My girlfriend has expressed a pretty strong desire to get in shape and start woking out. I am currently a member of a gym for the next few months but I have decided to invest in a very low budget shed gym for her and eventually when my gym membership runs out in a few months, start training in there too and invest a little bit more into it.
My girlfriend is extremely supportive and has always been amazing and loyal, I really want to surprise her and have this set up for her in 2 weeks when she gets back from a weekend stay at her parents. We have discussed the idea but i want to surprise her with it.
The ceiling height is 70-71 inches and the shed is around 85 inches wide. This makes what she wants rather difficult as she wants to squat and bench, press etc. My max budget for the initial investment is Â£150 and I will need these things:
A small rack with spotter bars
A pair of olympic dumbbell handles (I already have an olympic bar and plates already in the shed as well as a utility bench)
Some kind of hard matting (the shed floor is made of wood pannels some are a couple cm higher than others, need a level surface
Here is my shoestring budget equipment, will this do for a basic routine consisting of squats, some overhead press variation probably seated, bench, rowing (the dumbbells) with some accessory stuff with the dumbbells?
The rack - extremely cheap, not the best, bust usable - Â£80
The dumbbell 2x bars and collars - cheap but seem fine - Â£33
The flooring - seems pretty good quality - Â£45
comes to Â£157 - but rises to Â£172 with shipping for all the stuff.
Look OK for a starting home gym?