Why Should You Set Up a CrossFit Gym at Home?
Setting up a home CrossFit workout space offers several benefits if you want to stay healthy and active with a busy lifestyle.
Don't have time to drive twenty minutes to your local gym? Try shorter sessions using your at-home equipment instead.
Exercise When You Want—How You Want
What are you capable of when no one's watching?
Having a CrossFit gym in your garage allows you to train whenever you feel like it. You don't have to worry about what your wear—plus, you can train hard without worrying about making small talk or outperforming the athlete next to you.
By building a home gym, you can eliminate:
- Travel time
- Long lines for equipment
- Locker room prep (getting dressed for the gym, showering, and redressing to leave)
- Seeing your ex
Training at home allows you to build your own training program and split your workouts into abbreviated sessions, which is an excellent way to optimize your time.
Focus on Exercises You Enjoy
Your workout routine should include the exercises you enjoy most. With a home gym, you don't have to stress over whether the piece of equipment you want to use is free or what they’re programming at your box. You're making training decisions based on your fitness needs instead of what is available.
When you can pick and choose each element of your garage gym set up, you can vary your training routine however necessary to meet your goals.
Significant Long-Term Cost Savings
Did you know Americans spend $1.3 billing yearly on unused gym memberships?
Fitness centers and commercial gyms are great places to work out, but a gym membership is expensive. Plus, many require you to sign a contract before you can get started.
When you pay hundreds of dollars each year for a gym membership or over a thousand for a CrossFit gym membership, it's not hard to see how building a garage gym is financially savvy.
Must-Have Garage CrossFit Gym Equipment
There are many ways to measure physical activity, but CrossFit measures strength and performance using weight lifting, gymnastics, running or jogging, roping, swimming, biking, and other activities.
Whether you're just starting CrossFit or a seasoned athlete training for the CrossFit Games, check out this list of equipment for your garage gym.
Nice-to-Have CrossFit Garage Gym Equipment
After stocking up on the garage gym essentials above, it is time to move on to jump ropes, battle ropes, boxes, and other CrossFit equipment.
What Equipment Do You Need for CrossFit?
To do CrossFit, you'll want a variety of equipment, including:
- Barbell safety collars
- Bumper weights for barbells
- Racks (with pull up bar)
- Battle ropes
- Pushing sled
- Medicine balls
- Plyo boxes
Build a Garage CrossFit Gym With Again Faster Equipment
At the end of the day, how you train is more important than where you train.
A cross-functional training approach like CrossFit enables you to level up at your own pace. You may finish the workout on your back, but you'll walk away with a sense of accomplishment when you finish—faster than last time.
Armed with quality equipment, you can become even fitter, stronger, and healthier from your garage.
Ready to build out your garage CrossFit gym? Check out our home gym packages to get started.