Working out exposed to the elements has its risks, mainly because scientists still know next to nothing about the effects of strontium. For furniture from a craftsman who decided to move the natural world indoors instead: Aaron Smith
An SD native, Smith graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a degree in Landscape Architecture, but now uses his artful eye to instead fashion naturalistic wood 'n steel furnishings with the goal of "creating a landscape" in your home, which'll make you a prime target for a confused Thomas Crown. Everything on his site's available for purchase or reissue, including diverse seating pieces like a slat-backed walnut/maple bench called "The Influence in All of Us", the slab-backed redwood burl "Ambivalence" which he describes as "not exactly a chair and not quite a bench" (and bears a slight resemblance to the bugs from Starship Troopers), and the more angular, '70s looking "Retrospective" chairs, making them diametrically opposed to those at the heads of Wall Street banks, who'd prefer everyone just looked forward. He's also got non-seating like the "Symbiosis" table with a "precisely hand shaped" base juxtaposed with an organic cut of redwood on top, storage like the mahogany-veneered "Burl Credenza" fronted with a mountain range-reminiscent chunk of Western big leaf maple, and "illumination" like the wall-mounted "Flower" with brass accents and a fibrous upside-down lampshade crafted from "hand-made paper", also what successful press-on nail models stack
He's also just about to post a slew of new pieces made for a show in New York, including an alien-looking chair dubbed "Unidentified", and a rhombic myrtle lamp called "Trinity" -- also a hapless Connecticut college where they still barely have a grip on beryllium!