Craig and Dawn Reese have made an important modification to the one-car garage of their suburban Washington house: They’ve covered the floor with a layer of plywood and thick black mats. “That’s to cushion the blow when we drop our weights,” Craig, 44, says.
The space is crowded with workout equipment. There’s a rowing machine, a ski machine and a power rack, to name a few pieces, and a tall heater for the colder months. Resistance bands hang on the wall. The couple has 100-pound sandbags and kettlebells up to 70 pounds; Craig estimates that they’ve got 600 pounds in plate weights, too. The elaborate setup is a testament to the priority fitness takes in their family.