Oboile…I have no idea how all of that fit so nicely in a one car garage! I have a two car at home and its set up with the following and extremely tight:
dumbbells 10-100 (in 10lb increments)
cable cross machine
adjustable bench (moveable)
bench with adjustable bench (attached) (not enough room for it so its disassembles in the corner)
A couple different barbells
Peck deck/reverse fly machine
A large circuit machine
lat pull down
pull up bar
a couple mirrors I found laying around the house
(you should look around at garage sales, a bathroom mirror works perfect for watching your form for most movements (and flexing).
I got really lucky and a friend was moving just gave me the circuit, cable cross machine, and fly machine. Took about 3 days to disassemble, move, and reassemble at home.
I have been thinking of starting a small specialty gym, found a small vacant warehouse with reasonable rent. So I am curious as to what everyone would want in it if they had their choosing. I also have another post, but might as well ask it here; what would your willingness be to spend each month on a gym membership that was loaded with top of the line elitefts equipment designed for power lifting, olympic lifting, strong man training, and athletic training. I know many of you have set ups at home, for me the primary thing I would hope to get out of such a place, other than making a couple bucks, is an indoor environment with plenty of open space, that lets me flip tires, do prowler pushing, walking lounges, and tall enough to do rope climes. It gets cold in the winter on long island, so its important to have open indoor space for such. Most importantly a place where I can feel comfortable bailing on a power clean. I have yet to find a place that would allow that nor do I even feel comfortable doing it at my own home (I don’t have bumper plates, and even if I did everything is so tight I would still feel uncomfortable).
So any suggestions on additional equipment and what you think you would be willing to spend, if anything since some of you seem to have nice setups at home. My intentions would be to offer group training included in the monthly fee, where classes would be offered 2 or 3 times a day, then the gym would be open for people to train on their own. I am not a fan of cross fit, but I do like the idea of training in a group setting like that, for the same reasons why I prefer to train bjj in a group setting.
Any input helps.