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21 DIY Gym Equipment Projects to Make at Home | Greatist


The words “Do It Yourself” might bring to mind images of crocheted scarves and hand-embroidered mittens, but turns out the DIY community also has a harder edge. 

The Greatist: 21 DIY gym projects

21 DIY Gym Equipment Projects to Make at Home | Greatist

Fitness aficionados across the country are figuring out how to make their own gym equipment, saving money and boosting self-sufficiency in the process. Here, we’ve rounded up 21 DIY fitness projects designed to give you the tools to strength train, do some cardio, and stretch it all out in the comfort of your own home. Though some of these projects might be a little intimidating (concrete and power tools, anyone?), many of them are accessible to even the novice do-it-yourselfer.

Yes, I have been a little MIA, but in my defense I have been busy becoming a girlfriend. OMG It’s so freaky!  I’ve also been slacking at the gym.  By “slacking” I mean I haven’t been in a couple of weeks.  oops >_<  But I’m going back next week.  Pinky swear!  My being active is one of the things he likes about me.  He is going to help me fix-up my neglected freecycle bike so we can go for rides on the trails around his place.  I think it will be a lot of fun, & am equally freaked-out & excited about the whole situation. ❤

But I suppose I should address the article I’m sharing.  I found this at Greatist & thought it had some really easy, creative, & budget-friendly ideas.

My faves are the treadmill laptop shelf & the yoga/pilates mat (though I have an idea for spiffing it up).  They have a listing for a DIY foam roller, but mine is better, imho 😉  I also have some crochet yoga socks I have been meaning to work up.  Such a slacker…


Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

3 thoughts on “21 DIY Gym Equipment Projects to Make at Home | Greatist

  1. Pingback: Building Your Home Gym | My Year To Thrive

  2. Hey, you’re still being active, of a sort! I wish I could be as cool as you.

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