A few weeks ago, one of my work buddies told me about a killer sale at Fitness Source in Deerfoot Mall (entire store 30-50% off for a renovation sale). I kept meaning to get there and never seemed to make it. Finally tonight, I convinced Hubby to stop by there on the way home so we could see what was left.
I had 2 things I wanted to look for: some sort of massager thing for my feet and some sort of smaller handle option for the Rip:60 (this one would allow me to be really creative since there aren't other handles for the trainer). I managed to luck out on one count. The handles.
I wandered through the balance and rehab equipment they had and came up empty on the foot massager. So it was time to get creative and see what I could find for a workable handle solution. I had no clue what I would find, but so many pieces of workout equipment have different handles and attachments so I started there.
They had these little kits with several different tensions of rubber tubing that you could use with a single set of handles and, while lightweight, the handles were about what I was looking for. I just didn't want to have to buy the whole set. I have several resistance tubes - don't need anymore. no go.
Then I moved over an aisle and found similar handles but they were solid metal and I could see them detaching my hand from my wrist if I moved an odd way...no go.
Then I came upon a large rack of different machine attachments and BONANZA! The perfect handles for what I needed. They are much shorter than the handles that came with the trainer (thereby shortening it by about a foot so I can get better use. There are strong metal d-rings to clip to the carabiners. and the foam padded handles are quite comfy - though unnecessary. Because they can swap out fairly easily - it will be no problem to change out for the larger handles if I need them for lower body exercises.
and the pics :)
And, yes, I do have a flatbed scanner on the floor of my home gym. Don't ask why...
We also found a large anti-fatigue mat for hubby's weightlifting and he found some summer running clothes for a steal.
All in all - a decent way to pass a rainstorm :)
Ok - off to bed with me so I can be all rested and lovely for meeting up with my runner girls in the morning...