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Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good?

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2007/06/09 14:16:05 (permalink)

Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good?

I'm returning to training after a loooong lay-off and I'm looking for a decent gym. I've looked on the net and have come across Monster Gym. The place is huge with masses of eqipment. I live and work in SW London but I'm prepared to make the trek if it's as good as it sounds (there's not a lot of choice south of the river!). So, is there anyone here who uses the gym and would recommend it? And if so, could you answer a few of my questions:

1. I would be training from around 7pm. Is it too busy at this time? Do you have to wait too long for equipment?

2. Do they have an induction program? If so, is it mandatory?

3. Does it have a great, friendly atmosphere?

4. And finally, do they have changing facilities (not mentioned on website)?

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 14:54:19 (permalink)
    Hi mate.
    i just live round the corner from monster gym
    ive only bin in there once to get some leaflets and prices but it looks fab!! its quite a big place. the owner steve was very friendly too!
    i'll be workin out there after i finished my exams.
    ermm i cant answer any of your questions as i said i only went in there to get some leaflets lol, but you could try emailin them by goin on the 'contact' page on the website.
    hopefully someone else could answer them!
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 15:01:04 (permalink)
    Thanks for replying so fast. I've tried the contacting them though their website but to no sucess i'm afraid.
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 15:13:29 (permalink)
    lol same here, ive emailed them to ask if they've got lockers to store things but agen no reply. wel i guess you jus gota wait for a frequent monster gym goer to answer ya questions. but are you interested in comin down to monster gym and try it out?

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 15:28:07 (permalink)
    Yes I am. I'm working on a new training program on the moment. When are you intending to start? Have you trained before?
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 15:40:10 (permalink)
    gdgd. wel im goin to start after ive finished my gcse exams which is in about 2 weeks time and yh ive trained for a while at my local leisure centre, but IMO i fink monster gym is better so im goin there and i got into training by goin to the gym at school actule lol
    i fink im goin to using Cashman's beginner routine to start with as its a good routine and many people have praised it.
    so wots your program and wen are you gona start?

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 15:54:27 (permalink)
    The training routines I use are derived from Stuart McRobert's books. He promotes sensible, drug-free, abbreviated training that focuses on the three core exercises: squat, deadlift and bench press (and their varients). I haven't heard of Cashman training, but I'd strongly recommend you read one of his books; especially as you're a young, novice trainer. Check out his website at www.hardgainer.com for more info. His latest book: 'Build Muscle, Lose Fat, Feel Great' would be ideal for you. I plan to start training in about a month's time.
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 16:01:04 (permalink)
    Oh, I see now ... Cashman is member of this site too. My apologies.
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 22:53:36 (permalink)
    I know a few people from another forum who use it and they love it, from what ive seen of it it looks like a really good gym

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 23:18:41 (permalink)
    Looking at the website, it looks like one of the best gyms in the uk.
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 23:43:40 (permalink)
    hmmm yh jus bin on the website and i might buy a copy of the book

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/09 23:46:40 (permalink)
    to knightrider and crunch- it sure looks fab and it is!

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 00:06:48 (permalink)
    The Hardgainer website beginner07? Yes, I sincerely recommend that you purchase the book. It'll save you years of possible training frustration; at your age you're at the best natural potential, so don't waste it. You can get the book at a discounted price on play.com.

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 00:37:41 (permalink)
    hey thanks for all the information. ill check out play.com as wel then

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 00:43:40 (permalink)
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    post edited by Ragdoll - 2007/06/10 00:46:38
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 01:01:53 (permalink)
    cool, do you train at monster gym too??

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 01:05:03 (permalink)
    Occassionally, I will be there tomorrow around lunchtime
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 01:08:01 (permalink)
    fast train from liverpool street leaves on the half hour 20min journey. Else its 37 mins. The gym is two minutes walk from the station
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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 01:09:34 (permalink)
    ragdoll, i was wondering are the staff happy to be spotters? and also do they have lockers for storage?

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    RE: Monster Gym in Cheshunt - Any Good? 2007/06/10 01:48:34 (permalink)
    Last time I went they didn't have lockers but shelving to keep your stuff by the counter. If you have any valuables they will look after them for you. Staff are normally busy but I'm sure you can ask someone for a spot.

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