Tim Steward

Strength & Cardio Training
Garage Gyms


  • Fitness Expert: Tim Steward is a seasoned fitness writer and consultant specializing in home and garage gym setups, programming, and training.
  • Simplified Guidance: Tim's mission is to help people achieve their fitness goals by cutting through all the jargon and inaccurate information online by pairing easily understandable advice with people's goals.
  • Consultant and Advisor: Tim serves as a remote fitness consultant, assisting clients in building effective home gyms and recommending gear & training programs.


Tim Steward brings a unique blend of academic backgrounds to his role as a fitness expert. He studied Business and Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Certifications and Training

In addition to his academic background, Tim has trained with some of the biggest names in fitness. He was an early member of Jason Feruggia's Renegade Strength Club. He was also trained personally for several years by Dr. John Rusin.

Featured in Prominent Podcasts

Tim has been recognized as a respected guest on several fitness and home gym podcasts, where he shares his insights on fitness, garage gym setups, and effective training. His podcast appearances underscore his commitment to educating and empowering others in their fitness journeys.

Other Media Features

Tim has been interviewed multiple times as a fitness and home gym expert. In addition to being cited in numerous articles, you can also see in-depth profiles and interviews here:


Tim's website, GymCrafter.com has been ranked as one of the ten best home gym websites for 3 consecutive years by Freedom Fitness.

Personal Interests

Outside of his professional life, Tim is passionate about fitness, wellness, and longevity. He also enjoys photography, disc golf, and hiking with his two dogs, Anny & Beans. Your author page is now complete, showcasing your expertise, philosophy, and personal interests. If you have any final adjustments or specific publications/platforms you'd like to mention in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out.

More From Tim Steward

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Equip Your Gym, Guides

Home Gym Gift Guide – 36 Gifts They’ll Actually Use and Love!

It can be incredibly hard to buy the right gift for the fitness-minded person in your life. That's why we've rounded up a huge list of unique gifts they'll actually use and love!

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Rep Fitness AB-5200 2.0 Review

Rep Fitness makes some of the best weight benches in the business and the AB-5200 2.0 is no exception. See what we think after 6 months of use.

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Reviews, Benches, Equip Your Gym

Rep Fitness BlackWing Adjustable Weight Bench Review – Ready For The Zombie Apocalypse!

The Rep Fitness BlackWing weight bench is Rep's new flagship adjustable bench. It's the most expensive bench I've ever purchased. Was it worth it?

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Reviews, Barbells, Equip Your Gym

Rep Fitness Double Black Diamond Power Bar Review

The Double Black Diamond Power Bar is Rep's new flagship power bar. But how good is it? Are they competing with the big boys now?

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Reviews, Barbells, Equip Your Gym

Rep Fitness Delta Basic Bar Review… The Only Thing That’s Basic Is The Price.

Other than the name, there isn't much that's "basic" about the Rep Fitness Delta Basic bar. In fact, it might be the single best budget bar on the market today!

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Reviews, Barbells, Equip Your Gym

American Barbell Chewy Bar Review

After using the Chewy bar for almost 7 months, it's not only become my daily driver, but it's quite possibly the best power bar you can buy for your garage gym.

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Equip Your Gym, Gym Build-Out, Plan Your Gym

8 Things I Would Never Buy For My Garage Gym

Telling people they should "never" do something is a guaranteed way to start an argument! But that said, I still would never buy these 8 things!

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Equip Your Gym, Barbells

What Barbell Diameter Is Best For Your Garage Gym?

Does barbell diameter make a difference to most people training in a garage gym? If so, how? If you're shopping for a bar, you may want to know!

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Equip Your Gym, Barbells

The Ultimate Guide To Every Rep Fitness Barbell

The Rep Fitness Barbell lineup has been completely redesigned from the ground up with all new bars! Find out which is perfect for you in our guide!

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Equip Your Gym, Racks

What’s The Best Pull-up Bar For Your Power Rack?

Looking for a rack mounted pull-up bar? In this article we show you which is the best, what each is for, and one option you may not have thought of!