Agreed. Especially as a lot of them claim to give you a 'total body workout' or to 'work every muscle in your body', so you kind of wonder why you need anything else then.
I AM tempted by the round skateboard at the end though. Wheee!
That skateboard thing does look like amazing fun, but I can't help thinking about the potential for near-fatal accidents when combined with the wooden floor and glass doors in my living room
These products do seem to be from the most expensive end of the market, I'm sure that there are cheaper versions to be had on ebay, gumtree (or freecycle ... lots of weights benches crop up on there) or from TK Maxx, Argos etc.
My home gym consists of the floor, a couple of kettlebells and a swiss ball from TK Maxx (I've got such little storage space that I have to inflate it every time I want to use it and deflate once I've finished, so bit of an upper body workout thrown in). Oh and the Nike Training Club app on iPhone, which is free to download and actually pretty good for varying boring situp/pressup routines. Anything else would probably end up as a very expensive towel rail or clothes horse ...
Posted: 16/11/2011 at 10:20