I think Garage Gyms are in my blood.
When I was a boy, my brother and I used to go stay with my grandparents for a few weeks each summer.
At my Dad’s parent’s house, we would spend our days earning $3 per hour cutting, sanding, and drilling wood to make swings for my Grandpa’s business. See why I used to be into so much DIY??
My Grandpa (I call him Pop), was my first introduction to a “Home Gym.” Pop had two rooms in his house dedicated to his “gym.” One place was on the second story, and it was for fitness. He had a treadmill, an old hydraulic rower, dumbbells, exercise trampoline, and a lat pulldown machine.
My Garage Gym Tour:
Back to Garage Gyms being in my blood…
Here’s my Pop still going strong in his 80’s! He spends about 3-4 hours at the gym these days.
The more interesting room in his house was his basement. In the basement, he had a “health center.” The health center had a DIY sauna, hot tub, shower, and TV. All this stuff he built himself (not the TV), and it was cool.
I’ve always wanted to recreate as much of what my Pop had as possible. To move away from just fitness equipment, two years ago, I got a Joovv light, last year I got a container for ice baths (fun stuff), and this year I added a barrel sauna!!
I thought I had a “simple” garage gym, but that is not the case. While not quite as elaborate as others I have seen, it’s crazy how much stuff you can accumulate over a decade’s worth of being a Garage Gym Athlete.
My preference for a Garage Gym is space and utility. However, with the new addition of the sauna, we are going from a Garage Gym and have upgraded to the “Moon Home Health Center.” 😂
Links to all my Equipment:
- Yoga Mat – https://eo3.fit/38vz8Q4
- PVC Pipe – https://eo3.fit/2RIirKt
- Garage Gym Athlete Banner – https://eo3.fit/2TPhy5x
- Ab mat – https://eo3.fit/38tQRqY
- Rogue Weight Storage – https://eo3.fit/2O8cGF9
- Plate Carriers (Vests) – https://eo3.fit/38J3ZZN
- Bumper Plates – https://eo3.fit/38s55bY
- Med Ball – https://eo3.fit/3aBCbbu
- Dumbbells – https://eo3.fit/3axHgl7
- Sandbag – https://eo3.fit/3azwFG9
- Adjustable Dumbbells – https://eo3.fit/38uCFhF
- GoRuck Bag – https://eo3.fit/2NU5nRf
- Cross Rope Jump Ropes – https://eo3.fit/38vK6VM
- Speed Rope – https://eo3.fit/2RVGxBN
- Rogue Foldaway Rack – https://eo3.fit/2NUktpE
- Bench – https://eo3.fit/37m8oBw
- Plyo Box Tutorial – https://eo3.fit/2upDmdh
- Jerk Box Tutorial – https://eo3.fit/2umvDN7
- Leaf Blower – https://eo3.fit/2RkoExj
- Flooring – https://eo3.fit/37mok6M
- Bike Erg – https://eo3.fit/2sRZtsz
- Pedals – https://eo3.fit/30N3E5c
- Road Bike Shoes – https://eo3.fit/2Gjzg9n
- Airdyne (what I will get, AD in video is too old to link to) – https://eo3.fit/2RobxeF
- Rower – https://eo3.fit/2uuvUgQ
- Whiteboard – https://eo3.fit/37lBVv5
- Barbell #1 – https://eo3.fit/3azR1ix
- Barbell #2 – https://eo3.fit/2RIWbAb
- Barbell Wall Mount – https://eo3.fit/2RH5twI
- Bands – https://eo3.fit/38qrlDc
- Kettlebells – https://eo3.fit/3aBeiRd
- Reverse Hyper – https://eo3.fit/38zPgAg
- Single-Speed Bike – https://eo3.fit/2vhUEcP
- Specialized Bike – https://eo3.fit/3avcV6u
- Rogue Yoke – https://eo3.fit/2KRcUAR
- Barrell Sauna – https://eo3.fit/3aBetvR
- BONUS!! Sauna Benefits – https://eo3.fit/30Pe7Nu
- Ring Stringer – https://eo3.fit/38sq5PQ
- Rings – https://eo3.fit/38ucsQ4
- Pull-up Bar – https://eo3.fit/2RCqsAs
I truly love being a Garage Gym Athlete!
It’s in my blood.
To becoming better,