Fitness Magazine wrote a short article on the fitness blues a few weeks back. In it they touched on a few tips for keeping up your fitness when the weather turns, including doing it for yourself, and staying consistent. While the article focuses on two extreme runners who love running outside (in Alaska) the reality is that many of us hate the cold weather. While we’re still in first month of the year, it’s safe to say there is probably a correlation between cold weather and the downfall of people’s new year’s resolutions.
Cold weather doesn’t just deter the folks who regularly exercise outside. Many people hate just walking the short distance in the parking lot from their car to the gym! Whatever the reason is, people don’t like cold. Lucky for you, we specialize in the “cold-haters.” Enter the wonderful world of home fitness.
Developing a “fitness center” in your home is a great way to stay true to your goals, without having to compromise with the weather. The best part is you don’t need a lot of equipment to get the end result you desire.
Smooth 5.65 Treadmill
One of our most popular models, this treadmill packs a lot for the price. With 12 speed and incline programs, and 15 levels of incline to increase intensity, the Smooth 5.65 is extremely versatile. The SmoothSound Audio system allows you to plug in your audio device and play your favorite tunes right through the built in speakers. Worried about storage? The SmoothDrop Folding Frame allows for easy storage when it’s not in use, making this a convenient, minimally invasive part of your home gym.
Smooth CE 3.6 Elliptical
Ellipticals have become increasingly popular over the years and for good reason. The CE 3.6 Elliptical offers you a natural fluid motion which helps reduce stress and strain on your joints. The elliptical, like the treadmill, is versatile in that there are multiple programs you can choose from, or you can create your own personalized workout. Along with cardiovascular fitness, the CE 3.6 gives you a full upperbody workout as well with moving handlebars. Improved for 2012, this is a great purchase for the fitness novice or veteran.
65cm Stability Ball
Looking to tone up? Our 65cm stability ball is a great tool to have in your home gym. There are endless exercises for stability balls that will help you achieve the body you want. Gentlemen, don’t be fooled! These exercises are great for women and men alike.
Kettlebells are entering the mainstream of standby workout equipment, and it’s not hard to see why. Due to its design, the kettlebell makes you work hard to maintain your balance. By combining cardio and strength training, kettlebell exercises can give you an intense workout in as little as 20 minutes. If you have always wanted to try kettlebell training but don’t know where to begin, there are some great beginner exercises out there for you.
With equipment like this, you can build a home fitness center tailored specifically to you. And the best part? You don’t have to step a foot outside in the cold weather. Be sure to check out our other products for your home gym, and let us know how you beat the cold weather fitness blues in the comments section below.