Category Archives: Fitness

Exercise Bike

Exercise Bike

Spin Bike or Recumbent Exercise Bike? Which One is for You?

The two most common types of stationary exercise bike you will find in the average gym are spin bikes and recumbent bikes. How do you know which one to choose? How do you make the right decision for your particular workout or home gym? We're glad you asked. Here are several things to consider when you're deciding between a spin bike and a recumbent or upright exercise bike.

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Accessories For Runners

Accessories For Runners

Which Are Most Important to Your Workout?

While you don’t have to have all of the bells and whistles that more seasoned runners might rely on before hitting the trail, it's still wise to invest in your exercise routine. Quality running equipment and accessories can make a noticeable difference in how much you enjoy your routine, and whether or not you stick to it over the long haul. Here, we have listed a few accessories for runners that we think should be high on your list.

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Fun Workout Ideas

Fun Workout Ideas

5 Tips For a More Enjoyable Workout

Working out has numerous health benefits, including that it lowers the risk of several different diseases while improving muscle and lung function. But for most people, the term fun workout is an oxymoron. Here are some ways to help you achieve that fun workout and keep your routine more enjoyable so that you stick with it.

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Rowing Machine Exercise

Rowing Machine Exercise

7 Benefits of Using a Rowing Machine

Even if you’ve never even been in a canoe or a kayak, you can get a phenomenal workout from a rowing machine. Rowing machine exercise does a great job of toning the upper body and improving your cardiovascular health. We've put together a list just a few of the many benefits of utilizing a rowing machine as part of your workout regimen?

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Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Booklet

Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Booklet

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The Stretch Out Strap from OPTP is another outstanding RX Fitness Deal of the Week back again by popular demand for the first time in many months! Big savings on a small, high-quality accessory that can help you accomplish your pre-workout stretching routine without assistance. This Stretch Out Strap is normally $21.99 but for the next week only you'll find it at RX Fitness Equipment for only $13.99.

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Exercise and Longevity

Exercise and Longevity

Can Exercise Really Add Years to Your Life?

Regardless of your current fitness level or workout regimen, adding some exercise to your weekly routine can prolong your life and improve your health. As with any health-motivated plan, your level of commitment can dictate the results. However, even something as simple as parking in a far spot at the grocery store to get more steps in can boost your longevity.

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Cardio Workouts Without Equipment

Cardio Workouts Without Equipment

Five Exercises You Can Do

Whether you can’t make it to the gym or bad weather has you indoors, there are still a lot of good cardio workouts that you can do. Some of the best cardio workouts include these exercises, as they are all excellent ways to increase your heart rate and burn calories. The best part is that none of them require any expensive equipment. In fact, with the exception of a jump rope, they don’t require any equipment at all. Here are 5 cardio workouts you can do without expensive equipment.

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Kettlebell Single Arm Front Squat

Kettlebell Single Arm Front Squat

Step by Step Instructions

It's kettlebell time again! In this installment of our kettlebell workout series, we'll be explaining the proper execution of the single-arm front squat. This exercise routine is for intermediate kettlebell users. Like all weightlifting routines, this kettlebell exercise should be executed with caution and proper form. The muscle groups most affected by this routine will be the abdominals, quadriceps, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. Always warmup before you begin this or any weightlifting workout.

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WINNER: Bounce into Summer

WINNER: Bounce into Summer

WE HAVE A WINNER!

In a random drawing from all registered entries, the winner of our "Jump Into Summer" Giveaway has been selected. Wendi Demmerle just took home the JumpSport Custom Chrome 350 Pro Fitness Trampoline, with a retail value of $499. She will also receive a free training session with a JumpSport Certified Master Trainer, valued at $150. Congratulations to Wendi!

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Treadmill vs Elliptical

Treadmill vs Elliptical

What's the Best Choice for You?

Treadmills and ellipticals are both great forms of cardiovascular exercise. Studies have found that one hour on the elliptical can burn close to the same number of calories as one hour on the treadmill. While these machines operate differently, they still both offer an excellent cardio workout. You’ll find that there are different pros and cons for each, so one may well be a better fit for your specific goals than the other. Here are a few things to consider.

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