choosing equipment is necessary to make a home gym work in this amount of space.
Below you’ll find three home gym floor plans that cater to different workout styles. They are all designed to be useful for well rounded workouts, functional and practical without being too cramped.
- 1 150 Square Feet Home Gym Floor Plans
- 2 1. 10’ x 15’ Home Gym Floor Plans
- 3 2. 10’ x 15’ Home Gym Floor Plans
- 4 3. 12’ x 12’ Home Gym Layout
- 5 Recommended Equipment For These Setups
- 6 Limitations Of 150 Sq Ft Home Gyms
- 7 FAQ
150 Square Feet Home Gym Floor Plans
All the floor plans below are made for 150 square feet spaces. There are three different setups for different exercise styles, check them out and see if there is something that’s useful for you. You could likely adapt them if your available space is slightly larger or smaller.
These plans are just to get an idea of what is possible and to get inspiration. Make sure the equipment you buy fits in your space by carefully measuring and planning.
1. 10’ x 15’ Home Gym Floor Plans
Here is a great home gym layout that fits in a 10′ x 15′ space. It’s got all the free weights basics you need and a rowing machine. This is a great general setup that allows for bodybuilding, strength training but also cardio exercise and lighter exercises. There is still enough space for bodyweight exercises as well.
This is a floor plan that will appeal to many people because it covers most of the exercise styles you could want.
The rowing machine can be replaced by an elliptical or exercise bike. A treadmill could fit but you’ll have to find a narrower dumbbell rack or replace the dumbbells for adjustable ones.
What’s In This Gym?
2. 10’ x 15’ Home Gym Floor Plans
This second 10′ x 15′ home gym is geared more towards people who don’t like barbell exercises. The barbell rack has been replaced by a cable crossover aka. functional trainer. These are great for building muscle and strength although not quite as much as barbells. However, they’re still plenty for people looking for an athletic but not super ripped body.
There is still a dumbbell rack since most people who don’t use barbells still use dumbbells. In addition to that, there is also a rack of kettlebells to add some exercise variety.
Next to the window is a treadmill however, this can easily be replaced by any other cardio machine you like, there is enough space.
What’s In This Gym?
3. 12’ x 12’ Home Gym Layout
Technically 12’3 x 12’3 to get to an even 150 square feet. I’ve done something a bit different here but be aware that both setup 1 and 2 would fit in this space with some small changes.
I’ve made this floor plan a bit different to show what else is possible. In 150 sq. ft.
There is a multi gym which is basically an all-in-one home gym. You can also see a bench press setup. This could be replaced by pretty much any other machine you like except for a leg press, they’re too big.
Because there are now two big pieces of equipment, the cardio machine has to be a quite small exercise bike.
What’s In This Gym?
Recommended Equipment For These Setups
|Power cage||Fitness Reality||810XLT||Buy on Amazon|
|Bench||Fitness Reality||2000 Super Max XL||Buy on Amazon|
|Barbell||XMark||Crowbar||Buy on Amazon|
|Weight plates||XMark||Texas Star Plates||Buy on Amazon|
|Dumbbells and rack||Cap Barbell||550 lbs. set with rack||Buy on Amazon|
|Treadmill||NordicTrack||T 6.5 S||Buy on Amazon|
There are also some extras that would make all of these gyms better and more versatile.
Limitations Of 150 Sq Ft Home Gyms
150 square feet is plenty to build a great home gym. It won’t be super spacious but also not too cramped as long as you don’t get the bulkiest equipment you can find.
You’ll have to stick to equipment that is very versatile since there is not enough space for separate machines for every muscle group.
As long as you’re a bit smart with the layout and equipment choices, you should be able to get pretty much any cardio machine in there next to all the weight training equipment. Treadmills are generally the largest so you can play around with different cardio machines if you need more space for your weight training equipment.
Do you have a different-sized space available? Check out one of the following posts;
Can you lose weight with free weights?
If you use free weights properly, you will probably gain body weight. However, it’s very likely you will lose body fat in the process. More muscle requires more energy which means that building muscle with free weights can help you lose body fat quicker.
Are barbells essential in a home gym?
If your goal is building muscle, a barbell is an essential tool in your home gym. A barbell is great at loading heavy which is a basic requirement of building muscle. Barbells are also cheaper for the same weight than a set of dumbbells.