Celebrity weeklies and Architectural Digest will show you the most fabulous (and expensive) home gyms in the world, but most of us aren't looking for design awards and public adoration: we just want a place where we can exercise at home.
A personal fitness studio can take on a number of forms. It could be a small space in your living room or bedroom to power through your favorite workout app, a milk crate of bands and small weights, or a TRX Suspension Trainer hung over your door. On the other hand, it could also be a room filled with treadmills and bikes, or a celebrity-style hangar to rival a professional sports team's training facility.
Scroll through Instagram, and you'll see home gyms in garages, basements, spare rooms, and more. To help you get inspired, we've rounded up 12 home gyms from Instagram that you can replicate on your own.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: resistance bands are a smart tool for any home gym. You can find a continuous loop strength band or mini band, or handled, interchangeable bands like the ones above.
If you have a door in your home, then you have the space for a home gym. All you need is your TRX Suspension Trainer to create a challenging workout.
The bands, weights, and bike trifecta is one of the most common home gym arrangements.
This set-up is a cardio-enthusiast's dream come true: a combination of the elliptical machine, a treadmill, and the increasingly popular Peloton bike.
This climbing wall is one of the more creative home fitness options we've seen. Just remember: a bouldering set-up is not a project for a first-time DIY-er. Consult a professional if you need help copying this one.
We're not the only ones who believe in a garage gym. This fitness enthusiast has outfitted a corner next to her car with weights, a bike, and lots of stability and resistance balls.
Another take on the garage gym: custom-painting weights to coordinate with the American flag.
Is your basement sitting empty? Follow this Instagrammer's lead, and turn it into a workout room.
Pro-tip: Let your equipment do double duty. This Pilates instructor added a resistance band around her reformer for a new variation on rows.
While we're talking about Pilates, you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on a reformer at home. As this instructor demonstrates, all you need is a smooth floor and socks or glider discs.
This self-described "fit mom" is doing some of the same moves the world's top models practice with their trainers, and she's doing them at home. All she needs is a TRX Suspension Trainer and a Bosu.
It doesn't matter if you decide to outfit your gym with lots of new gear, or keep it simple with just a TRX Suspension Trainer or a bike; the most important thing is finding a set up that helps you achieve your goals.