Home Gym is Getting Busy


I’ve been working out alone in my garage for years. It’s a spartan space: unheated, floor of concrete, shelves packed with garagey stuff. There are bicycles, tools, garbage cans, recycling bins. Unfinished walls.

But I’ve got a set of dumbbells. And I’ve got a pull-up bar and a yoga mat and a Bosu and a jump rope. I’ve got everything I need to get a solid workout.

And now I’ve got company. With area health clubs closed due to the coronavirus, and my family working or schooling from home, a few new members have “joined” my gym.

Some exercises we do together, others we go our own way. We had some music on the other day, which I’ve never really done, but found it energizing.

My workout lasted longer with two of my favorite people at my side. I managed to cram in all this in about 45-minutes:

  • Rope jumping
  • Jumping jacks
  • Bosu hops
  • Kettle bell swings
  • Bosu burpies
  • Squats
  • Forward lunges
  • Side lunges
  • Overhead press
  • Curls
  • Planks
  • Push-ups
  • Pull-ups
  • Crunches
  • Balance work
  • Glute bridges

Special thanks to Harriet and Julia.

By David Klein

David Klein

Published novelist, creative writer, journalist, avid reader, discriminating screen watcher.


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