I am about to start doing some strength training. Mostly for fitness but would like to gain a bit of strength and mass as well. Problem is that my town is so small we don't have a gym. What we do have is a Community Center with a "gym" that has a treadmill and a bunch of Nautilus equipment. I know that free weights are preferable but I don't have the space or budget for a home gym and driving 20 miles to the closest gym will be setting myself up for failure. So what I got, is what I got. My second problem is that I am a weight lifting noob. I built houses for years, so after 40+ hours of lifting lumber and tools all day I didn't need the weights. I was always in shape. Now I am a desk jockey and have slowly just added on the pounds and lost not only my physique but strength as well. I'm 31 so if I don't get it back now I may never. I don't have any idea how many reps/sets to do, how much weight to lift, or how often to work muscle groups. I will be devoting 3 days a week to my weight training (too little?) Any help/advise will be appreciated.