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How To Build A Home Gym In Your Bedroom

When space is tight, home fitness equipment can end up in a bedroom. While this doesn’t give you a dedicated space to train, it can be all you need to keep your workouts top of mind. Here are a few things to keep in mind while making a fitness space in your bedroom.


  • Easy access to your fitness equipment makes it easier to get workouts in.
  • If your bedroom has a flatscreen TV it can take your mind off of your cardio workouts, just be sure to angle any cardio equipment so that there's a clear view of the TV.
  • A room away from common areas provides privacy during workouts and keeps equipment out of view when you have guests.

Equipment Ideas

  • One piece of cardio equipment placed near an outlet (if required). Consider more compact options like foldable treadmills, stationary bikes, rowers or compact cross-trainers that tend to have a small footprint.
  • Yoga mat for stretching and yoga sessions.
  • Stock up on accessories like stability balls, resistance bands or dumbbells. They provide plenty of added workout options, don't require a large amount of storage space and can be easily stored out of sight in a closet or under the bed.

Added Considerations

  • If noise is an issue, consider cardio equipment like cross-trainers that have nearly silent operation.
  • Don't let your cardio equipment become a coat hanger. Avoid hanging clothes on your cardio equipment because it's easy to decide not to work out when you have to clear off your treadmill first. 

Cardio Equipment Electrical Requirements

Life Fitness equipment must be properly installed and grounded. Do not use an extension cord or power strip.

  • 15A CIRCUIT: Life Fitness consumer treadmills should be powered off a 120V 15Amp outlet. No more than one treadmill should be installed on each circuit. One non-tread cardio machine may be hooked up to the circuit. Best performance comes with a dedicated breaker and circuit for all treads.
  • 20A CIRCUIT: One treadmill and up to two non-tread cardio machines can be plugged into outlets served by the same 20A circuit. Lamps or other non-motorized electrical devices up to a total 200 Watts can be plugged into outlets served by the same 20A circuit together with the treadmill.

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