So I've been doing my thing and had been considering the old standby of a powerblock set and weight bench....until I saw the price. I've seen and tried Bowflex and it just ain't for me. Recently, I had to do research for a series of articles regarding various home gyms (Weider, Powertec, Parabody, etc). I've seen been seriously checking out the Powertec Leverage, and so far haven't found any real complaints against it. It is plate based, and literally less than half the price (even with tax and shipping) of a Bowflex.
I did check out my local Fitness Depot....not within my budget at all. The cheapest gym I saw there was at least $3Gs. This looks like the right fit for me as its not gimmicky and I can lift true weights. But as always, I wanted to know if anyone had experience with this machine? Link: