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Home Gym Storage Ideas

Home gym with storage and media center for watching TV during workouts

Everyone knows that exercise is good for us. And we'd all like to stay in in the best possible shape. But who has time? No worries. It's easier to make time if your gym is located inside your own home. And the right home gym storage system to organize exercise essentials can make a big difference in your workout experience!

Do you end up dragging your feet a bit when it comes times to exercise? If you do, you're not alone. Sometimes it can be hard to get motivated. You're probably tired at the end of a long, hard day and exercise is just not convenient. But it can be. No need to make that extra effort go to the gym. Why not exercise in the comfort of your home? All you need is the right equipment and a place to store it.

The Home Gym Experience: It's all about the equipment and your exercise area.

Most of the time it's simply too easy to make excuses for why you can't exercise. The gum is too far away, or the weather outside is bad, or exercising with strangers is too risky during a pandemic. There are many reasons that prevent you from exercising — unless you have an exercise room located inside your home, that is. There are no excuses when all you need to do is walk from one room to another to get your workout in.

With all the great exercise equipment available for home use, it's possible to get a gym-quality workout without going to the gym. All you need to make it happen are some machines, a place to stash your gear, and a can-do attitude. A nice workout space also goes a long way towards self-motivation when it comes to exercising at home. Consider setting aside a spare room for this purpose if you have one — or the odd corner if you don't. Either way, you'll want some home gym storage cabinets to keep everything together. The more convenient and pleasing you can make your workout experience, the more likely you are to exercise.

Home gym storage cabinets for an exercise room.

If you're lucky enough to have an area in your home that can be set aside as an exercise room, you can have a home exercise experience that rivals professional gyms. The only difference is you won't have to wait in line for your turn to use the equipment. Design your home gym around your favorite workout routines and personal motivators. Make it ultra-convenient by putting in a wall of storage to hold all your gear so everything you need is always at your fingertips. After all, the easier you make it to exercise, the more likely you are to actually do it. Make sure you can exercise along with your favorite workout TV shows by leaving space on the front wall to mount a large television. Your home gym storage should consist mainly of shelves and cabinets that contain shelves. Add your own home gym storage cabinets to hold towels, barbells, exercise balls and more. You can adapt stock cabinets for this, but if you've got the budget, custom storage designed to fit your needs will ensure there's a place for everything with no wasted space.

Home gym storage cabinets
Basements are a favorite place to locate a home gym. These home gym storage cabinets for a basement workout room include storage for a lot of workout gear. The custom compartments hold towels, boxing gloves, barbells, and more. There's enough storage to meet the needs of a whole family of fitness fanatics.

Small home gym storage ideas when you're tight on space.

Not everyone can set aside an entire room for exercising. Maybe you have a corner or an area next to your bed where you keep your treadmill, rowing machine, or exercise bike. It doesn't really matter where it is, as long as the space is convenient and pleasant for you. But no matter where you decide to do your workouts, you'll need a space to store all the exercise gear that goes along with them. Consider dedicating closet used exclusively for workout materials. This way, you'll never have to search for your shoes, sweats, weighted arm bands, etc. when it's time to work out. This creates greater convenience and a larger likelihood that you'll complete your workouts. If you don't have a closet near your workout area, don't worry. It's easy enough to add one to suit any space. Adding a workout closet to a wall is no different than building a standard wardrobe closet. Your workout closet should be mostly shelves. And with a custom built-in like this, it's easy to design a space to hold a TV right inside the closet/cabinet. Just be sure to include access to electrical outlets in your cabinet for the television.

Small home gym storage idea for bedroom workout area
This built-in for the bedroom includes a cabinet dedicated to workout wear and storage of arm weights or other accessories. It is next to a built-in dresser that holds the television and conveniently close to the owner's Peloton.

Additional Tips for Home Gym Storage

  • Shelving Systems Make the Best Home Gym Storage: Home gym storage should be mainly shelving because they offer the greatest versatility in the types of equipment they can hold.
  • Cover Storage Shelves with Cabinet Doors: In many instances, wall units containing shelves can be covered by cabinet doors to reduce clutter and maintain appearance in an area that is used for more than just exercising.
  • Don't Forget Space for a TV: Include an integrated area to mount a wide screen television in your exercise area. The bigger the TV the better. You'll appreciate the large screen during workouts.
  • Hampers and Cubbies for Towels: The little things matter. Simple closet accessories like built-in hampers and cubbies for towels can make your exercise area much more luxurious. Incorporate them into your storage system for extra convenience.
  • Use Garage Wall Track for Storage: Storage designed for garage use often works well for home gym storage. Track systems that install along garage walls can offer storage beyond what is kept on a shelf. There are tool holders and accessories available for garage wall track that often work well for organizing exercise gear. They are especially useful if you are tight on space and are not worried about displaying your workout gear in the open.

Remember, you're more likely to stick to a training and conditioning routine if your workout area is nice. A cumbersome space just creates more excuses not to exercise. Find a consistent place that is comfortable where you can perform this activity and keep all your associated gear together. A properly designed storage system can help you with these goals. After that, it's just a matter of consistency and dedication. Find the time and space to exercise on a regular basis and you will be rewarded for many years to come.