I use dry erase markers on mine to keep previous week's workout log.
"it's always a good day to start lifting"
Flex Magazine, Mar. '07, pg.44
"There is no secret routine, there is no magical number of reps and sets. What there is, is confidence, belief, hard work on a consistant basis, and a desire to succeed. This is what I mean when I say accept your limits and when the time is right, you will push right through your limits time and time again, mentally and physically."
Plus, they are easy to install...just like hanging a picture.
LOL, most of us haven't even spent that much on our complete home gyms. You need to target commercial gyms with those prices. IMO, the most economical way to do this is buying used mirrored sliding closet doors. A few weeks back I found 3 on Craigs List that measured 37" x 72" and set in nice black frames. Got them for $40.00. Just removed the rollers and hung them up.
CL was a winner for me for free mirrors. I was given 4 free mirrors: 2 4x6' and 2 6x8'. Couldn't transport the 6x8', so just took the smaller ones. They are by no means small. They're freaking HUGE. 2 other mirrors measuring 3x8 and 3x6 I found them in an alley as I was driving by.
Every mirror in my gym was free from CL. They were all vanity mirrors. The largest is 63x42. You gotta be quick, these are usually gone in a few hours. I coulda had a 93x48 mirror last week, but it was too big to fit in my truck bed(toyota) and I was afraid it would get broken.
I bought about 6 of the walmart ones. They are about 4 feet long and 1 1/5 feet wide.
They cost less then $10 each. I just nailed them up next to each other. Works fine for my purposes.
"To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other."-- Carlos Castaneda
The glassless mirrors are for safety purposes and liability reasons for commercial settings. They definitely aren't for the cheap at heart, but that's no reason to hate on 'em. If they didn't sell like hot cakes, they wouldn't be produced.