Pump Up the Cardio: Choose the Right Cardio Equipment for You

Cardio exercise has many great benefits. Not only can it help you to lose weight, but it also makes your body stronger, reduces your stress level and gives you more energy, among other benefits. It is suggested that individuals do cardio exercise for at least 20 minutes, 3 times a week. When individuals enjoy the exercise that they are doing, they are more likely to stick with it, so finding the right cardio equipment can be essential.

A signature piece of cardio equipment is the treadmill. The ability to reap the benefits of running without having to endure the elements or terrain of the outdoors has made this machine very popular. Technological advancements have helped it to maintain its popularity. Advanced machines, like the Life Fitness F1 Smart Treadmill, come with special features, such as a virtual trainer that allows the individual to load a workout into the machine that was previously created online. Such features help the individual to preset cardio goals, ensuring an efficient workout.

For those looking to target certain areas, there are other cardio options. Stair climbers and rowing machines are effective cardio tools. Stair climbers give you a cardio workout while also strengthening your lower body. On the other hand, rowing machines do engage the lower body, but focus more on upper body strength.

Elliptical machines and exercise bikes are very popular cardio machines. They offer lower impact than a treadmill and are often easier to toggle between faster and slower speeds. There are also machines that combine features of the different pieces of equipment to provide a unique cardio experience. A new innovative machine called the ElliptiGo combines the feel of running on a treadmill with the low impact benefits of using an elliptical or exercise bike.

You can learn more about the ElliptiGo and even test one out, as well as other quality equipment, at your local Fitness Expo Stores location. If you are in the Louisiana or Mississippi area, stop in to one of our six locations and speak to one of our knowledgeable associates. Also, feel free to e-mail us with any questions at info@fitnessexpostores.com. We would love to help you choose the right cardio equipment for you.