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Exercise Equipment-Is It A Necessity

Apr 13, 2008
The frenzy for exercise equipment is every increasing. Media channels are flooded with one spectacular exercise machine after another, each designed to target a new appendage or muscle that has yet to be reached. Some would lead even me to believe exercising is fun; others confirm one's belief that it's pure torture. Whatever you may think it is everybody's doing it!

It seems to me it would behoove the men especially to heed a word of caution: with all those additional Abs and increased muscles being hyped, where are you going to put 'em? You've only got so much arm, leg or stomach, what then? As for you ladies, will you really slim down or bulge up? Where do the muscles hide? Please be careful.

As you've no doubt surmised, I lack expertise in the fitness realm, but please don't stop reading. With all the excellent TV infomercials and the sophisticated new and up-dated plaza gyms opening up, I need to get with it and see what the attraction is. I'm really motivated by all the densely populated gyms, pulsating with sweating, tenacious bodies, thankfully clothed in the latest designer "sweats".

Yet with all this national craze centered upon exercise machines it begs the question "is all this equipment necessary for losing weight and being fit?" Someone might answer "people have been slim and trim for hundreds of years without all these machines that are at out disposal-why do we need them now?"

The simple flat out answer to this question is that you don't need exercise equipment but the main reason that exercise equipment is so popular is because of its convenience. Most people just won't exercise without a machine. Think about it-you can go in to your treadmill turn it on and have an intense workout as you're watching TV or as you are listening to music through your Ipod.

For many people, going to the gym is a social affair. My lady friends sign up together and make it a real gathering place; some men do this also. Quite frankly, distractions annoy me when I'm concentrating on my exercise; I take them seriously. I prefer to keep my social life separate from working out; social isolation is no issue for me.

So I think it all comes down to each individual person. Even though exercise equipment, like a treadmill, costs a good bit of money if it does its job and keeps you fit how can you put a price tag on your personal health. Personally I have belonged to various gyms and I found it to be too time consuming. Now I have four different exercise machines and love them -- they have kept me tone and fit.

I believe that you need to diversify your exercise routine. For example you might have an intense aerobic exercise, then switch to AB exercises mixed in with some light weight training. So it is really up to the individual to choose what he is comfortable with. I personally love exercise machines because they do their job, they are convenient, and I can go in to the other room and do my exercise in private. Believe me it is much quicker than changing my clothes, jumping in the car and going to the gym.
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