HQ trainer Pat Sherwood shows off his personal gym at his Denver, Colo. home. It doesn’t take a fully equipped, professional gym to make elite athletes, he says.
“Sometimes there’s so many big gyms out there it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of people around the world that don’t have access to facilities like that and are getting some really good work done in their backyards, their fire stations, and what not,” he says.
Among his collection of CrossFit equipment, Sherwood also displays his memorabilia, including an autographed plyo box complete with Chris Spealler’s artistry. Sherwood has accumulated a hodgepodge of items and equipment over the years, and the gym is rugged but completely functional, especially now that it’s insulated, he says.
“The garage gym is not clean,” Sherwood says. “I love it. It’s just pure, gritty, grimy working out in your garage, and it’s really, really cool.”
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Additional reading: Smart Shopping for your Home Gym by Matthew Hall, published Sept. 9, 2009.