Free 144 Sq Ft Home Gym Floor Plans [12′ x 12′]

Planning a home gym can be confusing and stressful. Especially in spaces that aren’t huge like a 12′ x 12′ room, planning is important. In this article, you’ll find three different gyms you could create in a 144 square foot space. This way you can see what’s possible and get some inspiration to get started!

A 144 square foot space is plenty to create a functional and comfortable home gym. It’s possible to have both weightlifting or other resistance training equipment and a cardio machine in this amount of space. However, it’s important to be careful with equipment selection since some bulky pieces might not fit.

Scroll down to find the three different gym setups that fit in this space.

12’ x 12’ Home Gym Floor Plans

This first layout is everything many people want from a home gym. You’ve got a power rack, bench, and barbell for any barbell movement you could want to do. Then there is a rack with dumbbells for extra exercise variety and an exercise bike.

The exercise bike should be pulled out of the corner before use but a lightweight spin bike is pretty easy to move around.

This setup is great for bodybuilding and strength training as well as CrossFit workouts.

144 sqft home gym layout 2d
144 sqft home gym layout 3d

What’s In This Gym?

  • Power Rack
  • Adjustable Bench
  • Spin Bike
  • Dumbbell Rack
  • Plate Tree + Weight Plates

2. 144 SqFt Home Gym Floor Plans 

The second layout does things a bit differently. The power rack and barbell have been replaced by a functional trainer. This is good for people who don’t like to work out with barbells. They can be a bit intimidating and a cable machine is a great alternative for people who aren’t looking to become huge and super strong.

It’s possible to train pretty much every muscle with a functional trainer but there is also a large rack of dumbbells that can be used for exercise variety and a few exercises that are not as easy with cables like squats.

The treadmill rounds off this setup with an option for cardio exercise. If another cardio machine has your preference, you can easily swap it for the treadmill, there’s enough space.

This is a great general fitness setup for people looking to improve their health and fitness without the need to lift super heavy weights.

144 sqft/12'x12' home gym layout 2d
144 sqft/12'x12' home gym layout 3d

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What’s In This Gym?

  • Treadmill
  • Functional Trainer
  • Adjustable Bench
  • Dumbbell Rack

3. 12’ x 12’ Home Gym Layout

This third layout is a bit strange but works well for people who like simplicity and prefer to use machines instead of free weights or cables to work out.

The multi-gym is a machine that combines many different weight machines into one piece of equipment. That’s why they’re also called; all-in-one home gyms. This machine takes care of almost all your resistance training and can be used to train the whole body.

Next to the multi-gym, you can see a power tower. This is a tall piece of equipment that can be used for pull-ups, dips, and leg raises. Those are common bodyweight exercises that can’t be done on the multi-gym and are a good addition to your workout routine.

Then, there is a rowing machine for your cardio workout. Rowers can easily be leaned against the wall when not in use. This then frees up a lot of space for bodyweight exercises, stretching, Yoga, etc. But if rowing is not your thing, replacing it for an exercise bike, elliptical or treadmill is also an option.

144 sqft/12'x12' home gym layout 2d
144 sqft/12'x12' home gym layout 3d

What’s In This Gym?

  • Rowing Machine
  • Multi-Gym
  • Power Tower

Optional Extra’s

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.

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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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