Sam's Fitness News

This is where we keep you updated on whats been happening at Sam's Fitness. We are not Australia's biggest supplier of gym equipment - you have to sell cheap rubbish to achieve that. Sam's Fitness specialise in quality gym equipment for home gyms, personal trainers, sporting clubs and gyms that are after quality weight training equipment at an affordable price.

Megatec Smith Machine and Half Racks with Ironmaster Super Bench
We have decided to offer the Ironmaster Super Bench with the Megatec Half Rack and Megatec Smith Machine packages because it delivers you the best bang for buck. The price we sell these benches for easily makes them the best value gym bench in Australia. We can do this because we buy in massive quantities. The only drawback with using the Super Bench with the Megatec Rack or Smith is that you won't be able to rack the barbell from back to front with back support on shoulder press. The half rack and smith both have very compact footprints and you can't get the Super Bench in deep enou..
ATX Power Racks and Rigs
We have started adding the ATX line of Power Racks and Cages to our range. They are relatively unknown in Australia, but a rapidly growing brand in Europe. So I thought I would give you a bit of background on how they came about. Certain American brands have grown in popularity with the explosion of the CrossFit movement, plus a resurgence in powerlifting and strength training in general. Iron Edge was an Australian company producing similar gear but have seemed to closed down recently. One of the reasons the US brands have been so popular in the USA is because they were good quality at ..
Cheap Megatec Multiplex Shipping Rates
The Megatec Multiplex Gym has been a massive hit, especially in Sydney. People come into the shop and see that it is actually better than it looks. But the only drawback with this gym is that it comes in a crate, so for people that require delivery to a residential address, there is either a tailgate or hand unload charge. So we have sat down with our transport company and come up with a solution. We have arranged that customers can now go to the transport company's depots in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide. Here they can pick up their gym and hand unload the gym themselves i..
Powertec Power Rack Spotter Bars by Ironmaster
The Powertec Power Rack does not currently have a spotter bar option like the Barbarian Power Cage Spotter Bars. We have had many Powertec customers inquire about such a solution, but after some playing around we came up with an alternative.We have managed to fit the Ironmaster IM2000 Spotter Arms to the Powertec cage. They actually end up fitting very nicely and almost look they were built specifically for the power rack. There is only a slight modification you will need to make - or we can do it for you if you let us know.The IM2000 spotter arms are designed for the 50mm x 50mm IM2000 g..
Gym Equipment has More Bacteria than a TOILET SEAT!
If this doesn't convince you to set up a home gym, then nothing will! A recent study by Fit Rated revealed some pretty interesting findings...Gym equipment like free weights - dumbbells and barbells - has up to 362 time more bacteria than a toilet seat! Which to me, is really no surprise, when you see the state of most gyms. Plus after venturing into the toilets, it is quite obvious that personal hygiene is not high on the agenda for a lot of people.The situation is so bad that the study recommended basic stuff like washing hands before and after use. Plus it also advised against wearing gym c..
Our gym equipment warehouse and showroom is located in Banksmeadow, Sydney (10 mins from the airport at Mascot). Understandably we get a lot of inquiries from interstate customers wanting to check out our gym equipment before they purchase.I would love to have a showroom in more capital cities. I have looked into it and crunched the numbers. But Australia is just the wrong place to do this sort of thing - especially with the type of gym equipment we sell. It is a niche product. Combined with the high rent & labour costs it would just add a lot of costs to the bottom line. So we would have ..
Power Maxx Premium or Elite Bumper Plates
Premium bumper plates are a dime a dozen these days. There are some fitness equipment retailers that sell some pretty crappy gym equipment who offer "premium" or "elite" bumper plates. They often have flash brand names printed all over them backed up with some pretty wild claims. But how do you know if they really are "elite" or "premium".The short answer is I don't know.But this is what I can tell you. Everything is made in China, or some other country that has an abundance of cheap labour. China can make some great quality stuff. The computer I am typing this article on was made in China. Bu..
Rubber Hex Dumbbell Stands
We have rubber hex dumbbell stands available to sort out your dumbell collection. A vertical rubber hex dumbbell stand is the perfect way to organise your dumbbells without eating into valuable gym footprint.But if you have a custom set of dumbbells, and you are not certain they will fit on a particular stand - no problem! Just drop us a line or give us a call and we will do a trial fit with your respective dumbbells.Now in this example the customer had 6kg, 15kg, 20kg, 25kg and 30kg rubber hex dumbbells. The best bet here is to go with a cheap 10pr dumbbell stand - now when I say cheap I..
Powertec vs Megatec Review
Powertec or Megatec - which way should you go? What is better Megatec or Powertec? This is the question on everyone's lips! Now let me give you a bit of background on why we have these two very similar lines of gym equipment on our website.  Megatec is the result of a falling out between Powertec and IFS (the company behind Barbarian Line, Megatec, ATX etc). IFS used to import Powertec into Europe. On my first trip to FIBO, I was introduced to the owner of IFS by the head of the Powertec European Office. When I saw the Barbarian Line it was love at first sight. Not onl..
P-LM13 Powertec Lat Machine Back - New and Improved.
The new Powertec Lat Machine P-LM13 is back in the Powertec line up after a short hiatus. The previous P-LM and P-LM10 were both solid pieces of gym equipment - they could handle well over 130+ kilos and still run super smooth. However the main criticism with the machine was that the range of motion was limited.   So the new P-LM13 model was designed with this specifically in mind. Range of Motion The range of motion has been extended in two ways. First is the seat section has been lowered. I actually proposed this fix after my friend performed this modification..
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