Exercise Room Organization

April 10, 2013



Beginning this month & over the next 6 months, I am partnering with Office Depot to bring you some exciting new “organized” blog posts.  I will be sharing unique and fun ways to use their products. Today I am sharing my organized exercise space. I don’t have a designated exercise room, so I had to be creative. This area is in our kids toy room/tv room.  There is quite a large corner of the room that wasn’t getting utilized.  It was the perfect space to put our treadmill & exercise equipment.  All I needed was some supplies to organize it!  I found most of the supplies at Office Depot.


Here is the “before” picture.  It was a blank slate.



Below are the supplies I had to work with. The blue boxes in the pictures below were also from Office Depot.



 Here is the “after” shot.  It’s a super functional space now.  We have everything we need to get in shape!  Now all we have to do is get motivated!

Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


 We use resistance bands for the P90X workout program.  We found a hanging organizer from Target that works well to keep them untangled and organized.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons



Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


 The blue bins are from Office Depot. They are the perfect size and work great to store exercise equipment & supplies.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


 I keep a supply of towels & Frogg Toggs in the exercise room.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons

 I like to keep all of my yoga supplies together. So when it’s time to do yoga, I just pull out the box and I’m ready to go!

Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


I’m a visual person so I created a white board with our P90X 13 week program written out on it.  I used Expo markers and Scotch colorful masking tape to organize the weeks.  As we complete a day, we checkmark the masking tape. After we are finished with the 13 weeks, we can take off the masking tape and apply new, if we want to restart the program.  I also used sticky notes to write down our weekly scheduled times for workouts.

Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


This masking tape is so vibrant!  I love the colors.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons



Each of us has an exercise log to keep track of our workouts, repetitions, etc. I love writing these things down. It gives me goals to work on for the weeks ahead. The tabs are Avery “Index Maker” dividers.  They are item # 11407.  You can print out labels from your computer. They come with sheets to make your own. You don’t need a label maker to create them.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


I found this bench at Home Goods.  It fits great in this space. We use it to put our shoes on.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


I keep our exercise magazines in this basket. I also have the expo markers stored in a pencil pouch, as well as the expo cleaner in here.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons


This is our little exercise area.  Thank you Office Depot for supplying us with a fabulous space!  You can easily create your own exercise space in a corner of your house too.  With a great imagination and inspiration from this post, the sky is the limit.


Exercise Room Organizing - A Bowl Full of Lemons



46 comments on “Exercise Room Organization

  1. Laura Trevey says:

    I need a bright and organized room like this ~ thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Love the space Toni! So creative 🙂

  3. Penny says:

    I love this! Soooo creative!

  4. We don’t have the space or budget for an area like this, but if we did…

    This is simply beautiful! I love it!

  5. Alison says:

    I love this! Can I come over? Now I’m trying to picture a spot in my house where I can set something like this up…

  6. Sommer Mullins says:

    love it.. very bright and motivating!

  7. lou says:

    I love this!!! Great ideas! Thank you for sharing/posting!


  8. So organized — it looks great! I love the bright and happy colors.

  9. That looks wonderful! All those bright colors to help keep you motivated! I just got my See Jane product from the Fedex man and plan on organizing my cards and tags with those awesome magazine files 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  10. Amy Lauren says:

    I’m kinda jealous of your home gym! If I had that I wouldn’t need an ESAC membership.

    I’m definitely going to HomeGoods to look for that shoe bench. We could really use one of those. I think I may buy one for the foyer!

  11. Tammi says:

    What great ideas! Maybe this will help motivate me.

  12. Michelle says:

    Love the bright colors!

  13. Mrs. Lopez says:

    Love your organization ideas!!!! I am going to have to see how I can incorporate some of these ideas for me!
    Would it be okay if I pin some of the pictures from this post to pinterest? I would pin directly from your site so they link here.
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Mrs. Lopez of lovinglifeinpink.blogspot.com

  14. Tawnne rogers says:

    Makes me wish I had the room for an exercise room but I may add an exercise tab to my home binder 🙂

  15. Lisa says:

    I have the same hanging organizer from Target, but I use it to organize my scarves in my bedroom. Maybe I should get another one for the exercise room:)

  16. Tania says:

    I LOVE how you organized your workout room! I’m also doing P90X and trying to figure out how to keep track of my days and progress. Is it possible to get a closer up shot of your board? I’d love to try and create something like that! Thanks for the inspiration! I think this and adding a vision board would make for an amazing place to workout!!

  17. ashley says:

    Thanks! We have a very similar space so i will be using these ideas!

  18. Norma Jean says:

    Oh! So it can be functional and cute!

  19. Amy Trauntvein says:

    Question- Your treadmill is facing the wall. What do you do when on it? Besides look at the blank wall I mean? I would love to push mine up against the wall, but I have to be doing SOMETHING, so it’s turned around to face the tv and I catch up on dvr shows or movies/tv shows on Netflix while I’m on it. But I hate having it in the way and it’s too heavy (even though it has wheels) to move it all the time and would put a lot of wear on my new carpet. I’ve tried reading, but doesn’t really work. BTW- Love your space! I need to get some bands and also organize my stuff!

    • Toni says:

      We have ipads and put them on the treadmill in front of us when we use it. We watch tv or netflix.

      • Amy Trauntvein says:

        Nice! Never thought of using my ipad for netflix on the treadmill, hello! I think you solved my delima (sp?) thanks!

  20. Melanie C says:

    Nice placement of the doTERRA Living magazine! 🙂 Great space and love the organization..just wish I had the ambition and drive that you clearly do to work out on a schedule like that. Nice job!

  21. Elise says:

    It’s super cute and functional! I’ve been wanting to create a bright and happy workout space like this- I think it’s key to getting motivated (instead of my dark basement where my treadmill is currently). I had an idea to get little dollar store frames and paint them, and put motivational quotes that I’ve read or pinnned inside the frames to get the adrenaline pumping! (Maybe just ahead of the treadmill? to keep you going?) That would be my suggestion- from an Athletic Trainer. 🙂

  22. Tiffany S. says:

    So cheery and fun!

    We’re downsizing to 1422 sq ft from 1800 so I have no idea where I’m going to find workout room. Our elliptical is in the garage now but there’s no room for it in the new house. I have P90x and have only done the ab video, just wondering how much room the whole program actually takes. I’ve used my laptop in our living room but in our new place space is going to be at a premium. Can I get away with a matt in a part of my 10′ x 12′ closet/office/guest room?

  23. Sharon says:

    It looks great! I would be motivated to work out in a space like that, for sure! Can I come over? hehehehe I have been trying to figure out a workout space in my house. I am such a perfectionist (which is bad because that also turns me into a procrastinator!) and I want everything perfect to start off with to help with my motivation! I know…I need to let go and just jump in! This post is a great inspiration to me! I have a little space in my room, I just need to make it pretty like yours! I love your schedule! I am a very visual person!

  24. Lisa Wenckus says:

    WOW!! This is awesome!! If I could find a space like this, I may actually be motivated to work out!! Awesome job!!!

  25. You have motivated me to get an area all set up. No more scrapbooking (haven’t done it in years), its time so set up workout area! Thanks.

  26. This is awesome!!! My “gym” is disgusting. We have everything in there from equipment to recycling to games and moving boxes. I love this! Thanks for the inspiration…MUST PIN IMMEDIATELY!

  27. Denni says:

    I love this idea. Thank you for posting it. Have the perfect place to put it in my office/ all purpose room. I haven’t done the PX 90 work out in a while but I do workout every day either at the gym or at home so the white board is a great way to keep my workouts straight.

  28. This is a beautiful space, I loved how you brought in all of the color. It looks great!

  29. Chelsea says:

    I love how bright and welcoming this space is. I haven’t got a dedicated space for exercise (though originally we planned for it), but this really makes me long for it! 🙂

  30. Sean Gimbel says:

    Who wouldn’t want to exercise in such a great looking room?

  31. Cherry Tiu says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this. I need a nice, bright and organized room like this. Thank you for inspiring me to try this. You got a beautiful space.

  32. Valerie says:

    Can you show us your workout log? I would love to see how you make a template please 🙂

  33. Love this space. I am trying to decorate a small fitness studio myself. How big is this area?

  34. Amy Pjura says:

    i use that same hanging organizer to organize all my scarves!!!

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