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Erin Hamlin’s training spot is a ... barn?

Erin Hamlin

LAKE PLACID, NY - DECEMBER 16: Erin Hamlin tries on the Team USA helmet during the Ice Ball to honor the nominees to the USA Olympic team at the Conference Center at Lake Placid on December 16, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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There is nothing glamorous about Erin Hamlin’s home gym.

Instead of world-class athletes, the structure houses three horses. Gym rats are, literally, rats. Weights have to be found under piles of hay.

That is because when Hamlin returns home, she trains in a barn.

“[My family and I] have learned how to get creative to achieve optimal training tools at home,” Hamlin said.

Hamlin, who was chosen as Team USA’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony, normally trains at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. But the 2014 Olympic luge bronze medalist utilizes a barn on her family’s 75-acre property when she returns home to Remsen, N.Y.

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