So you’ve given up on your local gym and the mere thought of going outside for a run in the middle of winter makes you shiver. You know you need the exercise and you know that you need to lose the weight before summer hits. What can you do? One of the best solutions is to invest in home fitness equipment. Before you say “no way!” just hear me out. When you hear the words home fitness equipment you probably think about about the cheap machines and gimmicks that you see on late night TV, right?
that is not home fitness equipment – in my humble opinion. Most of those machines are very cheap knock-off that are not proven to be effective. How many health clubs have you seen with any of those machines?
So, what can you do? Home fitness is a great idea but what machines can you buy to give you that whole body workout? I think that elliptical cross trainers are some of the best home fitness machines around. It has so many benefits that really makes it the ideal investment in your health.
The cross action motion of an elliptical provides you with a very effective cross training motion that engages both your upper and your lower body. What makes it particularly good is the fact that there is virtually no impact on your joints. The machine provides excellent support and the fact that you can change the resistance levels makes it perfect for anyone from beginner to intermediate and all the way through to more advanced fitness levels.
As a weight loss strategy I think that an elliptical trainer can probably do more for you than any other single piece of equipment out there. Although it is a significant investment, it is still far less than a year’s gym membership. The only real issue is the size as these are rather large machines but if you have the space then I can highly recommend it.