Garage Gym of the Week: Ronnie Gomez

What’s your name? Ronnie Gomez

How old are you? 48

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Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’ve been married to my beautiful wife, April, for 22 years. We have 3 sons, two are attending UT Austin and our youngest is a Junior at Churchill HS in San Antonio.

How would you describe your training style? Do it all - Crossfit, Olympic Weightlifting, Odd object, and Endurance training. 

How would you describe your fitness/strength level, currently? I’m recovering from an injury but still trying to do what I can, when I can.

What are your fitness/strength goals? Continue to increase my strength across all modalities. My goal is to complete an Ironman triathlon by 2020, bench 315lbs for multiple reps and squat 400lbs+.

Describe your garage gym. We love our garage gym.  It’s a place where family and friends can get together and work out.

Who works out in your garage gym? The whole family and even some clients.

Why did you build a garage gym? Weight lifting and fitness have been a part of our lives since we were young. We knew we wanted to share this with our kids so having a garage gym is a perfect way to make this possible.

What’s your favorite piece of equipment in your garage? Kettlebells are the favorite. You can do it all with kettlebells , overhead presses, swings, carries, squats, single hand, double hand, snatch, clean. They are extremely versatile.

What piece of equipment was a waste? Nothing really, it all gets used. 

What’s the next piece of equipment you’re going to get? Airdyne or GHD

Any dream piece of equipment? Airdyne or GHD

How did you build your garage gym? (All at once, craigslist over a few years, etc.) Started with a large purchase from Rogue and then added additional items through Craiglist and purchases from Fringe.

Do you have any tips for anyone else looking to build a garage gym? Buy the best equipment you can afford and always be on the lookout for deals. 


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