In this video, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor head to Montana to build an accessible home gym for a Navy SEAL injured in the war in Afghanistan.
Steps for Building an Accessible Home Gym
- Use the interlocking rubber pad squares to build a floor for the home gym. Lay them down in the space using the locking system, starting from a corner and working your way out. You can trim the ends with a finished piece of foam.
- Mount the metal framing with J-channel on a wall using screws and a driver, keeping the larger piece of J-channel on top.
- Pop the mirror into the framing and make sure it catches on the J-channel at the top and bottom.
- Attach the fitness equipment to wall studs or place it on the floor.