Here’s My Story

​Hi! I’m Daniel Jackson, and I’m the one that runs ExerciseRig.com.

I’m an avid fitness enthusiast, (with an emphasis on home fitness,) so the content on this site comes somewhat naturally to me.

Over the years, I’ve become a bit of an expert on various home workouts, both with equipment and without.

Although I’d like to say I’ve always been fitness-minded, that wasn’t always the case.

Like many people, I went through life for years with a nominal focus on my health and fitness levels. This was fine for awhile, but my metabolism slowed down, and my age caught up with me.

riding a stationary bike
Hi! I’m Daniel Jackson, and I’m the one that runs ExerciseRig.com.
I’m an avid fitness enthusiast, (with an emphasis on home fitness,) so the content on this site comes somewhat naturally to me. Over the years, I’ve become a bit of an expert on various home workouts, both with equipment and without.
Although I’d like to say I’ve always been fitness-minded, that wasn’t always the case. Like many people, I went through life for years with a nominal focus on my health and fitness levels. This was fine for awhile, but my metabolism slowed down, and my age caught up with me.

​That’s not to say that I was entirely out of shape, however. I still tried to be active, which was mostly reliant on my love for basketball and mountain biking.

That’s not to say that I was entirely out of shape, however. I still tried to be active, which was mostly reliant on my love for basketball and mountain biking.

​Things got a bit complicated when I sustained a severe knee injury during a pickup game at my local YMCA. Although I was playing with a bunch of weekend warriors, I suffered an injury that is more common with NBA players, which gave me plenty of complications for months afterward.


Things got a bit complicated when I sustained a severe knee injury during a pickup game at my local YMCA. Although I was playing with a bunch of weekend warriors, I suffered an injury that is more common with NBA players, which gave me plenty of complications for months afterward.

​The timing couldn’t be any worse. I’d just started a new job, and I was actually just a few weeks into trying to develop somewhat of a new fitness regimen to get into the shape of my younger years.

The timing couldn’t be any worse. I’d just started a new job, and I was actually just a few weeks into trying to develop somewhat of a new fitness regimen to get into the shape of my younger years.

​My outstanding rehab team had some easy solutions for me while I worked to get my strength back: exercise bikes.

My outstanding rehab team had some easy solutions for me while I worked to get my strength back: exercise bikes.

​It was a no-brainer. These convenient and low-impact exercise bikes allowed me to not only improve my fitness levels with limited mobility, but they also provided me with a way to get my strength back in my knee in a safe way.

It was a no-brainer. These convenient and low-impact exercise bikes allowed me to not only improve my fitness levels with limited mobility, but they also provided me with a way to get my strength back in my knee in a safe way.

​I eventually completed my rehab, and ironically, I was in better shape than ever. Funny how life works, right? Overcoming a major knee injury actually led me to be more fit, and I haven’t looked back since.

I eventually completed my rehab, and ironically, I was in better shape than ever. Funny how life works, right? Overcoming a major knee injury actually led me to be more fit, and I haven’t looked back since.

​Over the last few years, I’ve devoted a lot of time towards experimenting and researching various workouts that you can do at home, with a few essential pieces of equipment.

Over the last few years, I’ve devoted a lot of time towards experimenting and researching various workouts that you can do at home, with a few essential pieces of equipment.

​While I initially did this for myself, I eventually realized that I had become a sort of resource. The main reason why I become relevant comes mainly from helping friends and family get more fit.


While I initially did this for myself, I eventually realized that I had become a sort of resource. The main reason why I become relevant comes mainly from helping friends and family get more fit.

​They preferred my advice not only because they knew me, but because the internet is clouded with a lot of mediocre/misleading information and outright scams.

They preferred my advice not only because they knew me, but because the internet is clouded with a lot of mediocre/misleading information and outright scams.

​I started ExerciseRig.com as a way to provide simple reviews and buying guides for several different types of home fitness equipment, which includes an emphasis on my favorite -- exercise bikes.

I started ExerciseRig.com as a way to provide simple reviews and buying guides for several different types of home fitness equipment, which includes an emphasis on my favorite -- exercise bikes.

​I keep my content punctual and factual, so even though most novice reader can comprehend it.

I keep my content punctual and factual, so even though most novice reader can comprehend it.

​My goal is to motivate and inform those who are new to home fitness, while simultaneously providing helpful information and content for those who are already well into their fitness routines. All are welcome!

My goal is to motivate and inform those who are new to home fitness, while simultaneously providing helpful information and content for those who are already well into their fitness routines. All are welcome!

​Please take some time to look around the site; you’ll find helpful reviews, full buying guides, and several blogs tackling a variety of topics related to home fitness and exercise. Need some advice? Have a question? Feel free to reach out to me; I’d love to hear from you.

Please take some time to look around the site; you’ll find helpful reviews, full buying guides, and several blogs tackling a variety of topics related to home fitness and exercise. Need some advice? Have a question? Feel free to reach out to me; I’d love to hear from you.

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For those wanting to stay up to date, I highly recommend subscribing to our site, so you don’t miss new content as it posts.

​Thanks for stopping by! I hope this site becomes a useful resource that you’ll make a part of your regular fitness reading.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this site becomes a useful resource that you’ll make a part of your regular fitness reading.