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July 26th, 2007

The treadmill is an indoor running machine that can help you improve your cardiovascular fitness. It’s one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment used in the gym or at home.
The treadmill can help you to get the maximum benefit from your cardiovascular session within the time you have available. You don’t have to worry about the weather, pollution, road surfaces, uneven terrain, pedestrians or road users. Read more »

What is a multi-gym?

July 25th, 2007

A multi-gym is a stand alone piece of equipment that allows you to perform various resistance exercises. It’s one of the most popular machines that you’ll find at the gym.

You can purchase a multi-gym for home use, although you will need a spare room or a garage to house it.


Most multi-gyms will allow you to exercise your chest, back, legs, arms and shoulders. Some ranges of multi-gyms, have “add-ons” available which can be purchased with the basic machine, or added later. Read more »

What is a Stepper?

July 24th, 2007

The Stepper or Lateral Thigh Trainer is an indoor machine that can simulate the motion of climbing stairs. It tends to be for domestic use and is a great way to shape and tone the muscles in your legs.

It’s a low impact machine which means that there is less stress placed on your joints when exercising.

lateral-stepper.jpgThe Stepper enables you improve the strength in your legs, particularly your glutes, hamstrings, and calf muscles. Exercising on the stepper is good for active sports such as skiing because it strengthens your legs.

When you’re on the Stepper, you’re in control of your session. You don’t have to worry about the weather, pollution, road surfaces, uneven terrain, pedestrians or road users. You can even watch TV while you’re exercising.

Most Steppers will have the following features:

  • Lateral thigh movement
  • Ability to adjust resistance
  • Display console that can show elapsed time, step count and energy consumption

What is a rowing machine?

July 23rd, 2007

The Rowing Machine is an indoor piece of equipment that simulates the rowing action of a watercraft.


The rower is very popular in gyms and can be purchased for home use. You can use the rowing machine to get a great cardiovascular workout. Read more »

What is a heart rate monitor?

July 22nd, 2007

Heart rate monitors (HRM’s) are devices that can measure and display your heart rate in real time.


HRM’s comprise a watch like receiver and a chest strap. The chest strap is worn next to your skin and has two electrodes which send a signal to the watch. The watch records the information and displays your current heart rate. There are also strapless HRM’s which provide heart rate information on demand when you press the sensors on the unit. Read more »

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