(Real) Customer Comments


GM, Nelson, Powertec Rack, Bench...

...about the Landmine Attachment - useful observations about this special tool

The Landmine Attachment is very easy and fast to use.  It parks up on the rack when not being used so doesn’t clutter the floor.  It can be used for so many ranges in movement.  I haven’t really experimented too much but I use it for lateral ab twist (Stand upright and swing the bar through an arc side to side.  You can add weight but if done correctly the weight of the bar is really enough.  I use it for lats and also squats, as it's very fast to switch from one to the other.  If you plan the work out around using the same weight you can go from exercise to exercise very efficiently.

It also allows you give attention to several muscles in the same instance, for example, doing one-arm bentover rows, you can contract the bicep at the top of the movement.  By changing the grip from under hand to over hand shifts the stress from one muscle group to another so can super set - simply by changing the grip - and get an amazing burn along with it. It also forces you to follow the arc of the movement, so no breaking form as you get tired.  And because of the angles you have available, there's value in slowing down with a lighter weight (or not) to concentrate.  (Like a dumbbell but different - FandL)

TB, Western Suburbs, Auckland, Powertec Power Rack

Finally put together the rack a few weeks ago. It is awesome! Love it to bits! Definitely looking at getting a few more bits and attachments now!

LV, South Auckland; Powertec Leg Sled

Am enjoying the leg sled very much.  How are you?  Hopefully il be getting some more equipment from you in the near future. Have a blessed day.

LC, East Coast Bays, Auckland; Powertec Multi Press and Lat Machine

These are both great, and would definitely recommend them and your service.

JW, Auckland, Ironmaster 2000, Quick-Lock Dumbbells, Super Bench, Options (has a new Ultimate Chin Up Bar)

The chin up bar is certainly bombproof - still working through how many handholds there are!  In fact, all of my Ironmaster kit continues to be one of the best investments I have ever made, in it’s design, and in that I've full confidence it will last longer than I can use it.

Nick, Christchurch - Ironmaster Super Bench

It's solid and nice to use.   I like the fact it’s a full bench without the uncomfortable gap you get from other benches, plus it’s very easily adaptable with the movable seat and many angles of operation. It’s a really nice design that gives you many options and it looks good, plus there’s all the attachments which makes it more than a bench, although I haven’t bought any of those yet. A lot of benches look over-engineered. The only minor complaint is it’s a bit high if I want to do things like hip thrusters or it might be a bit high for shorter people/teenagers. (FandL comment - bench height is 20 inches - higher than average.  Have added comment to product page, though it's in specs; for those, say, less than 5 feet 10 - 1.77 m - who want feet firmly planted when pressing flat, the Powertec Utility Bench may be better)

Peter, Waitakere, has Powertec Rack and accessories, Lat Tower Option, Ironmaster Super Bench, and Ironmaster Quick-Lock Dumbbells

I am very pleased with the home gym equipment I purchased from Fitness and Leisure. I recently changed address and getting to the gym after work was getting near on impossible with a young family. The solution: make my own home gym where I could train anytime; 24/7. I looked at various websites, but nothing really impressed me. I've been going to the gym for a very long time so I knew that I needed something robust, functional, and industrial. The Powertec Weight Rack and the Ironmaster bench provided what I needed. As you can see, I've added the Powertec Cabletower, but the weight rack and bench is all you need plus the weights of course.

I can't recommend Fitness and Leisure any more highly. Adrian's word is as good as English Oak and he knows his stock. The quality of the equipment is as good, if not better, than any high-end gym. You won't be disappointed.

Here's a picture: red accessories with black rack look good.


                                      


Darren M, Wellington, has loads of Ironmaster and Powertec equipment, just got some add-ons

The Ultimate Chin Up bar is great, really versatile and unlike any other chin up bar I've come across. I use it a lot, even for stretching. The fact that you're able to adjust the grip/handle spacing is what sold me on the product.
Really love all Ironmaster products especially all the attachment accessories you can add to the IM 2000.

There are three pictures of Darren's gym here. 

A M, Papatoetoe, Powertec Power Rack

The rack is great! I'm very pleased with the purchase. Also I think yellow makes the rack stand out a lot more.

H G, Camborne, Wellington (IM2000)

Ironmaster is awesome, cannot wait to order the (Ironmaster)dumbbell system then I'll be sorted.

J M, Havelock North, Powertec Multi Press

Machine arrived & assembled. Just what I wanted.

N H, Dunedin, Powertec Power Rack

(Public holiday shipping issues...much tracking effort)

..Not a problem, much appreciated. Best customer service I've ever experienced! 

J W, Mission Bay (Has a lot of Ironmaster equipment, recently ordered Quick Lock Dumbbells upgrade to 54 kg, were a bit late)

...arrived at 06:30 this morning. Everything in order and looking good. Just have to get strong enough to lift them. I have to say I really do love the Ironmaster gear.

 

I C, Wellington, Powertec Power Rack

The rack arrived this afternoon with no issues. I got it put together no problem and I have to say that i'm very impressed with both the quality of the rack and the level of customer service. It's very much appreciated. I was expecting the power rack to be quite high quality given all the online praise that I'd read for it but the build quality isn't something you can appreciate until you've got your hands on it. Great stuff. Incidentally, i'm 99% sure that I won't have the space for it from looking at the pictures, but could you give me an idea of how much space i'd need to clear behind it to adequately use the lat pull down attachment with some 20 kg plates. I've also got plans for a new bench at some point so I'll be sure to get in touch when i'm needing it.

Thanks for such a great customer experience.
 

LN, Papatoetoe, (Powertec Leverage Squat/Calf machine

Thank you very much for the awesome prompt delivery. Instructions to assemble the squat machine was easy and it's a great machine. Worth the money.

Tristan Marshall, Temuka  (Powertec Compact LeverGym, Olympic Bench, Attachments)

Hi Adrian sorry for the late reply. Goods turned up in excellent order,very happy with not only the goods but the whole transaction. It's a pleasure to deal with you and your service...outstanding! And thank you!

Stephen, Manukau (Powertec Half Rack, Utility Bench and Lat Tower Attachment on Utility Bench)

Hi Adrian,  just to say everything is going well, equipment is very strong and sturdy.  I should say that at my 186cm height the Lat Tower Attachment and the Leg Attachment both work well for me.

(Note from Fitness and Leisure) Most space-efficient lat towers are cheaply made, flimsy and close to useless.  This one takes big people with big ranges and 100++ kg lifts and pulls solidly)

Brian, Nelson, Ironmaster Super Bench and attachments

Hi Adrian, loving the Super Bench.  I'd like to order  the Crunch Sit Up attachment and wondering if you also stock replacement pads for the leg extension attachment.  And no I haven't worn them out already:-)   I'm converting an old bench for doing hyper extension and need pads for my ankles. Later: Hi ...foam rollers are perfect.  Transferred payment last night.  Thanks very much.  Awesome to deal with.

Jeffrey, Tauranga; Powertec Basic Trainer

Got the Powertec setup last night and all is well, this thing is a beast. Globe Gripz snap on to the dip handles, push up handles, and pull up bars so worked out well. Can you reply with an invoice and I will arrange a bank transfer to pay for them. Thanks for sending them out to try, now I just need some actual grip strength to hold on to them. :)  

...Was just saying to my wife that you have provided the most responsive service oriented experience I have had in NZ since arriving here 3 years ago. Cant tell you how many times I was interested in buying a product or service and I end up chasing the company around calling, emailing, etc., trying to get them to send me an invoice or the product itself!

Has been a pleasure buying the gear from you.  Just initiated payment for the GlobeGripz.

 

A P, Dunedin; Ironmaster 1500 Weight Lifting System, Super Bench, HyperCore Attachment

They arrived Friday afternoon as expected.  Assembled same day with no problems.  Amusingly your advice was similar to what I tell some of our customers :-)  Found it easy enough to do myself , but I'm used to doing things solo.  The equipment fits nicely in my basement gym and is a huge step up from what I've been using. Thanks for your prompt communication and service. 

 Everything has been great , from the initial search on the website to my first use of the items today. 

 

Sebastian McIntosh, North Shore; Ironmaster Quick Lock Dumbbells, Super Bench

Thanks very much for the maintenance advice, I'll be sure to implement the tips to ensure the equipment last a lifetime. I'm very happy all round, both the iron master quick-lock dumbbells and the iron master super bench surpass my expectations in both quality and useability. Also thank you for your wonderful service and the prompt delivery. I'll be in touch in the not too distant future in regards to some attachments for the iron master super bench. Feel free to use this email as a referral should you ever require one.
 
 
J G, Papakura; Powertec Power Rack, Utility Bench, Bar, Plates etc
 

Very happy with it! collars are very nice. The black cap thing of mine had Powertec on it but that's fine.  Your customer service is by far the best out there.

I know you only sell plates in packages but can I get extra 2x 20kg plates in future? I can pick them up.
 
(This man's past experience included a rack that "grenaded" under load.  Was lucky he wasn't hurt.  (Was a cheap rack.  Website price had lots of $ crossings-out and multiple exclamation marks; always a risk)
 
 
Warren Hart, Featherston, upgrade of Ironmaster kit inc 54 kg adjustable dumbbells
 
Hi Adrian, yes everything is as expected, top quality and awesome, they did call (ahead), am back in the gym twice a day as of Monday.
 
 
Isaac, Manukau, Globe Gripz Grip Strength Attachment
 
I've had shoulder problems for quite a while now which has hindered my military/bench press, which to be honest really sucked. Who would have thought that two little blue balls could have changed this so dramatically?! Not only is my shoulder pain gone, but my motion is much more smooth and natural.
 
Obviously, I couldn't wait until arm day and, as I hoped - my forearms were toast after the first few sets.  In summary, my expectations have definitely been met and I highly recommend Globe Gripz to anyone serious about gyming or experiencing related discomfort when performing exercises.
 
 
Will, Te Kuiti, Powertec Squat/Calf Machine
 
Got back from overseas four days ago. First thing I did was assemble the Leverage Squat/Lunge/Calf Machine, and gave it a Test Run...... What a BLOODY BRILLIANT Bit of Kit!!!!!
 
Just finished my second Leg Workout for the body's rotation.
 In a World of Hurt (but the good pain). This product is Definitely going to be Highly Recommended!  Thanks a lot for the Great Product, Quick delivery and Great Customer Service (follow up email, to check on progress).
 
 Hope you and your team have a Great Week.
 
 
Darren, Wellington, Powertec Multi System
 
Good morning Adrian,  I fitted the retrofit part to the Powertec Work Bench last night.
It (the lat pull-down) is superb and has a much greater range of motion now :-)

I am very, very happy with the Powertec multi gym....thanks again for alerting me and sending the part through so promptly.

I wish other companies had your commitment to customer service :-)
 
 
JW, New Plymouth, Powertec Leverage Gym
 
The gym went up smoothly yesterday no problems at all , the instructions were spot on, haven't tried it out yet will have a go today, I've got to say that the quality is outstanding, much better than I hope for, as I said before I will be getting the leg extension next and then the preacher curl.
Once again thanks for everything you done and I will be spreading the word....Cheers

 

Harry, Dannemora, Auckland, Powertec Multi Press and Lat Tower Accessory

Hi. I'm loving the Multi Press and the Lat Tower. It does its job and takes up no space at all. Smooth and sturdy. Perfect piece of equipment, thank you. (Here they are:  Multi Press and Lat Tower)

 

Patrick, Wellington (Bought several racks from a competitor, not very good, replaced them quickly with Powertec Racks)

Just want to send you a quick note and say how appreciative we are of your service. The racks are here already and we weren't expecting them until next week at the earliest. And the product is just as you said it would be.

 

Pat, New Plymouth, Powertec Power Rack

Thank you for providing the power rack and for the excellent communication.  I put the rack up yesterday and it all went smoothly.  Thanks again for all your assistance. 

 

DR, Auckland, major Ironmaster additions including Cable Tower
 
Thanks for the follow up call today. Everything arrived in sound condition and I'll be setting it up this weekend. If I have any issues with assembly I'll email you.   Thanks for showing such great customer service,
 
Review of the Ironmaster Cable Tower, by Dave J, Waikato, who already has the a Powertec Cable Gym (and lots of other items from us and others).

Despite the fact that I have (and really like) the Powertec Shape system, I wanted to get a dedicated lat pulldown and low row station for heavy pulling exercises.  When Adrian offered to source the V2 upgrade for the Ironmaster cable tower, I decided to go for it. The V2 upgrade means I can switch between lat pulldowns and low rows without changing the cable.  The tower came packaged like any other Ironmaster product - superbly. The instructions were adequate and I didn't find it too difficult to assemble.

The tower is heavy, but easily maneuverable with its wheels. I find it is easier to move the tower into the desired spot, then bring the bench to the tower.  Assembly was straightforward following the instructions. After spraying some silicon spray (as recommended by Ironmaster), the carriage glides smoothly, and I have had no issues with either light or heavy weight.  Bear in mind that the low row and pulldown functions are on opposite sides of the tower to allow for the Super Bench to attach - as a result the system does take up a significant amount of space length-wise when in use.

The real benefit of the Ironmaster tower is the limited amount of floor space it takes up when not in use. You can detach the tower and roll it out of the way into an otherwise unused corner of your gym space. You can even store the Ironmaster bench on its end next to the tower and the whole system takes up around 1000x500mm.  While the tower must be used with the Super Bench for stability, it does support its own weight. This is handy for storing the tower when not in use, and means that it is all the more sturdy when in use.  

 

Mobin Kuddus, Manukau City; Powertec Leverage Gym, with plates package, Leg Extension and Assembly

Thanks for getting everything sorted out so quickly.  The machine's great.  I'm sure I'll be talking to friends about it.

 

 WT, Coromandel; Powertec Multi System

Hey how u bn? Yea absolutely luv it does evrythng I wnt & mor thnx myt hav a look at extras soon it took me round 7 1/2 hrs 2 put together a workout n itself thnx once again

 

H M, Waitakere City; Powertec HyperExtension/Crunch

The Hyper-extension bench is great!!!  It took the time off over Xmas to get it out of the box and put together. It's up and in use, it looks built to last.  Thanks for the item and great service.
 

Brendon Blanchard; Taranaki, Ironmaster Quick-Lock Dumbbells (120 lb/54 kg set)

Thanks for the Ironmaster adjustable dumbbells.  As and adjustable weight, every time I use this product, I'm amazed at the ease of weight change, and feel of the product. The weights remain tight and have perfect balance, and because the weights literally go inside one another, the overall size remains small. Many thanks again for a quality product that now takes pride of place in my home gym.

 

Richard, Papatoetoe; Powertec Multi Press

Hi - Sorry for the late reply yes it did arrive about 12:20pm.  I was down in the gym putting it together had a quick try out and I am very impressed with this machine. Its all good, can't wait to jam on it tonight with my PT partner. Thank you for all your help

 

Dave, Ngaruawahia (Bought a Powertec Commercial Rack...680 KG capacity)

(The rack) arrived this afternoon  thanks. It really is a beast in the best possible way. I'm really pleased.

 

Jared H, Auckland, Heavy Lifter; Powertec Power Rack and Ironmaster Super Bench, Crunch Sit Up Attachment

This is bloody good. Very happy with the whole set up. Thanks for your help. Solid gear.

 

Daniel, Torbay, Power Rack, Lat Tower, Utility Bench

Hi Adrian,

 

I am still loving my Powertec gym I bought from you a last year J

 

I am wondering if you can tell me if you are able to get a couple of the accessories for it though and what the price on each would be? The accessories I am after are:

WORKBENCH LEG PRESS ACCESSORY (WB-LPA)

WORKBENCH CURL MACHINE ACCESSORY (WB-CMA)

 

Reuben, Dargaville, Powertec Power Rack

I am pleasantly surprised at the strength and quality of the Powertec Power Rack. It's definitely worth the money. It will suit experienced power lifters. The power rack is a must if you want to train heavy at home.
 
Thanks,   
Reuben 
 

D C, Gisborne (Leverage Gym)

Great thanks, it's a sturdy free flowing machine. I will order some attachments in the near future once I decide what else I actually need.  I appreciate the customer service you have provided. (Had a delivery hiccup)

 

D F, Bay of Islands (Powertec Half Rack)

The power rack arrived on Friday which was my birthday, so perfect timing!  I have a small workout area to work with, so only want the most functional equipment in there & the Powertec half rack falls right into that category.
I have put it to good use already & am very pleased with the purchase.  It was easy to put together, looks good & most of all does the job. I highly recommend this for anyone with limited space.

 Thank you Adrian for the super quick service & quality product.

 

V L, Wellington (120 lb/54 kg-per-side Ironmaster Dumbbells, Super Bench and Attachments)

Good morning Adrian,  received the shipment yesterday(Thursday) and everything's in order.  If you recall I spoke to you last year regarding the Powerblock DB's and how much I loved using them prior to arriving in NZ.
I did not ship them over because it cost too much, however, after using the IM's, I found them to be very nice...weight change takes a little longer(no biggie) but they feel tight and safer when using higher poundages
I used the PB's for eight years and they were really good ...however when you're doing heavy chest presses and the weight is rattling above your face, let's just say it's not very confidence inspiring!  (No rattle with Ironmasters)
All in all, great product(IM bench, attachment's and DB's) and great service.

 

S P, Whangarei - bought a mighty Powertec Multi System (Already had Ironmaster Quick-Lock Dumbbells)

The hat fit's a little loose, but it's wearable - Thank you. I appreciate the continued excellent customer service you've provided. I will let you know how the gym goes with the added attachments. So far, I have to say I am impressed. Truly a great machine!

(Two days later...) Your customer service is some of the best - if not the best - I've experienced in New Zealand. And there are a lot of companies who do not match your enthusiasm so genuinely. KUDOS to your operation.  

I received the arm curl attachment today.  Psyched to have it all up and lifting. Will try and give you a before and after shot if I manage to keep track of my workouts.

 

LS, Hokowhitu, Manawatu (Powertec Half Rack, Bench, Cable Tower, 120kg Plates)

Yes it's arrived and I've built it over the weekend. Looks fantastic! And my muscles are already hurting!