The Spartan Loft

Hone the core essentials of ample strength and a high aerobic threshold in this no-fuss space saver

Jan 1, 2005
Outside Magazine
home gym

   Photo: Art Streiber

1. The quick-change plates on HOIST FITNESS's ROCKETLOK DUMBBELL AND BARBELL ENSEMBLE ($370) save precious room, and HOIST's collapsible five-position bench ($200) breaks down nicely. 800-548-5438,

2. The CYCLEOPS PRO 300PT INDOOR CYCLE's PowerTap system measures output in watts; used in conjunction with the built-in heart-rate monitor, it'll chart your fitness improvements over time. $1,700; 800-783-7257,

ON HIM: Nylon PRO-VENT DRI-FIT WORKOUT SHORT ($35) and leather SECUTOR II athletic shoes ($100) by NIKE (800-806-6453,; merino-wool ADRENALIN socks ($15) by SMARTWOOL (800-550-9665,; on floor, polyester-and-spandex PRO-VENT DRI-FIT long-sleeved T-shirt ($45) by NIKE

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