Welcome to Garage Gym Goer! As the global fitness circle increases, garage gyms are becoming increasingly more attractive to busy people needing a workout without having to go to another place to get their sweat on. I use my garage as a gym and I love it! Seriously, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my fitness.
You Can’t Make More Time
I used to workout at gyms occasionally. It was always packed with people! I’m a people person, but there’s something about feeling someone else’s sweat on a machine I was using that makes me cringe. The benches were always full. The squat racks were jammed with serious lifters with their protein shakes. They looked like they could rip my head off any minute if I sneezed the wrong way.
The realization I had was I needed to see my kids grow up without missing the morning moments. I wanted to have breakfast with my wife and kids. I wanted the goodbye kiss on my way out the door like a 1950’s American Dream movie. Bottom line was, I needed to work out but my time was limited, and I became less inclined to travel to a gym in the mornings. So, I decided to start working out in my garage.
I have never looked back at going to a gym again. It changed my life.
Suddenly, I could workout when I wanted with whatever I wanted. I could go as hard or easy as I wanted. And, it was within the comfort of my own home. All it took was telling my wife, “hey sweetheart, I’m going to workout. Let me know if you need something.”
That time I have saved just by staying home to workout has payed off in dividends for me. I’m able to see my kids each morning before work and I get that goodbye kiss to boot.
Why Is Fitness Important to Me?
I believe in being physically fit. Not only does it help me keep up with the kids, but my job requires me to be physically fit. My family is really the reason why I stay fit though. I’ve heard the regrets from people who haven’t made fitness a part of their routines, and they lament the fact that they don’t feel good about themselves. Then the excuses come: I don’t have time. I don’t have the money for a gym membership. I’m injured and can’t work out at all…ect.
Well, for all the excuses in the world, I’ve made the choice to stay fit. Have I slept through my alarm clock? Yep. Have I hit snooze when I should have gotten up? You bet. I’m not saying I’m perfect. But I’ll say that being in shape has helped me be a better dad, husband, and friend.
I have more energy during the day and am able to think clearly. Me being diagnosed with ADHD I have a hard time concentrating even on my best days. I think of working out as the whip I need to concentrate on what’s most important so the distraction monster stays in its cage. So, not only do I work out for my family, I do it for myself. I believe in being fit no matter what.
Be Your Best Fit At Home
So, here’s to helping you be the fittest you at home! Garage Gym Goers is for everyone. Everyone can get good exercise at home. No traveling. No traffic hassle. Just working out and getting fit!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Great article, my friend. I remember going to the gym years ago and kept it up for over two decades. I love how you explain the high-density stuff, and the different ways we can adjust our workouts to suit.
A question for you though; How do you motivate people who lack the enthusiasm to work out in the gym, let alone in the garage?
These same people used to call me a fitness “freak”. I suppose it was their way of justifying to themselves that there was no problem sitting in front of the TV all evening!
David! That’s a great question. I think we need to be gentle with ourselves and say that something is better than nothing. If we just do maybe a couple of pushups then that may lead to something else. Somehow, that’s motivating enough to get at least one workout in. Or, inviting friends over to workout is always a nice way to enjoy a workout:)