Garage Gym

How Bennie Wylie Transformed His Garage Into A Home Gym

The Performance Lab in Abilene, TX is a large training facility that accommodates hundreds of people every day rocking, getting after it, training hard, and giving their best. But every story has a beginning… the original Performance Lab started in my garage, my fortress of solitude. I had to have a place to go to build myself. Not just physically, but mentally, and spiritually. I had to get myself to a place where I could be better and be something for so many more. A place where I could be a living example everyday so that I could then go out and help other people reach their goals and ambitions. You have to have a dedicated space to do these kinds of things. I love this place! There’s nothing like it!

The beauty of having a garage gym space is that you have the space to utilize weight training equipment and accessories for heavy lifting, functional training, and everything in between, both indoors and out. Here are a few of the essentials to build the foundation of your “fortress of solitude”.

Revolver Rope

PowerForce Medicine Ball 14 lbs

Olympic Spring Collars – pair

Bumper Plate – 10 lbs

Bumper Plate – 25 lbs

Bumper Plate – 45 lbs

Pro Power Bar – 700 – Black

Wood Training Rings


If you have more space or want to accommodate yourself and a training partner or two, check out the medium and large garage gym kits for more equipment options.

A few of my personal favorite add-ons to these kits are the Hyper Vest Pro,  the Axle Barbell, the Pro Elite Medicine Ball, and dumbbells. The beauty of it all is that whether your at-home workout space is in your garage, another room in your home, or on-the-go – once you start to build out your very own home gym space you can add to it for many years to come!

Looking for some garage gym workout inspiration? Check out these two workouts:

Workout 1

– repeat circuit 3-5 times
Incline Barbell Bench Press x12
Kettlebell Step Ups x6 each leg
Around the World Squat Jumps x3

Workout 2

– repeat circuit 3-5 times
Axle or Barbell Rollouts x12
Strength Band Push Ups x12
Kettlebell Swings x12

Bennie Wylie, Jr.

About Bennie Wylie, Jr.

Power Systems Master Coach, Bennie Wylie, Jr. is a seasoned coaching professional with experience on staff for the Dallas Cowboys, the University of Tennessee, and Texas Tech. From 2011-2014, Bennie served as the head strength & conditioning coach for the University of Texas Longhorns football team. Bennie and his partner, Jill May, formed the winning duo of the 2016 NBC television series STRONG. He currently trains everyday athletes at his fitness and performance facility, The Performance Lab, in Abilene, Texas. Bennie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and certifications with CSCCa, TPI and USAW.