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Home Gym, Treadmills, Ellipticals and Weight Lifting Equipment
Below are some of our favorite pieces of Home Gym Equipment, Treadmills, Ellipticals and Stationary Bikes.
Each one is intended for a specific type of end user. I am more of a free weight user than machine but if I was going to use a "home gym" setup these would be my choices. They will all build muscle if you use them. Depending on your level and seriousness, there is something here for everyone. Each of the links you see has more selection than we have shown, so use this page as a guide to the type of Home Gym Equipment that might suit your needs.
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Body-Solid Powerline PHG1000W Home Gym (USA Orders Only), Free Shipping! The absolute perfect multi station at home gym. Versatile, dependable and affordable. Built to the same high standards as the above pieces. Aimed at the true home gym environment. A great piece for getting into shape. Hits all the major requirements for lifters and fitness enthusiasts without costing a lot. I highly recommend this piece for families interested in developing good fitness habits at an early age. Click here for a larger image
Weider C 700 Home Gym The Weider® C 700 provides you with the ultimate home gym experience. Perform countless muscle building exercises and get a great total body workout-all in the comforts of your own home. An Olympic Width Smith Machine allows you to do perfect squats and presses. A Preacher pad comfortably isolates your biceps and forearms. A Pull-up Station is great for building lats, biceps and forearms; all of these exercise stations and many more will help keep you in shape for years to come.
Gold's Gym® Power Flex™ The all-new Gold's Gym® Power Flex™ features three muscle-peaking gravity resistance workout stations you would expect to find only in a health club. And it's fully loaded with more standard resistance than any home gym on television. If you've ever had to stop your routine to change weight between exercises, you'll really appreciate Automatic Resistance Control. ARC lets you change resistance on the fly, with the touch of a button, so you can work out faster and more efficiently. And you can change resistance in one-pound increments for precise, personalized results. Plus, the ARC computer counts your reps and sets, freeing you to focus on proper form. It's like having your own personal trainer! The Flow Motion resistance system also gives you a full range of motion, following your natural muscle movement and engaging your muscles continuously for better definition. Only the new Gold's Gym Power Flex features Flow Motion!
NordicTrack® E500 Strength System The all-new NordicTrack E500 Strength Trainer gives you all the advantages of a health club right in your own home gym. Build muscle in your arms, shoulder and back with the pull-up station. Define your triceps, chest and shoulders with the dip station. Get cut abs and a slim, sexy waistline with the vertical knee raise station. And do it all with one incredible machine.
Epic 700 VX Strength Training System The EPIC 700 VX has all the features you need to help you build and tone your entire body. The 300 lb. Dual-User DuraStack™ Weights uses two stacks of 150 lbs. each, allowing two people to exercise simultaneously and provides up to 350 lbs. of resistance so you can get a great workout, no matter your fitness level. You'll also save valuable floor space thanks to the unique, V-shaped design that tucks neatly into the corner of a room. The Chest Fly helps build muscle in your major and minor pecs as well as your shoulders. The Chest Press handles fold up and out of the way when not in use. With the Military Press you can build and tone your shoulders and back muscles and the Leg Press isolates your leg muscles so you can target your hamstrings, quads and glutes. There's also a 4-Roll Leg Developer and Preacher Pad to help keep proper form while you focus on legs and arms. The Lat Tower gives you more possibilities for working arms, shoulders and back muscles.
Body-Solid Powerline Smith Machine (USA Orders Only), Free Shipping! My absolute favorite, must have piece of equipment. If you are a free weight user the Smith Machine, along with an adjustable bench, will enable you to do it all. With this machine you have the safety of the locks, which allows you to truly challenge yourself, enabling you to set personal bests without a spotter. You can build muscle on your chest, back, shoulders and legs with 1 machine and a bench. This is the single best and most cost effective investment you can make in fitness equipment. Period. Click here for a larger image
Gold's Gym® GB1500 Weight Bench Gold's Gym® has become the benchmark for quality in the exercise world and now you can bring Gold's Gym home with the GB1500. Telescoping uprights let you adjust the height of the uprights for a variety of exercises. A Mid-width Bench has a higher weight capacity (210 lbs.). The 6-Roll Leg Developer was crafted to build muscle in your quadriceps and hamstrings. A Preacher Pad isolates your biceps and ensures proper form while exercising your arms. Incline, flat, decline and vertical bench positions allow you to adjust the angle of your bench to give additional exercise options. An Olympic Adapter lets you use Olympic style weights. Built-in convenient weight storage lets you stay organized.
Body-Solid Powerline Preacher Curl Bench (USA Orders Only), Free Shipping! Who doesn't want nice arms. Dumbbell curls are fine, but without this piece, its easy to cheat (swinging those arms). With this bench, you can steady your arms which allows a better full range, works the forearms better and the front delts if you hunch forward a bit. Clean and simple, well built, tight piece of fitness equipment.
Body-Solid Powerline Leg Extension/Curl Machine (USA Orders Only), Free Shipping! The perfect way to finish off the leg workout. Squats build muscle mass, but extensions and curls give the look you want. Females especially should use this machine. I like it instead of squats, though mass building isn't as good, it is much easier on anyone who has back issues. But as you age, remember, extensions can be hard on the knees.
Weider® 200 Strength Station The Weider 200 strength station lets you sculpt the powerful body you want with four different stations in one machine. Tone your abs and lose your love handles with the vertical knee raise station. Develop explosive power in your chest and triceps with the dip station. Build your back and arms with the pull-up station, including variations like wide grip, narrow grip, side-to-side and front-and-back. A versitle piece of fitness equipment. Excellant for circut training. No need to mess with weights. Using your own body weight is a great way to build muscle.
Total Gym® Home Fitness Equipment - Over 1 Million Satisfied Customers. Get the Body You've Always Wanted! Another piece advertised heavily on TV. Endorsed by Chuck Norris and Christy Brinkley. There are 3 different versions of this product available ranging from lighter weight to heavy duty hard core (less to more expensive as well). Well built and easy to use, this is a nice home gym piece for most interested in home muscle building and toning. Most females would really benefit from the 2000 and 3000 models, males the 3000 model, and serious "build muscle and get big" enthusiasts,the more robust and costlier XLS. This is one of the easiest ways to have a "gym membership" in your home, for everyone to use, for a one time fee.
NordicTrack® Elite 1300 Elliptical It's time to get physical with NordicTrack; Boasting an extra long 20-inch stride length and 15 trainer designed programs, the NordicTrack Elite 1300 will get you back on track to a healthier you. The 1-Touch™ Resistance allows you to change your difficulty settings at the touch of a button, keeping you on task and on target.The incredibly smooth front mech provides frictionless motion and is designed to for users up to 350 lbs. Get in the best shape of your life with the NordicTrack Elite 1300 Elliptical.
CX 1055 Elliptical Shape up with the ProForm CX 1055 Elliptical machine. The revolutionary Stride-Thru™ design was created to give you a smooth, comfortable workout that simulates the natural motion of walking or running. Change your incline by 10%-30% to target specific muscles. The large, easy-to-read Solaris™ Illumination Console boast three huge LED displays that help you track your progress with ease. Nineteen programs get you within reach of your weight and fitness goals.
HealthRider® 330 Elliptical Now, you can get the best of both worlds – cardio and strength training – with the HealthRider® 330 Elliptical. 12 levels of digital resistance, an EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor and more help you get the most out of your workout. An easy to read LCD display helps keep track of your speed, time, resistance, distance, calories burned and more. 6 preset programs and 2 learn programs will help you get the workout that is best suited to your needs.
NordicTrack® Classic Pro Skier Ski your way to a beautiful body with the calorie-burning, total-body workout of the original NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier. You'll tone and shape muscles, burn away fat and improve cardiovascular fitness. Smooth, low-impact strides tone and define legs, hips, thighs and buttocks while the unique arm motion shapes and tones upper-body muscles. When you're ready for a challenge, the patented flywheel easily adjusts for seven resistance levels. Features adjustable hip pad for added comfort and sturdy foam grip handlebars. The standard setter for fitness equipment.
NordicTrack® MTN 740 Stepper There's never been a better exercise for toning and shaping buns, thighs and calves. With the NordicTrack MTN 740 Stepper, you'll get a killer cardio workout, complete with adjustable resistance, CardioGrip™ Pulse Sensors, Competitor™ control panel and more. All with the comfort of built-in CoolAire™ fans to keep you comfortable.
Gazelle Sprintmaster As seen on TV. Developed by Tony Little this is an inexpensive alternative to an Elliptical seen in all well equipped gyms. An excellent piece for the home gym, light weight and easily movable from room to room. Allows you to work on cardio while watching TV or gazing out the window. Not what I would recommend for hard core exercisers, but for beginners and intermediate level, this piece will help you drop a quick 15 pounds if you use regularly. Since there is no impact to the body, knees and hips in particular, this is the best fitness equipment to use everyday or as a build up to more difficult machines.
NordicTrack® S 3000 Institutional Treadmill Runner's World magazine tested our NordicTrack S3000 treadmill and had this to say in its January 2007 issue: "this machine is as sturdy as they come, receiving a perfect score from testers for the stability ranking." The NordicTrack S 3000 features an incredible 5.0 HP commercial-grade motor for powerful and intense workouts, and the impact absorption protects your joints and ligaments. Thirteen workout programs give you great variety for your workouts. The 24 Alphanumeric Character Display helps you keep track of your feedback on an 8x30 matrix. And the S 3000 includes 0-12 MPH Speed Control and 0-15% Power Incline™ for a completely customizable workout.Requires a 20 amp outlet. This is fitness equipment at it's finest.
Gold's Gym® VX 5000 Treadmill Get a feature-packed, low-impact workout with the Gold's Gym® VX 5000 Treadmill, featuring EKG™ Grip Pulse and Chest Sensors, CoolAire™ fans, a 2.5 CHP motor and more. Besides 10 built-in workouts, you can also run optional iFIT® programs to keep you motivated, and the four-window LED display gives you immediate feedback so you can stay on top of your workout. You'll also beat the heat with two CoolAire™ fans
HealthRider Pro H450i Treadmill Packed with all the features you need for a great workout, the HealthRider Pro H450i is the perfect treadmill for staying in shape. Get all the power you need with a 1.75 CHP Hypauer II™ motor. Protect your joints and enjoy a more comfortable workout with AirTek Plus™ Impact-Reducing Cushioning. Change your settings instantly with One Touch™ and Power Incline™ controls. Stay motivated with eight different workout programs and much more.
NordicTrack® X5 Incline Trainer™ Take your fitness results to new heights with the NordicTrack Incline Trainer™ X5. With an incline that ranges from 0% to 30% and innovative upper-body Adjustable Resistance Cardio Cables, you can boost your calorie burn and enhance your total-body results. With the support of a 300-lb. capacity deck, the DuraSoft™ Impact Absorption provides all the support and joint protection you need to successfully reach your goals. With the Incline Trainer™ you will burn fat faster, reduce impact and shape and tone your entire body. A very challenging piece of fitness equipment.
ProForm GT 120 Cycle The GT 120 has everything you need for an effective cardio workout. The EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor gives you accurate pulse readings while you exercise, while the control panel lets you track your pulse along with other key workout statistics, such as speed, time and calories burned. Silent Motorized Resistance gives you full control over your workout intensity, with multiple levels of quiet, frictionless resistance. You will build muscle in your legs with this machine. The recumbent frame ensures that you stay comfortable throughout your workout.
HealthRider N35 Exercise BikeThe feature packed HealthRider N35 Bike will help you get a great cardio workout and keep you focused on your goals with incredible features like 5 Personal Trainer Workouts created by a certified personal trainer and our new target pacer that tells when is time to speed up or slow down to get the most out of your workout. Add to that a CoolAire workout fan to keep you cool, SMR Silent Magnetic Resitance and our convenient Step Thru Design and you're on your way to the best shape of your life.
Reebok RT 245 Bike Get a simple and effective workout with the Reebok RT 245. The Reebok RT 245 features 8 workout programs, a target pacing coach, EKG Grip Pulse Monitor, plus it is iFIT® compatible to keep you on track for the results you want! It also features an oversized GelSoft™ seat with adjustable seating designed to give you the ultimate in comfort.
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