How Much Does a Home Gym Cost?

Typical Range:

$300 - $15,000

Find out how much your project will cost.

Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated December 7, 2021

Reviewed by Andy Kilborn, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Home Gym Costs

The average cost of a home gym is around $2,000, but you can spend as little as $300 or as much as $15,000 and more. Where on that range you fall depends on your training goals and how complex you want the setup to be. You can go from buying a few dumbbells to building an entire weight room.

Average Cost of a Home Gym

Average Cost$2,000
High Cost$15,000
Low Cost$300

Cost to Build a Home Gym

The full $300 to $15,000 cost to build a home gym depends on the components you need to outfit the room. It does include the cost of equipment in most estimates.

"Installing a home gym can range from simple to complex. It's very important to focus on the weight requirements and electrical needs, so you don't cause problems down the road," Andrew Kilborn, Expert Review Member and Owner of Andy's Handyman, said.

Home Gym Price List
Garage or Basement Remodel$6,000 - $29,000
Flooring$750 - $3,800
Subflooring$490 - $2,400
Electric Wiring$250 - $1,000
Lighting$150 - $800
Mirror Hanging$150 - $460
TV Installation$170 - $380
Air Circulation/HVAC$140 - $5,000
Equipment$50 - $5,000
Equipment Assembly$85 - $95 per piece
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Garage or Basement Remodel

Expect to pay between $6,000 and $29,000 if you want to turn your garage or basement into a home gym. That includes finishing the space, installing plumbing and heat, and adding electricity, but not the equipment. The cost to remodel a basement is between $11,000 and $29,000, while the price of a garage remodel project ranges from $6,000 to $11,000.

Flooring For Your Gym

If you don't want to keep the old flooring, expect to pay between $750 and $3,800 to replace it. The exact budget depends on the type of flooring you choose:

Gym Flooring Options and Prices
Polished Concrete Cost$1,500 - $3,800Hard but durable
Carpeting Installation Price$750 - $2,500Soft but can grow mold
Rubber Flooring Cost$800 - $2,300Durable and safe

Subflooring Prices

The price to repair or replace your subflooring ranges between $490 and $2,400. You might need to take that step because of heavy gym equipment. If you're unsure if your space can bear the weight, work with an expert who can calculate the answer for you. The cost to hire a structural engineer is between $340 and $700.

Electric Wiring

Hiring an electrician costs between $250 and $1,000. Make sure that you have enough outlets close to your electric workout equipment, and that you have enough amperage to support the machines. If you don't have enough power, you'll also need to add the price to upgrade or replace your electrical panel (between $530 and $2,100).

Lighting Products and Installation

The price to install a light fixture ranges between $150 and $800. You need good lighting to avoid eye strain. LED fixtures that recreate sunlight tend to work best.

Mirror Hanging

Installing a mirror costs between $150 and $460. It helps make a small space seem bigger and helps you improve your workout form.

TV Installation

Your TV installation budget should be between $170 and $380, plus the cost of the TV itself. Putting in a TV can help you stay distracted especially during longer cardio exercises.

Air Circulation Through Fans or HVAC

The price for an HVAC unit ranges between $2,000 and $5,000 in most cases. You'll need it if you're turning an unfinished room into your gym. You might also consider the cost to install a ceiling fan, at $140 to $350, if you just need some air circulation. If you plan your weight room in the basement, you may need to spend the $1,300 to $3,800 price of a dehumidifier.

Equipment Assembly

The price of fitness equipment assembly ranges between $85 and $95. Each piece takes about 2 hours to install.

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Mini-Gym for Home

You can create a mini-gym that allows you to do some simple workouts in a corner of an existing room for between $130 and $450. That includes:

Yoga mat$10-$50
Small exercise bike$100-$300
Kettlebell or dumbells$20-$100
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Home Gym Equipment Cost

Expect to pay between $50 and $5,000 for your gym equipment. Your choice of weights and machines depends on the type of workout you prefer. Prices also change based on the brand you choose.

  • Dumbbells: $50-$300

  • Kettlebell: $20-$100

  • Bench press: $400-$800

  • Power rack: $300-$600

  • Exercise bike: $100-$800

  • Treadmill: $500-$1,500

  • Elliptical: $300-$2,000

  • Rowing machine: $600-$1,200

  • Resistance training system: $300-$500

Home Gym Prices by Brand

You also have the option of more complete "all-in-one" systems that replicate many exercises you find at a commercial gym.

Iron Grip$3,000-$5,000

DIY Home Gym Construction vs. Hiring Professional Contractors

You can build a mini-gym yourself in an existing room. For more extensive remodels and larger weight rooms, hire a professional remodeler instead.

You'll need to consider the weight of up to 1,000 pounds and more, and how that impacts your flooring. Air circulation might require HVAC installation. Look to hire a professional when the remodel requires more than just a coat of paint and a yoga mat.

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How much does leasing gym equipment cost?

Expect to pay between $60 and $100 per month to lease a piece of gym equipment. It's cost-effective if you need it short-term for a commercial space or a workout you only plan to do for a short time.

Where can I buy home gym equipment?

You can buy entry-level gym equipment at most sporting goods stores and large retailers like Walmart and Target. Some advanced equipment is only available on the manufacturer's website.

How much does a weight room cost?

Building a weight room costs between $5,000 and $15,000 in most cases. This is the most comprehensive type of home gym. It means outfitting an entire room to get as close to a commercial gym as possible.

Is a home gym worth it?

A home gym is worth it when compared with the average yearly cost of $200 to $3,000 to join a commercial gym. Especially if multiple people in the household plan to use it, and you don't just need it short-term, the upfront investment is higher but pays off down the road.

How much space do I need for a personal gym?

A mini-gym may only require a square of about 5 feet by 5 feet. A larger weight room typically takes up a room of about 200 square feet, sometimes more.

What flooring is best for a gym?

Carpet and rubber tend to be your best and most cost-effective home gym flooring choices. But any floor will work, especially if you can put down a yoga mat in spots where you might have to sit or lay.

How long will it take to make a gym in my basement or garage?

Expect to spend between three and six weeks on the renovation to turn your basement or garage into a weight room. That includes the time to renovate the space and order and install equipment.

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