Mobile app 'AirGym' is turning home gyms into shared spaces

Posted: 9:07 AM, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 10:26:10Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Would you workout in your neighbor's garage? Or maybe their backyard? Now there is a new app hoping to turn the "home gym" into a shared-space. 

In many neighborhoods across the country home gyms are hiding in plain sight, fully stocked with weights and equipment.

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Nashville entrepreneur Chris Daskam says there is an easier way to workout without the pricey membership or daily commute. 

Daskam says his new app AirGym helps you find your fitness in nearby private homes.

"AirGym is a mobile app that allows people to basically rent out their home gym whether it’s yoga or Crossfit," said Daskam. "Maybe you’re doing some cardio work in your home."

The app is free to download. Members simply sign-up and search on the app's map for nearby home gyms. AirGym owners like Samantha Powell can rent out their space to members.

"We do have a gym in our garage and are always looking for other people to come over and help work out with us too," Powell said. 

She says her neighbors get a good workout and she sees results as well.

"It gives us extra income," Powell said. 

Daskam says he has dozens of home gym owners signing-up online and hopes the company catches on.

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