How much will outfitting a CrossFit garage gym with new equipment actually cost?
The overall cost of building a CrossFit garage gym depends on numerous factors.
Are you buying everything new, do you already have some equipment, are you building various pieces yourself, the list can go on and on. There is no way I can cover all the variables in one article, but I can give you a guide as to what it will cost you to get up and running with a fully functional CrossFit home gym with all NEW equipment. Should you already have various pieces of equipment or you plan on building your own, just subtract those costs from the total. Remember this is only a guide, prices vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and everything is subject to change. I have based my prices on individual items mainly from the Rogue fitness website. You can achieve substantial savings by purchasing most equipment in package deals.
If you are starting from scratch, here is what you can expect to pay for enough equipment to outfit a fully functional CrossFit garage gym with all the bells and whistles. There could be additional charges as well, but I’ll discuss them later.
TOTAL COST: (Approximately) $4,000 give or take.
Yep, that’s a lot of cash and depending on where you buy, the deals you get, shipping charges etc, it could be more or less.
So what are you paying for and how much does each cost? (Average Prices)
1. Rower: Concept II with a PM3 monitor - $900.00
2. Rings: $71.50
3. Pull - Up bar: $145
4. Ab Mat: $29.95
5. 350 lbs Bumpers: $590
6. Barbell: $ 262
7. 20 lb Medicine Ball: $110
8. Collars: $39.50
9. Climbing Rope: $106.25
10. Dumb Bells: adjustable up to 50 lbs - $150
11. Squat Rack: $450
12. Flat Bench: $175
13. Floor Mats: (Varies on space) $300
14. Weight Tree: $85
15. Chalk: $10
16. Paralletts: $87.45
17. Speed Rope: $15
18. Large Timer: $23.95
19. Fan: $45
20. Kettle Bells: (two 35lb, two 53lb, one 70lb) - $463.32
21. White/Chalk Board: $60
Other optional items:
- Online rowing software: If you decide to connect a monitor and computer to your rower (which is optional) it will set you back $99 for the software and unless you have an extra computer and monitor, throw in at least $500 for a cheap computer setup.
- Portable heater or air conditioner (Depending on your location): $100 - $500
- Structural changes to your garage/home: If you need to add a door, window or make a structural change it could cost you a bit. $300 - $900 or even more.
- Workout Tracking: There are several options out there. From a simple notebook to full fledged online systems: $10 - $40 (year).
Hope that did not scare you too much, if I did it and so can you. I cleaned out my garage, sold a bunch of stuff on EBAY and was eventually able to buy most of what I needed. I still have more to buy, but that did not stop me from starting CrossFit. From day one I improvised and substituted for what I didn’t have or couldn’t do. It took a while and I’ve almost completed my own gym. Before you know it you’ll have a CrossFit garage gym of your own.
See you in the hills!