Save Money and Get Fit with A DIY Home Gym

Posted by Kyle

As a fitness enthusiast, one thing that I wasn’t entirely prepared to give up on when moving to the homestead was a gym. This posed a bit of a problem however because we aren’t particularly close to any fitness clubs not to mention the cost of membership! We have had something of a epiphany when it comes to frugality lately, and have entered what we call “austerity mode.”

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Exercise – Fun For the Whole Family 

Posted by Kyle

Exercise has been a constant throughout most of my life. I would even go so far as to say that it is my favorite hobby. In that regard I count myself very lucky as I know that for most it is a dreaded activity done out of necessity, not enjoyment. For me, it started way back when I was 12 years old. Grade 6 was not my best year; I was chubby, out of shape and didn’t feel great about myself. So when the sign went up at school looking for run club members, I figured, what the heck let’s give it a shot.

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Well hello there.

Posted by Kyle

You have seen a few posts from my lovely wife Bonnie already so I figured I would take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Kyle and I am the other half of the dynamic duo known as Bonnie and Kyle (insert Bonnie and Clyde joke here).

I am the chief renovation officer of this operation after having picked up a large skill set from my father over the years (Thanks Dad.. It comes in super handy to be handy). I am extremely interested in fitness and nutrition, gardening/beekeeping, personal finance and of course, renovating so expect to hear a lot from me on these topics.

Looking forward to getting to know you.

What’s the deal?

posted by Bonnie

Let me start by saying this is not our dream property. Kyle and I have been together since we were 16 and have always dreamed of ‘country living’ but what we had in mind was more in the realm of 80+ acres, not 2. So what’s the deal? Why did we move onto two acres only 5 minutes from Winnipeg? Kids. Yup, kids happened and we realized what compromise is. Sure, we could have moved an hour or more from the city but balance was our goal. Being close to medical care, child care options and maximizing the time the kids get to spend with grandparents and extended family were all very important factors in the decision. 

So now that we are here we want to transform our property into our dream property through renovations, plantings / yard improvements and other hobbies which would not have been possible within city limits. 

We’ve been living on our little homestead for just over a month, and had the property for almost two before moving in. Since we’ve just started this blog there is a lot of catch up to do!