If you're a busy parent, make working out more convenient by combining a playroom and home gym. You can exercise here when the kids are at school, or you can all work together — you on your machine and the little ones at their built-in kids' station.
A home office makes for the perfect double-duty gym because it typically isn't in use 24 hours a day. Just add one piece of equipment, one you know you like, and voilà — you have a quiet and practical workout space.
With its typically big, open floor plan, a basement is a great place to set up shop. Placed next to the staircase, this space-efficient gym uses an elevated platform to help divide the large room without any constricting walls.
This home office and gym combo is organization at its best. Packed to the brim with built-ins, it has plenty of room for desk supplies, workout equipment and even a mini fridge to house water bottles and sports drinks. With this kind of room, lack of motivation won't be a problem.
In this playroom–home gym, built-in toy storage and exercise equipment are stacked against the walls, which leaves plenty of space in the middle for kids to play or for anyone to exercise. The built-in bookcase helps separate one side from the other.
Sometimes you just need a well-placed piece of equipment. Positioned behind the sofa, this treadmill stays out of the action but still allows for some TV watching to help pass the time.
This attic-style game room is the perfect spot for a good, hard workout. To ensure there's plenty of space for that intense ping-pong match in a setup like this, fold up the treadmill after each use.
If space is an issue, opt for a small stationary bike instead of a treadmill. This less bulky piece of equipment will fit into a corner and isn't an eyesore in this traditional office.
Yes, bathroom–home gym combos are admittedly not that common. When you think about it, though, it makes perfect sense: After a hard workout, you can jump right into a warm, relaxing bath.