Home Gyms Muscle Up

The $3.4 billion home fitness industry is attracting more and more consumers who are tired of gym memberships and demanding a more personalized, convenient workout

The homes of Microsoft founder (MSFT) Bill Gates, Madonna, Tom Hanks, and Shaquille O' Neal all proudly display original works by an artist named Mark Harigian. But rather than oil-on-canvas paintings, this artist creates his masterpieces out of laser-cut stainless steel dumbbells, hand-fabricated weight pulleys, and embroidered-leather bench presses. Upon completing each one of his custom home gyms, Harigian&emdash;owner of Harigian Fitness and self-proclaimed "architect of anatomy"—provides his client with the original blueprints, autographed for authenticity.

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