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Dwyane Johnson Rocked Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban at His Private Gym

It takes a special kind of athlete to compete with Dwayne Johnson in his home gym. But Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and her hockey-playing fiancé P.K. Subban were up for the challenge. The trio recently appeared on Vonn’s Instagram — a perfect mix of people known for their intense devotion to fitness. In this way, it made sense their paths would collide with Johnson’s.

Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban

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Vonn and Subban began dating in 2017, according to USA Today. The hockey player proposed to Vonn in August 2019. Then, Vonn returned the favor in December by presenting her NHL-star partner with an engagement of his own in December.

Vonn was no stranger to the spotlight. Her relationship with Tiger Woods got her even more attention. Subban is a trailblazer in his own right, too. As one of just a handful of black hockey players, he stands out whenever he takes the ice for the predominantly white sport.

The athletic pair should have no problem keeping up with the average person. But in a December meet-up with Johnson at his home in Virginia, they got a crash course on what it was like to train with a man who calls himself “The Rock.”  

Paths collide

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On July 27, a winded Vonn posted a video of herself working out alongside Johnson, who was doing cardio on a nearby elliptical. The famously stringent Johnson, who once claimed he hadn’t eaten a single piece of candy in years out of fear for his health, was fascinating. Vonn, in her own right, is known for being a gym rat.

The skier labeled Johnson the perfect workout partner, while Subban stated that the workout officially made him “a man.” 

Vonn may be retired from skiing. But the 35-year-old showed no signs of slowing down as she worked out alongside Johnson. The pair has no known prior friendship. The workout was likely a result of a collaboration called “Project Rock,” funded, in part, by sportswear company Under Armour. 

As far as going to the gym goes, it doesn’t get much better than Johnson’s home gym, which is any fitness fan’s dream in the making. 

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Iron Paradise’

The Rock has two main home gyms. His most popular gym is in Miami, his hometown. His Virginia farm’s gym may be more impressive. He’s dubbed his gyms “Iron Paradise,” and they do not disappoint. When the wrestler-turned-actor is on the road for a long shoot, Iron Paradise comes with him. The star does not want to get away from his routine. 

Each Iron Paradise features more than 50,000 pounds of weights. The wrestler famously used to work out at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, but as his star rose, he needed some privacy. One look at the gym shows that it is fancier than any private gym that the average person attends, but one also expects no less from somebody like Johnson. 

The Rock curates his workout and is considered Johnson’s anchor. He does not allow mirrors inside, as he believes they provide him with unneeded distractions from his ultimate goal. Furthermore, his diet is part of the gym, as he has a kitchen built into each Iron Paradise as a way to get his pre-and-post-workout meals in without any hassle. 

Vonn and Subban knew what they were getting into when they worked out with Johnson. Fitness nuts would dream about such an event. Once there, however, they realized just how intense it was. To their credit, they survived and made the most out of the once-in-a-lifetime event.