How To: Maintain Exercise Bikes

Steps in Prolonging the Life of Your Fitness Exercise Bike Weather your exercise bike is in a home setting or a health club there are a few simple procedures that can save you money over the life of your piece of fitness equipment.  Exercise bikes are a little different than other fitness products, such as fitness treadmills, spin bikes, gym machines and so on.  Exercise bikes do not require as much attention to keep them looking good and performing at optimal … [Read more...]

How to: Maintain a Group Exercise Bike

Basic Steps for Increasing the Longevity of your Group Exercise Bike Weather you have a group exercise bike studio or one just for use in your home you can reduce costly repairs and keep your exercise bike looking great for many years.  Most of these steps are very basic and in the case of a group exercise room, the instructor can have the participants do most of these steps at the completion of their workout. Procedures to do After Each Use Dry the bike … [Read more...]

How To: Maintain Weight Training Equipment

How do I maintain my weight lifting equipment? If you own a health club or a home multigym, regular maintenance will preserve the appearance of the equipment, thus increasing re-sale value if you ever plan on replacing the unit.  It will also keep the equipment safe, because you will be able to identify problems before they end up damaging the equipment or a user.  Most of these procedures can be completed by an individual person, but there are companies … [Read more...]

How To: Maintain a Fitness Treadmill

How do I keep my Fitness Treadmill working in tip-top shape?    A home fitness treadmill or a commercial treadmill in a health club is not only an investment of your hard-earned money, but it is also an investment into your health.  You want your fitness equipment performing at it's best not only to prolong the life of your unit, but also to prolong your good health.  Weather you have a treadmill in your home, business, or health club most basic … [Read more...]

Commercial Fitness Equipment for Your Home Gym. What You Need To Know First.

Considerations Before Purchasing Commercial Exercise Equipment for Home Purchasing commercial fitness equipment for your home can be a very daunting task.  Weather it is new, a demo unit, remanufactured, refurbished, serviced, or used a piece of commercial exercise equipment it will give you years of service and a "feel" like you are in a health club.  Commercial Fitness Equipment is designed for use in some of the most unforgiving exercise environments … [Read more...]

What is the Definition of Remanufactured Fitness Equipment?

A Look at What Remanufactured Fitness Equipment is Remanufactured Fitness Equipment is the top of the food chain in the used fitness equipment family.  It is ahead of Used Fitness Equipment that is sold "as is".  It's also ahead of Serviced Fitness Equipment and Refurbished Fitness Equipment.  A fully remanufactured piece of fitness equipment will look and function like a new unit.  This is the best way to buy commercial exercise machines without paying a … [Read more...]

What are the Differences Between Elliptical Exercise Machines?

The Rise of the Elliptical Cross Trainer There is no doubt that Elliptical Cross Trainers are one of the most popular pieces of aerobic fitness equipment on the market.  From an obscure and strange looking experiment in the early 1990's to a category that will give fitness treadmills a run for their money, so to speak.  Elliptical Cross Trainers come in a total body motion in which you hold onto handles that move the arms along with the legs and lower body … [Read more...]

Where Should I Go To Purchase Discounted Fitness Equipment?

How do I Purchase Discounted Fitness Equipment? Often times when people build a home gym or are in the process of building a health club they will look for discounted fitness equipment. There are a number of ways to obtain this equipment including: purchasing it from an existing health club that is going out of business purchasing it from a bank that has an expired lease purchasing it from a foreclosure-typically from a bank or leasing … [Read more...]

Strength Training and Body Composition. What are My Fitness Equipment Options?

Background on Strength Training  Just about anyone who has watched a news program or picked up a magazine in the checkout isle of the supermarket has seen or heard about the benefits of cardiovascular exercise on body composition and overall health.  What you seldom hear is the benefits of strength training.  Most people hear strength training and images of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Bonds, and professional athletes with big muscles come to mind.  What … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Choose a Home Fitness Treadmill

Treadmills are One of the Most Popular Pieces of Fitness Equipment With that being said, there are going to be many different styles, quality levels, and looks to choose from.  Time and time again research has shown that treadmills are the most effective way to burn calories on a piece of fitness equipment.  Types of Fitness Treadmills Folding - These are treadmills that have a pivot point that allows the unit to fold up into itself to help conserve floor … [Read more...]