Welcome to The Home Gym! My name is Will, I’m 35 years old, and have been passionate about exercising for as long as I can remember. I work full time as a physical therapist, where I spend a majority of my time teaching folks how to use exercise to reach individual goals: pain management, improving strength or mobility, increasing endurance, or reducing fall risk after varying injuries or illnesses. In my spare time (as limited as it can be sometimes), I still make an effort to exercise for myself, both for the enjoyment of it and all of the health benefits that come with it.
As a kid, I was always running around outside playing sports (usually basketball). As I grew older, I continued to play basketball and track through high school, where I was introduced to weight lifting and more organized work out routines. In college, I played in a few intramural basketball leagues here and there, continued to lift weights and exercise fairly regularly. By the time I graduated, I had successfully managed to take back the freshman 15 (more or less) and keep a fairly steady weight (impressive considering all those late boozy nights and fast food binges).
However, as the years went on and things like work, a wife, and two young kids (3 and 1) started happening, I noticed how difficult it became to find not only the time to exercise, but the energy and motivation. Driving out to the gym 4-5x a week became impossible, so I found that if i could work out from home I would save a lot of time and energy (not to mention money). Over the last 7 years of so, I have been working out primarily from my home, cycling through numerous routines and circuits, trying to keep things new and exciting (as we know workouts can become boring fast).
So, I created this website to share all the ups and downs of working out from your own “home gym” and help all the other fathers/mothers/work-full-timers find a way to incorporate exercise and healthy living back into their lifestyle. From finding the right equipment, to sifting through the endless collections of exercise routines, I hope to help you find the right combination that helps you reach your goals.
I hope you enjoy the content provided here and I would like to invite you to share your thoughts, opinions, successes as well as failures through the comments section. We can all learn from each other. Don’t forget, fitness is a life long process, not a goal that can be checked off a list!