Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Wykie Etsebeth, Home Gym Fitout
Wykie Etsebeth’s outdoor home gym on the Gold Coast is simply epic. Undoubtably, the central feature is the custom zinc plated Freestanding High Low Rig standing tall with 4750mm high rear uprights and 3750mm in the front.
When content creator and CrossFit coach Wykie Etsebeth found himself in lockdown with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic, he knew straight away that he wanted to build a home gym in his backyard. Constructing an outdoor training space would give him the freedom and flexibility to train at home when he couldn’t access a gym, and easily include health and fitness as a part of his family's daily life.
After spending time researching home gym fitouts, Wykie approached AlphaFit to transform his backyard into a one-of-a-kind outdoor gym. The decision to choose AlphaFit was for several reasons; the first being that the rig and steel gym equipment was Australian made, then the unmatched quality and the way it looked. He was after gear that not only performed well, but had aesthetics, he felt, were second-to-none.
Besides the mammoth structure that is his custom High Low Rig, Wykie also decided on a few other accessories to kit out his rack. They included the Dual Wall Ball Target, Dip Bar, Origin J-Hooks and the Handstand Wall. All of this steel gym equipment was zinc plated before it was powdercoated to provide an additional physical barrier to prevent corrosion and rust caused by the elements.
Additionally, Wykie chose to add Gymnastics Rings, Climbing Rope 7m, 20kg Endure Barbell, Endure Bumper Plates, Dead Balls, Competition Kettlebells and a 3 in 1 Foam Plyo Box to round out his home gym setup.
"Having a gym in my backyard has always been a dream, so when I got the opportunity to install one I wanted to make sure it was the best equipment I could find that would look great and stand the test of time. After doing my research and visiting the AlphaFit manufacturing warehouse it became clear that AlphaFit was the premium choice of equipment. I've owned gyms for years and have seen it all when it comes to equipment choices. I can confidently say that AlphaFit equipment is unmatched in quality. Being able to train outside in the sun has been a game-changer and knowing my zinc-coated rig won't rust in the weather is a great feeling. I love that AlphaFit will work with you and design something that is custom made for your space, it's not just a cookie-cutter operation."
Level 3 CrossFit trainer