Finding a gym

nv-hunter

Very Active Member
Feb 28, 2011
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Been trying to find a better gym and am having issues finding one that doesn't cost 100 plus a month or doesnt expect you to be thier add campaign. I belong to a national chain but can't get help with programs or learning the equipment to its full potential.
Went to sign up with my wife at her gym for a 6 week weight loss challenge today and walked out because of all the requirements i had to do to promote thier business. Facebook and mandating posts press release and no way to opt out. Same with email adds and mailing list.

I just want to work out, sorry had to vent
 

taskswap

Active Member
Jul 9, 2018
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Colorado
We bought a stair stepper this year. It's not a full workout but I definitely see the difference scout hiking after using it a few months. Trying to add 10 steps a week til I can keep up with the kids.
 

Timr245

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Jul 21, 2016
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Northcentral PA
Not sure what kind of space you have at home or your budget, but I have a very simple yet effective home gym setup with dumbells and free weights for about $1500. Buy once, own forever that way. I can list the equipment if you’re interested.
 
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nv-hunter

Very Active Member
Feb 28, 2011
905
40
Reno
Ya my house is only 900 sq feet, keeps kids and guests from staying too long. LOl

My biggest issue is that I have no clue what I'm doing and over do it too often and then hurt myself.
 

tim

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Jun 4, 2011
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I had not belonged to a gym in about 5 years. i had a surgery and joined a gym for 4 months. anytime fitness worked for me. I actually did not see to many employees there, since i was there during non staffed hours.
 

ScottR

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For me it’s about schedule and then the core lifts. If I can do the big 4 on my schedule I’m golden, all the other lifts have hacks or body weight options.
 

archeranthony

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Dec 10, 2018
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Texas
NV i go to a chain called Fitness Connection. Not sure if they are in your area yet. Cost is $10 a month with a one time a year payment of $49. As far as knowing what to do when you are there. You have access to many guys here that probably have tons of experience. I would be more than happy to give you some basic workout routines. I used a personal trainer when i first started and it helped me alot by understanding what i was doing with each exercise and what specific muscles i was targeting.
 

ScottR

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NV i go to a chain called Fitness Connection. Not sure if they are in your area yet. Cost is $10 a month with a one time a year payment of $49. As far as knowing what to do when you are there. You have access to many guys here that probably have tons of experience. I would be more than happy to give you some basic workout routines. I used a personal trainer when i first started and it helped me alot by understanding what i was doing with each exercise and what specific muscles i was targeting.
Agreed, Bonecollector or even THelms can help, He coached a lot of lifters.
 

25contender

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Mar 20, 2013
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I have bought used equipment and stopped going to the gym last year. I bought a stair stepper, treadmill, some freeweights, a leg lift rack, and a bow flex for under $500 total. This year I bought a used concept 2 E series rower for $500. Over the years I have found that endurance is more important to me then muscle bulk up. The rower is my favorite. I can do it everyday and it is very low impact on your joints.