Let's face it, your weights and other workout equipment are pretty useless if you can't find what you need in a mountain of equipment on the floor of your gym. No one wants to lift a stack of weight plates to get to the one on the bottom, or spend an excessive amount of time trying to find a matching pair of dumbbells.
Dumbbell racks can have a vertical or horizontal structure. Horizontal dumbbell racks can have two or three tiers depending on the style, and typically hold more dumbbell pairs than a vertical rack. Vertical racks save space by stacking dumbbell storage slots vertically, therefore maintaining a small footprint. Large, wheeled vinyl and neoprene dumbbell racks are common in commercial settings, and feature a security bar across the top of the open slots.
Kettlebell racks have shelves, which the base of the kettlebells rests on. These racks range from small to large and can cane one, two, or three tiers. The heavy duty construction is designed to hold the high combined weight of a set of kettlebells.
Weight plate racks, also known as weight or plate trees, consist of a heavy duty frame with reinforced pegs extending from the frame. The pegs can be 1 inch or 2 inches in diameter to accommodate standard or Olympic plates.