4 Complete 250 Sq. Ft. Home Gym Floor Plans


You’ve got a 250 Sq. Ft. of free space in your home. Is it possible to build a good home gym in that amount of space and what would that look like? I’ve made some example floor plans of what the possibilities are for a 250 Sq. Ft./23 m2 home gym.

In a 250 sq. ft./23 m2 you can create a very complete home gym. It’s possible to have different setups that focus on weightlifting, general fitness or a specific athletic pursuit. This amount of space allows you to have a good selection of gym equipment and use it properly.

What does that look like and what should you look out for if you want to do this yourself? Keep reading to find out below.


250 Sq Ft. home gym floor plans: 25’ x 10’

There are different shapes your space can have. Rooms can be (almost) square but other times it’ll be much longer than it is wide. That’s why I’ve made floor plans for two rooms that are both about 250 square feet but different shapes.

The first two examples are 25’ x 10’ so a long rectangular shape. Later on we’ll look at a square room.

All the example floor plans below are just that; examples. Follow them (or don’t) to the degree you like. They’re just there to give an idea of the different possibilities.


Example gym #1: Weightlifting+

With 250 square feet to play with, you can have a lot of different pieces of equipment. It’s not quite enough to have separate machines for every body part but with free weights and a few other additions, you can build a very complete gym in this space.

Floor plans

What’s in this gym?

Here’s what you can find in the floor plans above.

  • Power cage
  • Barbell
  • Weight plates
  • Adjustable bench
  • Plate tree
  • Bench press bench
  • Dumbbell rack
  • Exercise bike

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This is a simple but effective weightlifting setup with some cool extras. The power cage, barbell, bench and weight plates are the core of any decent weightlifting setup. On top of that we’ve got a separate bench pressing bench.

It’s absolutely possible to bench press in the power cage but does take some setting up. In a bench press bench you’re always good to go without any fiddling. If you’re fine with benching in the power rack, you can put many other machines in the amount of space the bench press takes up.


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Example gym #2: Athletic

This is a little less traditional weightlifting setup and has some interesting equipment. This setup is a bit more focused on general athleticism instead of just weightlifting. That means more focus on whole body movements and exercises instead of isolating certain muscles.

Floor plans

What’s in this gym?

This is the equipment you can find in the floor plans above.

  • Adjustable bench
  • Punching bag
  • Cable crossover
  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebells
  • Treadmill
  • Sled

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You can see there is a nice mix of equipment. Of course you can switch out some of these things for other equipment you like better.

There is no power cage and barbell but the dumbbells are still there. Not everyone likes to work out with barbells but almost everyone uses dumbbells. Of course you can save some money and space by going for adjustable dumbbells instead.

Because of the length of this room, the sled is a nice piece of equipment. Usually it’s used for longer distances but if you get one that pushes from both sides, it’s pretty easy to go back and forth. A sled is a great conditioning tool but also builds strength in the whole body.

The punching bag is another great conditioning tool even if you don’t want to train for boxing. So we’ve basically traded in the power cage and barbell for some other interesting equipment that doesn’t do the same but might be better suited to your goals.

Options

You can easily add some extra things like plyo boxes and medicine balls. They don’t take up a lot of space and there are a few corners where you can still add some small things.

You can also replace the treadmill with almost any other cardio machine you’d like.


255 Sq. Ft. home gym floor plans: 15’ x 17’  

Above we’ve seen the examples for a long, rectangular room. What about if your space is more square? Here are two examples for a room that’s 15’ x 17’. Yes that means it’s slightly larger than the previous examples but not by much. And having half a foot here or there isn’t going to change this setup all that much.

Because of the different dimensions you can do a few things a bit different though. There is a bit more freedom to place things in different ways. That doesn’t mean all ways are good though. You still want the setup to be somewhat efficient.


Example gym#3:  Weightlifting

This is a setup with a very similar setup as the first example although with slightly different equipment. In this setup. It’s focused on strength and muscle building through lifting weight.

Floor plans

What’s in this gym?

This is the equipment you’ll find in this setup.

  • Power cage
  • Barbell
  • Weight plates
  • Plate tree
  • Adjustable bench
  • Leg press
  • Cable crossover
  • Dumbbell rack

Find which pieces of equipment I recommend by going here. (Click)

You can fit a bit more equipment in this setup because of packaging. The square shape of the room allows you a little bit more options.

In addition to a barbell setup, there is a leg press machine and a cable crossover. These are awesome additions to a home gym.

You might not like a leg press or don’t like it enough to get one but in that case it’s pretty easy to replace it with a treadmill or any other cardio machine. Or most other gym machines for that matter.


Example gym #4: General fitness

Just want to get into a better shape? Build some muscle and lose a little bit of weight? Here’s a good setup for you. You’ve got a little bit of everything without focusing on one thing in particular.

This setup is a good representation of the equipment the average person in a commercial gym will use although some things are combined into the cable crossover for a more space and money efficient setup.

Floor plans

What’s in this gym?

Here’s what we’ve got here.

  • Dumbbells
  • Adjustable bench
  • Cable crossover
  • Treadmill
  • Leg press
  • Bench press bench

Find which pieces of equipment I recommend by going here. (Click)

Without a power cage and barbell, there is some space for other things. In this setup you can see there is a bench press bench, treadmill and cable crossover.

Many people don’t need the full barbell setup but still like to bench press. It’s one of the most popular exercises in the gym. Next to that there is a leg press machine to exercise your lower body and a treadmill for cardio exercise.

The cable crossover and dumbbells fill the gaps between those two machines. This setup gives a nice balance of upper body, lower body and cardio exercise options.

The leg press, bench press bench and treadmill can be replaced with any other machine you like to tailor it to your preferences.


Is 250 Sq. Ft. enough to build a good home gym?

Should you build your home gym in this amount of space or is it not worth the effort?

A space of 250 Sq. Ft. is plenty to build a great home gym with a lot of equipment and exercise options. This is enough space to have different options in which equipment you choose and how you set it up. So you can really tailor your home gym to what you like and something that supports your goals.

It’s not large enough to get a full setup with all the different machines like in a commercial gym but in a home gym that isn’t really necessary since you’ll be using it alone or maybe with one or two other people.

That means equipment you can use for many different exercises instead of just one is a much more efficient use of money and space.

250 square feet is plenty of space for almost anybody to build a great home gym that fits your goals and aspirations.

Have less space? Check out one of these other floor plans;

Or check out these 300 sq. ft. home gym floor plans if you’ve got a bit more space.


If you need any more floor plans and/or a complete guide on how to effectively build a home gym in a compact space, check out my beginner friendly manual. It will tell you exactly what you need to know and make building your home gym more fun.

Matt

Hey, I'm Matt. Welcome to HomeGymResource.com. I've been going to the gym for about 15 years and am now looking to build my own. In the process I've learned many things I'd like to share with you.

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