We were approached by Tom Turner, Head of Strength & Conditioning at Glamorgan Cricket Club, to create a boutique training space in his purpose-built garden annex. This unique, compact space would be both a private home gym and a professional strength & conditioning studio where he’d train his PT clients.
a compact but versatile home gym
Tom’s home gym has a modest 16 square meters of floorspace, on which we laid 30mm 1x1m rubber gym flooring tiles. The double doors of the gym open onto the back garden of the property, extending the gym outside for fair weather training. To make the most of space in this unique home gym, we used a number of tried-and-tested techniques to minimise floor space usage and maximise versatility.
Folding Wall Rack
To make the home gym more versatile, a folding wall rack was installed to fold flush to the wall when not in use, maximising space for floorwork when a weight rack was not needed.
Vertical barbell holders and plate storage horns were added to the wall to allow these items to be safely hung when not in use. The vertical barbell holders also double as storage for accessories such as resistance bands and suspension trainers.
Powerblock Adjustable Dumbbells
Instead of an entire rack of dumbbells, we provided a pair of Powerblock Adjustable Dumbbells. These dumbbells save space by replacing up to 28 pairs of dumbbells. In a smaller home gym like this one, they look great, save a great deal of space and are easily stored on the Powerblock storage rack provided.
As this gym would be used as Tom’s professional strength and conditioning studio with his clients, we provided elite, industry-standard equipment to cater to his coaching business. We dipped into our own range of Apex equipment, providing Olympic barbells, a hex bar and our own Apex rubber training plates and fractional plates. We even gave it the finishing touch of a custom embroidered sweat wrap on Tom’s weight bench.
Tom Turner’s professional home gym provides a boutique personal training experience for his clients and a powerfully versatile performance for himself. The gym has already helped Tom train both professional athletes and private clients in a stunning compact strength and conditioning space.
– 1mx1mx30mm Solid Rubber Gym Flooring Tiles
– Performance Series Folding Wall Rack
– Front Safety Spot Arms
– 7ft Apex Elite Olympic Bar
– 7ft Aluminium Technique Barbell
– 6ft Apex Closed Side Hex/Trap Bar
– Vertical Bar Storage Racks
– Apex Training Plates
– Apex Fractional Change Plates
– Wall mounted Weight Plate Horns
– Pair of Powerblock Pro Adjustable Dumbbells
– Powerblock Storage Rack
– Wall Mounted Concept2 SkiErg
– Adjustable Incline Gym Bench