Popular Exercise Equipment

The market for exercise equipment is huge. There is such a variety of equipment to choose from that making a choice can be a difficult decision. Below we will discuss some of the popular exercise equipment available today.

The fitness of stability ball is a popular choice because for one reason the price is right. For less than $20 you can pick up a large sized ball. Another reason is that the stability ball is versatile and it is not as easy to use as you might think. You should try performing sit ups on the ball!

The ball can make exercises like sit ups and push ups less stressful on your joints. Allowing you to actually perform these exercises for once! If you have trouble doing an exercise like a squat then you can try placing the stability ball behind your back in the lower back region while standing against a wall. Then stand with your feet about shoulder width apart and push your bottom towards the wall while going into a squat. If you knees turn outwards place a rolled up towel in between your knees and concentrate on squeezing your knees together as you go down.

Many stability balls come with a DVD or a workout poster so you know exactly what exercises to perform with your new ball.

DVD’s and Fitness Programs are another extremely popular method of exercising from home. Tony Horton’s P90X is an example of a 90 day exercise program which has helped people achieve great results.

When looking for exercise DVD’s the top 10 listing at Amazon lists titles for workouts from the Biggest Loser, Prenatal workouts, Hip Hop Dancing, Dancing with the Stars and Dancing off inches with Sizzling Salsa.

For exercise equipment you have a long list of choices including items such as:

  • Chin up bars
  • Ab Wheels
  • Skipping Ropes
  • Kettle bells
  • Push Up equipment
  • Ab Chairs
  • Pedometers
  • Stationary bikes
  • Treadmills
  • Ankle weights
  • Rowing machines
  • Mountain bikes
  • Complete Home Gym Machines

Before deciding what exercise equipment you need think about your exercise routine and what you can realistically fit into your lifestyle. There is no point buying a complete home gym if you won’t use it that much.

A good option is to take a short gym membership and try out different machines and exercise equipment. When you have found something that you really enjoy you can consider buying it for your home.

Purchasing gym equipment can eventually be cheaper than going to a gym. Just make certain that you won’t mind working out alone. In the gym you have people around you who might just help keep you motivated.

With so many exercise options for equipment it is worthwhile to take your time and really think about what you will use the most and if the investment is truly worth it.