Going to the gym is the most preferred way of staying fit for many people. Recent statistics showed that 66 percent of personal training takes place at the gym while the total number of gym memberships owned as of January 2009 was 45.5 million.
One of the advantages of working out at the gym is the opportunity to use various equipment and machines. Fitness centers these days, notably the major franchises, keep up with the latest in gym equipment. They invest in the new and modern ones to ensure their members achieve their ultimate fitness and weightloss goals.
For this year, there are several high-tech equipment and gadgets highly recommended for gyms and fitness centers.
Run Personal VisioWeb
Based on its name, this new kind of treadmill with a sleek design can be linked to the internet. It features a 19-inch touchscreen that allows users to go online, watch TV and listen to the radio. It also has a speed of up to 18 kph. Additionally, gym buffs who love to listen to their MP3 players can connect their gadget to the treadmill.
Medicine balls are ideal for weights exercises and circuit training. They improve strength and cardiovascular training.
The medicine balls of today are more modern and are no longer filled with the usual sand. They’re now made of rubber and features easy to grip dual handles. The Adidas brand of medicine balls are the most modern so far.
This equipment is suited not only for those involved in a boxing exercise regimen but also for those who want to boost their hand power. The Lonsdale speedball features a swivel-mounted system and a heavy duty hand-locking mechanism. Unlike the older types, this brand is guaranteed to make your punching exercises smooth without the vibrations.
KICKR Power Trainer
This is an indoor bike trainer that’s more high tech than the older versions. It utilizes a rear-wheel cassette which keeps your back tires in good shape. In addition, it has Bluetooth 4.0 capability and a power meter.
For a real road feel, you can use an iPhone to control your ride and simulated race routes through an app such as the TrainerRoad and Kinomap.
Hoggan Sprint Airbounder
This equipment is a cross between a stair climber and trampoline. It has a shock absorption system that makes jumping and training safer to your spine and joints.
This machine is ideal for cardio training but is safer to the joints. A stair, elliptical climber and treadmill in one machine, it helps users burn calories faster than simply walking.
About the guest author:
Adam Johnson is a professional blogger that shares tips and advice on fitness and nutrition. He writes for Fitness 19, a leading fitness center with locations nationwide.