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The Airbnb for CrossFit

July 13, 2018 by
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The story.

We’ve all heard of Airbnb, the app your bestie is scouring right now trying to find a last minute place to stay in Madison, WI. But what if you want to work out after being inspired by all that fitness?

Good point.

Cue AirGym, a mobile app that works just like Airbnb but for fitness. Members that have personal fitness areas like garage gyms, outdoor rigs, or private yoga studios can offer use of their space for a nominal fee. Just type in your current zip code, and AirGym gives you a list of fitness choices.

Just a stranger’s garage?

Relax, you’re getting into a stranger’s car and sleeping in a stranger’s bed but you can’t sweat on a stronager’s floor? Come on people.

“We have a gym in our garage and are always looking for other people to come over and work out with us too,” AirGym host Samantha Powell said. She’s hoping it catches on so she can keep meeting new people while getting fitter.

Oh, and also…

Let’s not forget that pretty much this is how CrossFit started. Before opening the first CrossFit box in Santa Cruz, Greg Glassman and early CrossFitters did their WODs where they could, even outside and in garages.

Good point. 

So the next time you’re looking to get some fitness in, give AirGym a whirl. Or, if you’ve got a home gym, consider being a host. Just make sure you do your research and are good to go with homeowner’s insurance first.

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