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Exercise Equipment

It's important to find equipment that you'll use and that will work for you. To help you determine which piece of equipment is right for you, Precor, a global leader in fitness equipment, offers these tips for choosing equipment that matches your goals:

  Toning/Weight loss Cardio conditioning Stress reduction
Lower-body elliptical
  • Burn more fuel than other forms of exercise at the same perceived exertion.


  • Great blend of low-impact and weight-bearing aerobic fitness.


  • Not intimidating, and you control the motion.


  • Aerobic conditioning increases your active metabolic rate, or your ability to burn more calories faster when you exercise.


  • Great for people with bad joints who can't take the pounding of running or active sports.
  • Provides a great aerobic workout, which is good for your heart and muscles.


  • Use the ramp to stay aerobic, regardless of your size or shape.


  • Great for people with bad joints who can't take the pounding of running or active sports.
  • Benefit from endorphins, natural chemicals that make you feel better, elevate your mood and raise your energy level.

  • When you improve your body image, you feel better, look better, have greater confidence and a more positive outlook.

  • Feel less tense. Even 20 minutes of regular exercise makes a difference.

  • Aerobic conditioning increases your active metabolic rate, or your ability to burn more calories faster when you exercise.

  • This makes you feel more energetic when performing activities throughout the day.

  • When you exercise, you sleep better and are more alert.
  • Total-body elliptical
  • Involves your whole body in your workout.

  • Workout feels intense.

  • Aerobic conditioning increases your active metabolic rate, or your ability to burn more calories faster when you exercise.
  • Engage your whole body in your workout.

  • Workout feels intense.
  • Treadmill
  • If running or walking is what feels most natural and comfortable, this is a good choice.

  • Provides a natural movement that allows you to read while workling out.

  • Tone your legs and lower body by increasing the incline.

  • If you have low strength or are deconditioned, this is a good choice because the machine doesn't rely on your motion for movement.

  • Aerobic conditioning increases your active metabolic rate, or your ability to burn more calories faster when you exercise.
  • Provides a great aerobic workout, which is good for your heart and muscles.

  • Involve your whole body in your workout.

  • Use the incline to build resistance.

  • Good choice if you feel most comfortable running or walking.
  • Stationary cycle
  • A good, safe and stable platform for those needing a low-stress, familiar way to begin a weight-loss exercise regimen.

  • Low impact and easy on the joints.

  • Great for those with physical limitations, or who aren't ready for weight-bearing exercise.

  • If you get bored while exercising on machines, you can safely read on a cycle while exercising.
  • Easy to vary the intensity and to attain peak heart-rate goals. At the same time, easy to stay aerobic regardless of size or shape.

  • Exercise using the large gluteal and leg muscles is aerobically efficient, and a great workout for the heart.
  • Strength equipment
  • Adding muscle mass builds your resting metabolic rate, which means you burn more calories during the day.

  • By increasing strength, power and muscle endurance, you increase your ability to work out at higher levels and burn more calories.

  • Strength training helps prevent injuries that could curtail your workouts.
  • By building strength, you can more fully participate in activities that build your cardio conditioning.

  • By increasing strength, power and muscle endurance, you increase your ability to work out at higher levels to increase your cardio conditioning.
  • Adding muscle mass builds your resting metabolic rate. When more calories are being burned, your energy level rises.

  • Benefit from endorphins, natural chemicals that make you feel better, elevate your mood and raise your energy level.

  • When you improve your body image, you feel better, look better have greater confidence and a more positive outlook.

  • An important element of strength workouts for women is building bone density.
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