Exercise Equipment for a Workout Room

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    Feb 24, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    I am working on updating my building's workout room. (We are just regular folks trying to stay in shape.) Right now we have in working order, free weights (dumbbells and olymbic bar), and a cable crossover machine. I am looking to also get a treadmill, weight / personal trainer machine (bowflex or something like that), a treadmill, elliptical machine and stair-stepper. (We can make do with the cycling machines we have.) We have a budget of $10,000. Does anyone have any suggestions of equipment that has worked? Because of the number of pieces of equipment, our expenditure for each item may be limited to $1,000 to $1,500. thanks
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    Feb 24, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    Visit arctrainer.com

    A year ago I bought a Cybex Arc Trainer and we love it.

    Cybex claims it's not an elliptical because it has more range of motion. I don't know; I'd just call it an exceptionally smooth and more useful version of an elliptical.

    Your nearby equipment store will have one to test.

    The price is higher than you want but from my experience, it will be a very appreciated piece for your users.

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    Feb 24, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    I prefer the elliptical to a treadmill because it is low impact and easier on the joints...but, hey, I'm old.

    Those TRX straps (http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/page/000-94127/PROD/TRXPACK) are great for developing a firm, athletic body...unless you think you think the people in your build might hang themselves on them or steal them ... icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 25, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    Nautilus has a machine called the Freestyle that let's you do a lot of different exercises. A little more versatile than the cable crossover.

    Also if you have anyone into lifting heavy weights a Smith machine or safety cage would be nice.
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    Feb 25, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    Get a power rack, you can bench, squat, press, clean and deadlift. I think it's a good investment.