Volunteer Steve Arky shows off the newest equipment at the Houston Leisure Facility—more than 1700 pounds in free weights that Canfor donated to the gym last week.

Gym bulks up on free weights

Canfor donated $2480 to outfit the Houston Leisure Facility gym with a new set of free weights last week.

Volunteers assembled more than 1700 pounds of new free weights at the Houston Leisure Facility last week.

The free weights came courtesy of Canfor, which donated $2480 to build up the gym’s equipment.

“The biggest deal is the pro-tapered handle,” says Steve Arky, a gym user who volunteered to assemble the new weights.

“The other ones used a bit oversized pipe, and you weren’t getting a real good grip on it,” he added, referring to the 1980s-era pipes that the gym’s free weights were outfit with before.

The new weights also have a lower-profile nut at each end, he said, which will also make them safer to work with.

“There’s lots of good equipment—people can come in and get a real good workout here,” he said.

 

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