Walk It Off
This entry was posted on February 18, 2014.
The treadmill seems a bit old-fashioned these days, it’s true. With grueling boot camps, tae-bo and other intense TV workouts, mixed martial arts, and any number of exotic ways to get in shape, there’s something undeniably quaint about just going for a walk in your living room. But the treadmill is a time-honored and time-tested piece of equipment for a reason: There’s no safer low-impact workout.
If you’re already 120 pounds of solid muscle, you’re past a walking workout—feel free to carry on with your kickboxing. But people begin a workout routine for a variety of reasons, and many who are just getting started with exercise aren’t yet ready to take on an intense workout from “The Biggest Loser.” A new exerciser who is extremely overweight will probably have limited mobility, but if she can get up, she can walk. Treadmills come with a variety of features, but all have adjustable settings, and even beginners can set up a rhythm that’s comfortable to do for a few minutes at a time.
For a basic unit, we offer the Vision T9200, a model that lets you choose your console—simple, deluxe, or premier. The simple console gives you basic heart rate information without the bells and whistles, and you can take it out of the box and start walking. The deluxe offers 18 programs that let you set both resistance (including sprinting, and yes, you’ll get there) and workout goals; so you and a special someone could share the unit without changing your settings each time. And we’ve also got higher-end models from PaceMaster and Life Fitness, customizable to give you the exact workout that will get you where you want to be.
And we have 8 locations around Louisiana, so no matter where you are, you’re sure to be just a short ride away from caring, knowledgeable fitness equipment experts. Our staff know their stuff, and they’re eager to guide you through your purchase, showing you how to use each machine and sending you home with a treadmill and a routine you’ll be comfortable doing for a long time to come. You may even surprise yourself and come back to Fitness Expo ready to start that kickboxing workout!