Best thing I ever did after we moved was spring $250 on some plates, rack, olympic bar and ez bar off of Craigslist. I doubt I could ever go back to a regular gym, even with some of the extra equipment I used there that I don't have at home (like the battle ropes). I got so sick of the typica gym stuff, like the attitudes, disrespect of the equipment, etc. Even the extras at a gym cannot outweigh the freedom of being able to train whenever at home. Only problem is that buying more weights is expensive as hell.
My BW has been climbing over the last month or so as well, and I hope it's all muscle, but likely some fat as well. I have been thinking about adding in some running, or getting a bicycle. However, I'd be lying if I said I looked forward to running or riding anywhere near here. I'd much prefer riding in the burbs, or out at some place like Busiek Park (Schaumburg).
I don't know anyone in Gainesville, but I'll ask around if someone I know does. My parents live in Cape Canaveral and like it ok, but I think you'd prefer something a little more progressive. Did you think of anyone I could speak to in Madison? I'd still really appreciate any contacts you might be able to share.
Have a solid week!
Yeah, the "typical gym stuff" can be such a downer. I just wanna get in and move some heavy stuff around, I don't mind working in and sharing equipment, but it seems like most people have such an attitude. Whatever, I'll have my own home gym soon enough and until then I'll work my ass off with what I've got
I ride every day for my commute but it's just not feelin like enough lately. I tried to take the dogs out for a quick 5K on Tuesday (up through Evanston - I also don't like running in the city), and they dragged so hard that it took us 45 minutes. Clearly they need conditioning too
So I'm going to try to get them used to running with me and maybe I can get us down to my normal 5K time
My buddy from Madison that I was planning on hooking you up with has actually moved himself up to the Twin Cities, I found out last week. I'll keep thinking though!