7 Design Tips for Building the Perfect, Aesthetic Home or Commercial Gym

Man sitting on a plyo box

It’s your gains cave. You can decorate it how you want to.

Beyond the obvious benefits of having a home gym, another bonus is you can create whatever vibe you want. If you want to rock out to Disney music, crank up that Moana. If you want to string blinking party lights from wall to wall, no one’s going to stop you.

You can also level up your commercial gym by perfecting the design. Make it stand out from other commercial gyms and exude the vibe you want your customers to experience. 

How you design your workout space matters, so build the best gym environment, while you’re building your own best body (and mind).

Need some gym decor inspo? Here’s where to start with designing the perfect, aesthetic home gym so you can always lift in style.

1. PICK A COLOR

A blue home gym

Start by choosing the main color for your home or commercial gym. Basing this off the color of your power rack is a logical start. The PR-4000 and PR-5000 come in many different colors, like metallic black, red, and blue. Even the more budget-friendly racks, like the PR-1100, come in different hues (metallic black, black, red, and blue).

Maybe you want a white rack with black accents, like a Stormtrooper. Or perhaps you want to just murder it out with black on black on black. Or maybe you want the full rainbow: a red rack, a green bench, blue battle ropes, and a full set of rainbow plates. Whatever mood you want to set starts with the color of your rack.

Or maybe you don't want any color at all. REP also makes racks, benches, and cable machine attachments with a clear coat finish

2. GET WILD WITH PATTERNS

Lifter holding an animal-print plate

Turn your home gym into a force of nature with REP’s colorful Animal Print Bumper Plates. You’ve never seen bumper plates like this before: zebra, snake, giraffe, tiger, and leopard print. Mix and match different patterns, all of which fit on standard, 2” Olympic-style barbells. In addition to their unique design, these bumpers are extremely durable and high-quality, with a hooked steel insert.

The 10lb plates are made thicker than normal 10s to increase durability and reduce warping. Order Animal Print Bumpers in 10, 25, 35, 45, or 55lbs, or get the full set here.

Another fun design: the Pinnacle Plates with a unique, embossed, Colorado-inspired mountain design in different colors. 

3. STORE WITH STYLE

A storage wall in a garage gym

REP offers a variety of stand-alone, wall-mounted, and in-rack storage options, but the most aesthetic and customizable is the Modular Storage System

The Modular Storage System allows you to build exactly the solution you need based on your individual needs and equipment. Mix and match different shelves, uprights, and more -- blending seamlessly with REP cable systems, racks, and rigs.  

Choose to integrate right onto your existing rack or rig, taking up minimal space -- even if you have on-rack cable attachments. Or expand your rack to the sides with shelves that attach to the outside of existing uprights. If space allows, the Modular Storage System can also stand alone.  

Looking for something more basic that mounts to the wall? Check out the Multi-Use Wall Storage rack, featuring laser-cut twin peaks inspired by the Rocky Mountains. This gorgeous seven-pronged storage hanger holds up to six barbells, or other equipment, like jump ropes, weight belts, chains, or mobility bands.

4. EMBELLISH WITH FLAGS

REP garage gym flag

Add some flava to your home gym with a flag (or multiple). REP offers various different flag designs. The REP Garage Gym flag is a crisp black and white design. Or give a shout-out to REP's home state with the Colorado Flag. 

5. ACCESSORIZE LIKE A BOSS

REP Gym Bag
They're small, but the details add up. Check out REP's black and white Gym Bag, black and silver Tumbler (for the coffee you need to make it through a leg day), and Bumper Plate Coasters -- which look like mini colored plates. Squee!

Accessorize your most important machine (your body) with REP's fashionable and functional gym clothes, too. Squat-proof leggings that look as good as they feel? Yes, please.

6. GO FOR ADJUSTABLE – AND COLORFUL

A green and black adjustable bench

When selecting the best gym bench, go for an ultra-versatile adjustable bench, like the AB-4100. Customize this bench by choosing one of multiple different colors. There’s the standard metallic black, matte black, or red. But there’s also white, a unique army green, and stunning purple color.

7. DON’T FORGET THE FINISHING TOUCHES

A black and red home gym

Put together the perfect, polished home or commercial gym by adding these finishing touches:

  • 3x4’ Floor Mats are made from high-quality rubber to protect your floors and equipment. They don’t absorb moisture, so they won’t grow bacteria, even if you sweat all over them. 
  • Ab Support Mats add a pop of color (three different styles), plus function and comfort for your core workouts. (Psst! For more tips on your core workouts, check out these nine exercises for strong abs.)
  • Level up the quality of your home or commercial gym space with handmade leather accessories, like the Leather Utility Loop (in black or brown), Premium Leather Lifting Belt, and Accessory Strap. Quality gym equipment is how we roll.