Time Required: Two days
Difficulty: Easy

Brothers Andrew and Kevin have made a resolution to live healthier, more active lifestyles and decide that this weekend at the lake is as good a time as any to start. Their biggest hurdle is the lack of proper exercise equipment. Rather than discouraging the bros, this spurs the creation of the Ultimate Outdoor Gym – a collection of one-of-a-kind rustic fitness gear that’ll perfectly suit the backwoods surroundings.

Project Steps

Step 1

This weekend, we’re getting fit and building the Ultimate Outdoor Gym. We’ll start by warming up with a view of the lake on our exercise rowing machine made from an actual rowboat. From there, we can move on to a main platform (made from decked over aluminum dock parts) for yoga and plyometrics with our handmade skipping rope. Next, we’ll ramp up the intensity of our workout with a variety of strength training stations. We’ll do upper body exercises at an articulating bench using weights made from raw logs pulled from our wood display rack. We’ll strengthen our back and legs with a pulldown station, which uses a tree‐mounted pulley to lift our old curling stones as weights and which also has a leg extension component. A forearm and tricep pull, and a sledgehammer station with trampoline, will provide a full body workout while a towel rack, mirror, and blender bike juice bar will complete the pro gym experience, inspiring us to stay in shape while we’re enjoying life at the cottage.


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