Why I Built My First Garage Gym | Peter Keller Founder of Fringe Sport

“You can build a world-class strength and conditioning facility in your garage.” -“The Garage Gym” September 1, 2002 - The CrossFit Journal

This very quote from the CrossFit Journal 18 years ago is what originally inspired PK to get into the garage gym world, and this inspiration led to founding Fringe Sport 10 years ago, and now more recently, the Garage Gym Revolution, to help you build your very own world-class strength and conditioning facility in your garage, and improve your life through strength.

If you go to a globo-gym and you see a treadmill in the corner, that treadmill alone probably cost that gym around 3 to 5 thousand dollars. For the same price as that treadmill at a globo-gym, or even less, you can absolutely build a world-class gym in your garage - something equipped with all of the implements to get you professional or olympic-levels of strength.

Of course, you have to be the one to use the equipment. It’s you who has to pick up your iron excalibur, load the weights, make the changes, and put in the fight against gravity. Your garage gym doesn’t need to cost even as much as the single globo-gym treadmill to get you the professional or olympic-level gym you need to get those gains. You really can build out your dream garage gym relatively inexpensively.

As the owner and founder of Fringe Sport, PK can get anything he wants to add into his own garage gym. That’s a given in his position. But, even PK doesn't have everything in his garage gym. Before he added a curved treadmill to his gym recently (which increased the overall cost by about 20-30%), he had everything a basic garage gym - an attainable, yet world-class garage gym, needs. You don’t need everything to make your dream gym a reality.

PK had a squat rack, a bench, a few barbells, some plates, a homemade platform and barbell storage rack, slam balls, dumbbells, sandbags, and kettlebells, to be exact. Accumulated over time, this equipment has enabled PK to get in the best shape of his life from the comfort of his own garage. This might seem like quite a bit of equipment, but you don’t need to get all of it in one go.

This is why PK founded Fringe Sport, and the reason we’ve branded the Garage Gym Revolution. The world is crazy right now, and it’s showing no signs of letting up just yet. We don’t have a ton of control over a lot of things going on, but you can control your own variables. Your very own world-class garage gym at your disposal is one of those variables you can control.

At Fringe Sport, we help improve lives through strength and help people build world-class strength facilities in their own garages. We make it easy to outfit your dream garage gym by giving you all of the things you need in one place. We’re happy to help you and show you exactly how you can do it for yourself and build your dream strength and conditioning facility in your garage. That’s what we’re here for, after all! We’re passionate about improving our own lives, yours, and the lives of those around you through strength, and that’s why we call this piece “The Garage Gym - Version #2.”

As the original article states, “your garage is just begging to become a gym!” There’s no longer any excuses not to build out your garage gym and help yourself improve your life, and get into the best shape of your life all in one fell swoop. You don’t need to outfit your entire gym at once, and can add pieces one by one to create your own version of a world-class strength and conditioning facility steps outside of your home.

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