Choosing and buying the right fitness equipment for yourself is a big decision. You’ll first want to think about your personal fitness goals and this will help you decide which equipment is right to help you reach those goals. Today I’ll be talking about treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and some great equipment used for strength training.
Treadmills are one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment, and I think it’s because they’re easy to use, very versatile and provide amazing results.
Many treadmills on the market today have a Quick start feature which means you can be exercising with just the push of a button. The NordicTrack 2450 has a digital QuickSpeed control to instantly adjust for your preferred walk, run or jogging speed. If you’re looking for variety in your workout you can choose from one of 40 on-board professional workouts. The EKG sensors and included chest strap help you keep track of your heart rate for optimal fitness benefits.
I think treadmills used to be known as the go to piece of fitness equipment for jogging when the weather isn’t optimal, but they’re so much more than that. A treadmill is versatile and allows you to tailor your fitness program to meet your physical fitness needs. This NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer Treadmill will take your workout to the next level and allow you to keep pushing your fitness goals further. Of course you can walk, run or jog with speeds up to 12mph, but you can also control the incline from a -6 up to a 40% incline. The incline option will add variety to your workouts as well as help you burn more calories. The 22 inch screen clearly shows you your workout stats while the Dual AutoBreeze fans keep you cool.
Overall a great treadmill offers a flexible and natural way to add exercise into your daily or weekly routine.
Choose an elliptical
One of the fastest growing categories in home fitness is the elliptical. I love an elliptical because they feel like a fluid combination of running and biking which are two of my favourite ways to exercise. They’re very easy to use and are low-impact on joints and excellent for anyone who has any joint issues.
This NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical has a lot offer. With 35 pre-loaded workouts, 26 resistance levels and a power adjustable incline, you’ll be able to adjust this elliptical to perfectly fit your fitness level. The soft touch grips and adjustable oversized cushioned pedals allow you to find the right position for your personal comfort.
With an elliptical you have the option of holding the stationary hand grips and just using the pedals for a cardio and lower body workout, or use both the pedals and moveable handles for a complete body workout. The built-in CoolAir fans will help keep you cool during your workouts and the built-in Intermix Acoustic 2.0 sound system will let you rock your workouts to your favourite jams.
Exercise bikes have been a home gym staple for years and with the options of a recumbent bike or the traditional style design, they’re versatile enough for anyone to use.
A recumbent style bike offers maximum comfort with a wide seat with backrest and they’re easy to mount and dismount. This Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike With Pulse has a magnetic tension control system which allow you to adjust the tension level of your workouts to suit your fitness level. The large slip proof pedals also have a safety strap to keep your feet in place and the LCD screen lets you track your time, distance walked, calories burned, speed, and heart rate. Recumbent bikes are the perfect piece of fitness equipment for anyone requiring easy accessibility and comfort during their workouts.
A traditional style exercise bike is great for someone looking for more training possibilities. This NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro Exercise Bike has 35 pre-set workout apps as well as a 10 inch screen that allows you to choose a bike route and follow it via Google Street view. This Google Street view option is a really cool feature that will give you the feel of an outdoor ride in the comfort of your own home, especially if the weather is what’s keeping you indoors. Some other features that really take this bike to the next level are the Silent Magnetic Resistance for a smooth ride, 26 one-touch resistance levels, an adjustable incline from -10 to 10 and for when you’re wanting a full body workout, two 5lb dumbbells are included and will help you build your upper body strength as you cycle.
Strength training equipment
I’m a huge fan of strength training for many reasons. You’ll have stronger more toned muscles, you’ll be physically stronger and increase your metabolism and bone density to help ward off osteoporosis or other bone related illnesses later in life.
You can get a great workout at home with some simple strength training exercises at home that require very few pieces of equipment. If you’re just starting out with strength training I would recommend a couple sets of dumbbells of different weights, some resistance bands and a stability ball like this Pink Self Balance Training Exercise and Stability Ball. A stability ball like this one can be used for squats, core work, back work, push ups and so much more.
If strength training is your go-to exercise then you might want to consider an all in one gym like this Weider 2980 X Weight System Home Gym. This home gym has both high and low pulley systems, a chest fly station and a 4-roll leg developer for lower body exercises. Using a variety of attachments, you can get a great workout using the pulley systems. It’s compact design is quite impressive for the amount of exercises that this system offers.
If you have the space for a home gym then you’re lucky to be able to have a variety of home fitness equipment, but many of us have limited space which makes it important to do your research and get the right fitness equipment to help you reach your fitness goals. As a mom of two growing sons it’s great to purchase a piece of fitness equipment that the whole family can use safely and effectively.
You can find a large variety of home fitness equipment, and the right pieces for your personal fitness goals at Best Buy.