What’s your name? Brad & Sarah Davis
How old are you? 34, 33
Tell us a little bit about yourself: We are an active couple with an active lifestyle. We try to be healthy most of the time, but also know how important it is to have a little fun, too... You Only Live Once! We have a 7 month old baby boy, and our first baby; our pup, Kona Bear. The gym was mostly like it is now before the baby, but has become even more valuable with our limited time. We are both Texas State grads and work in healthcare as a medical device rep (her) and practice administration consultant (him), so we see firsthand the effects that not treating your body with gratitude can have.
How would you describe your training style? A little bit of it all- Mostly crossfit style circuits: AMRAPs, EMOMs... but without the gymnastic elements. Also Olympic lifting, strength training, as well cardio days on our Spinner Blade with the help of the Peloton app.
How would you describe your fitness/strength level, currently? Although we are adjusting to having our BabyMan, and Sarah trying to get my pre-pregnancy strength back... we definitely consider ourselves on the fit side of average.
What are your fitness/strength goals? To always be moving! We both hope to never have any physical limitations that restrict our fun. We want to be the old people hitting the slopes, mountain biking, wakeboarding... It's important to us to be able to keep up with our son as he grows and to set a good example of what a positive, healthy and active lifestyle looks like. We strive to be good role models for him and want him to be proud of his mom and dad.
Describe your garage gym. Our happy place.
Who works out in your garage gym? Us... and Sarah occasionally trains friends or family members. As of recently the neighborhood kids have discovered our set up and have been trying to come by to get a pump in, too.
Why did you build a garage gym? We are both highly self motivated and realized how convenient it would be to have some equipment of our own. Fitness is our #1 hobby and we started looking at purchasing gym equipment as an investment into our hobby and ourselves.
What’s your favorite piece of equipment in your garage? The 2x3 strip mounted to the wall holds a dip station and landmine attachment, battle ropes, our Spinner Blade cycle bike... and of course our FringeSport squat rack!
What piece of equipment was a waste? We utilize everything in our gym. Currently the only wastes of space are items we've upgraded and haven't gotten around to selling gen one.
What’s the next piece of equipment you’re going to get? Stair stepper or combo stepper/elliptical
Any dream piece of equipment? 10ft wall mounted rack, stair stepper... more free weights, kettlebells and sandbells... all of the weights please!
How did you build your garage gym? We started buying things about 5 years ago. We try to really research what we buy and wait for good sales so we are making smart investments.
Do you have any tips for anyone else looking to build a garage gym? Do it! It's a great investment in yourself and your health. Really think about what workouts you like to do and research your equipment. Be prepared to be patient for sales... act quickly when you see a good deal!
May 07, 2017
Cool article.. mine started the same way.. DIY squat rack and some CL weights.. Took me 5 years to build what wanted/needed. I would love taller ceiling and more space… Well done.