Choosing the Right Fitness Equipment For You

Author : Kirk Kenney | Published On : 04 Apr 2021

Fitness equipment is any machine or device used in the exercise to improve the physical strength or physical conditioning effects of that particular exercise by supplying either fixed or adjustable levels of force, or for further to enhance the experience or result of a previously conducted exercise regimen. It can also be used as an aid to weight loss and/or bodybuilding. There are two broad categories of fitness equipment. The first is exercise equipment that provides a total resistance when the user is engaging in steady state or dynamic strength training. The second is called exercise equipment that provides limited resistance in relation to that of gravity for exercise that is performed at various paces.

For the purpose of this discussion we will deal mainly with the first type of fitness equipment, that of exercise machines. Exercise machines include dumbbells, barbells, workout bench, medicine balls, weight stacks, elastic resistance bands, recumbent bikes, treadmill, exercise bikes, skipping machines, treadmills and many others. A wide variety of fitness machines are available from a wide range of online merchants and manufacturers, and you can even custom-order some to suit your particular needs.

When shopping for exercise bikes, treadmills or any other fitness equipment you should be careful to get ones that are designed for safe usage. Some exercise bikes, especially those intended for use indoors, may only be available with some pre-set workout routines or features. This means that you may have to do some fitting out of the machine before getting started. Some fitness equipment manufacturers provide an extensive selection of pre-installed workout routines and other features that are especially suitable for use inside the home or office.

The price of a fitness equipment product will depend on the features it offers, the brand name, and of course the make. A top of the line treadmill or exercise bike should have several options for speed and resistance. Look carefully at what the product offers, and if possible try it out at the store. If it sounds too good to be true, chances are it is. Before buying any exercise bike or treadmill, make sure you know exactly what you are getting. Read all the fine print so you know the features and adjustments that come as standard.

Fitness equipment for home gyms can include all of the items listed above plus a jump rope, skipping rope, elliptical trainer, stair stepper, rowing machines, treadmills, and other assorted pieces of exercise bikes or treadmills. Rowing machines and stair stepping machines are considered to be great home gyms because they are low impact exercises, meaning that there are no sudden jerky movements that could injure the back. Elliptical trainers and stair stepping machines are considered to be very low impact exercises, making them ideal choices for home gyms. Rowing machines and elliptical trainers provide a full body workout and are excellent choices for home gyms, but treadmills are also a good choice if you are looking to lose weight, tone up and increase stamina.

Fitness equipment for seniors is a bit more complicated than the equipment above, as most of the equipment will be used in a more intense manner. Fitness equipment for seniors is geared towards providing cardiovascular workouts, so the emphasis will always be on cardio workouts that strengthen the muscles. In most cases, fitness equipment for seniors will include exercise bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair steppers and recumbent exercise bicycles.


If you are looking to use your home gym for a new fitness routine, you will need to determine what type of equipment would best fit your needs. Many senior citizens decide to use cardio equipment for their workout, but many others prefer yoga for their workout routines. Both yoga and cardio equipment can help you get fit, but there are some differences between the two. For example, yoga can be used to maintain a relaxed state, while cardio can be used to burn calories and build muscle strength.

No matter what type of fitness equipment you choose, it is important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting any new fitness program. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the proper use of your equipment and also how much of a workload is safe for you. Also, you should consult with your trainer and make sure that they are comfortable with your workout style. It is important to be comfortable and have fun when using your equipment.