• Exercise Machines

    Workout from your house with the Beverly Hills Fitness Supreme Pilates Pro

    July 13th, 2015

    Beverly Hills Fitness Supreme Pilates Pro SPP089 is a high quality trap table with a foldable base pad that also has a toning tower to adjust for Ballet Barre workouts. It comes with 5 DVD workouts featuring Barre, Pilates, Yoga, and Cardio. The machine comes fully assembled, just pop on the wheels, and is delivered […]

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    Body By Jake Ab Scissor Ultra -Rock hard abs or epic fail?

    June 18th, 2015

    The BODY BY JAKE AB SCISSOR ULTRA is a 2-in-1 scissor crunch machine for targeting and isolating your abdominal muscles. It firms and flattens lower abs, tones and tightens upper abs, and carves away love handles while using your own body weight for resistance. There are 5 resistance levels and the machine folds and rolls […]

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    Best Fitness Folding Weight Bench Is An Affordable Workout Bench

    February 22nd, 2011

    Small product picture of folding weight benches.

    Fitness fads come and go in America, and as much as we may hate to admit it we have all fallen for at least one of these crazy fads. Aside from those crazy things like Jazzercise and Step Aerobics, staying fit and sculpting an attractive body is still a major part of millions of individuals’ lives. Millions of Americans enroll at gyms both large and small around the country, but many never think to build their own home gym to save time and money. The best way to start a home gym is with a reliable centerpiece like the Best Fitness Bench. This folding weight bench is a multi-position bench for conducting free weight workouts with dumbbells and barbells.

    The adjustable bench from Best Fitness features five different positions ranging from a 10 degree decline to a 70 degree incline. Constructed with a powder-coated finish and 1.75 inch upholstered pad, the weight lifting bench is both reliable and comfortable. Best Finish doesn’t have the market cornered when it comes to adjustable benches, but it does have advantages over other models. While there are less expensive models and others with an even wider range of motion, this incline and decline weight bench appears better constructed than others. The overwhelming majority of online reviewers were in favor of the adjustable bench from Best Finish. Those who objected to its design were those individuals of a larger stature who felt unstable during their workouts on this bench, citing a design that was too short and narrow. As a result, this portable home weight bench may not be the perfect tool for everyone, especially for those individuals of a larger stature. Aside from physical limitations, the adjustable bench from Best Finish would be a great starting point for any home gym.

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    Apex Produces A Portable And Heavy Duty Discount Flat Weight Bench

    February 18th, 2011

    Small product picture of flat weight benches.

    Those individuals who are interested in building a home gym should make sure that they have all the basics to build a good home gym around. This begins and ends with a reliable flat bench to use. A good flat bench is the platform that can support a number of different exercise routines to help build and sculpt a better body. The Apex JD2.2 Flat Bench is one of the most affordable and well constructed options out there. While simple in its design, the Apex Flat Weight Bench is nevertheless a solidly constructed. The bench features a 2 1/4-inch x 1-inch square heavy duty steel tube frame design supporting a usable bench measuring 43in x 12in.

    The bench provides a comfortable surface with deluxe upholstery. Finding a useful flat bench for a home gym is as easy as finding cereal at the grocery store, there are a number of different options available. While there are more advanced models, or ones with a flashier design; they all come with a higher price tag. At the same time, cheaper models than the Apex JD2.2 Flat Bench are just that, cheap. Many online reviewers found that the Apex weight lifting bench delivered a great value for the price. Not all of the reviews were positive however as many questioned the construction of their bench. The most common complaint was of bad welds leading to weak units, or slanted weight benches that were uncomfortable and unsafe. Building a home gym can be expensive, but can pay off in the end in the form of membership costs saved. The Apex Flat Bench is the perfect addition for any beginner building up their first home gym.

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    The Bowflex Adjustable Weight Bench Has Six Different Positions

    February 16th, 2011

    Small product picture of bowflex adjustable weight benches.

    Over the course of the last decade, Bowflex has established itself as the premier name in home fitness equipment. Anyone building a home gym centered on Bowflex equipment knows their name is synonymous with quality. Now one of the latest offerings from Bowflex can be yours with the Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Bench Series 5.1. The adjustable Bowflex SelectTech bench has been specially designed for use with the Bowflex SelectTech dumbbell systems and offers a wide range of exercise options. With an adjustable bench that easily switches from 17 degrees declined to 90 degrees inclined, users can move fluidly from exercise to the next.

    The ergonomic design of the incline or decline weight bench promotes good posture while exercising, helping to avoid injury in the process while focusing the work on the proper muscle groups. Bowflex is so proud of the sturdy design of this unit that they offer a 30 year warranty on the frame; now that is confidence! While the Bowflex SelectTech bench was designed for use with the Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells, it is not necessary to own this adjustable bench to use those weights. At nearly $250, the Bowflex weight lifting bench is significantly more expensive than even older models from Bowflex, meaning there are better deals to be found that don’t require a sacrifice in overall quality. The majority of online reviewers were pleased with their Bowflex SelectTech adjustable bench, but it appeared to be less of a hit among serious weight lifters. Many users complained of poor construction with their unit and stability issues that gave them great concern.

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    Under Your Desk Stamina InStride Mini Exercise Bike Delivers

    January 6th, 2011

    Product review of a mini exercise bike.

    The Stamina InStride Cycle XL is a great workout system that operates as a seatless-exercise bike. Although it may appear different at first glance, the mini exercise bike is small and compact, saving space and money. With the health benefits that cycling has to offer, this mini exercise bike is a great way to improve health while being able to use the bike anywhere. The design ditches the seat, making this machine super portable and easy to use. To use the mini exercise bike, simply sit in a chair or lie on the floor, slip the feet through the pedals and cycle away. The rubber straps lock the feet in so that you have a secure grip the entire workout.

    Plus you have option to pedal in forward or backward positions. If you feel tired, you can rest your legs and slip your arms through the machine instead, giving your upper body a workout as well. Although the compact exercise bike has great reviews, many of them are mixed with product owners at both ends of the spectrum. Online reviews agree that the portable exercise bike is easy to use and perfect for quick cardiovascular workouts, especially with the portability of the machine. However, some online reviews have had trouble with the bike, saying that it has a poor design and lacks durability. Overall, these mini exercise bikes are a great buy, perfect for short workouts that are intended to strengthen the body, lower the metabolism and increase flexibility.

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    Exercise In Comfort With This Schwinn Recumbent Exercise Bike

    January 4th, 2011

    Product review of a schwinn recumbent exercise bike.

    It’s no secret that part of a healthy lifestyle is regular exercise. The Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike makes keeping a fitness routine easy as it allows you to exercise in the comfort of your own home without monthly memberships or fees. This bike has a lot of features, so here are the highlights. The Schwinn Recumbent Exercise Bike has sixteen resistance levels, and seventeen workout programs. Monitoring the heart rate can be done as the bike is telemetry-enabled with an integrated grip heart rate system. Measure your progress right on the easy to read and backlit console with the Schwinn Advantage workout tracking.

    The bike also features a twenty pound flywheel. The seat, which is part of a system that is padded, ergonomic with lumbar support, as well as the handles and console are all adjustable. Other nice features include a reading rack, a water bottle holder and storage space beneath the seat for magazines. It’s worth noting the maximum usage weight is 300 pounds. Consumers providing reviews of this Schwinn exercise bike online were overall pleased with the bike. It did seem that some people had difficulty comprehending the assembly and programming instructions included with the bike. However, the online community offers many tips and feedback that can be found helpful by other users. Overall, though, people really seemed to like these Schwinn Recumbent Bikes, its features and the at-home workout it provides.

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    The Compact Stamina 5325 Magnetic Resistance Upright Exercise Bike

    January 4th, 2011

    Product review of a upright exercise bike.

    The Stamina Magnetic Resistance Upright Exercise Bike is the perfect way to get the workout you deserve right from the convenience of your own home. Comfortable and easy to use, this upright exercise bike increases the metabolism to help you burn more calories and fat. Improving your lifestyle is a benefit of this bike, and you can achieve this without putting stress on your joints. The Upright Exercise Bike features six different workout programs to challenge yourself, as well as a magnetic resistance for smooth workouts. You can change the intensity or resistance at any point using the eight-step adjustable tension control.

    A sculpted, comfortable seat provides comfort and padding while pedaling and it can be adjusted to fit any frame. The controls are easy to read and let you know your current distance, time and speed, all while keeping you in your target heart rate zone. Going with a respected brand name is always a plus when it comes to exercise equipment, but reviews are comparable with the Schwinn exercise bikes and Stamina products cost less. Reviewers say they love the smooth, quiet operation and rave about the overall design and structure of the bike. On the downside, some reviewers feel that for the price, they could have went with a better quality bike, as the design lacks some features, such as pedal straps and a drink holder. In general, the Upright Exercise Bike is sturdy and quality-made, making your workouts all the more enjoyable and productive.

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