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    • theepw
    • By theepw 29th May 17, 11:34 AM
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    Multi-gym in house
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    • 29th May 17, 11:34 AM
    Multi-gym in house 29th May 17 at 11:34 AM
    Hi there,

    I would very much appreciate some advice if that's okay.

    I'm quite keen on my fitness and have a multi-gym (purchased from Argos): Men's health 66Kg home multi-gym.

    I'm also a first time buyer and have just recently moved house.

    However, I'm understandably a little bit more cautious about causing any potential damage to my own property. I was intending on building the multi-gym in an upstairs spare bedroom to create a small gym/work-out area.

    However, does anyone know if it's safe to house a home multi-gym upstairs? It might sound like a bit of a silly question, but I don't want to risk causing damage to the upstairs flooring or downstairs roof (as it is quite a heavy piece of kit).

    Does anyone know if it's structurally safe to build a multi-gym upstairs?
    Do any of you currently have/use a home multi-gym upstairs and have not had any issues with doing this?

    Thanks for your advice.
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 29th May 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 29th May 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 29th May 17, 11:48 AM
    Shouldn't cause any issues if the floors sound
    However these things are often bought & never used.
    Will you? If so look to second hand. save a fortune.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 29th May 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 29th May 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 29th May 17, 2:04 PM
    We have an upstairs gym in what was a bedroom. Not a multi-gym but fully equipped so treadmill etc. All used regularly for over 5 years and no structural problems.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 29th May 17, 5:01 PM
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    • 29th May 17, 5:01 PM
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    • 29th May 17, 5:01 PM
    I used to have a multi-gym in an upstairs bedroom with no problems although height-wise it only just fitted.

    Still have it but it's now in an outbuilding with a solid concrete floor which is better for free weights. I certainly wouldn't be using those in an upstairs bedroom.
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    • HoneyOnThePavement
    • By HoneyOnThePavement 13th Jun 17, 8:06 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:06 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:06 AM
    My sister bought a multy-gym. It's on the third floor now - no problems but for the sound.
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