If you’ve spent any time looking at home workout equipment, you’ve probably noticed there are some choices that just plain don’t work. The main problem is often lack of variety. What’s the point of buying two or more different pieces of equipment if they’re exactly the same? I thought we were going to talk about picking a great home gym but it seems we’ve gone off track. Let’s go back to our original topic.
The one piece of equipment that I’d like to discuss today is the stationary bike – or cycling machine if you prefer. It’s got all the benefits of a cycling machine without having to pedal, without being on a road, without you sitting in a weird looking chair and without you having to worry about your feet getting sore from all the metal handles on the bottom of the cycling stationary bike. The good part about stationary bike is you can fit it almost anywhere, you don’t need to have an ocean of space for a home gym and you’ve got the best cardio workout with an indoor cycling class. Buying this equipment does not have to be too difficult, either. Plenty of gym equipment providers have quality refurbished Cardio Fitness Machines on offer at affordable rates. So you don’t even have to spend on a new machine; a well-functioning refurbished one should work just as well!
I’m not going to get too much into the details about the specs of these two items, but if you read more than one review I’ll give you the high points and the low points. First of all, the Seals Peak Pro from Cybex is pretty well rounded. It comes with an interactive workout video that will help you get the most out of your workout and it includes some cool features like heart rate monitoring. It’s a little heavier than some other treadmills, so be careful if you have issues with your back or knees. Otherwise, this is a great treadmill to consider.
The next item on the workout equipment for home list that needs to be mentioned is the Skip Hop FX 2.0. This piece of fitness equipment has some pretty advanced features that make it stand out from the pack. For example, it incorporates some of the newest technology when it comes to calorie counting and other aerobic workouts. It also has a great LCD display that makes it easy to see your time. However, one of the least impressive aspects of this piece of fitness equipment is the fact that it only counts calories once. If you’re looking for something that counts calories multiple times during your workout then you might want to pass by this model.
One of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment for home that doesn’t necessarily fall under the stationary category is the Power Tower. The Power Tower also comes from Cybex and many people like it because it’s a bit on the pricey side. It features a lot of great features that will help you get in shape. It’s got a large CD player, a fan, a built in clock and a couple other great features. Some people are a little wary about trying to get their heart rate up to 200 beats per minute without some sort of high tech program since it can be difficult to use. That’s where some of the problems come from.
These are some of the best exercise machines that you can buy for home, but before you buy them you’ll need to make sure that they’re right for you and your goals. The Power Tower may be expensive, but if you know what you’re looking for and you work hard, you should be able to find something with just as much quality as the $700 Cybex tower. Good luck!