Josh Bridges' Garage Gym: Private Crossfit Gym Tour

Connor Sellers
Published by Connor Sellers | Senior Coach
Last updated: January 16, 2024
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As a fitness coach with nearly a decade of experience, I find great inspiration in exploring the gym setups of professional athletes.

Recently, I came across the new garage gym of Josh Bridges, a highly accomplished six-time CrossFit Games athlete. I spent a day watching videos of his home gym.

His training facility is remarkable, and I am excited to provide a comprehensive overview of his carefully organized new garage gym.

Let's dive into the fascinating details of this unique workout space.

Quick Summary

  • Josh Bridges' garage gym exemplifies how a small space can be effectively transformed into a functional workout area with the right equipment.
  • The gym features a wide range of equipment, including a home gym power rack, barbells, bumper plates, and unique tools like Goruck, sandbags, and slam balls.
  • A report by Civil Science revealed that 51% of Americans use home or garage gyms, citing convenience and cost-effectiveness as primary reasons, mirroring the benefits seen in Josh Bridges' gym setup.
  • Many of my clients say that having a home gym allows them to save money and time and have the flexibility to work out whenever they want.

Josh Bridges' Garage Gym

Josh Bridges Garage Gym

Josh Bridges gave a sneak peek of his new garage gym through Rogue's exclusive YouTube channel tour.

Despite its small size, his new gym is neatly organized and filled with high-quality home gym equipment.

Just like Josh, I've learned that size doesn't limit the quality of a workout. With the right layout and high-quality equipment, even a small garage can become a fitness sanctuary.

One of the standout features of Bridges’ gym is the diverse range of equipment he has on hand.

Being sponsored by Rogue Fitness, he has a complete set of Rogue tools, including a home gym power rack, barbells, bumper plates, and a GHD machine.

Alongside this standard equipment, Josh Bridges has thoughtfully incorporated additional items to enhance functional movements.

In addition to a diverse selection of kettlebells, he has included unique tools like Goruck (a weighted backpack for runs or walks), sandbags, and slam balls.

Josh Bridges' Gym Equipment

For cardio, his new garage gym has a Trueform Runner treadmill (which helped him during a knee injury), a Jacob’s Ladder machine, and one piece of equipment every gym should have, according to Bridges—the Rogue Echo bike.

After a minor ankle injury, I too relied on specific cardio machines for low-impact workouts. I also learned how the right equipment can not only enhance your fitness but also support you through recovery.

When asked about his top five essentials for a garage gym, besides the Rogue Airbike, Josh Bridges listed:

  1. Barbells and weights
  2. Yoke (a versatile power rack alternative)
  3. Sandbag
  4. Dumbbells

Using these equipment pieces, the CrossFit athlete can perform a diverse range of exercises and train in all aspects of fitness, which aligns with his overall workout philosophy and his functional home gym setup.

The same can be said for his other workout area, the basement gym.


Josh’s Basement Gym

Josh’s Bridges Basement Gym

Another gym that Josh Bridges has is located in his basement.

The centerpiece of his basement home gym is a squat rack adorned with Rogue’s bumper plates and gymnastic rings.

On the right side of the squat rack, you can see a cardio corner with three machines—Concept2’s Ski erg, Echo bike, and GHD machine by Rogue.

In the left corner, Josh keeps a stack of barbells, kettlebells, a Rowerg, a bike, and a cold plunge.

He says that the cold plunge makes him feel good after the immersion—a statement that has been proven by a study published in the Wiley Online Library [1].

On the opposite wall, there are dumbbells and a bench.

His gear selection and the thoughtful layout of the fitness space make it a functional and enjoyable space for workouts.

Why Build a Home Gym?

a picture of a home gym

You should build a home gym because having your own personal workout space offers a variety of benefits.

One of the main advantages of building a home gym is convenience.

With a home gym, you don’t have to worry about gym hours or waiting for machines. Additionally, you can design your exercise area to suit your specific needs and preferences.

Another benefit of having a home workout space is its cost-effectiveness. While it may require an initial investment, it can save you money in the long run.

Finally, it also provides a sense of ownership and accountability for your fitness journey—you are in control of your exercise environment, and you can create a space that inspires and motivates you to reach your fitness goals.

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The Psychological Benefits of Training in a Personal Space

Here's how training in a personal space can positively impact your mental health and overall well-being:

  • Tailored environment for mental focus: For Josh, the garage gym is a space where he can shut out the world and focus on what matters most – his training.
  • Boosting motivation through personalization: Josh Bridges has tailored his gym to suit his specific training needs and aesthetic preferences, creating an environment that inspires and excites him to train.
  • Emotional connection and mental resilience: For Josh, his garage gym is not just a physical space but a representation of his journey, struggles, and triumphs. This emotional connection can lead to greater mental resilience.


How Much Can Josh Bridges Deadlift?

Josh Bridges can deadlift 369 pounds, according to CrossFit Games’ official stats. This level of strength is not surprising since he is a veteran CrossFit Games athlete.

How Much Do Josh Bridges Weigh?

Josh Bridges weighs 170 pounds. Yet in 2011, during his best CrossFit Games performance, when he won the silver medal, this former Navy Seal weighed 160 pounds.


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Connor Sellers holds a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Rutgers University He is an author and personal trainer with the mission to inspire people to relentlessly pursue their fitness and lifestyle goals. He mantra is that staying fit has an overall positive effect on one’s body, mind, and spirit.
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James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
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James Cunningham, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Sport & Exercise Science from University of Hertfordshire. He's a Health & Performance Coach from London that brings a unique blend of academic knowledge of health supplements and practical exercise experience to the table for his readers.
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Dr. Harshi Dhingra, MBBS, MD is a published peer-reviewed author and renowned physician from India with over a decade of experience. With her MBBS from Bharati Vidyapeeth and an MD from Rajiv Gandhi University, she actively ensures the accuracy of online dietary supplement and medical information by reviewing and fact-checking health publications.
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