Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Holiday Season is Upon Us....Uh Oh!

The Holiday Season is now upon us.  Are you ready? For all of it?

What a great time of year to spend with family and friends!  To be social, and have fun reminiscing about past memories, and creating new ones!  But it is not all rainbows and sprinkles is it?

The stress and the work of it all.  The anxiety levels raise high, and we do it to ourselves. 

So why is it the first thing we let fall to the wayside is our fitness regimen.  Our workouts, all of a sudden we are way too busy to make it to that class, or that gym.  Our diet, starts to hit the fan from Thanksgiving Eve to New Years.  I mean come on. Why would we get back on the wagon, only to fall off next week, or the week after?  Let's just keep rolling till January.  Let's just add the 10-15 lb weight gain that becomes "average" among most individuals during this time period.

STOP THE CYCLE!  We must! (laughing as I type this, but it is true!) 

So many of us fall into the abyss of the holidays, only to start off the new year with added regret and added body fat!

So do yourself a favor, DON'T FALL INTO THE ABYSS!  (Use that as your daily motivator)

Move..go to that class, find a good home routine to start.  Use a DVD as inspiration!  Make sure your back up piece of equipment at home, whether it be an elliptical, treadmill, or bike, is in good working condition.  If not, take the time to make that stop into Fit Equipment Etc. to purchase something that will help you achieve your goals! Every day is a new beginning! So make sure to stay motivated and positive.  If you fall, it is OK, you are not a failure!  Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and hit it hard again the next day.  Just don't fall down and never get up!

We are here for you! So now..there are NO EXCUSES!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Why Add Resistance Bands To Your Training?

With so many options out there for training, why consider adding something like resistance bands?

Well for many reasons.  One of the most popular would be how versatile they can be.  They travel well and are easily portable, but they offer you a different feel than free weight training alone. 

Resistance bands can help improve your flexibility.  Something we tend to lose as we age.  Flexibility is crucial to preventing injury.  Improving free range of motion is also important. 

Muscle fibers are activated, as well as the amount of force, comparable to free weight training.  Personally, when doing a home routine, it is a great way to "change up" the exercises.  From dumb bells, to bands, and back, offers some muscle confusion, and variety as well.

Price.  Resistance bands are a very minimal investment.  With prices ranging from $7.99 and up, how can you say NO to these clever little inventions!

My advice, stay with the same company for all various resistances.  This way you may gage your progress correctly.  If you jump to different manufacturers, they may offer different resistances.  Not all companies are alike.  Spri and Valeo offer some great bands with handles, and even rings to challenge you.

For a demonstration, or more information, come visit us at Fit Equipment Etc, 243 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, Ma! 

We are always here to help, and get you on the right path to healthy!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell training is a great way to get yourself into amazing cardiovascular shape. It helps you to build muscle, while at the same time burning off fat. Only gaining attention in the Western world within the last few years, Kettlebell Training has long been a popular way for Russians. 

Kettlebells originated in Russia back in the 18th century.  Resembling a cannon ball with a handle attached, it was used to help train the Russian military and athletes, and keep them in shape.

There are many benefits of Kettlebell Training. Some of these include: building lean muscle, increased stamina, higher levels of agility, and increased strength.  Kettlebell Training allows the user to get an intense workout!

There are a variety of ways to use this piece of equipment.  In place of ordinary dumb bells for many body parts including shoulders, chest, back, biceps, legs, etc.  Also, a routine designed specifically for the kettlebell and its variety of exercises. Cleans, Presses, Squats, Jerks and of course The Turkish Get Up, which is a very complicated, and skilled move.  It can be very hard core, and challenging.  Proper form and use of this device can really catapult you, when a routine becomes boring and repetitive.

So what are you waiting for? Challenge yourself to try a kettlebell! Various sizes, ranging from 2.5 lbs-100lbs+, and measured in either pounds or KG's find the size right for you, and get to work!

Visit our website, or come into Fit Equipment Etc to "grab" a few kettlebells today!

About the AuthorFit Equipment Etc. is New England’s largest showroom of fitness equipment. Fit Equipment Etc also has a wide selection of work out equipment for sale online. Offering the best home treadmillselliptical cross trainers, exercise gear and more, Fit Equipment Etc can supply you with everything you need to create your own home gym.