Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm a mom, wife, full time working lady, wanna be athlete.
How would you describe your training style? Crossfit mostly these days, on days I bike commute to work I do more traditional lifting so I have energy to ride to work.
How would you describe your fitness/strength level, currently? Constant work in progress.
What are your fitness/strength goals? I want to be stronger, faster. Basically if the zombie apocalypse were to happen - zombies are on the losing end.
Describe your garage gym. My gym is my favorite place in my house. Its like my church, my sacred ground. It has the best of everything I used at my old traditional gym only I don't have to listen to people slam weights or wait for the squat rack.
Who works out in your garage gym? Just me, and my son when I coax him into a workout to earn video game time. My husband likes the structure and motivation of the local crossfit gym.
Why did you build a garage gym? A few reasons, I didn't want to drive every morning to and from the gym. I don't like to socialize when I work out. I sweat, stink and sometimes break into dance when a good song comes on. All of which I see as solitary activities.
What’s your favorite piece of equipment in your garage? Probably my W2 barbell.
What piece of equipment was a waste? Honestly I don't have a huge budget, what I have has been bought piece by piece or purchased because I sold something else, everything has been carefully picked.
What’s the next piece of equipment you’re going to get? I would like to get a pull sled or a climbing rope setup, a timer would be nice.
Any dream piece of equipment? Nope, as long as I have heavy stuff to lift repeatedly I'm golden.
How did you build your garage gym? Over the last couple years, a piece here a piece there. Got my rower and my box jump used.
Do you have any tips for anyone else looking to build a garage gym? If you buy it, use it...keep moving!