Alpha is not ready to give a proper house tour yet, but he’s so excited to show you his new fitness center. In this video men’s style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro starts by showing the mirrors, rack of Tag dumbbells, treadmill, TV, the Smith Machine, and more. He gives a glimpse of his accompanying bathroom too.
The Smith Machine!
The Smith Machine is a topic that he wants to cover as he got so much shit about it during his the video when he purchased it. Everyone who is caught up in the mentality that free weights, squat rack, and bar bell squats is insane! Talk to Alpha in 30-years! He’s 41 years old, he’s had injuries, and it doesn’t work like it used to. The reality he has one room for his lifestyle – he knew he can’t do an effective workout at home. But at the end of the day, he can do step ups, walking lunges, and squats. It’s safer when working out at home by himself. It’s also functional to do other things like shoulder press and bench press to name a few. The Smith Machine is flexible and safe! He doesn’t want to injure himself by lifting super heavy or endanger himself when working out.
The Home Gym Is Symbolic
It’s not an all or nothing thing – he has a machine in his home that he can do cable flies, pull ups, pull downs, bicep curls, seated rows, and so much more stuff. It’s not a free weight bar, and that’s okay. He can still go to the gym. But he has the home gym for an incredible workout at times when he doesn’t want to spend the extra time in traffic going to the gym. He gets an amazing workout, and it’s a dream come true. This room means a lot more to him than anything else in the new house. It’s not just equipment. It’s symbolic after his fitness center failed, driving a beer cart, and now being able to have a fitness center in his home. THIS makes him feel successful and like he ‘made’ it.