Decided on a Home Gym Instead.
Took a while to decide, but I'm going to opt for a home gym instead of the holmes place/virgin fiasco!!!. Most they have in the free weights dept is two benches, free weights up to 32kg d/bells and one smiths. Rest is either cardio or technogym machines.
I'm trying to convince myself its the right thing to do, and perhaps considering the following you wouldn't mind giving me some input.
Gym membership is approx Â£340 per annum, off peak, which is before 5pm. (so Â£340 to start with)
I have a spare room in my house (on a concrete screed, block and beam flooring), which at the moment houses a pool table, bar stools, tables, all pool accessories etc...., but to be honest, it hardly ever gets used. My boy and his m8s never use it cos they are either on msn, xbox or with g/friends.
The table is a 7ft slate bed, and with all equipment, should fetch around Â£750. So in total, I'll have about Â£1100 with gym membership saving.
If i install a small gym, I could train 5 days a week, as and when I want and in the comfort of my own home. (only drawback I can see, no spotting).
I've decided on the old yellow devil, cos it does seem a nice piece of kit, with the lat extension. http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/barbell_benches/powertec_workbench_bench___rack_system_with_pull_up_bars_yellow/8105_p.html http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/power_rack_attachments/powertec_lat_attachment_for_wbbrs6/8190_p.html
Which would give me these facilities http://www.powertecfitness.com/workbench_benchf.htm
Total so far Â£299+Â£299= Â£598
I would opt for the preacher attachment, but decided it would have to come on and off to replace the leg extension fitment, so was gonna opt for this, as its exactly the same price. Â£99 http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/arm_machines/powerline_preacher_curl_bench/3382_p.html
and get this http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/olympic_bars/bodypower_olympic_ez_curl_bar/3206_p.html
Okay, now for the weights,
Have found 177kg rubber coated plates for Â£179 with 7ft Oly bar
and 85kg rubber coated d/bell set for Â£115.
Total price for everything Â£1026. Money to spend approx Â£1100
D'ya think this covers most things fellas and lasses, obviously including the fact that I can train when I want...........past 5pm..... and no more gym membership, so in effect its basically costing me nothing, and in 3years gym membership alone would pay for it.
Your thoughts please, much appreciated.
oh, and plus I could get the spin bike in there, instead of the garage!!!
post edited by Essex Boy - 2007/06/17 19:47:00