Tips for Buying a York Treadmill
No wonder so many people have taken to exercising on treadmills – it’s an excellent way to lose weight and get in great cardiovascular shape. If you’re in the market for a home treadmill, you’ve got a wide variety of products available from which to choose. It’s very important, however, to find a treadmill that will meet your needs and help you achieve your goals, so be sure ask the following before going shopping:
How much money do you want to spend?
The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” directly applies to home fitness equipment. While it may be tempting to take advantage of a good deal, an inferior piece of equipment won’t deliver the results you want, and it won’t be as sturdy, dependable or enjoyable to use. Consider this purchase an investment – a good treadmill will last you for years.
Who’s going to use the treadmill?
The size and weight of the user, as well as how he or she plans to use it, e.g., walking or training for a marathon, can make a difference in the kind of treadmill you purchase. Also consider the number of people who will be using it. A treadmill’s durability becomes increasingly important if several people will be logging time and miles on it.
Where will you keep the treadmill?
Shopping for a home treadmill is like shopping for a sofa; figure out in advance where you plan to place it and measure the space. You want to be sure your treadmill will fit where you plan to exercise.
Now you’re ready to put on your running shoes and head to the store. Here are some tips to help you select your treadmill:
Go to an authorized fitness equipment store.
You’ll find higher quality products and greater selection at fitness equipment shops. Specialty stores also typically have certified fitness professionals who can help with selecting, understanding the features of and maintaining your treadmill.
Try out several treadmills.
It’s important to test different models of treadmills before making your final choice. If the machine doesn’t feel comfortable to you, you won’t use it, so wear your shoes and shorts and plan on giving a number of treadmills a five-minute try. Look for sturdy construction including a wide and flexible running surface, an easy-to-read console and a variety of programming options, including those that let you get going quickly or that let you customize and personalize your workouts.
Check out the exercise programs.
While most treadmills have adjustable inclines and speed settings, the range of programming options run the gamut from basic fat burning and cardio workouts to far more elaborate programming.
Find out about warranties: Don’t forget to ask about parts and services warranties. The most reputable manufacturers back their equipment with good warranties with free call 7 days a week service support back up.
Quality v’s Price / Brand Names or Imports
Fitness is the new mantra that has grabbed everyone’s attention. However in order to achieve that magical figure or physique be sure you are not in for a rude shock. There are companies that lay their claims on fitness equipment which only amount to the absurd. The choice is clear, Purchasing a piece of fitness equipment is a lifelong investment, by purchasing a quality well known brand name you are ensured that your equipment can be serviced and parts are available for life. More often than not, the cheaper products on offer
You may be tempted to buy discount exercise equipment, but try to resist the temptation. Visit a reputable supplier and try out their Equipment Range. The smooth action and fluid operation of a quality piece of physical fitness equipment will make your workout at home enjoyable and beneficial. Cheap treadmills and home gyms are very often inferior in durability and workmanship and ultimately not much of a bargain.
Beware of equipment with a short warranty. That inexpensive treadmill with the 30 day warranty should send up all kinds of red flags. Fitness is a lifelong endeavour. Your fitness equipment should support that endeavour with reliable operation and quality components. Don’t settle for anything less.
Benefits of Purchasing a Cross Trainer
Elliptical trainer workouts are safe on the joints and provide a no impact workout (as opposed to a treadmill where you feet hit the deck with every step). This is ideal for people with back, knee, hips and joint problems as well as older people looking for a no-impact workout.
Weight Bearing Exercise:
While using an elliptical machine gives you a no-impact workout, the resistance exercise still helps to build bone density and fight off osteoporosis.
As well, weight-bearing exercise helps you burn calories much more efficiently (and keeps your calorie burn high for several hours after a workout)
Because most elliptical trainers incorporate upper body arms, elliptical workouts tend to involve the whole body and give you an overall better workout – meaning you burn more calories in less time. That’s always a benefit.
Elliptical trainers have also been proven to offer a lower ‘Perceived Rate of Exertion’ when working out. This means that you’re doing more work and burning more calories while feeling like you put out less effort.
Fights Boredom & Great For Cross training
Because elliptical trainers are a mix between the treadmill and a stair climber you have a great opportunity to cross-train.
I was actually shocked when, after using my elliptical for a month, I could easily climb a very steep hill that had almost wiped me out before. My fitness level had skyrocketed and I didn’t even know it.
Plus, the fact that you can move backwards on an elliptical, you won’t get bored easily. That means more workouts and more calories burned!
Most elliptical trainers are smaller than a treadmill and can be more easily moved to clean or to store away when company is coming. If you are cramped for space or have a smaller home gym, an elliptical trainer can be a great way to save space while getting an overall body workout