pros and cons of a garage gym

Pros and Cons of a Garage Gym

Today, I’ll talk about the pros and cons of a garage gym. This is only from my personal experience. I haven’t had a garage gym for long. I’m still a novice at the whole garage gym thing, still learning and building it. Along the way, I have noticed some things I like about it and some things I don’t. But mainly, I do like it. Still, there are some pros and cons to having a garage gym.

Pros and Cons of a Garage Gym


Flexible schedule
No monthly gym membership fees
Work at your own pace and not have to worry about anyone else waiting on equipment
No one watching and judging you
Workout alone
Play your own music
Bathroom privacy
Location is excellent, no driving anywhere

Workout alone (yes I have this as a pro as well, I realize this)
Trying to come up with programming (Thank goodness for Street Parking)
Not having encouragement from others
Too cold in winter
Some of us may have limited equipment and/or equipment, although I have seen some creative ways people make use of what they have.
Not having instruction for technique/form improvements or guidance

Those are the main pros and cons of a garage gym that come to mind right away. I am sure that as I continue to grow my garage gym, more things will come up about what I like and don’t like.

What about you? Are you a garage gym owner? What do you like and dislike about being a garage gym owner?

Carol Ann, the Barbell Beaute and a 50+-year-old fitness enthusiast who works in the retail cosmetics industry. This is a personal and lifestyle blog about all things beauty and beast mode.


  • Justin

    I only have two problems with mine: summer heat and no squat rack (I have to be able to snatch any weight I squat). If I want to squat heavy, I have to go to a gym. And you wouldn’t believe how hot my pull-up bar gets in the summer – like burned hands hot!

    • Carol Ann

      Hi Justin! Thank you for taking time out to comment. Yes, the heat in Alabama is brutal as well. I am glad I found a decent squat rack for a decent price on FB market.

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