Thursday, September 2, 2010

PUMP UP YOUR HOME GYM - With Life Fitness

You can come up with an infinite amount of reasons to skip the gym -- too tired, too busy, too upset about your favorite reality TV show -- but when you can’t bring yourself to go to the gym, why not bring the gym to your home? And according to a recent study from the International Health, Racquet and Sports Association (IHRSA), 67 percent of people going to clubs also own home exercise equipment.

A few pieces of fitness equipment in the spare bedroom, family room or basement can be the ticket to a heart-pumping sweat session with the added benefit of no wait to access equipment or worries about strangers’ germs. But setting up a home gym isn’t always the easiest task; finding the right pieces of equipment can prove to be a workout in itself.

Try following this advice from the exercise experts at Life Fitness on the smartest fitness buys:

• Stick with what you like: Hate taking the stairs? Then a stair-stepper probably isn’t the smartest buy. Running hurt your knees? Opt for the Elliptical cross-trainer. Choose equipment based on activities you like or your treadmill will become the next great drying rack.

• Keep it simple: Unless you can afford a personal trainer at home, stick with equipment and exercises you already know how to do. Purchasing machines that are complicated to operate can zap your motivation.

• Start Small: It doesn’t take a large piece of cardio or strength equipment to get your heart pumping in the basement. Instead of purchasing a big ticket item at first, start with the basics like balls, bands and exercise mats. Try all-in-one kits like the Life Fitness Body Shape Kit, which was developed to make a full-body workout at home easy and cost-effective.

• Take it for a test drive: When buying major equipment spend real time sweating on the machine in your exercise clothes and shoes. In other words, don’t make a decision on a treadmill in flip-flops and a dress.

This article is provided by Life Fitness, the leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality exercise equipment for fitness facilities and homes worldwide. For more information on Life Fitness and other fitness advice and expertise visit or join our Facebook group.

For more information on the latest Life Fitness equipment, click here.


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