Do you love the idea of going to the gym 5 days a week, but not the idea of actually GOING? Are you motivated to better yourself everyday while in the comfort of your own garage/house? Or if you are like me, a Professional Athlete obsessed with their health and physique, are you sick of paying $40 a month just to do the same thing you can be doing at your own home? Well then I have the answer for you.
I have been working out/going to the gym for the past 6 or 7 years. 4 or 5 days per week, 20-25 days per month, or 240-260 days per year find myself in the weight room. It only makes sense to me that I can save myself SO MUCH MONEY, and SO MUCH GAS if I just bring the gym to me! It took me 1 day to clean out my garage, 1 day to throw everything away, 2 days to install flooring, 2 days to bring in the equipment, and today was the FIRST day I worked out in there! Here’s is how I did it:
My first day was a little hectic. I had no idea what I was doing (I have never done anything like this before), I had no idea HOW to do it, but I knew WHAT I wanted to get done and that was enough motivation for me. The whole first day was a lot of measuring, a lot of brainstorming, and A LOT of Google lol.
Day 2 was full of garbage, literally. I spent hours throwing everything into garbage bags, breaking up cardboard, and trying to get all of the dust and cobwebs out! Seven total bags of garbage, 3 full car exhausts, and 2 lawnmowers later 🙂
Day 3 is when the garage was finally starting to look like this plan would actually work (I was skeptical). I tossed out all of the major garbage, swept up the floors the best I could, and started to plan out where I would put everything!
After seeing how much progress I was getting done by the THIRD DAY, It really started motivating me to finish this workout area! Day 4 was full of cleaning, washing down, and more cleaning of the floors and walls. Make sure you get all of that dust and debris up from the grounds and walls, you don’t want to make this great workout room/garage and end up actually hurting yourself because you’re breathing in so much dust and dirt!! This step is SO important and I can’t emphasize that enough. Once I removed all of the old dust and dirt, It was SO much easier to breathe in there, and made it feel more like a gym setting rather than a garage.
Flooring day!!!! I couldn’t believe how smooth this whole thing was going and it was only the 5th day. So today, I was sick of walking around on the cold concrete ground, and I couldn’t even do anything on the ground if I wanted to, so I made sure to put the flooring down! Like I said, I have ZERO experience doing anything like this and I have absolutely no idea what I am doing, but I am getting it done! Here is where the spending comes in:
I bought 6 rolls of Tuff-N-Lastic Rubber Flooring Runners on Amazon to cover the whole ground area of the garage. They come in 4 Feet x 10 Feet rolls and are SO easy to install, you literally just unroll them and secure them to the concrete floor!
So after I got the flooring finally put in and secured, I started to move in some of my equipment. If you did not know, I am a Professional Baseball Player, so of course I had to put my hitting net, tee, and baseball stuff in here (after all, It’s the main reason I built this)!
- Baseball net: $65 on Amazon: VIEW NOW
- Baseball tee: $80 on Amazon: VIEW NOW
- Foam Roller: $15 on Amazon: VIEW NOW
- (Optional) Extra Rubber Mat Flooring: $20 for 24sq Feet on Amazon: VIEW NOW
Today is the day. I finished the whole garage gym in ONE WEEK! I put in the last finishing touches today from some other gym equipment I bought on Amazon for cheap, brought in the weights, and started my plan to install the squat rack soon! Take a look for yourself at the Home Gym I created in ONE WEEK in the comfort of my own home.
It may not be the best gym in the world, or have the most equipment in the world, but at the end of the day, it is an open padded area that I can better myself at and get into the best possible shape for when I begin playing baseball again in January! I hope you all enjoyed the 1 week progress of my own gym in my garage, and I will post everything below that it took to get this done! At the end of the day remember: You are not lazy, you are unmotivated!