Let me first explain my situation. I am involved with a Christian Youth Group, Youth Impact*. The camp is on my church’s Youth Minister’s, also my pastor and ex-MMA fighter, property where he has a very large chunk of land for bonfires**, retreats***, and bible studies (inside the house or around the fire pit).
Today, I decided to talk to him about an idea I had in the back of my head. To start a gym, or an area to work out with implements not necessarily custom in gyms like sandbags, sleds, tires, kegs, etc. (eventually we will more customary stuff like a rack into the shed we will be using to hold this stuff, including the punching bag). This would be a place for anyone wanting to get stronger and have fun to come and work out.
I was wondering what your opinions on this would be and what we should get as starters (I have never started this kind of thing before)?
I brain stormed all what we would eventually get, but I also made a starter list as we don’t have the money for everything at this time.
2 Sandbags - For cleans, snatches, farmer walks, etc. (thinking of 200 ult. sandbags)
1 Sled - For sprints and such.
Tires - Flips…
I also have some questions:
Is a 200 lb. Sandbag good as you can empty the bag if it needed to be a lighter weight, instead of having to buy a bigger bag down the road?
Any ideas on where to get sturdy sleds?
What size tires would you suggest?
How much do kegs cost, or do you guys just use the one’s after the party?
- Youth Impact - http://campimpact.org/
** The bonfires are for everyone, any age.
*** The retreats have not started that I have found out but, will as soon as he sets up the activities for it.