From Commercial Gym Owner to Home Gym Expert: Justin’s $19K Setup
- Discover expert tips on how to build your own home gym from Justin, a former commercial gym owner with years of experience
- Find out how Justin created an amazing $19K home gym setup by combining high-quality main items with savvy secondary market deal
Justin’s $19K Home Gym Setup and Story: How He Built His Dream Gym at Home
Let me tell you about Justin’s home gym!
It all started in January of 2022, but Justin’s no gym newbie. He’s been a personal trainer since 2010 and even owned his own gym for four glorious years from 2014-2018. But after his gym closed down, Justin just couldn’t handle the crowded and stuffy atmosphere of regular box gyms anymore.
Justin lives with his wife and daughter and when they purchased their house, he rolled up his sleeves and got to work building his very own home gym… of course!
The Inspiration Behind Justin’s Home Gym Setup
Justin’s gym, Justbuzzerk Fitness, was a beloved community hub in Colorado that unfortunately closed its doors in 2018.
Justin missed having his own facility and saw his new home as the perfect opportunity to recreate a scaled-down version of his former gym.
With a passion for fitness and a desire to help others, Justin knew that building his own gym would allow him to continue pursuing his dreams while also serving his community.
Braving the Elements in Colorado Garage Gym
Living in Colorado, Justin has to deal with extreme temperatures that can vary from as low as 40 degrees in the winter to as high as 90 degrees in the summer. To cope with the chilly winter months, Justin simply wears a hoodie and uses a space heater.
In the summer, he prefers to work out early in the day with minimal clothing, the garage door open, and a spray bottle to cool himself down.
These small adjustments have become a normal way of life for Justin, who is determined to keep his fitness routine on track no matter what the weather brings.
Justin’s Favorite Training Styles and Techniques
Justin’s training style is diverse. His preferred style is high-volume strength training, which he kicks off with a compound movement followed by 3-4 secondary or auxiliary movements.
Super sets, drop sets, pyramid sets, lots of cable work, and a focus on muscle contraction and time under tension are his go-to techniques. He believes that consistency is key and that anyone can achieve their fitness goals with the right mindset and dedication.
Supporting Local Business – REP Fitness
As a Colorado native, Justin showed his support for local businesses by buying most of his equipment from the Colorado brand, REP Fitness.
He started by investing in high-quality main items like the REP rack, but didn’t want to break the bank by buying everything brand new. Instead, he scoured the secondary market for deals on other machines and accessories, allowing him to save some money.
The Future of Justin’s Home Gym
Justin has big plans for his $19K home gym.
His ultimate goal is to start making content on the beautiful setup and slowly transition out of his 9-5 logistics operations job to focus on coaching online and in his community. He invites anyone interested in learning more about his home gym or coaching services to reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Gym Equipment
- Rack: Rep PR5000 Power Rack 6 posts with lat pulldown and multigrip pullup bar: $2,779
- Bench: Rep AB 3100 Adjustable Weight Bench $258
- Functional Trainer: Rep FT5000 Functional Trainer $2,640
- Weight Plates: REP 700 lbs of Rubber Coated Plates $1,300 and Hampton 100lb Plates x 2 $200
- Cardio: Sole F80 treadmill $1,600
- Leg Press/Hack squat (used) $500
- Titan Fitness Leg Ext/Curl Machine (used) $400
- Rep Adjustable Plyo Box $145
- Olympic rings/suspension trainer $75
- Battle ropes $50
- Seated Upright Bench (used) $100
- Rep Bands $150
- Assorted Cable attachments $200
- Home Gym Deco
Total Home Gym Cost = $18,900