There’s always new fitness trends that take off and encourage people to get more active, and one that seems to be very popular and sticking around is interval training. There’s a lot of benefits to this type of training and it can be adapted for any fitness level. Beginner’s to a new fitness regime can start out with any length of intervals and slowly build up their interval length and difficulty as their fitness level grows.
The colder weather is here to stay and if you’re an outdoor fitness enthusiast you may have to start to transition some of your workouts indoor. Interval training is workout that can be done anywhere and there are some great variations for the treadmill or an exercise bike.
Interval training on a treadmill
I love the versatility of a treadmill. They can be used by everyone and for all fitness levels and you can walk, jog or sprint and with the incline option you can mimic hiking.
This NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Folding Treadmill has the SpaceSaver design with EasyLift Assist which means it will easily fold up and store in smaller spaces. The 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen displays your current stats such as incline, speed, calories burned and time as well as your heart rate that will be monitored through the EKG grip pulse heart rate sensor through the wireless chest strap. If you’re unsure of where to start on your fitness journey, try out the iFit Coach. It will help you design and customize the right fitness plan and meal plan and even give you tips to get a better nights sleep.
A few bonuses with this treadmill are the integrated tablet holder, Triple AutoBreeze fan, accessory tray and an audio auxiliary port to listen to music from your favourite device.
Interval training on an upright bike
Another great option for indoor interval training, especially for beginner’s who may have any joint issues or pain is an exercise bike. You can go with an upright bike which is a great whole body workout and they take up little space.
This ProForm TDF Pro 5.0 Exercise Bike offers 24 different built-in Tour de France routes and a 20% incline and decline capability that will make you feel like you’re actually riding one of the routes. Your chosen route will be displayed on the 10″ HD touchscreen and the Silent Magnetic Resistance, triple front chain ring and 10 back derailleurs will ensure you’re ride is smooth and quiet.
You can adjust the ergonomic seat and handlebars to fit your height and the toe cages and straps will keep your feet in the correct place as you ride. To help keep you hydrated during your ride you can hold two water bottles in the conveniently placed water bottle holders.
Interval training on a recumbent bike
If a recumbent would suit your fitness needs and goals best, then check out this NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Bike. This bike also 24 workout apps included as well as dual-grip EKG sensors built in to the hand grips so you can track your heart rate. The over sized seats and pedals will offer comfort and stability when needed.
Overall a treadmill or exercise bike is a great addition to your home gym and will be motivation to keep you on track with your fitness goals moving into fall and winter.
Check out bestbuy.ca for a large selection of treadmills and exercise bikes.
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