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Kettlebells

Kettlebell training is a great way to get yourself into amazing cardiovascular shape. It helps you to build muscle, while at the same time burning off fat. Only gaining attention in the Western world within the last few years, Kettlebell Training has long been a popular way for Russians.

Kettlebells originated in Russia back in the 18th century.  Resembling a cannon ball with a handle attached, it was used to help train the Russian military and athletes, and keep them in shape.

There are many benefits of Kettlebell Training. Some of these include: building lean muscle, increased stamina, higher levels of agility, and increased strength.  Kettlebell Training allows the user to get an intense workout!

There are a variety of ways to use this piece of equipment.  In place of ordinary dumb bells for many body parts including shoulders, chest, back, biceps, legs, etc.  Also, a routine designed specifically for the kettlebell and its variety of exercises. Cleans, Presses, Squats, Jerks and of course The Turkish Get Up, which is a very complicated, and skilled move.  It can be very hard core, and challenging.  Proper form and use of this device can really catapult you, when a routine becomes boring and repetitive.

So what are you waiting for? Challenge yourself to try a kettlebell! Various sizes, ranging from 2.5 lbs-100lbs+, and measured in either pounds or KG’s find the size right for you, and get to work!

Visit our website, or come into Fit Equipment Etc to “grab” a few kettlebells today!

About the AuthorFit Equipment Etc. is New England’s largest showroom of fitness equipment. Fit Equipment Etc also has a wide selection of work out equipment for sale online. Offering the best home treadmillselliptical cross trainers, exercise gear and more, Fit Equipment Etc can supply you with everything you need to create your own home gym.

A Workout and Vacation….Does it really work?

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Here is a question I hear all the time.

Should I try a workout routine while away on vacation?

Well here is my take, for what it is worth.

Are you going away for a week, month, or a summer? That is important!

To all my friends traveling for a week or less..HELL NO! You work hard, you deserve a break.  Go, enjoy what life has to offer! (Spoken from someone who knows!)

When we returned from a 5 day trip to Cape Cod, it was worth every extra calorie, and non rep!  Gave the mind and body a chance to take a break!

However, keep in mind when you return, it is time to detox, and get back on that horse again!

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If you do plan on going away for a longer period of time, then you must have a back up routine planned.  Bring some resistance bands, dumb bells, exerballs, kettle bells on your trip!  They can travel well.  Even check into a health club close by that may honor your existing memberships from clubs where you live.

Either way, you need to be smart about fitness and your health!  Take a moment to enjoy your down time! Focus on your mental health, as much as your physical health! Life is short so LIVE IT! And stay healthy!

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About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

What Ever Happened to the Stepper?

Ok who wants to go back……WAY BACK?

Like back to the 80’s?  When the “Stepper” made its introduction to many gyms across the country.  Back when women wore thongs on the outside of their spandex, and men wore parachute pants, and crazy prints with neon everywhere.  Or as I call it…the good old days!

 

 

So I may date myself a little here, but it was a cool invention!  Since the inception it has evolved.  It went from a clunky, poorly designed piece, and evolved into a well made, and genius piece.

It is simulated in ellipticals with more of a gliding stride motion, rather than depth.  There are Step Mills that have the actual “stairs” disappearing into the platform only to reappear at the top again!  Think about it!  The motion of using legs is so intense!  Simulating flights of stairs in the comfort of your own home!  From your glutes, to hamstrings, to quads and calves.  It is a great cardio and strength workout!

With all the hype of fitness equipment now a days it has become “lost” in a sea of new things on the market. Until now..

Let me introduce you to the newly redesigned Stepper from Spirit Fitness.  The CS 800 is an amazing piece.  Now hear me out. I was the biggest skeptic at first.  I laughed.  REALLY!  Like out loud laughed.  Then I stepped onto it and did a mini workout.  Holy Hell!  I was a fan!

It was smooth, and didn’t “bottom out” like the originals.  The clunking is no more!  It allowed you to train within your stride depth!  Allowing you to progress to greater depth as your flexibility improves.  The glute workout was intense!  I felt it almost immediately.  The frame structure was beefy, but not too beefy.  Built very well using high grade steel, aluminum and plastic components, and compact!  It really is a win/win!

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Now is the time to “rethink” your cardio pieces.  Treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and rowers are not for everyone.  (Although we sell plenty of them too) This is going to be the next BIG THING..AGAIN!   This piece is so new, I haven’t even updated the website yet!

So if you want to find out more…like our page on Facebook, and Like our blogs!  We would love to keep you all in the loop of what is happening in the world of fitness equipment!

Visit us at https://www.fitnessequipmentestore.com  for all your equipment and accessory needs!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Summer is here! Take your workout to the pool and beach!

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Summer is finally here! Enjoy every second, because we New Englanders know how quickly it flies by!

So should you feel guilty about not hitting the gym?  I say, NO!

Take that workout outside!  Hit the beach, hit the pool!  Go for those hikes with the kids, or without! Keep moving and have fun!

If you can make a gym workout 1X a week great!  If not, don’t “sweat it”.

Try to get some cardio in through walking or running.

Take the paddle board out, and work core!

So many ways to keep fit and enjoy your summer!

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Try water aerobics, swim laps, deep lunges in water.  The resistance is the water!

At the beach, do walking lunges, squats, push ups, in the sand.  All these exercises can be done without equipment.

How about kettle bells?  Travel pretty easy.  Resistance bands are fantastic for travel!  Easy to carry and you may use different bands for different strengths and exercises!

Be creative!  Think “outside” the gym!  Small accessories are the best way to add a challenge.  Medicine balls, Wall/slam balls, jump ropes, ankle weights, hand held weights, all these things can help “change up” the boring indoor routines.

So GO! ENJOY your time in the sun!  Stay fit, and stay hydrated!!

About the Author: Laurie is a Certified Personal Trainer at Fit Equipment.  Fit Equipment Etc. is New England’s largest showroom of fitness equipment. Fit Equipment Etc also has a wide selection of work out equipment for sale online. Offering the best home treadmillselliptical cross trainersexercise gear and more, Fit Equipment Etc can supply you with everything you need to create your own home gym.

Ready to Tailor Your Birthday Suit?

That is the question!

After a long winter, it is time to think spring! Then Summer!  It is around the corner!

 

It is possible that our birthday suits may need to be “re-sized” at this point.

Spring is a great time to get back into a routine.  The days are longer, weather gets warmer, and the idea of summer is on our minds.

Cardio and diet are great ways to lose a couple of sizes.  But don’t forget that free weights are an important part of that program.

So if you can’t get outside, or to the gym invest in some quality equipment for your home!

We have it all!

From the smallest accessories, to full commerical cardio and free weight equipment!

Happy Spring!

 

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Foam Rollers….Do they live up to the hype?

With all the new fitness crazes out there, lets look at one on the rise.

Foam Rollers..are they worth all the hype? Well, in my opinion…YES!

As we age, we tend to get “tight”. Stretching helps keep our bodies flexible. When we are more flexible, we can move easier, and prevent injuries. A foam roller is a device that originated from the physical therapy world, and has crossed over into the fitness industry.

Think of it as a “rolling pin” for your muscles. As a rolling pin can eliminate air bubbles in dough, a foam roller can eliminate “knots” in the muscles. It can increase blood circulation to the areas of pain, and promote healing that much faster! Does it work? YES! It can cut your healing time in half!

After a good leg workout day my legs can be tight, and even with stretching feel sore. So I foam roll as well, and it makes me feel more limber. Investment is inexpensive. Prices ranging from $15 to $45. But well worth it!

Check them out here at Fit Equipment!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fit Equipment Etc. Fit Equipment Etc. is New England’s largest showroom of fitness equipment. Fit Equipment Etc also has a wide selection of work out equipment for sale online. Offering the best home treadmill, elliptical cross trainers, exercise gear and more!  Fit Equipment Etc can also supply you with everything you need to create your own home gym! Stop in, call or check out our website today! http://www.fitnessequipmentestore.com

Will Spring Ever Come To New England?

Spring, is this season just a myth?

Summer, flies by in a blink. Fall, shows up for a couple weeks, feels like summer in the beginning, and then snows by Halloween. Winter. WINTER goes on forever and ever! For example, It’s March and April will be knocking on our door. Technically, Spring has almost arrived!

Almost warm enough to take that workout routine outside. So what does that mean for us? Well, we are still hitting the gyms and home workout routines best we can, but something is missing. That feeling you get when you can take that walk outside! The longer days, the warmer weather, the flowers and buds on the trees. Hello? Has anyone seen them? I mean, I see sand, salt and dirty roads. It is very hard to stay motivated. I mean come on, we are 3 months away from bikini season? Are you ready? (And no guys, I am not talking to you!) How do we keep it together without losing it all completely?

First idea, book a trip and head to warmer weather! If you can’t do that, then get some vitamin D the natural way! It will help believe me. Then, revamp your workout routine. It is time to change it up, and try new things to inspire you to launch into the spring/summer season.

Group classes, hire a trainer, invest in a quality treadmill, elliptical or gym for your home. Think about how you can invest in yourself, by investing in your health. That’s my motto, and the one I stick by!

So hang in there, eventually this long winter will turn to spring. Well for maybe a week, then turn to summer, but whatever the case, you will be ready for it!

This has been your “inspiration” to do so..

You are welcome!

If you need more, come visit us at Fit Equipment Etc, 243 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA!

You will be glad you did!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and hometreadmills and more!