About Mario and Fitness Test Lab

I'm Mario, a software product manager with a full-time job, family, and a desire to stay strong, mobile and fit. I started Fitness Test Lab to document my search for the most effective and affordable home fitness options and pass the knowledge on to you. 

What is “optimal home fitness”?

I've squandered plenty of time, energy, and money on numerous fitness-related pursuits over the years with mixed results.

I'm older, wiser, and busier than I used to be, so I no longer have the luxury or desire to spend time and money on equipment & programs that don't produce results. 

I started Fitness Test Lab in an attempt to find answers to the following question as it pertains to my personal health and fitness:

What's the most effective use of my time and money?

Optimal home fitness is the continuous pursuit of answers to this question. I'm not trying to build the biggest, baddest home gym on the planet, I'm trying to build the most efficient home gym I possibly can. 

Put simply, Fitness Test Lab is an ongoing project seeking the most effective and affordable fitness options for home use.

If you're interested in building your own home gym, start here.

Home Gym Essentials - Basic Home Gym

Basic home gym, bass guitar not strictly necessary

Medical disclaimer

Nothing in this blog is intended to replace the advice of your medical physician - consult your doctor before undertaking any new fitness program, diet, or physical activity.

Monetization disclosure

Buying equipment to test and hosting a blog incurs significant costs. in addition to running ads to recoup costs, I use affiliate links to support the Fitness Test Lab blog. This means some of my writing includes links to affiliate programs that pay me a small percentage of the purchase price at no additional cost to you. I also occasionally receive free products or services in exchange for an honest and thorough review. I personally use and test every product or service I write about and I only recommend products and services I find useful for a specific purpose. If you think a particular product or service I write about will help you achieve your goals, I'd really appreciate it if you'd make the purchase through one of my links 🙂