Best Home Gym Mirrors to Transform Your Workout Space

Adding a sexy new gym mirror doesn’t just make your home gym look insanely cool, there’s a lot of important reasons to add a mirror to your workout. In this guide we’ll cover all the pitfalls to look out for and get you the best mirror for your home gym.

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6ft x 4ft Fitness Studio Mirror

Best overall gym mirror

5 ball storage

This high quality mirror has pre-drilled holes in each corner and comes with the screws and washers to mount it. Easy to fit and great quality

  • 6ft x 4ft

  • 4mm thick

  • Glass

  • Safety back included

  • Holes in each corner

  • Supplied with screws

Large 4ft x 6ft Panels

Commercial gym rack

These gym mirrors look great on their own or tiled to form a long row. They're ideal for larger spaces, or garage gyms.

  • 4ft x 6ft

  • Glass

  • 4mm thick

  • Optional safety backing

  • Free delivery

6ft x 4ft Gym Mirror

Best budget gym mirror

Commercial gym rack

This large gym mirror is one of the cheaper ones available and has a borderless edge. Can be used on it's own or lined up with others.

  • 6ft x 4ft

  • Glass

  • 3mm thick

  • Borderless

  • Free delivery

5ft x 3ft Bevelled Mirror

5 ball storage

This gym mirror is ideal if you're not looking to create a huge wall of mirrors. The bevelled edge looks brilliant and it takes up less space than the other mirrors here.

  • 5ft x 3ft

  • 4mm thick

  • Glass

  • Free delivery

What we look for when reviewing gym mirrors

Things we’re looking at in this price range:

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  1. Thickness – The common size for gym mirrors is 3,4,5 and 6mm thickness. While there’s no hard and fast rules, we weight up the thickness of each gym mirror and always look at this spec.
  2. Safety – Not the most exciting thing but if a mirror has razor sharp edges we’ll look into that.
  3. Do they warp? – Less of an issue with glass mirrors, more a problem if you’re getting an acrylic mirror. Nobody wants a fun house effect on their fitness studio mirrors!
  4. Delivery – Another feature we like to check on is delivery. The mirrors will be shipped direct from the manufacturer – ireally frfee.
  5. Returns – Mirrors can be a nightmare to move around and deliver. And you might not notice that chip until later on. One thing we always check on is the returns policy for each mirror we review.
  6. Weight – One thing that always amazes us is how heavy a good gym mirror can be. A 4mm thick mirror at around 6ft x 3ft can easily get up to 20kg or more. We’ll let you know if it’s a two man job!

So, what are the best mirrors for a home gym?

Before the buyer’s guide, let’s go over the current top gym mirrors for 2020. Here’s the ones we found were actually worth the money, starting with the top pick first.

#1 – MirrorOutlet 6ft x 4ft Large Mirror Sheets

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Thickness: 4mm
Best for: Larger gyms / covering a gym wall
Weight: 23kg
Safety: Polished safety edges, protective backing costs extra
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This mirror is large, sturdy and has pre-drilled holes for easier mounting

This gym mirror is a super-size 6ft x 4ft and is perfect to put next to your squat rack or mount on the gym wall. A few of these will cover the largest of walls and the width means you won’t need to mount many tiles to get a wall effect.

Easy to mount and comes with the screws

This is definitely one of the easier mirrors to fit and the 4mm thickness means it won’t shatter if you look at it the wrong way. The holes in the corners are a great way to get this on your wall and it also comes with some screw caps that make it look sexy once it’s up.

Verdict: A simply HUGE mirror that will make any gym look bigger and help you train with better form. It’s tall enough to use with rowing machines or floor-bases exercises and perfect for covering large walls.

Pros
  • Large surface area
  • Excellent quality
  • Decent quality 4mm glass
  • Polished edges
  • Creates a lot of extra light and feeling of space
Cons
  • Not the cheapest gym mirror

#2 – Glass Gym Mirror (6ft x 3ft) – Amazon UK

Thickness: 3mm
Best for: Larger garage gyms / covering a gym wall
Weight: 17.4kg
Safety: Edges are sharp, backing costs extra

Budget Gum MirrorIf you’re on a budget but still want something that covers a lot of your wall, then this gym mirror offers a 6ft x 4ft surface area. It’s a lighter gauge of 3mm though so be careful moving and mounting it. It’s a good choice if you just want one BIG mirror for your home gym, but can also cheaply cover a longer wall.

Verdict: The thin width of this mirror makes it lighter and easier to move. It also makes it less resilient and easier to shatter. It looks great once it’s mounted though and it’s huge size means you’ll always be able to see what you’re doing without constantly shuffling around.

Pros
  • Low priced gym mirror
  • Large area
Cons
  • Thinner 3mm – more delicate
  • Very sharp edges

#3 – (6ft x 3ft) Gym Mirror – Amazon UK

Thickness: 4mm
Best for: Larger garage gyms / covering a gym wall
Weight: 17.4kg
Safety: Edges are sharp, backing costs extra

Best Home Gym Mirror

If you’re on a budget but still want something that covers a lot of your wall, then this gym mirror offers a 6ft x 4ft surface area. It’s a lighter gauge of 3mm though so be careful moving and mounting it. It’s a good choice if you just want one BIG mirror for your home gym, but can also cheaply cover a longer wall.

Safety backing is available separately. And if you’re planning to mount this mirror on a plaster wall, you’ll ideally need two strips to hold the mirror in place, combined with raw plugs. This will also work no a breeze block wall.

Verdict: The thin width of this mirror makes it lighter and easier to move. It also makes it less resilient and easier to shatter. It looks great once it’s mounted though and it’s huge size means you’ll always be able to see what you’re doing without constantly shuffling around.

Pros
  • Low priced gym mirror
  • Large area
Cons
  • Thinner 3mm – more delicate
  • Very sharp edges

The quick guide to picking the perfect mirror for your home gym

First up – a quick warning

An no, it’s nothing to do with 7 years bad luck! A lot of gym mirrors (not just the cheap ones) have VERY sharp edges. When you get your mirrors delivered, they might come off the delivery truck without any borders or packaging. This is a perfectly normal way to get them. But please wear some gloves because it’s very easy to get cuts on your hands even carrying the mirror.

Some mirrors do have polished edges, but if you’re not sure, treat them carefully. Those little glass cuts… OUCH!

Making a ‘wall of mirrors’

One of the coolest effects you can do in your home gym is what they do in the commercial fitness studios and go all out on a proper mirrored wall. Obviously you can’t buy a whopping great mirror that covers a garage wall.

What you’ll need to do is get a number of mirrors and hang them side by side on your gym wall. This normally involves a lower ‘track’ which supports the mirror and then upper screws that will hold the mirrors in place. The overall effect is so cool Check out this video below for an example of how it can be done.

Is it hard to do yourself?

Lining up the mirrors is definitely skilled job and the slightest discrepancy in the bottom track will mean the mirrors don’t line up and have an ugly V shaped gap. If you’re confident at DIY – go for it. For anyone else, a tradesman will make light work of this job.

What thickness do I need?

Gym mirrors typically come in 4mm or 6mm. As you’d expect, the thicker the glass, the more resilient and robust it is. The downside being it’s more heavy and costs more. 4mm is thick enough for gym mirrors and they won’t warp or look weird. If you’re looking for the best quality, then 6mm is the way to go.

Safety backing – what is it and do you need it?

Some gym mirrors either have safety backing, or it’s available as a paid extra. It’s a backing film which is applied to the rear of the mirror. If the worst comes to the worst and you smack into the mirror with a dumbbell, or lean on it, the glue acts as a safety film and stops the glass shattering and flying everywhere. The pieces will be held in place. Oh joy!

Getting a tradesman to do it – how much should you pay?

Depending on how many mirrors you’re hanging in your home gym, it shouldn’t be too expensive to get someone in to fix them up. If you’re like me, and suck at DIY, then getting a proper tradesman to sort your mirrored wall out is a great way to go. Expect to pay anything from £100 – £150 to get the jkob done.

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Having one more more mirrors in your home gym will improve your form and your workout

Cheap gym mirrors

You might be able to pick up some bargains at the local DIY shop. You can often find some longer rectangular mirrors of 1′ x 4′ and tile them across a wall. Often ridiculously cheap too. The downside being there’ll be a slight line between the mirrors where the join is, and there’s more to line up and get right.

AKA – how to fit gym mirrors once that you’ll love

There’s plenty of horror stories on home gym forums and fitness groups where people have fitted mirrors to their gym and either botched it, or put the wrong ones up. Here’s a quick guide to help you avoid all these pitfalls and hopefully end up with a gym you’ll be proud of.

Why fit mirrors in your home gym?

I remember when I started at my local gym thinking they must all really like looking at themselves as the walls were covered in mirrors. Of course, once you start training, you quickly realise how helpful being able to see what you’re doing is. So much so, if you’ve spent most of your time in a commercial gym, you might take for granted how much it has helped your form.

Having mirrors in your gym is vital for checking you’re doing each exercise correctly.

  • You’re activating the right muscles
  • Posture is correct
  • Not arching your back

Even if you’re not planning to lift a single weight, every bit of gear you train on needs the correct ‘form’. From SkiErgs, to rowing machines, having a mirrored surfaces REALLY helps with your training and goes hand in hand with getting the most out of each workout.

Making them look special – the best gym mirrors I’ve seen

One of the best looking setups I’ve seen in a fitness studio had individual, large rectangle mirrors that were mounted on the wall with around a 3 inch gap between them and the wall. They’d used LED strip lights behind the mirrors so that it had a glowing effect around the mirror. This is actually quite cheap and easy to do – if you’re looking to do something special. To get the mirrors to stand off from the wall you need to mount some wood then put the mirrors onto that. A good handyman will make light work of it and your gym will look insane.

Mirrors are pretty much essential for your squat rack

 

Giving you more space… and MOTIVATION

As for aesthetics, mirrors have been used in home decoration to increase a feeling of space and brighten areas up for as long as people have been styling their homes. Adding in mirrors is a great way to open up your gym space and give you more roomy feel. Adding some decent floor mats and wall mirrors into a gym will transform it into a workout space you’ll want to visit and help keep your motivation up.

Don’t go to cheap, or too thin

While the product boxes and some of the reviews might sing the praises of that home gym mirror, one of the main problems we’ve seen with adding mirrors into your gym is people getting ones that are too thin. Mirrors are funny things and if the surface flexes or warps even a little, you’ll end up with a god-awful circus mirror effect. This is normally down to buying a cheap and nasty acrylic mirror (there are GOOD acrylic mirrors!) that’s just too thin.

Mirrors for rowing machines & floor exercises

Getting your rowing form sorted out early on, or correcting some bad habits you’ve built up over time will increase the benefits and reduce injury when you train. So a good mirror in your gym is worth adding. Go for something long enough to reach down to the floor, or hang it slightly lower than you would normally. If you’re fitting a tiled gym wall type effect, then you’ll be covered. One gotcha to look out for is to glue a mirror to the wall, get on the rowing machine and only be able to see your head.


Tell us about your gym mirrors

Better yet – send us some pics of your home gym and we’ll post them on the site. Any questions or anything we can do to help you, please let us know in the comments. Have fun and train safe.

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