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How to Find the Best Home Fitness Equipment in Arizona Part One

Sep 16, 2008
Are you overwhelmed by all the different brands, prices and functions of home fitness equipment? This article will provide you with tips on how to find the best home fitness equipment in Arizona: what to expect, where to go and what to buy. Whether you're looking for a basic machine or one with the latest technology has to offer, the following information will be beneficial to you.

So, you're looking at purchasing home fitness equipment! Yet, whether you're looking for home gym equipment for your strength training, cardio workouts, or both - finding the best equipment for your needs can be a challenge. With so many choices to be made when looking at home gym equipment, how can you be sure you're making the best choice for you? Here are a few points to consider:

Tip 1: Before you start any exercise program, it is important for you to get checked out by your doctor. Never begin a strength training or cardio program without doing so under the supervision of a qualified physician to prevent injuries as you train.

Tip 2: For an inexpensive solution for strength training - many people start with a good set of free weights and dumbbells. Keep in mind that if you're not familiar with using free weights, they can do more harm than good. To get the best results, it is essential that you use proper form and balance to avoid hurting yourself. So, if you choose this route, you should also invest in a good training program with a personal trainer - someone that can not only help you built a workout routine that will help you achieve your goals, but also show you the best way to use your equipment properly and avoid injury. Another way to avoid injury with strength training equipment, especially if you're a beginner, is to choose a strength training machine, rather than free weights. Strength training machines allow you to maintain proper form as you exercise, which will help lessen your risk of injury. Plus, strength training machines don't require a "spotter" - allowing you to work out alone.

Tip 3: Strength training machines are also a good choice if your home is "space limited". You can achieve the same results with an "all inclusive" home gym unit, as you can with the more traditional weight stack or plates. So, don't feel as though you need to duplicate the huge variety of machines you see at your nearby gym. Instead, look for equipment that exercises your main muscle groups effectively. Also look for equipment that offer optional attachments - with these, you can keep your initial cost down as you start out your exercise program, and then add attachments as your workout needs progress.

Tip 4: For your home cardio workouts, there are a number of choices available. Treadmills are great because they mimic an exercise that is both familiar and comfortable. Elliptical Trainers provide a low-impact cardio workout that protects your joints, and is a favorite activity for people who want a good cardio workout without a lot of pounding on the joints. Make sure when you're looking at cardio equipment, you find a store that can help you match the proper type of equipment to your fitness needs.

Tip 5: Although your large "chain store" may offer basic home exercise equipment, a better choice is a store dedicated to helping you find the best equipment for your needs. This includes your being able to try out any piece of equipment before you buy it. Make sure that before you purchase any piece of home exercise equipment you feel comfortable with the way the equipment works.
About the Author
Bob Lachinet is the owner of Fitness 4 Home Superstore, a specialty fitness equipment dealer recently named the #1 choice for fitness equipment in Arizona by BestFitnessDealers.com! Find the best home fitness equipment in Arizona. Visit the Scottsdale or Tempe Superstores or shop online today.
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