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Old 01-29-2008, 09:44 AM   #34
Gabrielle Shenberg
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Smile Re: Cost for Home Gym?

Originally Posted by Bryan Edge View Post
First of all, use Craigslist. It's your friend. Here's a rundown of things I've gotten:

I got all of the following from a Gold's Gym via Craigslist -- they had done some remodeling and had stuff to get rid of:

Precor club quality treadmill
Rubber floor matting: ~300 sf 1/2" thick
Dumbbell pairs, from 15-60LB
2x 9' long dumbbell racks
Total: $400

The rest got from various sources:

375LB rubber-coated free weights (barely used): $75 (worth about $600 easy!)
Home-made pullup bar from 2"x6" / plumbing pipe: >$50
Home made 'slam ball': >$20
Crossfit bar: $145 (only thing I bought 'new')
Squat Rack/Weight tree: $25

About 500+SF of Swain Gold premium wrestling mats (for martial arts/bjj): $1100
125LB 6' Heavy Bag: I think $100

Still to go: Concept 2 rower, bumper plates, and I'm making a sandbag out of a duffle bag/sand.

I got most of this stuff as an absolute STEAL from Craigslist... just be diligent and patient.
Awesome gym...thanks for the photos! and detail on cost,etc. Just think how much money you save on membership fees over the course of 30 years and more!
The Good Lord gave YOU a body that can withstand most anything, it's your mind you have to convince!
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