So you finally invested in your own elliptical machine at home. Great choice! Ellipticals are simple to use and deliver effective, efficient workouts for any level exerciser. Whatâ€™s more, they target the entire body and are low-impact, which means less jarring on your joints and greater motivation to work hard.
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Exercising at home is very convenient, but even so, sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated. Many distractions at home â€“ housekeeping, kids, television and computers â€“ all can hinder workouts. At the health club, in contrast, there are many pieces of equipment to choose from, different classes and personal trainers, which makes motivation to exercise come naturally â€“ especially when you are surrounded by other exercisers.
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Although many people want to lose weight, far fewer are successful at it. The reality is that weight loss, which requires behavior changes in eating and exercising, is difficult, particularly in the United States where we are surrounded by high-fat, sugary foods amidst sedentary lifestyles. » Read Full Story
For convenience, nothing beats home workouts. And today, a great variety of products exists â€“ from simple dumbbells to premium cardio equipment â€“ to equip your home gym. Elliptical machines are among the most popular at health clubs, and typically are ideal for multiple exercisers within one household. » Read Full Story
For those of us who live in areas of the country where cold temps seem to linger longer than what the calendar actually indicates, cabin fever can set in. One way to combat it is to take your exercise outdoors and going running in the cold. » Read Full Story
Around mid-February into March, health clubs typically report a drop off in check-ins, representing the absence of those who started working out with ambitious New Yearâ€™s resolutions, only to get derailed after six to eight weeks. » Read Full Story
Everyone knows that you need to exercise regularly to burn a lot of calories. And with todayâ€™s busy lifestyles, people often want to know what type of exercise burns the most calories toÂ get the best results for the time that they put in. Which brings us to interval programs. » Read Full Story
At the end of 2015, we had the pleasure of meeting with Sara Welle from Minneapolis Running. Sara came out to our corporate office and sat down with members of the Octane Fitness team to discuss how the Zero Runner is helping runners of all levels, run without impact. » Read Full Story
While any exercise is better than none at all, an ideal workout routine includes cardiovascular exercise, strength training and flexibility work for overall fitness. One category of exercise isnâ€™t necessarily better, but they all play a role in making the body function best. » Read Full Story
The abs and core are a popular focus of workouts, as people strive for a slim waist to define their physique. Many people don’t think of the elliptical for ab and core workouts, but with the proper elliptical workouts you canÂ strengthen your core. » Read Full Story