So I was very hopeful with visiting Goodlife today for possible membership. Sadly, I didn’t have much luck.

Where the gym is advertised as 24 hours, it would seem that 24 hours does not include the weekends.

As my schedule is, odd, to say the least, my workout times would be 10pm on Sunday, Tuesday and then early to mid afternoon on Thursday or Friday. That was the deal-breaker. (I just called Fitness Institute, which is the other local gym, and they have even more limited hours).

They also only had a single “squat rack” (which wasn’t even a full rack), and I didn’t relish the idea of waiting around for 20-30 minutes for it to free up.

So it would seem that I’m stuck with looking into buying my own squat rack, bar and plates. Hopefully I can find something that I can fit in my apartment with its 7′ ceiling and limited floor space.

On the plus side, I’ll be able to work our whenever I want and the equipment will never be in use.

The down side is the amount of room it will take up and the initial cost. Just a quick check, I don’t know if there’s any way I can fit a power rack in here, and presses would have to be of the seated variety.

I’ll have to do some thinking on this. For now I’ll monitor CraigsList and SearchTempest.

I really wish I had some friends who were into lifting. Oh well.