If there’s one universal truth in the 21st century, it’s that life doesn’t slow down. For many, the time and inconvenience required to go to the gym have become a barrier to their fitness goals. This has sparked the rise of the home gym, as garages and basements across the country are repurposed from man caves to iron oases.
But just because you’ve built your own personal barbell paradise doesn’t mean you know what to do with it. Enter Jerred Moon, founder of . After an injury spelled the end of his career as an Air Force pilot, he dove head-first into becoming a fitness professional, and never looked back. Jerred creates programs to take the garage athlete to elite levels of fitness, without the need for a lot of fancy equipment or excessive risk.
Jerred sat down with me to discuss how he made the transition from side hustle to full-time fitness entrepreneur, where he now helps athletes navigate the pitfalls of working out at home. He talks about how mindset is an integral part of the programs he constructs, and the type of athlete that is most likely to find success in his system. We also touch on the problem of poverty and poor health in America, why programs don’t have to be sexy to work, and I get his thoughts on the industry fight to standardize certifications.