Thanks to a good friend and co-worker, I now have a rack in my garage that represents the start of my home gym. Currently I spend $129 a month for membership, which includes 3 adults and my son. While he doesn’t use any of the services, I have taken him with me and placed him in the day care center while I worked out. My wife, who has back issues and is still recovering major surgery in December has yet to use her membership. On the other hand, my aunt (or nanny, if you ask the gym) uses the membership quite regularly. Together we each saved $20 on our membership.
Unfortunately, I don’t think I want to invest the money or time in the gym any longer. I have been doing some research and reading lots of reviews on power racks and squat racks, which make up the basis of the Stronglifts 5×5 program that I have been following since October. I love the program and it has introduced me to free weights and gain strength, which I have done since I began.
Since January my regime hasn’t been as consistent as I would like it to be. NO reason to cite excuses, I just haven’t put in the effort, thus results are suffering. Now with the rack in the garage, along with 270 lbs. of weight, I purchased a barbell from Rogue Fitness and picked up another 100 lbs. of weight from a local Sports Chalet that was going out of business. Can’t argue with 50% off all weights! The last piece to call my home gym complete, a bench, which will probably be ordered before the week ends.
With any luck this will kick start the training regiment again and get back to weekly gains, thanks in part to Stronglifts.