Exercise Toys for the Home Gym

Bowflex Blaze Home GymAre you lucky enough to be able to have your own home gym but are unsure of what exactly to put into it?  Or do you have enough space to work out in, but aren’t sure what exercise equipment will fit into your living space? Here are some exercise toys that will finally make your home gym complete.

If you have a home gym with a cable pulley, then there are many great exercise toys to add onto that.  One of them is a rope attachment. This makes triceps press downs easier to perform.  This is also great to replace a lat bar that is generally used for triceps press downs.

Other great exercise toys for the home gym are fun things such as yoga or exercise balls.  These help many aspects of your body, most important the core strength you build.  These balls can be used in combination with DVDs (that may or may not come with it) or they could also be used to create your own workout regimens. 

Yoga mats also make nice exercise toys for your home gym.  They come in many colors and sizes - you can pick them according to your taste and what you will be using them for.

An E-Z Bar is another great addition to your home gym.  In many fitness and exercise stores, these can be found for under $40.  The E-Z Bar allows you to enhance your workout as well as create a new one.  Curls can be interchanged with E-Z Bar Curls in order to work the biceps from a different angle.

Other great additions to a home gym include steps, various dumbbell sets, and stretch ropes. Exercise toys for the home gym come in all shapes and sizes. You just have to find the ones that are right for you.

If You Can Buy One Piece of Exercise Equipment, Get This!

Schwinn 840 TreadmillIf you’re on a budget but need just one piece of exercise equipment you can use day after day - get a treadmill. Treadmills are the best pieces of exercise equipment out there because everyone can use them to the degree that suits your cardiovascular needs. Believe it or not, treadmills are multi-use machines.

Treadmills can be used rain or shine – so no more weather excuses. You can take a long walk, quick run, or medium-length jog and be able to just jump off whenever you please instead of having to turn around and go back to where you came from.

This piece of exercise equipment is also helpful because it makes your heart stronger. When you run on the treadmill, your heart pumps out blood faster and faster - the more pumps, the stronger it gets. It’s been said that fitness is the best way to get healthy, that exercise will out-perform medicine in many cases.

A treadmill is a great piece of exercise equipment because it burns fat fast. According to experts across the country, the treadmill burns the most calories out of all other exercise equipment - beating out thing such as rowing machines, stair machines, and even the elliptical depending on how you use it.

Many may argue that these pieces of exercise equipment, while effective, may not be as good for you as a walk outdoors because they don’t give you the ups and downs of a normal road, but they’re mistaken.

Almost all treadmills that are sold now have resistance training (uphill, downhill slants) and have different workout options such as fat burner, marathon training, and more that will create a variety in your walking instead of just walking on a flat surface.

Zumba Combines Calorie Burn with Lots of Fun

ZumbaSeeking a calorie incinerator that’s both helpful and fun? Zumba is the workout for you!
Zumba is a Latin-style based workout with easy-to-follow dance steps to Spanish-style beats. This makes the workout fun - but what really makes it great is that it burns anywhere from 600-1000 calories per hour alone.

The word ‘Zumba’ derives from a Columbian phrase that means to move quickly and have fun. Zumba uses exciting and up-beat music with a cardiovascular exercise regimen. This creates aerobic dancing that is easy to learn, burns lots of calories, and tons of fun.

Zumba is becoming increasingly popular with people of all ages and sizes. When dancing during a Zumba class, it’s so easy to forget that you’re even burning any calories. This makes you able to exercise longer and, in turn, burn more calories.

If you’re wondering what exactly a Zumba class is like, it’s a combination of many things. It last about an hour to an hour and a half and it intertwines several different dancing styles.

The most popular are salsa, reggae, mamba, and meringue. Depending on what kind of instructor you get, he or she may or may not incorporate belly dancing into the class as well - which helps tone up your abs.

Although Zumba is super-fun and high energy, don’t think that it will be easy by any stretch of the imagination. Zumba is a full body workout and you’ll feel it the next day. If you have a lot of energy and enjoy learning dance moves, this is the fitness regimen for you.