Health Exercise Equipment fitness and equipment
What To Look For In Exercise Equipment
Shop around before investing in exercise equipment. Visit a reputable sporting-goods outlet, seek recommendations from friends and health-club personnel, and check ads in sports and fitness magazines. Machines for home use are usually cheaper than health-club models, but can still cost several hundred dollars. If possible, try before you buy, and remember that you don't need fancy equipment to stay in shape.
Rowers give a vigorous aerobic workout that doesn't pound joints. With a piston rower (shown) you pull and push two long rods while sitting on a sliding seat. More expensive fly-wheel models, in which you pull on a bar attached to a chain, more closely simulate on-the-water rowing motions. To avoid injury, start with low resistance and build up gradually.
Climbers work leg and buttock muscles and quickly get the heart pumping in or above the training zone. Resistance, step height, and speed can be adjusted on many models; some keep track of pace, time, and number of steps. Climbers are not recommended for beginners.
Ski machines mimic outdoor cross-country skiing, though even experienced skiers have difficulty finding their balance on them at first. Feet are held in place on sliding platforms, and hands grip either push-and-pull, polelike evers or handles attached to a rope-and-pulley system.
Cycles run the gamut from simple resistance trainers that attach to outdoor bikes to whisper-quiet, air-resistant ergometers that give both arms and legs a workout. A good performance feature: Clips or straps to hold feet in place, so that legs pull up as well as push down on the pedals, working more muscles.
Treadmills allow you to jog or run indoors. The safest models have handrails and let you adjust speed gradually so that you won't stumble or fly off the back of the moving belt. Manual (nonelectric) models cost considerably less than the sophisticated electronic versions, with programmable intervals, "hills, " and video screens.By Neklausk Ne -
Next page: Fitness Gym Software
Bookmark/Share This Page:
Health Exercise Equipment News
Bank of Ann Arbor, NuStep named as finalists for 2014 Governor's Fitness Awards - The Ann Arbor News
Bank of Ann Arbor, NuStep named as finalists for 2014 Governor's Fitness Awards
The Ann Arbor News
The Bank of Ann Arbor and NuStep, a company that designs and manufactures exercise equipment, were nominated for the Healthy Workplace Award for large and medium-sized businesses, respectively. Tim Marshall, the president and CEO of BOAA, said ...
3 Ultra-Effective Exercise Machines You're Not Using, But Should Be - TIME (blog)
3 Ultra-Effective Exercise Machines You're Not Using, But Should Be
One of them could be your new gym BFF and you simply haven't given it to the time of day it deserves. So we asked Greg Justice, an exercise physiologist at AYC Health & Fitness in Kansas City, for the top three machines he notices that people don't use ...
Get ultra-personal training, just like John Mellencamp - Indianapolis Star
Get ultra-personal training, just like John Mellencamp
Steve Hoffacker, owner of Hoffacker Health & Fitness, assists Star fitness writer Dana Hunsinger Benbow as she works out on a cable machine during a private workout at his studio on East 65th Street in Indianapolis. Hoffacker is a former Mr. Indiana ...
Weston Health Club adds equipment, will expand hours - Wausau Daily Herald
Weston Health Club adds equipment, will expand hours
Wausau Daily Herald
Weston Health Club, 4107 Barbican Ave., Weston, recently installed 10 new pieces of circuit-training equipment, including a chest-press machine, shoulder press and leg press, and also replaced four existing machines. The new equipment was just one way ...
House Call: Weight-loss medications offer hope - The Spokesman Review
House Call: Weight-loss medications offer hope
The Spokesman Review
... exercise equipment and pills and supplements. It would be great if there was an easy way to eat high-calorie, sugary and fatty foods all of the time without gaining weight or hurting our health, but there is not. The most effective way to avoid the ...
Blue Goji Unveils Consumer Health & Fitness Index - SYS-CON Media (press release)
Blue Goji Unveils Consumer Health & Fitness Index
SYS-CON Media (press release)
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/05/14 -- The makers of Goji Play (www.bluegoji.com), which turns cardio fitness machines into a more enjoyable, engaging, and rewarding workout experience, have announced the results of its first Consumer Health ...
Cybex Unveils New Eagle Line of Strength Equipment at IHRSA - Club Industry (subscription)
Cybex Unveils New Eagle Line of Strength Equipment at IHRSA
Club Industry (subscription)
A large majority of survey respondents said that traditional strength equipment is an essential staple in their workout routine, allowing them to reach goals of building and maintaining muscle mass as well a fit and healthy body composition. Restyled ...