Want To Lose Weight? Here’s The Best Fitness Exercise Equipment for Your Home

Want To Lose Weight? Here’s The Best Fitness Exercise Equipment for Your Home

How to Shed Those Pounds with the Right Equipment

If you’re hoping to lose weight this season and into next year, you’re not alone. In fact, it is estimated that around half of all Americans are working towards a goal of reducing their body fat, gaining strength, and shedding pounds. Sticking to a consistent, moderately-strenuous exercise routine remains one of the best ways to lose weight. But you need the right type of fitness equipment for your home gym to get the job done.

For many of our Shreveport customers, purchasing fitness and exercise equipment ensures working out is quick and easy. Working out at home eliminates the long drive to and from the gym, enables multitasking, and allows you to improve your fitness at your own pace.

Here are a few of our favorite equipment picks for effective weight loss:

Low-Impact Cardio

If you happen to be carrying around a little extra weight, you may need to be careful to protect your knees. Knees receive most of the impact of our weight during cardio and lower-body exercises. Low-impact machines, such as elliptical machines, recumbent bikes, and similar home gym equipment will keep your knees in good condition while you strengthen your heart.

Elliptical Machines

Ellipticals are one of our best-selling exercise machines. These home fitness machines mimic a running-in-place motion, with variable difficulties for individual fitness levels, making burning calories with low impact a breeze. Not to mention their steady pacing and smooth gliding makes them ideal for multi-tasking such as reading a book while working out.

One Fitness Expo customer favorite is the Precor EFX835: for this elliptical, Precor engineered pedals that mimic a full natural stride to maximize any workout.

Bikes and Cycles

If you’ve sustained a back injury, a recumbent bike can improve your cardio without straining your back. These bikes sit at a right-angle from pedals, allowing your back to be supported while you work out. We highly recommend the Horizon Elite R7 – it boasts built-in speakers and an extra-wide gel comfort seat, features not found on all recumbent bikes.

Alternatively, if you’d like to strengthen your back, a spin bike may be the best choice for starting your fitness and exercise equipment collection. These bikes have risen in popularity with in-person and online spin classes. A spin bike can strengthen your calves and ankles, prevent knee strength, and tone your lower back all while melting off the pounds like butter on a hot summer day. Our pick is the Lemond Powered by Hoist Series UT.

Upper Body Muscle Mass

Though it may seem counterintuitive, building your muscle mass will actually help you lose fat. Your body must burn calories just to stay alive – and muscle cells consume calories faster than fat cells, meaning that the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn even when at rest. If you’d like to get the most from your diet, try bulking up your upper-body fitness and exercise equipment.

Rowing machines, like the Matrix Rower Machine, can help you build biceps, triceps, and pecs. Weights, such as the Life Fitness Olympic Flat Bench, will also build pecs and triceps; in addition, bench pressing will engage your deltoids and lats (latissimus dorsi – in your back).

Integrated Equipment for Weight Loss

Some fitness and exercise equipment increases your cardio endurance; other exercise machines tone your upper body muscles. More important than either of these is your consistency in sticking to a workout schedule.

At Fitness Expo in Shreveport LA, we meet many customers who struggle to stay motivated in their weight loss plan. That’s why we carry home gym equipment that can easily integrate into your lifestyle and remove barriers to workout.

Do you have a lot to do when you come home from work? Try the Life Fitness Treadmill Desk. Research shows walking can burn 200+ calories per hour; with a treadmill desk, you can respond to emails while fitting in your daily workout.

If you’re easily bored, ask us about the Precor AMT813 Adaptive Motion Trainer. This innovative elliptical offers a wide range of motion, allowing exercisers to change up their workout anytime they feel bored with their current routine.

Closing Thoughts

Whether you’re working on building your best vacation body, or you’re concerned about your health, working out is a great way to improve your life. Home fitness and exercise equipment can make working out easier, more convenient, and more productive than going to the gym. Stop by our Fitness Expo home gym equipment store in Shreveport if you’re ready to lose weight – we’ll help you start your journey on the right foot.