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Cardio Fitness and Exercise Equipment and Machines
Cardio exercise equipment (also known as cardio fitness
machines, or cardiovascular equipment) has long been a staple
in fitness facilities of all shapes and sizes.
Cardio exercise machines are inviting to all levels of exercisers
for one main reason: cardio fitness machines are ease to use.
Because most cardio exercise machines simulate everyday activities,
such as walking, climbing stairs or riding a bicycle, even
the most novice exercisers can feel comfortable using them.
From treadmills to ellipticals, there are a variety of cardio
machines that offer a minimal-impact cardiovascular workout.
machines. Some cardio fitness machines include interactive
heart rate programs that change resistance automatically to
keep exercisers within their target heart rate zones for safe,
effective training. Other exercisers use cardio equipment
accessiories such as heart
rate monitors and pedometers.
The treadmill is the most popular of the cardiovascular equipment
categories. You can walk, jog or run as far, as fast, and
as long as you want
whenever you want. A folding
treadmill is a great solution for smaller living spaces
or multi-purpose rooms. Folding Treadmills are best for use
in the home and the office. In general, a non-folding
model is a more stable choice for running. Also, non-folding
treadmills are cheaper than folding models.
The second most popular cardio exercise machine is the exercise
bike. Exercise bikes are the least expensive type of cardio
fitness equipment, and with a small footprint, are also space-efficient.
There are three different types of exercise bikes. Recumbent
exercise bikes are exercise bikes with chair-like or bucket
seats. Your body is placed in a semi reclining position and
your legs angle out in front of you to reach the pedals instead
of hanging down as on an upright bike.
exercise bikes are the traditional exercise bikes that
have been around for years and are similar in form to traditional
outdoor bikes. Dual
Action Exercise Bike works upper or lower body, or both,
using the resistance of alternating levers with handlebar
Stair steppers are a relatively compact fitness exercise
machine that offer primarily a lower body cardio workout.
Mini stair steppers are small, light and easy to use. The
natural stair stepper movement also provides an excellent
cadio-respiratory workout. Stair Stepper will not give you
the same quality workout as a larger more sophisticated exercise
machine but mini stair steppers are very cheap. You can easily
read or watch TV while getting your cardio exercise.
In fitness training, rowing is a form of muscular resistance
training exercise that shares many characteristics of rowing
a boat without involving water or a boat. Rowing machines
are excellent pieces of home fitness equipment that are designed
to simulate the movement and exercise gained from rowing a
The elliptical machine is considered by many to be the best
cardio equipment on the market. Ellipticals offer a "no
impact" workout with many programs and options to make
the exercise experience more enjoyable. Elliptical machines
are exercise equipment that combine the movements of the stair
and the exercise
bike into one. It's actually one of the most comfortable
pieces of exercise equipement you'll ever try as well as the
most effective. You get all of the benefits of weight bearing
exercise without the joint stress.
Specialty cardio equipment outside of the major categories
can round out your offerings and add variety for exercisers.
Cross-country ski machines
and rock climbing walls are just a few examples of other popular
cardio equipment. Also there are a variety of cardio equipment
accessories, such as Heart
rate monitors and pedometers.
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