Retrofit Your Strength Equipment

Easily and Inexpensively Modernize Your Existing Gym/Studio

MedX Leg Press Retrofit
MedX Leg Press Retrofit

Here’s a quick demonstration to easily and inexpensively retrofit your existing strength training equipment.

In under an hour and for less than $50 (assuming you already have an Android device and an unused TV or computer monitor sitting around your home or studio as I did), you can update your gym with a machine make-over.

I ordered two items from (5 minutes).

monitor_stand1. Mount-It! Height-Adjustable Tilting, Swivel Computer Monitor Desk Mount Bracket for 13 to 30 Inch LCD Monitor with VESA of 50×50, 75x 75, 100x 100mm.

2. Aibocn® 6.5 Feet 11 Pin Micro USB to HDMI Adapter Cable 1080P HDTV for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3…


And while I spent months developing the Smarter Exercise Toolkit, you can download and install it to your phone or tablet from the Google Play Store in about five minutes.

LP.rearThat’s a total of 10 minutes, so far. When your boxes arrive, unpack, assemble, and plug in the cables (15-20 minutes).  Then, to finish off your project and prevent interference with the machine operation, dress-up the cables with cable ties (10 minutes).


Let me know if you have any questions, I am always happy to help.

1)      Monitor Mounting Bracket $21.99
2)      Micro USB to HDMI Adapter Cable $8.99
3)      Smarter Exercise Toolkit $14.99
4)      Cable ties $0.25
Grand Total $46.22

Author: Thom Tombs

Thom is a former Marine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Thom is the owner/operation of Smarter Exercise and the host of the On Break in Encinitas podcast. For fun he likes to hike, read, listen to music, play Scrabble, and spend time with family in his back yard or a nearby campground.

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