Category Archives: Garage Gym

DIY, Affordable Dry Erase Board

Whoa!  Dry erase boards are PRICEY!!  Especially large dry erase boards.  Which is what we needed for our garage gym.  Because, let’s be real, any self-respecting Crossfit gym needs a big ol’ dry erase board to track stats on benchmark WODs.  😉  I figured it was time our garage gym was outfitted with one of these boards, so I started doing some research.  I was completely floored by the prices!  Let me put it this way… to purchase the size board I ended up making would have cost $239 at one of the big box office stores.  Yes, $239!!!  And that’s not for some fancy schmancy “Smart” board.  No, that’s just for an erasable board that nails to the wall. Continue reading

Leveling the Garage Floor for Gym

Who knew that garage floors are built with slope?  This girl sure didn’t! If I had, I would have asked my builder to level the floor, and install a drain in the center (assuming, of course, that garage floors are sloped due to drainage).  But, we weren’t privy to this knowledge before construction, so now we have a garage floor with approximately 1″ of slope per 4′.  Or, 1/4″ of slope per 1′.  This doesn’t seem like much.  In fact, it’s barely perceptible with the naked eye.  HOWEVER, doing movements like back squats, box jumps, double-unders, or wall balls, and this imperceptible difference becomes all-consuming.

So, it became obvious fairly quickly that we needed to level out the garage (aka, gym) floor.  After spending about $2k on some badass Crossfit equipment, the last thing we wanted was to bastardize our WODs with a sloped floor.  The need was obvious.  The how was not. Interested? Read on!