Shane Knight, 39, works out on his handmade exercise machine at Sanctuary City, a tent encampment in Surrey, British Columbia on August 8, 2019. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

It’s hard to find a gym when you’re homeless. So Shane Knight built one in the woods

Shane Knight doesn’t have a fixed address but if you’re ever looking for him, the gym is a good place to start.

He’s a health nut who wears heavy chains around his neck when he does dips and carries protein powder with him in a Ziploc bag.

Knight, 39, is as dedicated to fitness as anyone you’ll find anywhere, but working out has become more difficult in recent years — it’s hard to find a gym when you’re homeless.

Always the problem solver, he decided to build his own workout centre in the bush.

“Even if we gotta go through a log like Fred Penner to the other side and there’s a gym,” he said. “Whatever, right?”… more

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