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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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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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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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Elliptical Vs Treadmill

        Elliptical…..Treadmill……..Elliptical……Treadmill! These are the two most popular fitness machines for cardiovascular exercise. How do I choose which is best for me? There are pro’s and con’s for both machines, but ultimately you have to choose what is best for you based on your goals and capabilities when comparing an elliptical vs [...]
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How Much Should a Treadmill Cost?

  When looking to invest in a treadmill, the number one question is “how much does a treadmill cost?” Which is immediately followed up with “what makes up the cost of a treadmill?”  Treadmill cost is based on a number of variables including and not limited to motor size, deck length, suspension strength, warranty and [...]
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