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Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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We know that most people ended 2014 with the aim of getting fit in the new year. This appears to be a commonly occurring resolution for each new year that passes. For some, they stick with it, for others, it is constantly put off by family schedules, work commitments or even lack of motivation. The other daunting factor is actually going to the gym. It can be hard to focus when you're surrounded by other heaving, sweaty bodies, and perhaps even a little disheartening. Working out in the comfort of your own home negates the above emotions, as you can work out wearing your rattiest clothes, in the worst of weather conditions and of course, around the demands of daily life. If you're a new mum, you can wheel the cot into your exercise space and mind your baby—something that may feel more comforting for you than a busy crèche.

Today on homify, we're going to take a look at some great examples of home gym design. With a little bit of space, you can create your own personal temple of exercise and renewal, and finish 2015 fit, healthy and full of energy!

Change it up

Stephanie Coutas's projects:  Gym by Stephanie Coutas
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To start, we see a rather arty and eclectic style of home gym. With only a few pieces of equipment; a treadmill, parallel bar and yoga ball, you are easily able to boost your daily exercise routine, or for many, begin one. The mirror keeps you in check, making sure your posture and stance is correct while you run or stretch. The best thing about this space is if you require it for something else, perhaps you have guests coming to stay last minute, you can quickly fold the treadmill up, and add whatever other furniture you need to make the space feel inviting and comfortable. 

Head turner

For those who need a quick break from their work or study, perhaps a fast cycle for 15 minutes to recharge their brain and memory, this modern bicycle has an incredible sculptural quality about it. If this were in an office space, your employees and clients would surely be wondering what the use of this contraption is! Nonetheless, it is possible to to show off your flair for design and stay fit at the same time. A win-win situation for all! 


This set up is for those die hard gym fanatics who are committed to their work out regime. With a green wall to cleanse the oxygen, you can be sure to lose hours as you break a sweat and burn some serious calories. The benefit of this space is that it is able to be curtained off from the other room, meaning you can work out in privacy, or, have your guests be none-the-wiser about your vow to keep fit! For personal trainers, this is a great way to service your clientèle from home, and even build a small business from the ground up.

Scandinavian simplicity

For those who don't want to sacrifice the aesthetics of their home, it is really easy to implement a home gym system without it being too obvious. Here, a few key pieces of gym equipment hang; primarily a boxing bag and weights, with space enough to complete short and fast sprints. Once the doors are closed, guests or family will have no idea what is held inside—the same situation as above. This example is in a classic home, but goes to show that even in the most traditional of homes, a home gym is just as easy to factor in. 

Style by design

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You may not have the space for a complete home gym, but if your concerns for aesthetics stretch from physicality to designer objects,  you can invest in these quirky and seriously cool dumbbells. Fashioned from concrete and marble, these weights were shown off at the London Design Fair in 2014. If your dedication means you'll actually use them, that's great. Otherwise, they are a really awesome version of a paperweight or bookshelf decoration to wow your guests with.

If you liked this ideabook, check out the following:

- Modern gym fit-outs

- Work it! Home gym designs

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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