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Benefits of Owning a Portable Treadmill

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Have you purchased fitness equipment only to move it to your garage, shed, or basement? And once the workout equipment is out of sight, you of course, forget about it and stop using it. Your expensive treadmill, Bowflex, rowing machine … ends up gathering dust and taking up storage space that could be put to better use.

The problem many people face when buying home gym equipment is space. These machines don’t look that large at the department store or even online, and you think that they will fit fine in your spare bedroom, but once the machine is in your home, you realize that it is much larger than it seems. In order to save space the machine gets moved out of the house and is never used again.

Portable gym equipment can help you remedy this situation. There are many different options available, but a portable treadmill, in particular, is a great way to have workout equipment in your home without concern for taking up too much space. They can easily be stored and taken out when needed for a workout, with convenient and easy folding on the machine.

There are both manual and electric models available. The most portable options will be the manual units because they are lighter than most electric ones available, most weighing as little as 50 pounds, making them easy to move from place to place. Besides the benefit of portability, these machines also have a display to help you track to fitness progress with a calorie counter and distance and time indicators.

Most motorized treadmills will come with many more features and benefits than their manual counterparts. One great example is the NordicTrack EXP2000. It is a motorized portable treadmill that has 9 built-in workouts to keep you motivated and help you avoid boredom. These machines are heavier than the 50lb manual options, but are easier to use and have more features.

If having gym machines in your home is appealing, but you are short on space, consider getting a portable treadmill for their space saving benefits. They can be a much better investment than bulky machines that will end up not being used.

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Getting In Shape At Home

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For many of us, going to the gym is just not an option.  Either the membership fees are too high or we just do not have time to drive to the gym on a regular basis.  If this sounds familiar, consider creating a fitness area within the comforts of your own home or office.  A home gym will offer you a great workout that can be arranged around any busy schedule.  Depending on space, most people will elect to use some type of weight machine as well as a machine to build cardiovascular health. Typically, when these two forms of exercise are combined a greater workout can be achieved.

Depending on your personal fitness goals, gym equipment should be customized to focus in these two areas.  Many people will purchase home exercise equipment that offers them ways to build and tone upper body muscle while utilizing a recumbent bike or elliptical to build lower body strength and boost cardiovascular health.  This can be a great strategy for those who do not have space for a full home gym that has lower body attributes.  It is also highly suggested that free weights become incorporated with workouts whenever possible.  Dumbbells can add new dimensions to routines that will work muscles differently and offer a more intense workout, ultimately leading to results faster.

Resistance trainers can be another great way to build diversity into your workout routine.  Resistance machines, similar to free weights, offer the ability to work muscles differently.  They also help lengthen muscle mass which can lead to greater success faster.  Depending on the machine, resistance trainers can accommodate most any ability and fitness level.

Creating a workout routine at home, that you enjoy, is a great alternative to the high cost of gym memberships.  Although home gym equipment may seem expensive, remember it is an investment that will more then pay for itself over time!