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Home Gym

 
#1 Home Gym
16/07/2007 12:53

paul

Okay, I'm not exactly a "fat lad", but I'm beginning to expand. I’m also – and this is the main driver – looking to boost my energy levels.

I am looking into setting up a gym at home and would really appreciate some tips on equipment.

I would like to buy a treadmill, elliptical trainer and rowing machine. I have searched online a great amount but have not found a really good review site.

Do you have any tips as to the brands to go for?

TIA

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#2 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:05

Mike to paul (#1)

To be honest as a fitness instructor,I would reccomend you just join your local gym. For a few reasons,

1. Its more socialable

2. Better and more 'specialist' equipment

3. Expert advice from FI's/PT's (could have incorrect form and egt insured in your home)

4. Cheaper

5. Im sure there is more, but cant think ;-)

But if you have you heard set on a home gym. You cant go wrong with a the stuff here: http://www.goldsgymdirect.co.uk/

I would reccomend you get a:

1. Multigym

2. Set of free weights

3. 2/3 pieces of cradio (although personally i would avoid a treadmill, as they are expensive, break easily and to be honest its more fun running outside in the freshair)

Hope this helps,

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#3 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:12

Mike to paul (#1)

To be honest as a fitness instructor,I would reccomend you just join your local gym. For a few reasons,

1. Its more socialable

2. Better and more 'specialist' equipment

3. Expert advice from FI's/PT's (could have incorrect form and egt insured in your home)

4. Cheaper

5. Im sure there is more, but cant think ;-)

But if you have you heard set on a home gym. You cant go wrong with a the stuff here: http://www.goldsgymdirect.co.uk/

I would reccomend you get a:

1. Multigym

2. Set of free weights

3. 2/3 pieces of cradio (although personally i would avoid a treadmill, as they are expensive, break easily and to be honest its more fun running outside in the freshair)

Hope this helps,

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#4 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:24

Mike to paul (#1)

To be honest as a fitness instructor,I would reccomend you just join your local gym. For a few reasons,

1. Its more socialable

2. Better and more 'specialist' equipment

3. Expert advice from FI's/PT's (could have incorrect form and egt insured in your home)

4. Cheaper

5. Im sure there is more, but cant think ;-)

But if you have you heard set on a home gym. You cant go wrong with a the stuff here: http://www.goldsgymdirect.co.uk/

I would reccomend you get a:

1. Multigym

2. Set of free weights

3. 2/3 pieces of cradio (although personally i would avoid a treadmill, as they are expensive, break easily and to be honest its more fun running outside in the freshair)

Hope this helps,

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#5 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:24

Mike to paul (#1)

To be honest as a fitness instructor,I would reccomend you just join your local gym. For a few reasons,

1. Its more socialable

2. Better and more 'specialist' equipment

3. Expert advice from FI's/PT's (could have incorrect form and egt insured in your home)

4. Cheaper

5. Im sure there is more, but cant think ;-)

But if you have you heard set on a home gym. You cant go wrong with a the stuff here: http://www.goldsgymdirect.co.uk/

I would reccomend you get a:

1. Multigym

2. Set of free weights

3. 2/3 pieces of cradio (although personally i would avoid a treadmill, as they are expensive, break easily and to be honest its more fun running outside in the freshair)

Hope this helps,

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#6 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:24

Mike to paul (#1)

To be honest as a fitness instructor,I would reccomend you just join your local gym. For a few reasons,

1. Its more socialable

2. Better and more 'specialist' equipment

3. Expert advice from FI's/PT's (could have incorrect form and egt insured in your home)

4. Cheaper

5. Im sure there is more, but cant think ;-)

But if you have you heard set on a home gym. You cant go wrong with a the stuff here: http://www.goldsgymdirect.co.uk/

I would reccomend you get a:

1. Multigym

2. Set of free weights

3. 2/3 pieces of cradio (although personally i would avoid a treadmill, as they are expensive, break easily and to be honest its more fun running outside in the freshair)

Hope this helps,

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#7 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:25

Confused Mike to Mike (#6)

Why everytime i refresh the page does it repost my message?

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#8 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:25

Confused Mike to Mike (#6)

Why everytime i refresh the page does it repost my message?

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#9 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:26

Confused Mike to Mike (#6)

Why everytime i refresh the page does it repost my message?

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#10 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:27

rob to Mike (#4)

Thanks Mike. Do you have any workout programmes you could share with me? I am looking to build up my chest and shoulders in particular (I already have quite strong legs from the amount of cycling I do). It needs to be something practical I can do from home - e.g. I do have some 15Kg dumbells but I don't have a bench or any heavier weights for bench presses to build up my chest.

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#11 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 13:30

QTA to rob (#10)

Mike, you need to get your stutter sorted...

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#12 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 14:04

KM to Confused Mike (#9)

Mike- Dont mean to sound rude but are you a fitness instructor as well as a Consultant? How do you find the time?

I just thought this forum was used by those within the consulting sector.

KM

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#13 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 14:45

Not a consultant to KM (#12)

I'd imagine quite a lot of people on this site aren't something to do with the consulting profession. I'm not (I came across this forum when I was looking for a graduate job – before I realised I didn’t want to work that hard) but I still come here from time to time as there are sometimes interesting threads and blackadder quotations.

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#14 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 15:02

Paul to Not a consultant (#13)

Mike,

Thanks for your reply. To be honest, I'll probably join a gym as well. However, the biggest cost I have is time - I cannot attend a gym during lunchtime or in the evenings. The ability to go down to my shed and do 30-40 mins cv work before I jump in the shower in the morning will make a real difference to me. I can leave the gym for the w/e.....I could also get some PT instruction at home to make sure doing things properly.

Paul

P.S., KM - interested by your reply. I'm a consultant but find this forum to be really useful for other topics. A lot of the people here have similar interests and backgrounds so why not post threads looking for extra-curricular advice??

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#15 RE: Home Gym
16/07/2007 15:07

Mike to Paul (#14)

KM, Im a part-time fitness instructor whilst at uni. Just graduated and am moving into consulting for big 4 in november, so been checking this forum for a few months now.

Paul, Rob, anyone: Im happy to give any fitness tips to people, to make it easier you can email me on hilly1285@hotmail.com, and i will be able to help you further.

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#16 RE: Home Gym
17/07/2007 10:43

Mars A Day to Mike (#15)

Working out at home will mean you miss out on all the toned, limber honeys at the gym. One VERY good reason to go and work out.

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#17 RE: Home Gym
17/07/2007 11:35

Paul to Mars A Day (#16)

AMAD, fret not. I have a plan. A plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it weasel.

I'm going to use my home gym as a means of blasting the blubber before thrusting my slimmed-down body into the gym. In only a matter of weeks, I'll be buffed, polished and v-shaped. Allegedly.

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