Over the past couple of days I have received a couple of e-mails regarding how much space is needed to do the P90X workout. This is a good question. When people think about working out at home they usually think about big home gyms that lay around taking up a bunch of space and sit around as an eye sore for years. Most people get bored of those machines to begin with because they are limited to what kind of workouts you can do. I know of a couple friends of mine that have either the big workout machines you see in gyms or they have a bench with a weight rack that has dumbbells weighing anywhere from 5 pounds to 55 pounds. Man does that stuff take up a ton of space. I decided to take a photo of the area that I workout in my house for you to see.
As you can see from the photo there is not a whole lot of space that I workout in. Its actually the second floor landing area at the top of the stairs outside my bedroom. The photo was taken from the doorway of another room in the house. I would say that this area is about 7″ x 10.” In the photo you can also see that I have all of the things you need to do P90X with. This way you know that I am showing you everything.
Its not the greatest place to workout but it works for me. A lot of the workouts done with P90X don’t involve a lot of moving around anyways. Plyometrics is the only workout I do not do in that area but its not to say that I couldn’t. Its just that the ceilings here are about 8 feet tall and I would be touching them every time I jumped. I do plyometrics in another room with taller ceilings. I keep all of my workout equipment like the pull up bar, resistance bands, dumbbells, push up stands, and P90X DVDs in my room. They take up very little space. The Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells are on a stand which makes them easy to roll around but I usually just walk over to the weight rack in between exercises to get a new weight without having to stop the DVD. I use my laptop to play the DVDs so I am not stuck to one area of the house on a TV.
So don’t feel like you “need a lot of space to do P90X” with. As you can see from my “home gym” you can get by with just a small amount of area. If you live in a apartment, have small rooms in your house, or a college kid living in a dorm, I am sure you can find the space available to do the P90X workout. Hopefully this photo will put you at ease if you were going to buy P90X but were concerned about it taking up a lot of floor space. Its not that much at all. Even better is that it takes me about 1 minute to set everything up and take it down.