I'm in the process of closing on my new home and one of the first projects I have on my list is to start building a gym out in the garage. It's a 1200 sq. ft. garage, about 1/3rd of which I would like to fill with equipment. First question though, and it may be a stupid one. Is it safe to regularly workout in a garage? The garage is where my cars will be parked as well as other fume-emitting equipment/products. So is it safe to regularly workout in the same place? I figure it should be as long as its well ventilated and I'm not in there while a car is running, but I could be wrong. Second, what suggestions do you guys have for equipment? I have some ideas in mind, but would like more ideas on what's out there, the best bang for my buck, and the most workout for the machine (so to speak). Space-wise, it'll probably be about 500 sq. ft. dedicated to whatever I can get in there. My fitness goals primarily center around strength training, but cardio and endurance are a close 2nd. For the starting budget, I'm going to say about $1800, so hit me with ideas.