About Us

Welcome to GymCrafter.com!

At GymCrafter, we are passionate about helping you build the home or garage gym of your dreams. We offer expert advice and in-depth information to guide you through the gym-building process, ensuring it’s tailored to your needs, goals, and budget. Our commitment to simplifying the complex and making gym-building enjoyable sets us apart.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower you to train comfortably at home by creating a high-quality gym that aligns with your unique requirements. We pride ourselves on simplifying the gym-building journey, demystifying industry jargon, and providing accessible guidance.

Our Story

Where It All Began

GymCrafter.com was founded in October 2017 by Tim Steward, who, after overcoming injuries and gaining valuable personal experience, realized the need for accurate and safe guidance in the world of home gyms. Fueled by a passion for helping others avoid costly mistakes, GymCrafter was born.

You can see Tim’s complete story about his journey from serious injury to being healthier in his 50’s than he’s ever been on his about page here.

Our Journey

Since our inception, GymCrafter.com has evolved into a vibrant community. We’ve expanded our content to include comprehensive reviews, video guides on our YouTube channel, downloadable resources, and direct engagement through our weekly newsletter.

Tim, our founder, answers every single incoming email personally and has assisted hundreds of people in building the home gym of their dreams.

Who We Are

Tim Steward

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Tim is the founder of GymCrafter and is the Senior Writer and Editor for the site.

He currently trains in his garage 6 days a week and is in the best shape of his life at age 52!

He’s been training at home since junior high and has had the privilege to work with some of the best trainers in the country.

When he’s not training, he’s playing disc golf, shooting nature photography, or at the dog park with his two Australian cattle dogs, Anny & Beans.

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Shayla Whitters

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BSc in Exercise and Sport Sciences and a Master of Research in Health and Wellbeing from the University of Vienna, Austria,

Certificates in strength and conditioning (CSCS) and sports nutrition (CISSN).

Shayla’s passion is fitness writing and changing people’s lives for the better by sharing easy to understand, comprehensive information for several top fitness sites and publications.

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Editorial Integrity

Our commitment to editorial integrity is unwavering:

  • Unbiased Reviews: We only recommend products we’ve personally used for a minimum of six months.
  • Transparency: We disclose affiliate relationships prominently, ensuring transparency and trust.
  • Quality over Quantity: We prioritize in-depth, high-quality reviews over a high volume of recommendations.

Ethical Funding

Yes, we use affiliate marketing, but we do so with strict criteria. We endorse products only after extensive personal use and assessment, prioritizing your satisfaction over revenue.

Environmental Commitment

We advocate for ethical practices, such as buying locally and supporting environmentally-focused companies, to reduce the carbon footprint associated with fitness equipment.

Connect With Us

Engage With GymCrafter

Stay connected with us through our newsletter, Inside The Rack, where we send out tips, tactics, motivation, and more that will help you stay focused. on your fitness journey.

We also encourage you to contact us directly with any suggestions, questions, or concerns. Or you can email Tim directly at tim@gymcrafter.com.

Thank you for being a part of the GymCrafter community. Together, we’ll build the ultimate gym tailored to your goals and dreams.