Hi Patricia. By now you probably have made whatever equipment purchases that you intended. I’d be curious as to what you purchased and how you made your decision? I wanted to weigh-in on your question here because I think that equipment purchase decisions come down to several factors. Perhaps the two biggest factors in my opinion are intended use (what kind of training will I be primarily performing) and unfortunately cost (what can I afford).
How did you ultimately decide your purchases?
I love Life Fitness when I use machines. If I had just one machine to work with it would have to be their Dual Adjustable Pulley with a vest and multiple handles. Very versatile. Takes up very little floor space. It’s a workhorse!
That being said I do very little training with machines and use mostly dumbbells, barbells, body weight, stability balls, TRX, BOSU, etc