Published February 17, 2023

PIVOT: A cost comparison - How the numbers stack up

See how PIVOT stacks up against gym membership, quality beds and free time.

The PIVOT bed is a comfy and elegant bed designed to pivot upwards into a fully engineered and safety-tested gym and exercise space. 

We have worked hard to ensure that neither bed comfort nor gym functionality has been compromised. The bed is made in the UK using high-quality steel and attention to detail manufacturing. 

In short, we have created a solid, functional bit of kit that isn't compromised in either bed or gym mode.

To help you make a more considered purchase, we have put some comparisons together that shows how a PIVOT bed can fit into your lifestyle.



Cost of a new bed. 

Top-quality Divan beds start at $2400 (£2000), which can go up to as much as $6000 (£5000). 

The Divan base of the bed is typically made of a fabric-covered wood platform that supports the mattress. Some divan beds also have additional features, such as built-in storage compartments.

The PIVOT is a steel frame with modular wooden slats that folds down to hide your gym equipment. 

High-quality Murphy or Wall beds start at $3000 (£2500) with endless configuration and styling, increasing the cost further.

Comparable home gym setups

There are thousands of home gym setups on the market. Nearly all have to be freestanding, or wall mounted. Even the foldable ones remain visible. Leaving you with a permanent structure. 

A level-entry squat rack will cost only $600 (£500), but this will miss features such as storage, functionality and versatility. 

A permanent higher-end home gym rack will start in the region of $2400 (£2000). 

When you take in the dual function of the PIVOT bed, the value becomes apparent. 


FURTHER READING: What's unique about the PIVOT Power Rack?


Cost of a gym membership.

The average cost of a gym membership is around $50 (£42). For one person, that is an annual cost of $600 (£500). If you are in a household of gym fanatics, you could be looking at double $1200 (£1000) or even triple that cost.

It's hard to gauge the cost of commuting to your gym as it will depend on many factors, but here are some average costs to help you. 

The average one-way fare on public transport in the US is €2.50, and in the UK, it is £2. You can check your average cost here.

Three trips to the gym a week could cost you $60 a month per person. 

If you drive to the gym, you may be paying less than those on public transport. But a return trip to a gym 4 miles from your house could cost you up to $1.50. Then you need to factor in any parking costs you may incur. 


Time savings

Not all costs can be measured in dollars and pounds. On average, people live about 4 miles away from a gym. Time is very precious. 

If that is your average, a home gym could save you lots of time, depending on how you get to yours.

🚗 10 minutes + parking

🚴‍♀️ 20 minutes + securing 

🚌 30 minutes

🏃‍♀️ 40 minutes 

🚶‍♂️ 80 minutes

The further you live away from the gym, the greater your costs. Also, research shows that the greater your distance from the gym, the lower your motivation to work out. 

This extra free time could mean more time spent with your family or partner or time to spend on work, relaxing or more enjoyable home tasks.

There is also the time you lose at the gym waiting for the equipment to become available. With a home gym, you could condense your workout time, allowing you to enjoy other parts of your life without compromising your workout schedule. 


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@pivot.bed The PIVOT Bed is an innovative home gym unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Just lift it up and a whole power rack folds out! We even have a weight bench that folds flat and fits right under the bed. Tag a friend who you think needs this in their life! 🙌🏼 #homegym #homefitness #shred #indoorworkout ♬ original sound - PIVOT