Hi from Sunny Wales! Yep, I'm joking this summer eh. Been here 5 years now and love it, even in the rain, but it's played havoc with my horse riding this year and Uni cuts short my time to ride, so I have up'd and joined the gym. Unfortunately I mistook the rack of dumbbells to mean they had free weights, so am training on a smiths squat for the first time, and machines, pulleys or dumbbells. I'm here to find out more to help me see how strong I can be, and generally enjoy lifting. Currently reading new rules for lifting for girls and Starting strength by Mark Rippetoe. Hoping I can stay put in my gym till we get some barbell free weights around December time - so I'm told. If not then I'll have to look elsewhere. Took a lot for me (emotionally) to join though so hoping not to have to move.