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Garage and Home Gym Packages – Fitness Equipment Bundles [2020]

[UPDATED APRIL 11, 2020]

Most people spend the months before summer and during the summer to get in shape. With so many summer options for staying healthy, it’s pretty easy to get your heart rate up during the warmest months of the year. 

Summer is coming to an end, and many people around the United States will spend their winter months indoors unable to work out the way they did in the summer. While you may have an indoor workout regime that includes yoga, pilates, CrossFit, and more, you’ll also need equipment that can help you stay fit. 

One of the biggest problems homeowners face when buying gym equipment is finding quality items that fit their budget. With home gym and garage gym packages, you get more bang for your buck. You’ll receive multiple items that are affordably priced and bundled into one set. 

You won’t need to purchase anything else to fill your home gym or garage gym. All home gym packages from Primo Fitness can be customized to your liking so that you don’t have to purchase any items you don’t need. Here are Primo Fitness’ Equipment Packages perfect for home gyms. 

Garage & Home Gym Package B

It is ideal for those who are looking to tone their body and includes the Life Fitness 95 R Explore Console Recumbent Bike. 

The bike was designed with the technology and durable components that you expect from a highly regarded brand like Life Fitness. This one, in particular, comes with an Explore console while the walk-through design is great for those who need the ease of getting onto the bike. Recumbent bikes place your body in the perfect posture and are easy on the joints while still giving you a quality workout that burns calories and fat. This package also includes:

  • Power Systems Medicine Ball Rack with 5 Balls (4 to 12 lbs.)
  • Life Fitness Premium Equipment Mat 
  • Precor Ab-X Abdominal Bench 

Garage & Home Gym Package A

 

This package is a great package for building strength and gives you everything you need for a home gym package. It even includes a new dumbbell set and rack so that you have a complete mini gym without the need to purchase accessories. From head to toe, you can strengthen and tone your entire body with this one package. It includes:

  • Dumbbell Set 5-25 lbs. 
  • Life Fitness Signature Single Tier Dumbbell Rack 
  • Cybex Adjustable Bench 
  • Precor 240i Stretch Trainer 
  • Ab Coaster CTL 

Garage & Home Gym Package C

 

The perfect mix of gym equipment, Home Gym Package C gives you four pieces that will fit in any spare room or garage. Complete with a new Life Fitness IC3 Indoor Cycle with Monitor, you’ll burn calories every single day. If you’re looking to switch between your cardio training and your strength training, this package also contains a new CAP Barbell Kettle Set. The complete package includes:

 

  • CAP Barbell Kettlebell Set 
  • Hammer Strength Flat Bench 
  • Ab Coaster CS3000 
  • Life Fitness IC3 Indoor Cycle with Monitor 

Garage & Home Gym Package D

Improve your posture, flexibility, and coordination with this package. It includes a used Precor 240i Stretch Trainer designed for daily stretching before and after your workout. It places you in ergonomically correct stretching positions for maximum benefits. The flexibility doesn’t stop there. 

This package also includes a new yoga mat and resistance stretch band set. For when you’re not working on your flexibility, this package also contains a Precor Spinner Shift to boost your cardio and take it to a whole new level. The complete set includes:

  • Precor Spinner Shift 
  • Precor 240i Stretch Trainer 
  • BodyTone Yoga Mat 
  • Sports Research Resistance Stretch Band Set 

FlexFit Garage & Home Gym Package

 

This home or garage gym package includes five items, making it one of our best deals. The FlexFit package includes two cardio machines: 

  1. Cybex V Series Elliptical
  2. Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle 

The benefits don’t stop there. It also comes with a Life Fitness G7 Home Gym with Bench. This jungle gym can strengthen just about any part of your body and can be used by more than one person so that you have a home gym everyone in the family can use at one time. 

What makes this package so great is that it offers both cardio and strength training equipment that you typically have to purchase separately. When you purchase a package, you’ll get more products for an affordable, budget-friendly price. The package also comes with:

  • Exercise Ball – new
  • Foam Roller – new

Fit Garrage & Home Gym Package 

This home gym package got its name because it’s the perfect set of equipment that can help you get fit and stay that way. It includes a rower from the world-renowned brand StairMaster to help you strengthen your arms while using the correct posture. 

This set also includes a Star Trac Studio 3 Indoor Cycle so that you can keep your heart rate up and the fat burning. For your own cardio exercise, this package is completed with a Bodytone Step with two sets of heights so that you can step your way to strong legs and toned buttocks. 

Cross Fit Garage & Home Gym Package

Cross Fit is one of the biggest trends in the fitness industry. It’s focused on varied, high intensity, and functional movement using exercises like calisthenics, Olympic style weightlifting, powerlifting, indoor rowing, running, swimming, and more. People who do Cross Fit adore it for its ability to help them shed extra weight and improve muscle strength. 

With the CrossFit Home Gym Package, you’ll have everything you need to start doing CrossFit at home. Whether you’ve gone to a CrossFit class at the local gym in the past or not, these items will help you get on your way to losing weight and building muscle in no time. The package includes: 

  • Olympic Weightlifting Bar – 45lbs, 7ft, 28mm Diameter
  • 230lb Bumper plate set – Pairs of 10’s, 25’s, 35’s, 45’s
  • 2 Kettlebells – 35 lb, 53 lb
  • 1 Pair of Wood Gymnastic Rings
  • 1 Dynamax Medicine ball – 20lbs
  • 1 Ab Mat
  • 1 Speed Jump Rope
  • 1 pair of spring collars

Economy Garage & Home Gym Package

This is one of the most robust and affordable gym packages Primo Fitness offers. It contains six items for strength training. There’s no need to buy anything else for your home gym when you purchase the Economy Home Gym Package. 

If you don’t have enough room in your garage, additional items fit well in a spare bedroom, and even a closet. The full strength training home gym package contains:

  • Olympic Weightlifting Bar – 45lbs, 7ft, 28mm Diameter
  • 160lb Bumper Plate Set – Pairs of 10’s, 25’s, 45’s
  • 1 pair of spring collars
  • 1 Kettlebells- 35lb
  • 1 Dynamax Medicine ball – 20lbs
  • 1 Ab Mat

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Squeeze in a Home Gym in a Small Space

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With a busy lifestyle, it can be difficult to get to the gym. Even when you make your health and wellness your top priority, you may not have the time to drive all the way out to the gym, work out, and drive back.

After all, you have a full-time job, and maybe even a family to take care of. You’re left with trying to get the most effective workout at your home. While this may seem like a difficult feat, a home gym package can help you get the best out of your daily exercise routine.

One of the biggest questions we are asked is, “How do I squeeze a home gym in a small space?” While it may seem impossible to get an effective workout in a garage or small spare bedroom, don’t give up hope. With a few simple tips, you can have the home gym of your dreams so that you never have to make the journey out to the gym again.

Tips for Fitting a Home Gym in a Small Space

Consider Going Vertical

Whenever you can, make the most of the vertical space in your home. While not every home has tall ceilings, it’s important to maximize your space as much as possible. You can hang items like resistance bands or your yoga equipment on a hook where they won’t be in the way until needed.

You may also want to consider putting these items on a hook in a closet. This will allow you to use the closet for other gym items that can’t be hung and make the most out of the floor space that you have available.

Clear the Clutter

Whether you’re using a living room or spare bedroom, you should make sure to get rid of all of the items in the space you want to use as your gym. While this may seem difficult, if you’re not using these items, they shouldn’t be in a space that works perfectly for your daily exercise routine.

If you plan on using a part of the living room as your home gym, make sure to clear the coffee and side tables and chairs out of the way so that you can use as much of the space as possible. In most cases, you’ll need an area of at least 6 feet by 6 feet to get a good workout and a full range of motion.

Choose Multitasking Equipment

If you have limited space, try to choose exercise equipment with more than one use. This can be a jungle gym in a spare bedroom that can be used by multiple people at once and for multiple purposes.

Use Compact Equipment

Believe it or not, there is home gym equipment designed specifically for small spaces! You can find compact equipment that can easily be stored when not in use in a closet or on a wall. They even make treadmills that fold so that you can still use your space for other activities when you’re not working out.

You may also want to invest in a fitness system designed for small spaces. These systems help you target multiple areas for a full-body workout in a limited space.

Avoid Oversized Equipment

Oversized equipment is best left in commercial gyms that have the required space. There’s no need to clutter up your tiny space with huge treadmills, exercise bikes, and ellipticals. Instead, you can find compact cardio machines designed for home gyms and small spaces.

If fitness comes first in your home and no one will mind workout equipment taking up major amounts of space, you’re definitely free to invest in what you believe works best for you! However, there’s no denying that ellipticals and treadmills can fast become an eyesore, especially if placed in a common area that sees guests. If your home functions in ways that aren’t compatible with bulky fitness items, you may want to look for other fitness solutions.

Consider Home Gym Packages

When it comes to squeezing a home gym in a small space, you’ll need all of the necessary equipment to get a full-body workout. Home gym packages allow you to pack your space with the equipment you need at an affordable price. Not to mention, they’re designed specifically for the home environment, keeping limited space in mind.

Make sure to look for home gym packages that can offer you cardio and strength training in one. This will allow you to completely transform your home gym with only the equipment you need and nothing more.

Ask the Experts

If you have a space for a home gym, make sure to measure it out and ask the experts for help. Our dedicated team at Primo Fitness has helped many people design their own home gym, based on their space limitations. If you want a home gym but aren’t sure where to start, call us today!

Why StairMaster Workouts are Good For You

StairMaster

Stair Climbing is one of the most popular and effective workouts out there. It works the entirety of the legs, along with abs and more. In the past, people have climbed stairs using real stairs or steps. You may remember the moment in the film “Rocky” where the main character ran up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art as the final part of the training montage!

However, stair climbing doesn’t need real stairs or even much space. Rather than relying on the stairs near your home, you can get the same benefits (and maybe even more) from a StairMaster.

These stair climbing machines have been around since the ‘80s. However, the technology has improved over the last four decades to include features like a heart rate monitor and calorie counter to provide you with data that impacts your overall health and wellness.

What is a StairMaster?

A StairMaster is a stationary fitness machine, generically known as a stair climber, that mimics the effects of climbing up a set of stairs. It’s similar to a treadmill in that it allows the user to climb at a preset speed or duration. However, it uses steps as a workout instead of walking or running. StairMasters are known to provide users with an intense cardio workout to target lower body muscles, including:

  • quadriceps
  • hamstrings
  • calves
  • glutes

Cardio Benefits of StairMaster

A StairMaster can provide the user with benefits from strength training to cardio. If you normally walk or run, stair climbing can help you get a different type of cardio exercise that’s completely transformative.

Aerobic Conditioning

Stair climbing is a great aerobic exercise because it strengthens both the heart and lungs. Stronger lungs help you breathe in more necessary oxygen, while a healthy heart pumps oxygen-rich blood into your muscles and organs.

Burning Calories

The main reason many people use a StairMaster is to lose or manage weight. A StairMaster exercise can burn hundreds of calories in the short span of half an hour. Of course, how effective this will be depends on your body weight and the intensity of the workout. Still, simply going at a slow and steady pace can help you burn more calories than walking alone.

A fast climb will burn more calories than a slow one. However, it’s important that you go at your own pace and don’t overdo it so that you can sustain the workout and burn more calories in the long run.

StairMasters now come with a calorie calculator, which will estimate the number of calories you’re burning with each step based on your weight. After entering specific information about your weight and other parameters, these calorie-burning calculators are fairly accurate.

Strength Benefits of StairMaster

StairMasters also provide you with the benefits of strength. They can build muscle and tone the body.

Core Strength

Using a StairMaster requires your body to maintain your balance throughout the workout while you’re using your largest muscle group: your legs. Because of this, it can gently but effectively workout your entire core. A stronger core means a more improved posture and reduces lower back pain and the risk of injury.

Bone Health

Exercises that are weight-bearing, like climbing stairs, can improve bone health. This means reducing the risk of bone conditions like osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis, climbing stairs can help treat it. Because bones are considered living tissue, a Stairmaster can increase bone mass, which means stronger bones.

Strengthening your bones is important no matter what age you are, but especially as you get older. Bone density loss is something you need to worry about as you age, so it’s important to hop on the StairMaster now and continue to strengthen your bones.

Quadriceps Strengthening

The quads are a muscle group in the front of the thigh. These muscles are essential for daily activities like walking, running, and standing up from sitting on the couch. These muscles help extend or straighten the knee. Therefore, each time you take a step on the StairMaster, you are strengthening these muscles.

Hamstring Strengthening

Your hamstrings are muscles located in the back of your thigh. They work with the quads to help you move your lower body. They also help bend the knee, so they are critical for walking, running, and sitting.

Each time you take a step, you are bending your knee. In this case, the hamstrings are doing most of the work and becoming stronger.

Calves Strengthening

Your calves also help you run, walk, and jump. They’re also critical for maintaining your balance while you’re standing. Each time you take a step, your calves will contract. Your calves are responsible for helping you lift your heel when you walk or run, so keeping them strong is important, especially as you age.

Glute Strengthening

Many people use StairMasters to target their glutes. The glutes are the muscles located in your buttocks. Believe it or not, they’re actually some of the strongest muscles in our bodies.

The glutes primarily move the hips and thighs. Therefore, climbing stairs relies heavily on these muscles.

Other Benefits of Using a StairMaster

Relief from Knee Pain

Each time you take a step, you are effectively strengthening your knee. This will reduce stress on the joints, which can help reduce pain, especially if you have osteoarthritis. StairMasters are considered low-impact because you’re not pounding the hard pavement and causing a vibration through your leg tissues.

Because of this, climbing a StairMater is ideal for those with knee or joint pain.

Better Mood

Climbing stairs, like every other exercise, releases endorphins. These are known as the happy chemicals in your brain that boost mood. Endorphins also reduce stress levels. Even though you may feel a little tired after a workout, you should feel more positive and awake than you did before getting on the machine.

A StairMaster can provide you with an effective cardio workout while strengthening the main muscle groups in your lower body, and abs! Because you’re doing essentially two different types of exercises at the same time, you won’t have to spend too much time to see and feel the results.

When using a StairMaster for the first time, it’s important to start slow and work your way up to more intense and longer exercises.

10 Tips in Designing Your Commercial Gym

commercial gym

When it comes to your commercial gym, the design is everything. The design not only means your clientele will be able to move freely throughout the gym, but it also creates an ambiance that’s unique to your space. This ambiance will be what keeps your customers coming back for their workouts.

To help you get started designing your gym, follow these tips:

Consider Space and Location

Gyms should be as spacious as possible because they have to simultaneously facilitate various workouts by a number of different people. With all of the folks walking around your gym, you don’t want them bumping into one another or any of the machines. Your gym design should also allow for future expansion or the addition of more equipment.

When you first start designing your gym, you may not know what machines or equipment will be the most popular. For this reason, it’s best to order only a couple of each machine so that you can watch people and see which items they gravitate to. Those are the items you can order more of in the future.

This will also allow you to fill the space over time, instead of making the decision to order multiple equipments on a whim, even if it might not be what your patrons need.

Build a Supportive Environment

When designing a commercial gym, you have to design in a way that will promote motivation. You should take into account the colors in the room, lighting, air quality, and air conditioning.

You may also want to pick out wall décor that motivates your clients to continue working out, even when their strength is flagging. You may also want to add televisions or stereo systems so that they can pass the time with their favorite tunes and television shows as they exercise.

Choose Flooring

The most important thing to remember here is that you may need different types of flooring in different parts of the gym. For example, you’ll need sprint track flooring for prowler and sled work. Sprint track flooring is very thin and isn’t intended to absorb heavy impact. In contrast, free weight flooring is heavy duty and is meant to absorb the impact of dumbbells and weights dropped on the floor daily.

In general, you’ll need to consider the continuous wear and tear your floor will experience from hundreds of people walking around the gym a day. Make sure to choose a floor that absorbs impact, protects the floor beneath it, and can cushion someone’s fall in case of an accident.

Consider Hygiene

It’s absolutely critical to be able to control the cleanliness of your gym. After all, with so many people sweating on the floor and machinery, you don’t want your gym to gain a reputation for being dirty! The harsh reality is that many people sweating it out in one room can create a smell, so it’s important to consider air filtration that will improve the air quality in your gym.

You should also plan where you put your locker rooms and showers. This will be crucial to the cleanliness of your gym. Many people come to the gym on their lunch breaks or before work, so they’ll need to wash off their sweat and grime before returning to their day.

Finally, make sure that you provide towels and wipes so that people can clean the machines after they use them so that they’re ready to go for the next person.

Plan with Safety in Mind

The safety of your patrons is critical for any commercial gym. Injuries from accidents within your space and incorrect use of equipment can be detrimental. To minimize injuries, you’ll need to keep your space open. You should also consider:

Ensuring ample storage

While many people will choose to store their items in the locker rooms, they’ll most likely want to bring their own sweaters, water bottles, and phones into the gym space.

Checking equipment

Malfunctioning equipment could hurt your patrons, so make sure to periodically check if your machines are in proper working order. Further, if you notice a machine is often being handled incorrectly by patrons, make sure to post safety instructions on a wall nearby.

Try the “Rule of Quarters”

It’s typically best for commercial gyms to split the area into quarters and designate one quarter to each category. Each section has its own purpose; you should have a cardio area, selectorized area, big iron area, and sub-functional area. This will ensure the safety of your clients because it prevents confusion and clutter.

Try to put your cardio space with essential equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and more toward the front of the facility. Your selectorized equipment, including multi-gyms and cable machines, should be placed in the middle of the gym. Next, toward the back should be big iron with weight training equipment.

The sub-functional area should be complete with fitness mats, stability balls, and dumbbells. You can mix this section with big iron if you’re limited on space and function.

Buy the Essential Equipment

It’s important to purchase the right gym equipment for your commercial gym. While you want your gym to be unique, you’ll still have to purchase the essentials, like treadmills, stair climbers, and more.

These are the items that many people purchase gym memberships for, so while you’ll want to offer other fitness equipment that stands out, start by ensuring you have the items that your customers come to you for in the first place.

Take Your Budget into Account

While designing the commercial gym of your dreams is possible for some, others are on a strict budget. However, just because you have constraints, doesn’t mean you can’t design the best commercial gym in the area. Work with gym equipment suppliers that provide discounts on new and used equipment, along with packages that can suit your needs.

Types of Body Composition

ACCUNIQ BC380

Having insight into your body composition can help you burn fat and build muscle more efficiently and effectively. The ACCUNIQ BC380 is a machine designed to help users uncover their body composition use that data to transform their bodies and overall health.

Somatotypes

 

In order to understand your weight loss potential and design a weight loss routine, it’s important to understand your somatotype, or what type of body composition you have.

The three somatotypes are: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. It’s important to understand that while the three somatotypes are for both males and females, women have more fat than men naturally. Women have a greater amount of essential fat.

There are three somatotypes, and each has its own characteristics to help you identify which you have. Once you know, you can adjust your diet and training routine to reach your fitness goals, lose weight, and increase muscle mass. In this article, we’ll be discussing the three body types, and what exercises and nutritional guidelines to follow to reach your fitness goals.

Ectomorph

Characteristics of an Ectomorph

Ectomorphs tend to have thin bodies and long limbs. They have a lean frame and are not muscular. It’s possible for those with this body type to have a low weight but high body fat, also known as “skinny fat.” Ectomorphs are more resistant to weight gain than the other body types on this list because they generally have a fast metabolism.

Typically, these folks are able to eat more without gaining weight. They have very little observable body fat and muscle. They typically have a small frame and joints. The genetic makeup of this body type limits an ectomorph’s ability to build muscle and put on muscle mass.

The Ectomorph Workout

When it comes to building muscle, it’s important for those with this body composition to focus on power and resistance training. It may be beneficial to try compound movements to use more muscle groups in a single exercise.

The Ectomorph Diet

Ectomorphs should eat quality fats with moderate protein intake and carbohydrates. In fact, this body type can get away with eating more carbs than the other two body types on this list. However, this doesn’t mean that ectomorphs can eat whatever they want without it affecting heart health.

Mesomorph

Characteristics of a Mesomorph

Mesomorphs are the body type between ectomorph and endomorph. They easily build muscle and are typically proportionally built when it comes to their body composition. Typically, mesomorphs find it easy to both lose and gain weight. They can build muscle quickly and have an upright posture.

This body composition is known for having a long torso and short limbs. Women who are mesomorphs are usually athletic and strong. Both males and females with this body type excel in sports known for power and speed because of their muscles.

The reason that mesomorphs build muscle quickly is that they have a higher percentage of fast-twitch fibers. The genetic makeup of this body type suits both power and strength.

The Mesomorph Workout

When it comes to training, it’s important that mesomorphs focus on moderate endurance training, high-intensity interval training, and plyometrics. They can also benefit from pilates.

As a mesomorph, you do not have to include heavy weights to get results because you are already able to build muscle and lose fat easily. However, you can still lift moderately.

The Mesomorph Diet

Mesomorphs should eat quality fats and moderate carbs. You may want to consider equal parts protein and fat. Complex carbs will give your body energy and keep your sustainably healthy.

Endomorph

Characteristics of an Endomorph

  • Stocky frame and wider body
  • Stores muscle and fat in the lower body
  • Slow metabolism

Endomorphs are typically softer and rounder than the other body types. They tend to store fat more easily. Endomorphs naturally have curvy, fuller figures and have a difficult time controlling their body fat. Simply put, endomorphs tend to gain weight much more quickly than the other two body types.

Endomorphs have slower metabolisms that can be unforgiving. However, this does not mean that they are always overweight or obese. Endomorphs can make conscious decisions to eat right and exercise regularly.

The Endomorph Workout

Endomorphs bodies may not automatically tell them to get moving, so it’s important that those with this body type infuse running into their daily exercise routine.

Because their metabolisms will be slower than the other body types’, it’s important that endomorphs eat the right foods that will positively impact metabolism speed. When it comes to training, high-intensity exercises, weight training, and endurance training can ramp up metabolism and increase muscle mass. Endomorphs should focus on training their entire bodies and not focusing on just one area.

The Endomorph Diet

It’s important that endomorphs eat quality fats and protein. They should limit their carbohydrate intake to maximize their body composition effectively. They will also need to focus on controlling insulin and blood sugar.

Can You Be More Than One Body Type?

Everyone is different, so it’s possible that you won’t fit into just one of these body types. There really is no one-size-fits-all body composition. You can share characteristics from two types of body compositions. Knowing what traits you share is a great starting place so that you can determine which workouts will help you reach your fitness goals more effectively and sustainably.

For more insight on your body composition, we recommend using the ACCUNIQ BC380 to help you determine how you can effectively change your health for the better.

Measuring Your Body Composition with ACCUNIQ BC380

 

ACCUNIQ BC380 Body Composition Analyzer

ACCUNIQ BC380 is the most accurate measurement system for body composition. It is used in many health facilities, hospitals, and gyms. Commercial gyms are adopting the device and providing their customers with tailored prescriptions for effective workouts. 

The new innovative technology uses low-level frequencies to offer quick body composition assessments through an LCD touch screen, printouts, and client tracking software. Let’s dive deeper into this device and how gyms are using it. 

ACCUNIQ BC380 Features

The body analyzer measuring system has four features that make it ideal for gyms. 

ACCUNIQ App

The mobile service is great for gym customers who want to manage their own body composition data. All they have to do is scan the QR code using their smartphones and view the results. The app stores all of the results over time so that they can track their progress. You can download the app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

ACCUNIQ Manager

The manager is an easy to use data management software that keeps track of customer results and manages data in an easy-to-read format. It can be used for single or multiple gym locations with accessibility to multiple devices. 

Blood Pressure Monitor

The fully automatic blood pressure monitor is convenient and produces fast and accurate results. 

Printed A4 Result Sheet

The results page is a comprehensive guide that helps people understand their measurements. It has measurement comparison to the healthy range, helping to make analysis both quick and simple. 

Understanding the Result Sheet

Once your gym members use the ACCUNIQ BC380, they will be able to get a printout of their measurements. The result sheet contains a graphical analysis, which can be used to help members maintain healthy body composition. 

Users should input their age, height, and gender to help the system compare results with a medically-based reference range, which indicates:

  • Optimal 
  • Under
  • High

Here are the different types of information you will receive after using the body composition measuring system. 

Total Body Weight 

The total body weight measures your body mass, which combines your body water, protein, minerals, and body fat content. 

Lean Body Mass

Your lean body mass consists of muscle, protein, and minerals. A higher lean body mass will help you improve your metabolism to burn more calories and utilize your body’s fat to sustain a healthy body.

Skeletal Muscle Mass

The skeletal muscle mass refers to the muscles attached to the bones in your body that you use for training and cardio. High skeletal muscle mass means that you are producing more heat to burn calories, which gives you a higher basal metabolic rate (BMR). The BMR is the rate your body burns calories while you are at rest. Increased amounts of skeletal muscle mass along with sufficient protein intake, lead to a higher metabolism.

Protein

The protein report refers to the number of nitrogen cells within the body. Nitrogen is a protein component that allows your body to repair tissue and cells. It is crucial for the development and growth of skeletal muscle mass. 

Mineral

The mineral section of the report is your bone mineral estimate. When you have a high skeletal muscle mass and high protein mass, you will be able to maintain the proper bone mineral content. As you age, bone mineral content will decrease, so it’s important to discover whether you have a low bone mineral estimate and create a weight resistance training program while consuming protein. 

Total Body Water

Your total body water consists of intracellular and extracellular water, which means all of the water inside your body. Healthy body water should be 45-65% of the total body weight. Depending on the activity level, it’s necessary to ensure adequate fluid intake throughout the day and remain hydrated. 

Segmental Analysis 

The segmental analysis shows each section in terms of lean body mass and subcutaneous fat mass. This analysis can help you discover any muscular imbalances and track muscular increases in a specific body part, like the arms. Users will also be able to look at their fat mass in specific body parts. 

Body Balance

This section indicates the balance of your lean body mass between the different regions of the body. 

Total Fat Mass

The total fat mass shows your lean body mass subtracted from your overall weight to give you your total body fat. 

Body Fat Percentage

This is the percentage of body fat compared to your overall weight.

Visceral Fat Level

Visceral fat is hidden and stored around the internal organs. A thin person can have high visceral fat content. This analysis is graded with a numeral score.

Visceral Fat Area

Users can also identify the area of their fat in cm2. The visceral fat level may stay the same, but the visceral fat area can change. 

Waist/Hip Ratio

This report indicates the body’s internal fat distribution. A higher number in this area means a more uneven fat distribution between the waist and hips. It is calculated by dividing the waist circumference by the hip circumference. 

Extracellular Water

Body water or extracellular water evaluates the water balance of the extracellular water and total body water. 

Abdominal Circumference

This is an approximate measure around the naval. 

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

The BMR is the minimal amount of energy needed by the body to sustain vital functions while at rest. Basically, it’s how many calories you are burning while at rest. 

Goal To Control Body Fat

This area of the report shows users an estimation of how much body fat needs to be controlled to be within standard medical ranges. 

New Approximate Calorie Intake

This section gives users an estimated calorie amount required to reach your control guide goal. 

Time to Control Body Fat

This is the amount of estimated time it might take the user to reach the new control guide goal. 

Bio Age

Your bio age is a number based on your internal health. It takes all of the above features into account and indicates if your body is younger or older than your chronological age. 

Fitness Score

The fitness score is the last number reported. It is the total of your overall results out of 100. Users should set a goal to increase this score. 

Using the ACCUNIQ BC380 in Your Gym

Once your gym members understand their body composition printout, your trainers can work with them to create workouts catered to their individual bodies. This will improve weight loss and muscle tone using a medically based analysis. 

Being able to provide your members with a detailed analysis of their body will give them the determination they need to succeed, and help keep them coming back to your gym so that they can see their progress. 

 

StairMaster Stepmills & Steppers Buying Guide 2019

StairMaster is the leading brand in steppers and stepmills. If you’ve used a stepper in a gym before, it was most likely a StairMaster or other high-quality brand. StairMaster built their steppers for intense workouts with none of the discomforts of climbing real stairs. 

StairMaster 7000PT 

StairMaster 7000PT Silver Console Stepmill 1

The StairMaster 7000PT stepmill duplicates the action of climbing stairs, one of the most effective workouts for losing weight and toning the lower body. The 7000 PT has three revolving steps, all 8 inches deep for a truly effective, low impact workout. It comes with nine programs and 20 levels of resistance so that you can customize your workout. 

StairMaster Gauntlet 

StairMaster Series 8 Gauntlet with LCD Screen

This stepmill offers a combination of both cardio and strength training in a comfortable design. The StairMaster Gauntlet 8 Series has deeper, wider steps and is available in three console options. This stepper is a favorite because it includes The Landmark Challenge Program that allows users to climb landmarks from around the world, including the Statue of Liberty. 

StairMaster SM916

StairMaster SM916 Stepmill 1

This stepmill is designed to challenge users to reach their ultimate goals. The StairMaster SM916 stepmill has ergonomically designed handrails for stability and an electronically controlled alternator. It features ten workout programs, a console, and an 8-inch fixed-step. 

StairMaster SM5

StairMaster SM5 Stepmill 1

The StairMaster SM5 has a D-1 Two window LCD console so that you can track your workouts. The one-piece pedals provide stability and comfort with each step while the electronically controlled alternator offers precise pedal movement for a smooth workout that’s easy on the joints. This stepper features ten built-in workout programs for strength and aerobic conditioning. 

2019 Stepmills and Steppers Buying Guide

This guide consists of all the information you need to make informed decisions when purchasing steppers and stepmills. 

Stepmills and Steppers are critical for any home or commercial gym. Not only are they some of the most powerful machines, but they are also great for both strength training and cardio. Here is some important information you need to know. 

Difference Between Stepmills and Steppers 

Stepmills are also called stair-steppers and odds are you’ve seen them or even used one in your local gym. Stepmills provide you with a low-impact workout and target the lower body. One of the biggest name brands for these products is the StairMaster stepmill, which has been used in many gyms across the US. 

Standard steppers, on the other hand, have two separate areas where the user places their feet, so the mechanical staircase is no longer there, but the user can get the same motion and workout with a stepper that they would with a stepmill. 

There are a few different types of steppers. 

Twist Steppers

These steppers perform a twisting motion when you step so that you can target your lower body, abs, and obliques. Unlike standard steppers, twist steppers can help you achieve a total workout on your legs, working different muscles as you move. 

Twit steppers imitate a jog as you are using the same movements you would be running around the block. However, they reduce stress to the joints that you may experience on the pavement. 

Mini Steppers

A mini stepper is a compact version of a standard stair stepper. They are typically lightweight and portable so that you can move the machine around a building. Also, its size typically makes it one of the most affordable steppers on the market. 

Elliptical-Stepper Cross Trainers

The cross trainer uses a rounder motion and has arms that will help tone the upper body along with the lower. It’s a hybrid that gives you the smooth movement of the elliptical and a low-impact motion of a stepper. Because you glide when using it, it’s one of the easiest and most fun steppers out there. 

Stepper Features to Consider

When shopping around for a stepper of any kind, you may want to look for some or all of these features. 

Performance

Motorized Tension

A stepper with a motor that provides resistance with a smooth motion so that you can have a high-intensity workout more easily. 

Hydraulic Cylinders

Select models come with tension resistance, and hydraulic cylinders have a swivel motion intended for low-impact use. 

Adjustable Resistance

You can change the amount of tension in the motor for a more effective and intense workout. When you notice that the resistance is making your workout too difficult, you can lower it often with the touch of a button. 

Adjustable Height

Adjustable height might be a great feature to have if you or the people who use your stepmill want to fit the machine to match your body perfectly. 

Preset Programs

Stepper consoles may feature preset programs that adjust resistance automatically with unique routines and timed modes. 

Self Leveling Pedals

These pedals allow for a stable stepping motion for added joint comfort. 

Convenience 

Foldable Design

Some models may come with hinges so that you can fold the stepper and store it in a closet. 

Handlebars

These allow you to hold onto the machine as you workout. Some models may have their heart rate sensors on the handlebars so that you can measure as you workout. 

Electronic Console

The console display screen will let you see the duration, speed, heart rate, and calories burned. The electronic console can keep you motivated during the most intense workouts as you can see your results right in front of you. In some models, you may be able to control the tension and your routines using the console. 

Transport Wheels

Many steppers come with wheels on one side to make it easy to move the stepper.

Resistance Bands

If you’re not using a cross trainer, you can find models that make it easy to add upper body workouts using resistance bands. Resistance bands are ideal for steppers that don’t offer an upper-body workout. 

Accessory Holder

Working out is easier with an accessory holder available because you won’t have to hold your phone or tablet while on the machine. These holders allow you to grab onto the machine for stability when needed, but to reach for a water bottle to stay hydrated or your phone to change the song. 

 

Technogym and Panatta – Advantages and Disadvantages

Panatta vs Technogym

Two of the biggest names in the fitness industry are Technogym and Panatta. When you walk into the gym, you’ll see lots of equipment from these brands. The reason for this is because they are both known for their high quality, durable fitness equipment. Both of these brands offer superior cardio and strength training equipment. 

 

Technogym 

Technogym Fitness Equipment started in the 80s, a time when fitness became popular and synonymous with self-indulgence. Technogym products are functional, but they’re also beautiful and provide a sleek design that looks good in any commercial or home gym. 

The brand also uses scientific research to craft their exercise solutions. This allows the brand to provide users with the most effective methods to work out and use equipment to reach their fitness goals. 

With this research comes innovation. They use a connected ecosystem that helps users track their lifestyle. They also focus not only on commercial gyms, but craft products specifically designed for the home. Technogym has established itself as one of the most popular brands for exercise enthusiasts who like to workout in the comfort of their own home. 

Technogym is known for its cardio equipment, like the Technogym 700 Excite Recumbent Bike. This indoor exercise bike offers comfort to those with limited mobility looking for a cycling experience. It is suitable for the active senior and those with back issues. 

 

Panatta Sports Equipment

This brand believes in luxury. You may recognize their products from the gym with the colors black and red. Their products are all made in Italy, from the design to the tests. Panatta believes in excellence and craftsmanship. They have a unique passion for exercise that makes them stand out in the fitness industry. 

Panatta gym equipment uses materials and technology from the automobile sector, which includes the best leather and technical fabrics and aluminum casts to create sturdy, high-quality products that last. Panatta is also a brand that respects the environment, and they use recyclable materials to provide customers with excellent, durable machinery that has a low impact on the environment. 

Panatta is known for its Monolith line, which features the Monolith Rowing Machine. This machine trains the back muscles and can be self-customized for resistance based on your skill level. 

These are the top brands when it comes to fitness equipment. Let’s take a closer look at their similar products so that you can decide which is best for you and your home or commercial gym. 

 

Panatta Race Walker 1CF60

The newest fitness trend is walking. While we have known the benefits of walking for many years now, people are taking an interest in this low-impact exercise that can offer many benefits. The Panatta Race Walker is a mechanical resistance treadmill with a stable, compact design. It replicates the natural movement of walking in a fluid and safe manner. 

While many treadmills do offer the ability to walk, their mechanics are focused more on the running side of exercise. Depending on your running preferences, you may not experience the same natural flow and feel that you will with this walker. The Race Walker also folds easily and can be moved for storage. 

The biggest advantage of this piece of equipment is that it can be used for any age group. Walking is one of the easiest exercises and can be done by almost anyone, including teenagers, men and women, and those in their golden age. It’s a product that can last a lifetime and help you reach your fitness goals at any age. 

However, because it is meant for walking, it is not ideal for running, so if you’re looking for a traditional treadmill, this may not be the product for you. You can still run on this, but it’s not as bulky or build as a treadmill, so it may not provide you with the same running experience as a traditional treadmill. 

 

Technogym Excite Run 700 Treadmill 

This piece of fitness equipment is more like the traditional treadmill used for running. It recognizes the individual needs of each user and their preference to provide an optimal workout. 

An advantage of this machine is that it not only has an iPod dock with a TV and radio integrated, but it also has a fan that emits 3 “Wellness Scents.” If you believe in the power of aromatherapy, you’ll get an extensive cardio workout while having an aromatherapy session. While cardio can boost your mood, a wellness scent can take it one step further and provide you with a great spirit throughout your exercise routine. 

However, while this treadmill does have some health-beneficial aspects, it is difficult to move. It weighs more than 400 pounds, so you won’t be able to move and store it as easily as foldable treadmills. It is recommended that you have a dedicated room to house this treadmill so that you don’t have to attempt to move it when you want to use it. 

The sophisticated style of the treadmill has a goal-oriented display panel that provides motivational aid for couch potatoes. The “Long Life Balance Deck” also provides absorption and return of energy with each step to reduce the risk of trauma and provide a smooth running experience. You can choose from 14 different programs, goals, and profiles to find the best workout for you. 

Best Home Exercise Machines You Can Get Buy Today

It’s not always easy getting up and going to the gym. Whether you have a busy lifestyle or are always strapped for time, the best way to get a gym workout is to buy used commercial gym equipment for your home. It’s important to find the machines that not only fit in your house but can be used every day and offer the benefits you want. Here’s the best used fitness equipment for sale

 

SciFit Pro1 Upper Body Exerciser (Ergometer) 1

SciFit Pro1 Upper Body Exerciser 

First on our list of used exercise equipment is the SciFit Pro1, an upper body exerciser, or ergometer, with adjustable arm cranks and low starting resistance. If you want to target your upper body, one of the most difficult places to train, this exerciser is for you. 

The upper body exerciser can be used sitting or standing and even includes a wheelchair platform for those who want to train their upper body but are unable to train their lower at the same time. 

  • The SciFit Pro 1 Features
  • Adjustable tilt head for all heights and ranges of motion
  • Adjustable arm cranks
  • Bi-directional exercise
  • Iso-Strength safe, accommodating strength program
  • Wheelchair platform included

Precor TRM 885 Treadmill 1

Precor TRM 885 (P80) Treadmill

The Precor TRM 885 is a treadmill used in commercial facilities because it is renowned for its performance and durability. It has a 3-degree decline option and a maximum speed of 16 miles per hour.  It delivers a smooth and natural feeling when running or walking because it is equipped with Integrated Footplant TechnologyTM and Ground Effects© Impact Control. 

This treadmill has tons of preset programs from the Fat Burner to Glute Toner, so that you can target different areas of the body and focus on the benefits that you want most. 

The Precor TRM 885 also features:

  • P80 Touch Screen Console
  • Contact Heart Rate Monitor
  • Accessory Holders
  • Transportation Wheels
  • iPod/iPhone Compatible
  • Heart Rate Monitoring Touch: Touch heart rate sensors located on fixed handlebars for increased accuracy and ease-of-use by users of all sizes.

Life FItness 95R Explore Recumbent Bike

Life Fitness 95R Explore Console Recumbent Bike

Life Fitness is one of the most known brands among gym owners and exercise aficionados. The 95R Explore Console Recumbent Bike is great for those who aren’t used to biking and may need to ease themselves into an exercise routine. Recumbent bikes are ideal for those who want to maintain a seated position as opposed to those who use upright bikes. 

These types of exercise bikes are becoming more popular in commercial gyms, so many people don’t have them in their homes yet, but they are ideal for those who want variety in their indoor bikes. If you already have an upright bike, this recumbent bike will compliment your home gym and give you another option when it comes to biking. 

The best aspect of this bike is the Explore Console. It fits any home and is the exact same that can be found in many athletic facilities. You can easily interact with the console while the LCD screen lets you set up your workout. Throughout the exercise, the screen will also provide you with detailed information. 

Other features include:

  • Bluetooth compatibility allows you to track and save your workouts and sync your fitness apps and wearables. 
  • Wireless updates so that you can update software and the console can remain current and grow with your exercise routine. 

Life Fitness Integrity Elliptical Crosstrainer 1

 

Life Fitness CLSX Integrity Elliptical Crosstrainer

This high-quality machine offers a variety of low-impact workouts for those who prefer to ease into their exercise. Life Fitness’ technology uses a research-based ellipse path, making this elliptical smooth and easy to use. 

This machine was built with the user in mind. The oversized pedal design lets users adjust their foot position comfortably and minimize lateral hip shifting to reduce lower back stress. The elliptical Crosstrainer also has LifepulseTM digital heart rate monitoring hand sensors placed on the ergonomically designed handlebars and bullhorns for the most precise heart rate monitoring. For those who prefer a hands-free approach, the Polar© telemetry provides hands-off heart rate monitoring with an optional chest strap. 

The Life Fitness CLSX Integrity also features:

  • Headphone Jack: 3.5 mm Stereo
  • Programs: Quick Start, Manual, Random, Hill, Cardio, Fat Burn, Heart Rate Hill, Heart Rate Interval, Extreme Heart Rate, Around The World, Cascades, Foothills, Kilimanjaro, Air Force PRT, Fit Test, Custom Workouts (6), Speed Training, Time Goal, Calorie Goal, Distance Goal, Time in Zone Goal, Customized Cool Down, Modes: Bike and Constant Calorie Per Hour, Aerobics, Watts, METs.
  • Readouts: Resistance Level, Heart Rate, Elapsed Time, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Watts, METS, RPM, 7 Language Choices, Work Out Profile

Hammer Strength Multi Adjustable Bench

Hammer Strength Multi Adjustable Weight Bench

This folding bench is the perfect combination of a flat and incline bench. It offers a back pad with eight adjustable pressing angles. This bench is tough and rugged enough for a home gym as it is used by pro sports teams and top athletic programs, making it ideal for those who want to train like the elite athlete they feel like. 

Life Fitness GX Rower

Life Fitness GX Rower Trainer

This rower provides a low-impact, total-body home workout no matter your fitness level. It is easy to move and even stands up for convenient storage. The Fluid Technology resistance system provides the smooth rowing motions that this brand is known for, while the resistance can easily adjust at the turn of a dial. It also has sixteen resistance options so that you can ease yourself into the workout. 

You’ll be able to spot this exact model in your favorite health clubs because it is high-quality and heavy-duty. However, it is perfect for the home because it can be easily moved from room to room and even stands up to save on space when you need to store it. 

The Life Fitness GX Rower Trainer features:

  • Heart Rate- Monitoring
  • Optional heart rate receiver 
  • Fluid Resistance Technology
  • Resistance Levels
  • Adjustable footboard with foot straps
  • Transport Wheels

Garage Gym Equipment Packages for Strength Training

As a gym aficionado, you know that you don’t have to go to the gym to get shredded. Building your ideal gym in your garage is as simple as purchasing the right home gym equipment. While cardio is important, strength training equipment can complete your home gym. Check out these garage gym equipment packages for strength training.  

 

Life Fitness Pro2 Gym Package 

Life Fitness Pro2 Strength Line

This refurbished package includes everything you need for strength training. It contains ten pieces of refurbished strength circuit equipment:

  • Abdominal Crunch
  • Chest Press
  • Biceps Curl
  • Fixed Pulldown
  • Leg Extension
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Seated Row
  • Shoulder Press
  • Triceps Extension

This is the ultimate and complete package for garage gyms who have a lack of strength training equipment. It is ideal for those who want to purchase all of their equipment at once without the hassle of shopping for each individual piece. 

From abs to arms, this package will help you perform the exercises that help you build strength and maintain your ideal physique. Because it has ten pieces altogether, it is ideal for larger garages with lots of space. However, pieces can be easily stored or utilized in an additional room of the house. 

We recommend that you place the pieces you will use the most in the garage with your other equipment and those you will only use periodically or at a certain time of day in a spare bedroom that will still allow you to utilize the equipment when you need. 

 

Cybex VR3 Gym Package

This is another refurbished home gym package ideal for strength training. The Cybex VR3 Gym Package is a 13 piece strength circuit offered in a variety of colors. It contains:

  • Leg Press
  • Leg Extension
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Chest Press
  • Row
  • Chin/Dip Assist
  • Overhead Press
  • Arm Curl
  • Arm Extension
  • Pulldown
  • Back Extension
  • Hip Abduction

 

This package is ideal for large garages and pieces can easily be taken indoors for an inside extension of your garage gym. With this package, you won’t need another piece of strength training equipment, making it perfect for those who haven’t yet purchased their first piece of equipment. This package may be eligible for customization in the case that you already have a few of these pieces and don’t need another. 

Because the package is refurbished, you won’t find this package for a better price. All refurbished pieces are high-quality and in working order, but you won’t need to pay for the brand new equipment. 

 

InFlight Fitness 3 Stack, 4 Station Multi Gym – Liberator

Liberator_LegPress

This is a compact and versatile commercial strength training system. It is a functional fitness jungle gym built with quality and durability, making it a long-lasting option for your garage gym. This multi-gym helps to maintain your budget and provide you with a full-body workout. The equipment can fit in smaller spaces because it is not one station, but four stations in one. 

This jungle gym features:

  • 1″ pillow block bearings on the press arm.
  • Three 200 lb. weight stacks.
  • Three weight stacks 200 lbs (91 kg) each

What makes this package great for garage gyms is that at least three people can use it at once, so the whole family can get a workout at the same time. 

This package can fit in tighter spaces where larger equipment can not. The compact design is less than eight square feet, including the optional leg press. 

 

CrossFit Home Gym Package

CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program that utilizes elements from several sports and types of exercise. If you love CrossFit or are looking for the ultimate way to get in shape, the CrossFit Home Gym Package is the perfect addition to your garage gym. It contains:

  • Olympic Weightlifting Bar – 45lbs, 7ft, 28mm Diameter
  • 230lb Bumper plate set – Pairs of 10’s, 25’s, 35’s, 45’s
  • 2 Kettlebells – 35 lb, 53 lb
  • 1 Pair of Wood Gymnastic Rings
  • 1 Dynamax Medicine ball – 20lbs
  • 1 Ab Mat
  • 1 Speed Jump Rope
  • 1 pair of spring collars

The best part about this package is that it doesn’t take up as much room as complete strength training exercise equipment, but offers a CrossFit strength program.  While CrossFit is usually a more cardio-centric exercise program, it does have strength training benefits without the need for lots of space. 

This package is ideal for those who already have a complete set of strength training exercise equipment but are looking for an alternative exercise routine that packs a punch. 

 

Panatta Monolith Jungle Machine + Joint Bar + 4 Station Multi Gym 

Panatta Monolith Jungle Machine Joint Bar 4 Station 1MTH115 1MTH119 1MTH112

For garages that don’t have a lot of space to spare, this package offers the biggest bang for its buck. This multifunctional machine can train multiple people at once and is great for the whole family. It includes:

  • LAT Machine bar
  • Multi-exercise bar
  • 2 Triceps Pressdown bar
  • 1 Triceps straight bar

You’ll see this set in many commercial gyms because it’s high-quality and long-lasting, making it the perfect addition to your garage gym. 

 

Olympic Weightlifting Economy Set

The Olympic Weightlifting Economy set features complete weightlifting equipment at an affordable price. The set contains:

  • Olympic Weightlifting Bar – 45lbs, 7ft, 28mm Diameter
  • 160lb Bumper Plate Set –  Pairs of 10’s, 25’s, 45’s
  • 1 pair of spring collars
  • 1 Kettlebells- 35lb
  • 1 Dynamax Medicine ball – 20lbs
  • 1 Ab Mat

If you don’t have a lot of room to spare in your garage gym or are looking for an inexpensive way to incorporate more strength training equipment into your exercise regime, this set will help you build muscle and strength like an Olympic weightlifter. 

 

Top Brands for Commercial Multi-Gym Equipment

Investing in Multi-Gym equipment for your gym is a great way to save you lots of money while providing quality work-out equipment for your members and guests. The best way for gym owners to get more bang for their buck is to optimize their current space with multi-gyms. These pieces don’t take up a lot of space and can be used by multiple people at once for an effective workout.

Here are the top brands for Commercial Multi-Gym Equipment:

Panatta

These products are made with the highest quality in Italy and offer unique design and care to details. The Panatta Monolith series is perfect for gym owners who need effective gym equipment for a variety of workouts but doesn’t want it to take up a lot of space. Made with the environment in mind, these products are made with recyclable material and paddings are created with eco-leather. If saving space is important to you, Monolith is sleek in design and compact so that you can save space while providing your customers with quality exercise equipment.

Monoliths adhere to the structure of the body to target muscles during complex movements while loads are distributed according to the trajectory of movement of the user’s body. With a pre-load lever, any type of user can use this equipment without stress on the joints while the progressive load increase system allows for increases of 2.5 kg. The Monolith’s back and seat provide the user with the correct positioning and pantograph movement for fluidity and precision. Whether you’re using a 4 stack or an 8 stack monolith, you’ll be able to fit multiple people at just one unit for different strength training exercises.

Life Fitness Signature Series

The Signature Series from Life Fitness also offers a compact design that will fit in any gym. It’s plate-loaded and creates a natural feeling and effective workouts to help target muscles with ease. With cable motion, these jungle gyms offer multi-dimensional strength training based on the natural path of motion of the user that provides effective strength training along with balance and stability. If you’re looking for a piece of work-out equipment that can fit many people and they can perform the different exercises using just one product, you can find a Life Fitness Signature Series from a 4 to a 12 stack.

Muscle D

Multi-Stations from Muscle D are durable and use high-quality materials and commercial-grade steel to provide products that last a long time in your gym. Perfect for circuits, group personal training, and individual workouts, these compact multi-stations can also fit under low ceilings, unlike many other jungle gyms. Because they are so compact, you can put it in a space that other multi-stations cannot go, allowing you to optimize your current gym space while providing your members with a unit that allows more than one person to get quality work out. Because it is designed for multiple simultaneous users, Muscle D’s multi-stations allow you to save space and money because you don’t have to purchase individual products that target the same muscles.

 

Transform Your Home Gym with These 3 Pieces of Home Gym Equipment

If you already have a home gym or are thinking of creating one, you have to think about space and equipment. Many homeowners choose to use the basement or a spare bedroom for their gym and don’t have enough space for the many pieces of equipment they want. It’s important to make your purchases while considering your physical needs and space-restraint as well as your budget. Purchasing many pieces of home gym equipment separately can be costly, but there are a few products out there that offer combination-style workouts to help you maximize your space.

Here are 3 pieces that will transform your home gym while using minimum space:

Life Fitness G4 Home Gym

If you’re looking to add some strength training to your work-out, this piece of equipment will fit perfectly in any home gym. It’s compact and designed with dual pivot pec/reverse arms and a mid pulley, lat pulldown and low row bars, to provide you with a lot of options when it comes to your upper-body workout. Not only is the G4 ergonomically designed to mimic your body’s natural path of motion, it has an adjustable back to ensure correct posture. This piece of equipment allows you to maximize your space while ensuring you the ability to perform multiple exercises using just this one piece. You can switch off your exercises day-to-day from chest to triceps.

Life Fitness G7 Home Gym

This home gym is similar to the G4, but offers almost a limitless amount of exercises and customization. It comes with video guidance and a guide so that you can get started with exercises that target specific places of your body. You’ll build strength with Cable Motion that helps you build balance, stability, and power. You’ll be able to directly target these areas, abdominal/obliques, biceps, chest, legs, power body, shoulder and back, and triceps. Like the Life Fitness G4, this home gym also has an adjustable back for correct positioning and an ergonomic design to mimic your body’s natural path of motion, helping to reduce strain. No matter which workout you’re doing with this multi-functional equipment, you can do it almost anywhere in your house because of its compact design.

StarTrac E-TC TreadClimber

If you want the benefits of a treadmill, stepper, and elliptical, but just don’t have a lot of room for each of these three different machines, the StarTrac E-TC TreadClimber is the perfect piece of equipment for your home gym if you’re looking for a great workout that burns calories. Getting a great cardio exercise and burning calories is easier than never before with 9 workout programs to help you shed pounds as you walk. With a split-deck that rises and falls to help you get a longer stride that burns more calories, you can also monitor your heart rate and adjust the intensity of your workout. This machine also adjusts depending on your heart rate to provide you with a work out that keeps you going without tiring you out. This is a durable machine built to last and you’ll have it in your home gym for years to come, saving you time and money since you don’t have to purchase a treadmill, stepper, and elliptical separately.

 

Choosing Exercise Equipment for Your Home Gym

Home Gym

You can launch a successful exercise program right at home with the right exercise equipment. While health club memberships bloom, home exercise equipment are viable solutions to not only customize your exercise regimen but also improve your results.

Isotonic exercise equipment

Isotonic exercise provides constant tension on the muscles throughout the workout, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of regular exercise while improving your bone, muscle, and heart health.

Isotonic exercise is known to help improve bone density and have a positive impact on bone health. Isotonic exercises are noted to help ameliorate symptoms associated with osteoporosis, which is a disease that causes a progressive loss of bone density.

Isotonic exercises can significantly strengthen muscles and improve balance. Increasing muscle strength prevents injury, as well as avoiding overexertion of the muscles that can be as damaging. If you push your muscles beyond its limit, it can cause pressure on the joints, which can result in muscle tears. Isotonic exercises strengthen and lengthen without the risk of injury. Equipment like the Freeweight HP allows for isotonic exercise but with comfort and maximum safety. Preloaded levers allow for stress-free joints, with a gas assisted backrest for easy adjustment.

Treadmills

Treadmills allow you to enjoy the benefits of running while being stationary. They are simple, affordable, and highly effective at burning excess calories. Stay away from manual treadmills — they’re not suitable for running, and your endurance will eventually outgrow it.

Elliptical Trainers

The elliptical trainer can help target several muscle groups at once, making it a piece of highly efficient home equipment. Elliptical trainers are designed with an adjustable resistance mechanism, to help improve caloric expenditure. More advanced models can be used in reverse mode, targeting even more isolated muscle groups.

A weighted jump rope

Jump ropes tend to be overlooked — some people think that jump ropes are a children’s toy and aren’t a serious type of home gym equipment. However, you can burn hundreds of calories with the right jump rope. A weighted jump rope will add more resistance. So you will feel like you’re actually working out and not just enjoying jumping.

Should I Buy Used or New Equipment?

The best home gym equipment can last several years with the proper maintenance. While buying used equipment can be tempting due to the lower price tag, realize that you might be buying equipment that is improperly calibrated and can potentially be dangerous within the home. There are fasteners, belts, and weights that need to be calibrated regularly and you will not be able to ascertain the level of calibration in used equipment. Premium, top of the line, Italian-made elliptical trainers, recumbent exercise bikes, steppers and climbers, and arc trainers, can last several years, especially when bought from a quality vendor like PrimoFitness.

Ultimate Guide on Strength Machine Workouts for Women

 

Gym Equipment for Women

Whether you have recently acquired a new strength machine or purchased used exercise equipment on sale, it’s essential to have a plan to make the most out of them. Navigating through the wide selection of heavy machines with different labels can be intimidating. What adjustments can be made on the equipment? How far can I push my body? There are some general guidelines you can use to make the best out of your heavy machine workout regimen.

Some of the collective strength machines include:

  • Seated leg press machine to help with the glutes and quads.
  • Leg press machine with free weight
  • Leg extension machine
  • Dip and assisted pull-up machine
  • Lat pulldown machine
  • Chest press machines
  • Seated cable row and shoulder press

Basic Guide and Setting of the Equipment

Machines are solely designed to control your movement within a specific range. Instead of confining your movements, they make each rotation, lift, pull or push relatively more comfortable. Therefore manufacturers make sure they accommodate each exerciser by providing different settings.

  • Machine manual and instructions

It’s important to go through the instruction panel on each machine before starting. The panel explains the muscle groups that will be worked on depending on the adjustment setting. When in doubt, you can read these instructions from time to time.

  • Adjustment points

The adjustment points on most heavy machines are brightly colored. Due to the variance in the size of individuals, manufacturers include the adjustment points in their equipment. These adjustment points can be found behind the seat and chair backs. Depending on the workout; upper or lower body, you can adjust these points appropriately.

  • Testing the range of motion

The range of movement depends on the type of workout and the size of the exerciser. For selectorized equipment, you can come up with a viable weight you can lift. If unsure of the process, start with the lightest weights and gradually increase.

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Maximizing Each Workout

It’s essential to use a weight that feels challenging. Perform a set of reps and push yourself on the last two reps. If you are having trouble getting past five to nine reps, lighten the weights.

  • Keep the movements steady

Avoid starting at full range momentum or swinging your body. Aim at regulating the lifting and lowering phases. Each movement should take at least two seconds with the stopping points fairly within the same point.

  • Controlling your Breathing

Exhale when lifting and inhale while lowering the weights. You want to maintain your breathing at a steady pace, and you can do this by merely inhaling while lowering and exhaling while lifting.

Start with basic compound exercises

Compound exercises target different types of muscle groups. For instance, the leg press, chest press, and assisted pull up. When you are comfortable with compound exercises, you can advance to isolated exercises like leg curls, bicep, and triceps machines.

Gym Machine Names: Can you name them all?

Gym Equipment Names

Gym equipment names can be confusing, and in most cases, you may not be able to tell the role of each machine. Knowledge of these names is essential especially for a person who wishes to establish a gym at their homes. Since these machines are costly, it is advisable to look for used exercise equipment for sale when setting up your gym.

Gym equipment are numerous and can be broadly grouped into three categories. These are:

  • Cardiovascular machines
  • Resistance machines and
  • Free weight equipment

Cardiovascular machines

Cardiovascular top of the line machines are mainly used to facilitate aerobics, relieving stress and also minimizing the effects of depression. Below are some of the cardiovascular machines you will never miss in a gym and you may add on your own home gym equipment.

  • The treadmill: it enables one to practice running or even walking at a given pace primarily to strengthen the lungs.
  • Rowing machine: it offers a great way to exercise the whole body especially to work the lungs.
  • Elliptical machine: it stimulates a running motion which has no impact on your knee joints and also involves the arms to ensure a full body workout.
  • Recumbent bike: this Italian-made machine ensures a fantastic minimal impact form of cardio which provides extra comfort as well as back support, unlike an upright bike.

Resistance machines

Resistance machines are meant to strengthen the muscles. They come in different shapes, sizes, and style but they all function on the same principle. Some use a series of cables while others use hydraulic resistance. Below are the commonly used resistance machines:

  • Leg press machine: they are designed to effectively exercise all the lower body muscles while protecting the joints at the same time.
  • Hack squat machine: this machine is designed to enable you to perform a squatting movement while more emphasis is on thighs to develop them.
  • Leg extension machine: it helps you to isolate the quads by yourself and either tone them, strengthen them or even a combination of both.
  • Seated calf machine: it offers a fantastic way to develop and isolate the calf muscles.
  • Lat pull-down machine: these machines mainly focus on the back muscles but also the forearms.

Free weight equipment

These are machines that one can hold with the hand and pick up. Their essence is to make your body works against gravity as pick the object. They include:

  • Standard barbell: this is a long bar used as a loading platform for various weight plates.
  • Olympic barbell: an Olympic barbell works like a regular barbell, but it can handle excessive loads due to its premium quality.
  • Fixed weight dumbbell: this is a handheld weight that one can use to perform unlimited exercises with.
  • Climbing rope: it is used for developing lower and upper body strength while focusing on every core aspect and lower and upper body muscles.

The takeaway

The above-mentioned gym equipment are just a sample of the many machines you are likely to find in a gym. With regular training, you will be able to learn much other equipment as you gain confidence in how to use them.

Gym Workouts: 5 Strength Machines Every Beginner Should Use

 

Strength Machines

We all live in a world where it is more convenient to pick up the phone and order fast food compared to preparing a healthy snack yourself. However, people started noticing the benefit of eating healthy and exercising daily. Going to the gym to do workouts to stay fit has become a normal thing.

There is hardly any negative benefit of going to the gym. Being active helps you boost body metabolism, provides strength to the muscles, regulation or blood sugar levels, improve blood circulation and protects the body against disease, amongst others.

But, we also live in a world where we need to work to survive, so there is hardly any time for us to visit the gym. Primo Fitness, a premier seller of used gym equipment is encouraging people to workout at home using their high-end equipment that are durable and effective. This will not only save you the hustle of going to the gym and wellness centers, but will give you the benefit of being fit and healthy at the convenience of your own home. Primo Fitness is a powerhouse of a range of gym equipment for sale.

Below are some machines that every beginner should use:

Treadmill

This is an equipment for aerobic exercising—running to be precise. It is house indoors, which makes a person easy to exercise as there is not wind resistance that would have been in nature. Exercising on a treadmill helps you lose weight, improves blood circulation, boosts moods, strengthens your heart and body muscles and is a stress reliever.

Also a good read: 5 Different Ways to Use a Treadmill

Rowing Machines

It is a full body workout equipment that generally helps stretch out and exercise your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, triceps, soleus, wrist flexor muscles and erector spine. You ideally sit on its trailer, hold rowing stroke drive and pull back and forth as your work your body out.

Indoor Cycles

This is ideal for legs and hip exercises. The cycles are designed with heavily weighted wheel where a person is expected to exert pressure or a lot of resistance for the wheel to spin round. It helps improve joints flexibility, tone the lower body, weight loss, building muscle strength and body resilience.

Weights

Primo Fitness has a variety of premium weights tools from dumbbells, weighted stacks to weight bars. These are used during cardio exercising, great in building muscles, increase body endurance and stability. The mass for each tool varies; you will need to pick what you can hold, then increase the weight as your endurance improves.

Read also: How To Use Strength Machines

Exercise Mat

It’s a comfortable surface for your indoor home exercises. Your lie on it and do various exercises from squats, press-ups, planks, lunges, and bicycle crunches among many others. These are exercises you can do comfortably from your home; a high quality exercise mat is a key input to ensure you are comfortable.

Primo Fitness is a hub of these and many other top of the line used exercise equipment and strength training machines that can be used not only by beginners but also for those who regularly exercise their body.

Their home equipment gym for sale are high quality, durable and efficient in use. Besides, they also customize the design and outlook as per the customer’s preference. In excess of these, Primo Fitness provides for the logistics, installation and equipment appraisal. 

Are Recumbent Bikes Good for Weight Loss?

Recumbent Bikes

Stationary bikes such as the recumbent exercise bike enable people with low back issues and other physical limitations such as weak knee joints to keep fit. They are safer compared to other electronic fitness equipment for people with cardiovascular issues because they have a low impact on cardiovascular activity. Recumbent bikes are also more comfortable as your posture on the machine does not interfere with the natural alignment of your spine.

So what is a recumbent bike?

A recumbent bike enables people with lower back problems to exercise comfortably as compared to upright bikes that put riders with back and hamstring issues in a painful position The weight of the rider is spread over a large area including the buttocks and the back which makes it more comfortable compared to the upright bike. With this high-end bike, you are less likely to slouch.

Benefits of Recumbent Bikes

1. No pain in the lower back during exercise

Do you experience buttock pain after riding a bicycle the whole day? Then, a recumbent bike is the best option for you because it has a bigger seats that allow you to sit comfortably throughout the exercise. You will never have buttock pain with a recumbent bike.

2. You can multitask because your hands are free

You cannot lose your balance because of the reclining posture you assume on the recumbent bike. This is advantageous because you do not have to grab something with your hands to maintain your position: your hands are free! You can decide to do other things during the workout such as reading a book or texting a friend without having worries of falling.

3. They are good for people with neurological complications

Due to the comfortable posture that one assumes in the recumbent exercise bike, it is the preferred form of exercise for people with neurological conditions. You are less likely to fall or lose balance when using recumbent bikes due to your reclining position. It can be used by people who are beginning the fitness program.

4. They target a majority of major muscles

A recumbent bike provides excellent exercise to body muscles because pedaling while in the reclining position directly impacts the hamstring, abs, gluteus maximus, calves, and hip muscles. You will undoubtedly be fit when you use this bike.

Primo Fitness recumbent bikes are an excellent choice for beginners as well as people with low back problems because they are more comfortable and easy to operate compared to other form exercises.

However, its impact on weight is similar to other forms of exercises such as upright biking and treadmilling because great results require significant effort. Unless you are willing to work out consistently, you will never achieve your health goals!

Panatta Gym Equipment: Top 5 Machines

By now, you have figured out that Panatta offers the best gym equipment in the market. If you are starting a gym or replacing old equipment with new ones, you will need to prioritize the equipment you purchase. Basing on different space limitations, optimum gym visualization, and maintenance, here are the top five Panatta gym equipment you should consider.

Freeweight HP Plate Loaded Line

This plate loaded unit from Panatta is nothing short of essential when it comes to exercise of major muscle groups. Incredible details and thoughtful design make it easy to load and unload. Easy access allows members to work from start to finish without stopping.

Working out when they need to and where they need to. Panatta plate loaded equipment combines functional performance required by the full range of exercisers. The freeweight high-performance plate loaded equipment sufficiently meets the needs of strong users courtesy of the durable frames that resist the pressure.

Panatta SEC Pulley Row

The seated cable row is one of the popular workouts in the gym. What better way to maximize your shredding and gain routine than using the pulley row from the Panatta series. This rower is not only flexible in terms of the design, but its prices are even more flexible.

The SEC machines come in an assortment of designs all highly refined to get your cardio health upswing. Using the right pulley rower can a go a long way in making sure you get the best out of the immense you put to your workout.

Woodway 4FRONT Treadmill

When looking for equipment to fit to your home gym or your facility, some equipment feel more like torture machines than work out machines. Nonetheless, you can never go wrong with Panatta Woodway 4FRONT treadmill.

With a ton of excellent features, it’s an excellent treadmill for those road races preparations. The treadmills consist of many shock-absorbing slats which reduce the impact of the shock on muscles and joints. The rubberized slats make each run a luxury.

Arc Trainers

With the right program, all you need is the right arc trainer equipment. With the Arc trainers from Panatta, you are likely to have a workout from before. The machines are designed to provide an effective exercise without causing exertion to your muscles.

The advanced biomechanics incorporated in the design of these machines make them a great companion for beginners and professional athletes. Some of the best programs to include when using these arc trainers include:

  • General fitness for those trying out the cardio world
  • Heart health maintenance and recovery
  • Maximum strength and muscle building routine
  • Circuit training combining upper body exercises with cardio
  • Off track cross training

See more: Compact home gym equipment

Steppers and Climbers

These machines which stimulate the effect of climbing stairs are great for those leg day workouts. The steppers and climbers from Panatta come in a wide range of designs. The list comprises of financially friendly and uniquely designed equipment.

The standard features consist of adjustable handlebars and pulley systems that operate under tension. With the right tension level and zero risks of tipping Panatta climbers and steppers are the perfect companions for upper and lower body workouts.

 

Premium Equipment Your Gym Needs in 2019

Health departments encourage everyone to exercise regularly. If you have the budget to spend for your own home gym and want to get only the best, consider these Italian-made and premium Panatta gym equipment.

It’s definitely a good idea that you can exercise comfortably in your own gym regularly to stay fit and healthy. You’ll find some of the premium equipment your gym needs in 2019.

Panatta Sports Freeweight HP Plate Loaded Line

Freeweight HP is designed to develop power, speed, and strength. This makes it perfect training equipment for many famous international athletes. Freeweight High-Performance isotonic equipment is among the best joint biomechanics that offers maximum safety and comfort.

Its main biomechanical advantages include:

  • Physiological motion planes
  • Constant and well-balanced tension when in full motion
  • Joint centers are correctly positioned
  • It has counterweights that make the lifted weights real
  • Gas assisted backrest/seat adjustment

Panatta Freeweight HP include:

Panatta Monolith Line

You cannot talk about Panatta without mentioning Monolith. This Italian-made equipment is uniquely designed, and its biomechanics are excellent. The main features that capture the attention of many includes:

  • The Italian design
  • Environment-friendly materials and recyclable components
  • Space-saving features
  • Biomechanical uniqueness
  • Gas-assisted seat and backrest adjustments

Examples of Panatta Monolith equipment include:

Also check: Where to buy home gym equipment

Panatta Fit Evo Line

Their design is modern and has high-quality materials for 27 benches and 53 machines. The main features for Evo line equipment include:

  • Seating and back support
  • CAMS to optimize load tension as one exercise
  • Panatta made padding to maximize functioning and ergonomics during exercise

Examples of the Evo line equipment include Panatta Fit Evo pulley row, torsion machine, hip thrust, peck back, Olympic flat bench, chin and dip, and sissy squat.

Panatta SEC line

You will notice the strength of this equipment immediately you set your eyes on them. SEC: Panatta biometrics quality correlates well with its price. You will find a complete set of 10 benches and 32 machines.

Some of the Panatta SEC line equipment that should not miss in your gym includes; Panatta SEC pulley row, vertical chest convergent, triceps machine, high low pulley, horizontal leg press, and rowing machine to mention a few.

Takeway

Now that you’re familiar with these top-of-the-line equipment for your home gym, you can now decide which ones you need for your workout routines.

 

Finding the Best Prices on Gym Equipment for Sale

If you run a fitness equipment business or you are thinking of starting one, then you have to think of how you can find your gym equipment for sale at the lowest price possible, without having to compromise on matters quality. Unfortunately, the existence of many unreliable dealers in the industry can make things quite difficult for you.

However, with a little research and proper understanding of the market and the products you are looking for, it’s possible to find high-quality fitness equipment for sale, at relatively lower prices and make good profits after selling them. Below is a rundown of some tips you can count on in finding the best prices on gym equipment for sale.

Know what you are looking for

First, you have to understand that there are different types of gym equipment: bikes, elliptical, and treadmills among others. Their prices differ, and therefore, it is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with their prices and their basic features. If a given product is costing more for features that are not necessary, buying a simpler inexpensive one might be better for business.

Shop Online

Online stores have the advantage of lower cost of operation, and therefore, they are usually in a good position to sell their products at a relatively lower price compared to your local stores. Besides, they often run promotions that you can take advantage of when you are shopping for professional gym equipment for sale. Thus, by buying your products online, you can make significant savings and enhance your bottom line.

Buy in Bulk

Buying in bulk is probably the most effective way of ensuring that you minimize the cost at which you are getting your products. For instance, it can enable you to buy at wholesale prices. Furthermore, it can help you to reduce the shipping cost and enjoy great discounts if the store you are buying from is offering such discounts.

Buy from reputable Dealers

When it comes to shopping for fitness equipment for sale, quality is one of the most critical factors to think of. If you buy cheap products from unreliable dealers, they may disappoint your customers and ruin the reputation of your business. Luckily, you can deal with this apparent problem by buying from reliable dealers.

Such dealers have what it takes to buy directly from manufacturers and sell at the lowest price possible. Besides, their products come with warranties, and therefore, the quality of what you are buying will be guaranteed.

The Takeaway

In conclusion, it is clear that finding the best prices on gym equipment for sale is not always easy. It calls for serious research and an adequate understanding of the market. It is also apparent that you can make significant savings by buying in bulks from reliable online stores.

If you are looking for a place to buy fitness equipment for sale, Primo Fitness is your best bet. We are one of the world’s best when it comes to the provision of new and used gym equipment at wholesale prices. Get in touch with us today for any inquiries on our company and products.

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