7 Unlikely Ways to Store Your Gym Equipment

Jan 23 2013 - 12:01pm

If you're guilty of stuffing, stashing, or squeezing your gym equipment when guests come knocking, we have the solutions to organize your home gym — fast! Although working out from home is convenient, the gear that comes with it, not so much. Aiming to avoid the industrial feel of a public gym, here are seven unlikely ways to tidy up and seamlessly integrate fitness into your decor.

Over-the-Door Hook Rack

If you're looking for an easy way to get your yoga mats off the floor, consider an over-the-door towel rack [1] ($34). This is similar to mat storage at yoga studios, but because it is hanging from your door, it won't take up extra space. Hanging your yoga mats is also a great way to help them dry quickly after giving them a scrub . . . you are giving them a scrub, right?


We all know you don't need a membership or fancy home gym to get a good workout. If you like to do workouts in your living room [2], store your favorite equipment in a storage ottoman [3] ($250). Not only will this keep all your equipment hidden and out of the way, but it's also a stylish way to accent your decor.

Decor Baskets

Who said you had to use unsightly plastic bins as storage? Find a way to seamlessly incorporate your fitness equipment into your decor using a straw basket [4] ($72, originally $129) or two!

Coat Rack

If you're constantly having to untangle your stretch cords and bands, hang them up using a coat rack [5] ($15). This method is inexpensive and will allow you to organize them by color and resistance.

Cosmetic Case

For those who like to alternate between gym and home workouts, a hanging cosmetic case [6] ($31, originally $45) makes small fitness gear like weight gloves or a jump rope easy to access no matter where you are.

Under-Bed Storage Box

If you like to keep fitness clothes separate from your work clothes, use an under-bed storage box [7] ($30) to store your leggings, tees, and sports bras.

Bookcase Baskets

There's no need to go out and buy an industrial storage unit to organize your fitness equipment. Take your already-existing bookcase and add a few wire baskets [8] ($13-$16) to keep gear off the floor and out of the way.

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