Winter is doing what she can to rear her ugly head in Yakutat. We woke this morning to work the ACE plane (mail and UPS) to find a dusting of fresh snow. The first to stick this year. We have had a couple flurries, but this is the first to stick. It continued to snow off and on most of the day, enough to have the State DOT plow the ramp.
OK, today was back day! Yay! Second time to do back since we unloaded the container. I have a LOT of equipment yet to assemble, but we have a couple rooms all done and set up, with just a couple pieces to complete. The rest all will end up inside the hangar bay. Right now, we have no heat there, so working out this morning was absolutely miserable below freezing!
We have another year at least of work on the new final gym space in the hangar bay. The entire 1st floor for the new building at the back end of the bay will be the weight room, about 40 feet by 120 feet. In the meantime, we are putting the equipment in the other 1st floor spaces along the southwest side of the building. So essentially the 4 rooms on the same side as the fly shop. It’ll be EVERYTHING other than the fly shop space… The room pictured below is the “leg room”…
Leg Extension and Leg Curl on the far left under the windows, unassembled 45° leg press at the far left corner, huge double-squat rack to the right far wall with the seated calf hiding in the far right corner. Smith Machine near right and standing calf in the middle foreground. I also have a Sissy Squat in the hallway behind me. And I have another Leg Press on order, along with Adductor and Abductor.
And this is the dumbbell/bench room – the largest room along this side of the building. Dumbbells to 150lbs, two sets of fixed barbells (one straight and one EZ-bar), two flat, two incline and two decline benches, Preacher bench, two VKR’s (one with pull-up and dip bars), selectorized Bicep Curl, Triceps Extension and Ab Crunch machines. That was all I could really cram into this room and still have space to do stuff.
Finishing up the two smallest rooms along this side of the hangar… the 10’x20′ room has two private treadmills. Will eventually have a couple bikes as well, but for now, just the two treadmills. Then the larger corner room is 20’x20′ and has one more treadmill and all the aerobic steps, benches, small neoprene dumbbells, bungees, etc. My mirrors didn’t come with this container, so the far wall will eventually have mirrors and the long wall on the right will have a couple big TV screens for DVD aerobic classes, etc.
And then there is “the rest”…
Hangar Bay is a little dark (and a lot cold)… Above is my 8-stack with two Lat-Pull-downs, two seated rows, two Triceps press-downs and cable cross-over. Because of the space issue, I’ll try to cram two selectorized pieces against the wall between the two row seats.
Then we have parts sorted and piled out in the hangar bay proper… 17 more pieces to assemble and fit into a 40’x20′ room I’m going to build around the equipment that can 1) maybe be heated and 2) secure access to the hangar bay and therefore the ramp. Can’t allow public access until I have the area secure.
Most of the equipment has their bolts and nuts still attached. These are just the “other” bolts, washers and nuts… This is going to take me all winter…
And even if the reigning Mr Olympia was to work out here, he’d still have no chance of having the biggest guns in the gym. Right now, our 80 year old Normandy survivor carries that title. Thank you Pratt & Whitney.