We finally have a home gym!

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
It took about 4.5 hours to put it together, and in spite of a couple tense moments, we’re still speaking to each other!! 😂

So many pieces!! 🥴

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But it was worth it! It has a very smooth function and will allow us each of us to build muscle where we each need/want it. It’s been a while since I’ve done any lifting so I’m starting slowly…low weight and fewer reps/sets. I’m in no hurry, I’ll slowly build back up.

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Aneeda72

Well-known Member
It took about 4.5 hours to put it together, and in spite of a couple tense moments, we’re still speaking to each other!! 😂

So many pieces!! 🥴

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But it was worth it! It has a very smooth function and will allow us each of us to build muscle where we each need/want it. It’s been a while since I’ve done any lifting so I’m starting slowly…low weight and fewer reps/sets. I’m in no hurry, I’ll slowly build back up.

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oh good, something to hang your clothes on 😂😂😂
 

hollydolly

SF VIP
Location
London England
Nice....

I got a treadmill 6 weeks ago.. didn't want the same thing as you have because I have lower back problems and pushing hard with my arms hurts my back ( plus honestly I have swimmers arms so I don't need any more muscle :oops:, so instead when I'm on the treadmill I just use my 1kg weights at the same time just as maintenance... Any heavier and my back goes out...
 

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
oh good, something to hang your clothes on 😂😂😂
Well we’ve both had experience with these
machines in other homes before we got married, and they were very well used. Since his daughter and kids moved out, we finally have the space in this house we share to get one set up!

We’re pretty stoked! I have no doubt I’ll use it. But I only have Ron’s word that he will lol! Even if he doesn’t, it will still get lots of use by me. Imma get strong and build muscle and kick his you- know-what! 😂😈
 

Lakeland living

Life is good
Location
Ontario Canada
I have a wood pile and walk with the dog each and every day.
(y)(y) up to those that work at staying fit...I know what it takes.
Lost it after the heart operation almost six months before I could do anything.
Now I am told I don't walk like an old man.:unsure::unsure:. Not sure on that one...😀
 

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
Nice machine @Ronni! I have one similar...love the stack weights and yes, the smooth function is a plus.
Over the years I’ve tried a variety of resistance training to keep my muscles in shape and stay toned.

Body weight training just wasn’t fun for me. I pulled muscles working with free weights…couldn’t seem to manage not jerking the weights here and there no matter how careful I was. I tried resistance bands but they were boring. I’ve tried dumbbells and barbells, medicine ball, kettle bells etc and just never found the same degree of enjoyment or success with any of them as I have with this kind of a stack weight all-in-one gym.
 

MarciKS

SF VIP
We have something similar in the hospital gym. I prefer the treadmills but I have no room for one in this apt plus the noise would be too much.

I'm glad you guys managed your way through all those parts. Too daunting for me. LOL
 

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
We have something similar in the hospital gym. I prefer the treadmills but I have no room for one in this apt plus the noise would be too much.

I'm glad you guys managed your way through all those parts. Too daunting for me. LOL
I try and walk every day so I get my aerobic workout that way. Doesn’t build much upper body muscle or really work my glutes or adductors, which is why this gym is perfect for me. I can specifically target the areas I want to tone.
 

Irwin

Senior Member
All of these machines need an option that gives us a swift kick in the tush for when we don't feel like using them.
Having it right next to the desk should serve as a good reminder.

I have a similar cable weight workout machine — I believe it's also a Marcy brand — but it's in pieces in the garage. When we moved into our new house, the weight machine never got put back together. One would think we were fitness fanatics with all the gym equipment we own. Most of it goes unused, though, kind of like gym memberships. If only we could get in shape by napping. I'd be in the best shape of my life!
 

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
Having it right next to the desk should serve as a good reminder.

I have a similar cable weight workout machine — I believe it's also a Marcy brand — but it's in pieces in the garage. When we moved into our new house, the weight machine never got put back together. One would think we were fitness fanatics with all the gym equipment we own. Most of it goes unused, though, kind of like gym memberships. If only we could get in shape by napping. I'd be in the best shape of my life!
@Irwin There are numerous YouTube tutorials about assembly if you are interested in putting it together again. There are many different models of course, but the basic assembly is similar from one to the next.

We referred to several different videos even though they weren’t our model in order to get past a couple confusing points. Happy to help you find one if you’re interested.
 

Irwin

Senior Member
@Irwin There are numerous YouTube tutorials about assembly if you are interested in putting it together again. There are many different models of course, but the basic assembly is similar from one to the next.

We referred to several different videos even though they weren’t our model in order to get past a couple confusing points. Happy to help you find one if you’re interested.
Thanks, @Ronni! If I decide to put it back together, I'll let you know. I'll probably just sell it or give it away, though. I bought it around 20 years ago and got good use out of it.
 

Capt Lightning

Well-known Member
We had a gym at work and a group of us used to go there at lunch times. We gave each other mutual support and that's what made it work - there was little enthusiasm for going on your own.

At the risk of being very cynical... if I wanted a home gym, I'd go to my local recycling centre and I could easily retrieve everything I wanted from the skips (dumpsters).
 
One would think we were fitness fanatics with all the gym equipment we own. Most of it goes unused, though, kind of like gym memberships. If only we could get in shape by napping. I'd be in the best shape of my life!
Well put, I think 90% of exercise equipment sold gets used once or rarely, and unused gym memberships are how most gyms make a profit.
 


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