Well I have been so busy and way behind with posting gym pictures. If you have been following our website our product range has been growing rapidly, along with our sales, so I have been focused on getting stuff out the door. Plus this gym is one that I didn't want to rush.
This is a perfectly laid out personal training studio and shows that you don't need to spend mega bucks to offer your clients a complete training experience. A lot of trainers think that they need to fork out for high end commercial gym equipment but that just adds a massive financial strain to any PT studio, especially if you are just starting out. Enough of my dribble, lets hear what Ellis said about his equipment.
Ellis - The leg press is truly a beast. When I saw the box I thought I was never going to be able to build it but once I saw that a few of the parts were pre built it didn’t look that bad. The wife and I did it in about four hours total. That hardest part was getting the carriage onto the rollers! Also we put the rear frame brace the wrong way around (without realising it) so when it came to fixing it all up it was about 1 foot away from where the bolts were meant to go. We had a panic thinking something was missing until I suggested flipping it around.
Its very very smooth and the weight is crushing. It can take a lot more weight than I’m going to be lifting in my lifetime. Both the leg press and hack squat work as intended with a FULL range of motion. Its really well built and we couldnt be happier with it. Throw in the calf raise option and its hands down the best dual use leg press hack squat I have ever come across in 25 years of training.
If you ever have issues like Ellis did, do not hesitate to give us a call. With cameras on mobile phones it is so much easier to diagnose simple issues like what Ellis had. So don't stress! If you have a problem then give us a call.
Also the downside to the Barbarian gym equipment is that it is super heavy - it is made with heavy gauge steel in large sections - so it will definitely make life easier if you have two strong guys or girls working together. This is one machine where it is mandatory to have two people building it. The carriage weighs about 50kgs on its own. So you will need to sets of hands to get it in place.
Ellis - The GHD is a monster of a item. Very easy to build and is rock solid like a tank. Its a great torture device that has been crushing hammies and abs since we installed it. We have used a lot of GHDs over the years and this is again the best one we have ever come across. A great purchase.
The pictures of this machine only partially convey the sheer size of this unit - so it is great to get Ellis' thoughts. These machines need to have a bit of meat on their bones because after all you are hanging most of your body weight out the front. This leverage not only creates a tip hazard, but also your body weight will place a fair strain on lesser machines. But good luck breaking the Barbarian!