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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.
        • ©2002 Precor - go to precor.com for more.

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