Choosing New Fitness Equipment for Your Home Gym

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One of the fastest-selling pieces of exercise equipment in the UK is the treadmill. The treadmill was one of the first pieces of exercise equipment developed for home use. It quickly became an essential item in many gyms and local gyms. Nowadays, even more people are purchasing treadmills to improve the health of their cardiovascular system. While treadmills have highly high popularity in the United Kingdom, some find that adding exercise bikes to their home fitness equipment arsenal can be a great way to improve exercise quality and reap greater health benefits.

Exercise Bikes

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Exercise bikes are also great additions to your home fitness equipment arsenal. Exercise bikes are designed to mimic the benefits of walking or jogging without the risk of injury or long-term disability. They are usually available as single and multiple-unit home gyms with single and multiple-session training programs. Exercise bikes also work great for increasing cardiovascular fitness. Adding exercise bikes to your fitness equipment arsenal can be especially helpful if you try to lose weight and place more importance on cardiovascular fitness than other aspects of your lifestyle.

Yoga Balls

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Medicine balls, also known as yoga balls, are top-rated fitness equipment items for home gyms and fitness centers. Yoga balls provide an excellent way to stretch and strengthen all of the muscles in your body. They also increase the ability of your legs, thighs, and hips to burn calories and build muscle strength. In the last few years, they have become much more affordable, and there are even ones that you can buy for less than $30. Adding yoga balls to your home gym and workout routines can improve flexibility, range of motion and tone your core muscles.

Air Walker

Another type of home fitness equipment that is quickly growing in popularity is the air walker. An air walker is a portable and lightweight machine that simulates running, jumping, and walking in a natural environment. Air walkers provide a low-impact workout and allow users to work out without adding extra stress to their joints because walking and running both burn calories and boost oxygen intake. Because an air walker can be folded and stored, it makes it easy to take it with you wherever you go, allowing you to bring your workout indoors or on the go, wherever you need it.

Free Weights

Many fitness equipment experts are recommending the use of free weights and machines over treadmills and exercise bicycles. One reason why is because of the cardiovascular fitness benefits that you receive from using free weights. Many people do not realize that free weights are very effective for building muscle strength and are very effective for improving cardiovascular fitness. Treadmills, on the other hand, are very effective for burning calories and increasing heart rate. Still, they are not nearly as effective at building muscles and are not recommended for cardio workouts. One reason for this is that the constant impact of the user’s feet on the floor causes plantar fasciitis, which can severely affect your joints.

Final Thoughts

It is important to note that many fitness equipment pieces have a limited lifespan. For example, treadmills that are made from the 1990s will likely not function properly. You can avoid this problem by choosing more durable fitness equipment. Some models are designed to last for several years. If you invest in older machines, you must keep them in good condition by using a lubricant when you first start using the equipment and by cleaning the machines between uses.

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