Some background: The gym I go to is more of a family oriented gym. I’ve known the owners for some time now, and support them because of their support to the community and the youth sports programs as I was growing up. That being said it’s not a gym of the hardcore variety. It’s got the basics, but nothing fancy. The average member of the gym is the cardio/machine type.
This year however it seems that they’re set for cardio equipment (they have a yearly budget) I’m always playfully busting balls on them ignoring “our” side of the gym and not getting anything new for those of us that lift. They’ve called my bluff however and have asked for a list. Thing is other than a few things I’m coming up blank.
The question: Given that all your basic lifting needs are being met at your gym, if you could have them purchase a few must have unique pieces what would it be? I have expressed an interest in a glute ham raise machine, and or a reverse hyper. I make due on the GHR with a setup I came up with, but would like a proper one.
I’ve also asked for little things like Blast Straps, Bands, and chains. A few different bars like a thick bar, one of those yoke bars, and a football bar (I think that’s the name of it)
I’m just wondering if there is something that I’m missing. Realize that we’re somewhat on a budget here as I don’t think they want to go drop 30k on equipment. I’m guessing with what they’ve purchased in the past they’re looking at the 5-10k mark at the absolute most.