If you’re like approximately 30 percent of Americans, you made a New Year’s resolution related to health and fitness.
Of course, with that many people hitting the treadmills, your favorite gym may be over-crowded in the weeks ahead, giving you an all-too-easy excuse to skip your workout. Consider working toward the unique gift of better health right in your own home! We have some ideas for easy and affordable equipment to make in-home exercise convenient and rewarding…making it more likely you’ll stick to your goal.
This omnidirectional thigh trainer tones and strengthens the upper legs with four distinct motions, providing a superior cardiovascular workout without the jarring impact of typical trainers. The machine’s lateral side-to-side movement targets the inner and outer thighs just like dedicated abduction/adduction machines, while the forward/backward scissor movement targets the glutes, quadriceps, and calves similar to the running or walking motion of an elliptical.
For a total body workout, this resistance exercise machine provides the strength-building capability of several bulkier machines, yet folds up to a remarkably slim 6 ½” for easy storage. This comprehensive trainer uses three sets of interchangeable elastic bands of increasing resistance to enable 50 different exercises for arms, back, shoulders, legs, and abdominals. Stick with this in the privacy of your own home and you’ll gain the unique gift of a great body in no time.
Turn hours in front of the computer or TV into exercise time. This low-profile elliptical trainer fits under a desk or in front of your chair and provides the same lower body motion as a full-sized machine. Ideal for multi-tasking while working out, the non-slip pedals provide stable footing during both forward and backward elliptical movement, freeing hands for other tasks. Eight different levels of tension enable you to modify your routine from a leisurely pace of low resistance to an intense marathon of leg pumping action. A free phone app even helps you track your workouts.
Finally, to stick to your fitness resolution past February 1, make sure you’re doing it for yourself. While you may enjoy showing off your new look, better health is a unique gift meant for you, and you alone.