Walk. Jog. Run. Sprint.

Walk. Jog. Run. Sprint.

Snow, snow everywhere, and no chance to go out to play. Or get fresh air. Or run. With the recent winter storm (hopefully) finally out of these warm Southern states, you will finally get the chance to train for the Q50 or Zydeco Marathons coming up in March, or the Riverboat Marathon in April.

Is there still snow on the ground? Is the temperature still a little cooler than you’d like? Have no fear, Fitness Expo is here.

With high quality equipment that is built to last, you’ll feel like you’re training outside or at the gym, but in the comfort of your own home. Both treadmills and ellipticals are great machines for marathon or race training because they give you a variety of options to tailor your training, and they are built to last a lifetime. Just ask one of our fitness specialists.

Using a treadmill versus an elliptical will be a personal choice. For once you won’t have to wait at the gym line for one to open up, which could honestly take forever. With as many options as there are ice cream flavors, you can use an adaptive motion machine that will match your stride and make you feel as though you are walking or running on pavement rather than on a stationary machine. And you can do it all in comfort if you want equipment for your home.

A versatile cardio workout can be hard to come by if you don’t have the right equipment. A treadmill gives you the option to go from low impact to high impact for that versatility you need. You can choose your speed, intensity, stride, and time to create a great workout that will not only help you burn calories, but it will also help condition you and your training for that 5k, 10k, half or full marathon.

For a different type of workout, an elliptical may be a better way to go. You get great customization and consistency along with the feeling that you are constantly running, but without added stress on your joints. You also have to option for a reverse stride, which can help you focus on a different muscle group without having to stop or change your workout completely.

The best way to find out what equipment works best for your workout or training schedule is to visit one of our local showrooms, where a fitness specialist can assist you in finding the perfect machine. They can show you how each machine works and give you a demonstration of all the bells and whistles each machine has to offer. Let’s face it – not all fitness equipment is created equal, so there is no point in wasting your time on a machine that is not specifically designed to meet all your needs.

Don’t put your training on hold because of a little “bad weather.” Keep walking, running, jogging, or sprinting with a gym-quality machine in the comfort of your own home. Just ask one of our fitness specialists to help you find the perfect equipment for you.