How to Design a Home Gym in a Small Space

How to Design a Home Gym in a Small Space

Working at home can be a convenient way to keep fit. Especially if you need extra motivation to get out of the house to the gym. For many people a home gym allows you to work out when it suits you best from the comfort of your own home. If you’re considering setting up your own home gym, one of the biggest challenges is making the best use of the space. In this guide, we’ll help you to plan and design a home gym, no matter how small the space is that you’re working with.  

Choosing your space

The first consideration you’ll need to make is where in your house you want to put your home gym. You’ll want to consider weight resistance, waterproofing, lighting, heating and the type of exercise you’ll be participating in. If you like your ceilings, you might not want to install a strong man rack in your upstairs bedroom. Some of the most popular rooms for a home gym include.

The design of your gym should not only be functional but also keep you motivated and be an overall pleasant place to exercise in. Our gym design tool allows you to fully equip your future gym space so that you can visualise how your design works. But, before you start we’ll include our top tips to maximalise your space.  

Design for your fitness goals

How you make the best use of your home gym, largely depends on what you want to use it for. If your main focus is cardio, then filling half your space with yoga equipment isn’t going to be a good use of your limited space.

Strength training

Safety should be your number one consideration when it comes to strength training, placing equipment in a space that allows for safe movement around it is essential.

Choosing multi-use equipment can give you more workout options in a limited space. You can target a number of different muscle groups with exercises performed on an exercise bench or with a squat stand. It’ll also be beneficial to install full-length mirrors for correcting your form and making your space appear larger than it is.

Keeping your space neat and tidy with weight racks can ensure you have the space you need to focus on building strength. You also need durable flooring to withstand heavy weights.


Just like Strength Training, a cardio home gym needs an adequate amount of room to use the equipment safely. It’s also beneficial to consider if the products you choose need to be plugged into an electrical outlet, and that the space is well ventilated.

Here at Wolverson Fitness, our Assault Bikes, Treadmills and Rowers don’t need electricity and are non-motorised, meaning you have more options about where in your home gym you place them. Choosing the right product for your cardio workout is important, as you might want to choose just one or two machines to fit into the space, rather than multiple bikes or treadmills.

It’s not just Assault Fitness products that make a good choice for a cardio home gym, skipping ropes, boxes and ski training are all tools that can help you to achieve your fitness goals.  


When building your own CrossFit gym in a limited space, it’s important to make sure to include equipment that allows for the versatility of workouts required for CrossFit training. Cross Fit requires dynamic movements, so it’s important to incorporate durable flooring and innovative storage to maximise floor space.

Our space-saving storage systems are ideal for a home gym where space is limited. Adjustable kettlebells can not only help you make incremental increases to your fitness routine but can also be a valuable space-saving tool.

How can Wolverson Fitness help?

We’re here to help you develop the best work out in the space you have available. Use our innovative gym planning tool to bring your vision to life. If you already know what you need to complete your home gym, shop all products today.