A few years ago, I obtained this abandoned auto-garage with the intentions of converting it into a gym. I had seen countless videos over the years of the most famous bodybuilders and athletes who at some point had owned their own gym – even if it was just a garage at first. I was dedicated to pursuing my dreams of being a professional bodybuilder. All I needed was a job to provide me unlimited time for exercise, even when I was working. After buying the property, I started investing in weight sets and benches, so I could have the critical tools to operate the gym. It took a few months to get enough gym memberships to keep the location running, but it wasn’t all without sacrifice – I sold much of my furniture and possessions, left my house and lived out of the office in the garage. I slept on the uncomfortable pull-out bed in the office. and cooked most of my meals on a tiny grill outside. None of it was straight-forward, but the hardest part was trying to sleep in a garage without climate controlsl. I invested in a used space furnace to keep me warm at night, but it stopped completely after a week… Gym members were complaining about having to work out in the chilly place too, so I made a decision to invest in a new heating system for the garage space rather than buy a new squat rack. I found a ductless heat pump for a far lower price than I expected for fantastic heating, and after installing it the difference was amazing. It was much more comfortable indoors, and the members were cheerful to come and work out in a “tough guy” gym. It proved to save me money as well, since the members starting bringing guests with them that became members. I still live out of the office, but that’s just because I don’t see the point in buying a house just yet. I’m happy and have all I need for now, and that’s what it takes to be a champion!