For years - in the days before I followed my passion and launched my own business - I would come home from my corporate gig, get changed, and walk the 20 paces from my back door to my garage (named early on "The Boom-Boom Room") for a workout. In doing so I avoided the cost of a membership to a gym that no doubt contained a million things I'd never need or use, the drive to said gym, and the excuses for skipping the whole thing.
Not much on the eyes in there, but it has everything I need and nothing I don't (except the occasional spider or cricket). Simple things. Effective things. Fitness distilled down to a few toys. Armed with your own bodyweight, some dumbbells, a barbell if you like...you have a universe of exercise options at your disposal.
Whether it's a basement, an office, a living room, a backyard...strength and cardiovascular work is accessible. A gym is a fine option for many...but if it's not working for YOU, don't give up! Seek knowledge and get to work. If you've got enough space to lie down on the floor, you've got enough space to work out.
So here's to you little garage. You've been there for me and kept me honest and in the fitness game, reminding me that there really are so few true excuses and that anyone can better themselves. Without you, I wouldn't be in my dream job and helping people every day.
And for that, I am forever grateful.