So, which one is right for you? Read on to find the top reasons we love these machines. Plus, we’ll help you find which model is perfect to help you get in your best shape this season.Continue reading
As we enter the holiday season we are surrounded by flashy and fancy new things to buy at every turn. The world of fitness equipment is no different. This season, you may notice treadmill companies are rolling out new and updated models left and right.
Shopping for home exercise equipment can be a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the inside scoop on some of the machines that we have our eye on, and catch up some of the trends that we are watching.Continue reading
With the change of the seasons comes the change of the workout routine. If you are an outdoor runner, this may mean having to rethink how and where you are going to log your miles.
But never fear! When the weather outside is frightful, look no further than your treadmill to keep your fitness levels up and meet your goals throughout the winter months.
We’ve put together a list of tips to keep you from getting cabin fever during your indoor sessions. Plus, try out the workouts below for a change of pace or a new, fun challenge to ensure you are getting the most out of your indoor workouts.
These days, technology is woven into almost every aspect of our lives. Yes, it’s everywhere!
Pretty soon, we’ll all have self-driving cars, in-home computer assistants, and be escaping to the virtual world just like the characters in the sci-fi book Ready Player One!
So as we embrace technology more and more, it only makes sense that we use it to improve our exercise and fitness as well.
Many treadmill brands already offer programming that provides some aspect of virtual reality… iFit Live, ViaFit and RunSocial to name a few. These programs are great for motivation and make your workout fun, but what if they can do more than that?
New studies have shown that virtual reality (VR) for exercise may be more beneficial than just providing entertainment. It can actually help you endure pain, push harder and run farther!
We all live busy lives and want our minds to be sharp, focused and quick processing to help us put our best foot forward. This may become all the more necessary when you have a huge presentation at work, or a major exam is looming on the horizon. So what do you do when you just can’t seem to focus on the task at hand?
Many of us may think that a few moments of calm relaxation to peacefully gather our thoughts is the best course of action. However, research is showing that a brief jog may be just the thing to get your mind on the right track.
After a long day and a good meal, many of us long for nothing more than the couch and to catch up on Netflix. If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. But what if that plan that sounds oh-so-good isn’t really so-good for you?
Before there were endless options for entertainment calling your name every evening, it was common practice to go for a walk after dinner. In fact, many cultures around the world still do!
While normal evening activities may have changed, the proven health benefits of an after-dinner stroll are something that you can still take advantage of.
Whether you are new to treadmills or a seasoned professional, you may have noticed a new kid on the block – the curved treadmill!
Companies like Woodway, TrueForm and Technogym SkillMill, have introduced curved treadmills to the market for a unique new way to get in a running workout.
Since many are unsure what to make of this new machine type, we’ve put together a list of some differences you can expect to encounter. This way you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s for you.
Now what the heck does THAT mean?
It’s a term that you may be hearing more and more in the fitness community. But, perhaps, you don’t know exactly what it means? And more importantly… is it something you should try?
Fasted cardio is a trend that has been gaining a lot of popularity thanks to a study published by The British Journal of Nutrition. This study showed that participants were able to burn significantly higher levels of fat when exercising in a fasted state.
In other words, if you’re trying to lose weight, fasted cardio can help make that happen!
If you are running on a treadmill in your home or pounding the pavement at your local park, there’s a good chance you are wearing headphones.
But did you ever stop and think about it? Are your headphones good to wear during a workout? Are they helping or hurting your performance?
We got to thinking about this topic and decided to tackle the issue head on. Here are our top pros and cons for headphone use during a workout.
Apartment living makes you pay attention to your use of space, but it doesn’t have to stop you from getting an awesome treadmill workout at home.
When you’re shopping for the perfect treadmill for your apartment, there are some important things to keep in mind.
Quality – While they may cost you more than the big box version from your local Walmart, a quality treadmill is well worth the investment. It will last much longer and provide you with better warranty services. Plus, the treadmills we recommend provide a higher value workout.
Folding – A model with folding capability will allow you store your treadmill out of sight when you aren’t using it. This allows you to maximize the use of your space.
Quietness – Apartment living means neighbors… neighbors that can hear almost everything! A quiet treadmill will get you a great workout without disturbing those around you.
Stability – Make sure your treadmill has a solid foundation that will keep it from moving on the floor. This way you can be sure that each running step you take is not going to rattle your machine to pieces. This also help keep the noise level to a minimum.