Garage Gym of the Week: Meet Mike Stankavich

garage gym of the week
What’s Your Name?
Mike Stankavich


Do you have a name for your gym? Nothing more than my garage gym


Tell us a little about yourself - what you do when you aren’t lifting, what are your other hobbies, etc. Tech startup cofounder, software engineer, traveler/expat, parent


What gear do you have in your gym? Power rack, barbells and weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, bands, belt for weighted dips and pullups, Concept 2 rower


When did you become part of the Fringe Fam? What was your first Fringe purchase?  2017 or 2018 I think, started with kettlebells


What’s your favorite gear that you use all the time?  Power rack + barbells, rower

garage gym of the week

What gear do you never use?  Treadmill, dumbbells


What was your best gear purchase?  Barbells & weights


What gear purchase do you wish you would have said “NO” to? None? 


What’s your favorite workout?  Classic powerlifting, I alternate between squat/press/deadlift/chins and squat/bench/barbell row/dips


What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Just show up


What advice would you give to newbie garage gymmers? Be safe and don’t go too fast. I’ve had to rely on the safety arms a couple times. I was sure glad they were there. 

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