Haven’t made it to the gym lately? If it was just a busy week and you don’t slip often, don’t sweat it. But if it’s a regular issue, you should think about ways to fit exercise into your day that don’t involve going to the gym. Using the stairs and attaching small weights to your ankles are good starting points, but you have to really elevate your heart rate in order to stay fit. Get some serious cardio in at the end of the day by investing in home gym equipment.
A tried and true way to take the gym home is with a personal treadmill. You can run for miles in the comfort of your own home, and most treadmills have several handy settings and inclines to vary your workout. For the dedicated joggers out there, the NordicTrack treadmill has 20 different training programmes plus heart rate monitors in the handlebars to make sure that you’re getting the most out of every workout. The NordicTrack line is also convenient because the quick fold up option allows you to clear out your living room in a matter of minutes.
Another popular gym item you can bring home is the elliptical machine. A cross trainer like the ProForm Elliptical gives you a wide range of ways to work your muscles at lower impact than a traditional treadmill. Additionally, using the handlebars on elliptical trainers is a great way to improve your upper body strength while you work on your lower body. To give your workout variety, you can pedal in the reverse direction to instantly target different muscle groups.
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Did you know?
The impact on your joints from treadmill workouts help to strengthen your bones.