3 Free 120 Sq. Ft. Home Gym Floor Plans [10’ x 12’]

What if you’ve got a cozy 10’ by 12’ spot in your home for a personal gym? But here’s the puzzle: Is it even doable? Can you build a proper workout space in this snug area? Well, I’ve got your back with some nifty 120 sq. ft. (about 11 m²) home gym layouts to show you what’s possible.

Believe it or not, you can transform this limited space into a fully functional home gym. Think free weights, cable machines, and even room for a big dumbbell rack or a cardio machine, all while ensuring you have ample space to actually work out.

Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty details and discover what this exciting setup entails, including some vital tips if you’re gearing up to create your very own compact home gym.

120 sq. ft. home gym #1: Bodybuilding + Strength

This first setup is a great one for people who like bodybuilding, strength training or CrossFit. The large, full-sized power rack can be used for all the barbell exercises while staying safe. The dumbbells provide a good amount of extra exercise options while the air bike is a great too for conditioning.

This gym setup can be used by everyone that likes free weights but with the power rack, it does focus more towards bodybuilding and strength training.

In the middle is still enough space for bodyweight exercises, stretching, etc.

120 sq ft, 10x12 foot home gym floor plans. 2d. Bodybuiding, strength training, Crossfit.
120 sq ft, 10x12 foot home gym floor plans. 3d. Bodybuiding, strength training, Crossfit.

10′ x 12′ Home Gym Bodybuilding/Strength Training Equipment

  • Power Rack (Rogue RML-490C)
  • Assault Bike
  • Dumbbell Rack
  • Adjustable Bench

10’x12′ Home Gym Layout: All-In-One

Do you want to have a complete gym setup in as simple a way as possible? Try this layout. One multi-gym and a treadmill. That’s it.

A multi-gym is a piece of all-in-one home gym equipment that combines many different exercises into one machine. Instead of separate machines like at a commercial gym, they’re all smushed into one. Multi-gyms are the way to go if you’re looking for that commercial gym experience with the machines but without spending the money and needing a large amount of space.

There are tons of different multi-gyms out there, most of them will fit quite easily in a 12′ x 10′ space, even with a treadmill added.

The treadmill can be switched for any other cardio machine you’d like, there is enough space.

120 sq ft, 10x12 foot home gym floor plans. multi-gym, treadmill. 2d.
120 sq ft, 10x12 foot home gym floor plans. multi-gym, treadmill. 3d.

Got a much bigger space? Check out these floor plans;

What’s In This Gym Setup?

  • Multi-gym
  • Treadmill

12’x10 Gym Floor Plan: General Fitness

The third 120 square feet layout is a bit of a mix. It has a functional trainer which is a double pulley cable machine. That means you don’t need to worry about the risks of free weights. In addition, there is a rack of dumbbells for the exercises where you prefer them.

On top of that, you can see there’s a treadmill. This can be replaced by any other cardio machine like a bike, elliptical or rowing machine. There is enough space to fit all of those.

This is a great setup for people looking for a little bit of everything. You’ve got some free weights, a cable machine and a cardio machine. That means you can have very balanced workouts that promote general health and fitness.

Many people are more comfortable using a cable machine than a barbell and there’s nothing wrong with that. With a cable machine you can also build a good amount of muscle with a higher level of safety.

A cable crossover machine takes up about the same amount of space as a power cage and barbell although you need slightly less space on the sides to properly use it. However, on the flipside you need a bit more space in front of the machine.

120 sq ft, 10x12 foot home gym floor plans. treadmill, functional trainer, bench, dumbbells 2d.
120 sq ft, 10x12 foot home gym floor plans. treadmill, functional trainer, bench, dumbbells 3d.

Got a slightly bigger space? Check out the 150 sq. ft. home gym floor plans here.

What’s In This Gym Setup?

  • Treadmill
  • Functional Trainer
  • Dumbbell Rack
  • Adjustable Bench

Like these floor plans? I’ve created a ton of floor plans for compact home gyms and a complete manual how to build your home gym the right way. Check it out here.

Optional Extras

Even in a small gym like this, there are some things you can add to improve your workouts.

  • Flooring: Flooring helps with noise, hygiene, safety, and comfort. And for such a small space, it’s quite cheap to cover the whole floor so this is a no-brainer.
  • Mirror: A mirror is useful for checking your form but also makes your space look bigger!
  • Fan: Small spaces get uncomfortable quickly when working out. A wall-mounted fan helps while not taking up any floor space.
  • Kettlebells: Great for dynamic exercises. While they seem similar to dumbbells, they’re used very differently.

By adding those items to any of the gyms above, it will improve the looks, functionality and comfort of your home gym.

Should you build a 120 sq. ft. home gym?

You might be pondering if a space of approximately 120 sq. ft. (around 11 square meters) is sufficient to create a functional home gym. The answer is yes, and it all comes down to smart planning.

When you examine the floor plans provided, you’ll realize there’s ample room for versatility. You’re not confined to a single setup, and despite the limited space, you can customize it to your fitness needs.

Certainly, there are limitations, and some choices must be made. Attempting to replicate the array of machines found in a commercial gym isn’t practical. In most home gyms, regardless of size, this approach isn’t the most cost-effective.

Individual machines that target specific muscle groups can be expensive, and to cover a full-body workout, you’d require a multitude of them, which can strain your budget and space. Commercial gyms accommodate numerous users simultaneously, justifying the array of machines.

In a home gym, the scenario is different – it’s usually for personal or limited shared use. Therefore, having an excessive number of single-purpose machines doesn’t make financial or spatial sense. It’s more practical to invest in multifunctional equipment that maximizes your workout possibilities.

So, the answer is a resounding yes, a 120 sq. ft. home gym is a great idea. Just be mindful of its potential and constraints when designing your fitness haven.


Hey, I'm Matt. Welcome to HomeGymResource.com. 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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