Tim Steward, NCCPT

Certified Personal Trainer
Garage Gyms


  • ISSA & NCCPT Certified personal trainer: Tim is a certified personal trainer with the ISSA and holds a national NCCPT accreditation from the NCCA.
  • ISSA Certified nutritionist: Tim is a certified nutritionist with the ISSA and combines nutrition and training advice for a complete approach to health improvement.
  • 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

Tim holds a CPT (certified personal trainer) and a Nutritionist certifications with the ISSA and is well-versed in exercise programming and selection. He is also an NCCA nationally accredited personal trainer (NCCPT). In addition to his training 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 also trained one-on-one 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 4 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.

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