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The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Purchasing Fitness Equipment

Feb 18, 2008
Perhaps you know somebody who has purchased fitness equipment that now has a layer dust covering it, because they no longer use it. Maybe you have done this yourself. There are many mistakes people commit when purchasing fitness equipment that is costing them money and doesn't get used. In this article, I will highlight these mistakes to help make you more aware of what to consider when purchasing fitness equipment.

1. Don't neglect your comfort

Many people who are in the market for fitness equipment are all hyped up and ready to go out there and put in the hard work to get in shape. However, two weeks later after the hype wears off they realize that their machine isn't very comfortable at all. At first they thought they could ignore this, because they were so motivated to work out. Yet, they now dread using the machine simply because it is too uncomfortable. Comfort should be one of your main concerns when looking at different fitness equipment.

2. Don't forget to take everything with a grain of salt

On television the fitness equipment is made to look easy to operate, works out a wide variety of muscles, and even has an easy way to store it when you're not using it. Plus, just listen to all those testimonies of satisfied users! If you believe these commercials, you'd think that the fitness equipment was the most perfect thing ever created.

Since infomercials can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to shoot and air on television, the producers make sure to make it look effortless, by only highlighting the uses of the machine that are effortless, and hiring personnel that knows the machine inside and out. Also, they will only single out those testimonials to help them sell the product, and not give you an actual wide range of testimonials as they are.

Every piece of equipment has pros and cons. It is better to look for reviews on fitness equipment from sources that don't have a hidden agenda.

3. Don't downplay the basics

There really is no magic solution to getting fit. There are tools that can help you get there quicker. That is the aim of all fitness equipment. However, the newest and latest technology is secondary to a simple fitness regime. This means that it is more important to purchase fitness equipment that helps you to develop a consistent workout program than fitness equipment that has NASA developed technology, voice recognition systems and so on.

4. Don't forget the little things

There are many different small pieces of equipment you can use to maximize your home fitness equipment. Things like heart monitors are perfect for helping you get the most out of your workout, and they don't take up a large amount of space or need assembly to use. Consider fitness balls, exercise videos, and other things that are cheap, don't take up much room and can be used to supplement your home fitness equipment. Sometimes a little bit goes a long ways.
About the Author
The author is part of an expert fitness team, that has launched a comprehensive guide on Bowflex fitness equipment. To read our independent reviews, user videos and low price alerts for the Bowflex models and how they can help you achieve your fitness goals, visit Bowflex Revolution Reviews
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