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How to Make Your Home Workouts Harder

Many times I myself as an in home personal trainer get tempted to join a gym. I look at my home fitness equipment which includes; a BOSU ball, TRX, resistance bands, adjustable dumbbells up to 50 lbs and a stability ball to name a few – and I wonder if I have enough gear to [...]
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6 Elliptical Mistakes You Could Be Making

    In 1995 a company by the name of Precor invented the very first elliptical to market. It was introduced to help injured exercise participants reduce joint discomfort while working out. It caught on in the mainstream market and is now a very popular choice of fitness equipment to use at health clubs and [...]
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Avoid These 8 Treadmill Mistakes

So you decided to invest in a solid piece of home fitness equipment. Getting a treadmill from a fitness equipment specialty retailer like Spartan Fitness is a wise choice. Whether you purchased a Precor, Life Fitness or BH brand, I applaud you for deciding to start at home. When it comes to home fitness products, [...]
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4 Must Haves for a Home Gym on a Budget

Perhaps this year, you’ve made a choice to living a “healthier” and “better” you. But at the same time, you promised yourself that you should save more and spend money wisely. Having a gym membership can be expensive and time-consuming for some, so they decide to workout at home; but what happens during the cold [...]
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Fascia Stretch Therapy, is it for You?

Before you answer this question lets first explain what is “Fascia” and how it works.   Fascia Basics   Fasciae are similar to ligaments & tendons. Ligaments connect bone to another bone, tendons connect muscles to bones but fascia is the connective tissue surrounding the muscles or other structures.  There are 3 types of fascia; [...]
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Fitness Equipment: Knowledge is Everything

Knowledge, Service, and Experience VS Location and Price When purchasing fitness equipment, choosing a store that specializes in fitness equipment as opposed to a store that sells tires, hardware, dishwashers and many different departments – seems to make the most sense. Let me explain a little more in detail because knowledge is everything. The Specialty [...]
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Height Requirements For Home Fitness Equipment

  An important consideration when looking at cardiovascular equipment is “do you have the space?” While looking at total square footage and floor footprint is important, don’t forget about ceiling height as well. Some home gyms may be tall on top, some treadmills incline very high and ellipticals typically make ceilings snug due to the [...]
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What's the Spin on the Spinning Bike?

  For those of you who have participated in a spinning class, you know that it can be an amazing interval training workout. It is a popular class, and you have to be quick to book your spot at most studios or health clubs to get the day and time you want. Many times I [...]
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How Much Floor Space is Needed For A Home Gym

  The amount of space you need for your home gym is relative to your workout program.  If your workout routine consists of full body compound movements such as squats, walking lunges, or snatches (say, with a barbell), then you will need more space for your home gym. Compare this to someone that has a [...]
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