Defining Garage Gym
I feel I have to attack this. Someone has to. A firm solid definition of a Garage Gym, doesn’t exist. An attempt at meshing the definition of each separate word into one definition will give you something along the lines of “a building or shed for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles in which place you can host a membership organization that provides a range of facilities designed to improve and maintain physical fitness and health.” Not quite what we are looking for, and not quite what it stands for. A garage gym is a movement more than it is a place. A mindset more than it is tangible.
Sometimes it is easiest to start by stating the facts, what it is, and what it is not.
- A garage gym can house the elite or a beginner.
- A garage gym does not have to be in a garage.
- A garage gym does not have to cost money, but it does not have to be free.
- A garage gym is not a place for fitness robots.
- A garage gym does not need that much space, but it can be as big as is necessary.
- A garage gym can be for 1 person or 100 people.
- A garage gym can be sheltered by a roof top or a tree limb.
- A garage gym can be stained with oil, sweat, or blood.
- A garage gym is for those who are resolute.
- In a garage gym amenities do not equal necessities.
- A garage gym is only limited by your own creativity and imagination.
- A garage gym proves the minimalist can achieve maximum results.
You may be a “Garage-gymer“, but not be in a Garage Gym
A Garage-Gymer is not necessarily someone working out in their garage. It is someone who understands the basic principles above. They understand that fitness can be done anywhere and that there are no real secrets.
If you can agree with this Fight Club-esque statement you are a garage gymer at heart even if you are not in a garage gym:
Fitness is not your gym location. Fitness is not your body fat percentage. Fitness is not your iPod and latest playlist. It is not the type of shoe you wear or color shirt you have on. Fitness IS NOT EASY! Fitness can break you or define you, either way, it will help you get through tomorrow.