Cardio Fitness Equipment
Cardio is a great way to lose weight and keep it off by burning lots of calories. Exercises of this type use large muscle groups and Cardiovascular training is an important part of any health regimen.
To optimise this type of training it's recommended to be performed at least three times a week, for a minimum of 30 minutes each time. To help you in this and achieve your training goals by using treadmills, Elliptical Cross Trainers, Exercise Bikes, Climbers and Steppers, Fitness Packages, Rowing Machines for exercises like running, rowing, biking.
Buying and using a treadmill can be one of the most sensible health decisions you can make. They are functional, easy to use, and when used correctly, provide an ideal way to burn calories, manage weight and strengthen, and enhance your cardiovascular system.
The first thing you must do before buying a treadmill is think about your fitness objectives. Whether it's enhanced athletic performance, general health and fitness, rehabilitation, knowing how you will use your treadmill can help you identify which model to buy.
Elliptical/ Cross Trainers
Cross Trainers (also known as X Trainers) are perfect for people looking for a cardiovascular workout, while minimising stress on hip, knee and ankle joints.
Many models come with a heart rate monitor and an on-board computer that allows you to better calculate how many calories you have burned during each exercise session. Measuring your success can be a great motivational tool.
Before buying an exercise bike, you must figure out what your exercise goals are. Think about how often you are going to use it and how hard you want to push yourself. Once you are able to make realistic estimations regarding the usage of the machine, you will find it easier to choose the one that matches your workout goals.
If you are looking for a good way to burn calories, lose weight, or just something to keep in shape, upright bikes are the way to go. Their consoles, large, clear LCD screen, heart rate monitors and pre-programmed workout routines are tailored to fit just about anyone's need. The comfort level of upright bikes is high, and there is less chance of you injuring yourself. Upright exercise bikes are also a great entry level option for anyone who doesn't regularly exercise. An upright bike is the best option if you are looking for a compact exercise bike. They are an excellent low-impact option that will improve muscle tone and strengthen your legs and provide a great cardio workout. See our range of Upright bikes.
Indoor cycling bikes have a weighted flywheel which is connected to the pedals through a transmission system that closely resembles that of a real bike. You can adjust the resistance via a knob, like you would change gears. These bikes also allow you to pedal while standing up, which gives you a much more intensive workout and engages different muscle groups. If you are an advanced user or a cycling enthusiast, indoor cycling bikes are a great fit. Not just because they mimic the sensation of real-life cycling, but because their resistance delivery is superior, especially at higher levels of resistance. They are also much smoother and more natural than upright bikes. See our range of Studio bikes.
These bikes provide a similar type of workout to the upright exercise bike but allow you to sit in a position which supports the back. The choice between an upright or recumbent exercise bike normally centres on exercising comfort, recumbent seats resemble a chair rather than a saddle. The focus of the exercise tends to be slightly more on the glutes and has slightly more impact on the lower stomach muscles compared to an upright exercise bike. People who are recovering from knee or back injuries can benefit from a recumbent bike. See our range of Recumbent bikes.
This type of exercise bike is not built around a flywheel. Instead, it uses a huge resistance fan. The fan itself is connected to the pedals via a belt and pulley system. When the fan starts to turn, and your speed increases, so does the air resistance on the blades of the fan. Air bikes do not have preset electronic programs, so it's up to you to make your own workout and choose the resistance level with your pace. An air bike is a low-impact alternative to running that can keep you out of the cold during inclement weather and give you an effective conditioning workout no matter your level of experience. See our range Air bikes.
Are great fitness equipment for working the glutes, quadriceps, calf muscles and hamstrings. Typically, Climber/Steppers takes up less floor space than an elliptical trainer or treadmill and the motion replicates the action of climbing stairs hence its often called a stair climber. See our range of Climbers and Steppers.
We offer a range of Cardio and Strength fitness packages. Explore our ranges here.
If you're looking for fitness equipment that focuses on low impact exercise to strengthen the arms and shoulders as well as major muscle groups, then a rowing machine is for you. Rowing machines combine the benefits of aerobic exercise with strength, muscle toning and flexibility through resistance.
These type of rowing machines are among the smallest items of fitness equipment, so if short of space, foldable rowing machines are more straightforward to store after the session. See our range of Foldable Rowers.
These rowing machines use powerful electromagnets to provide you with adjustable degrees of resistance. Magnetic rowers give a smooth action that makes you feel like you're rowing across water. Unlike air-based machines, magnetic rowing machines will not increase in resistance the harder or faster you pull. Despite this, magnetic rowing machines can still offer a physically demanding workout that makes them well-suited for at-home workouts because they are also generally a lot quieter than other types of rowers. See our range of Magnetic Rowing Machines.
Water rowing machines accurately simulate real rowing by increasing the resistance in direct proportion to the pace at which you row and are designed to replicate the dynamics created by a boat in water. They also allow you to adjust the amount of water in the resistance tank to increase or decrease the overall pressure and resistance. However, water rowing machines tend to be bulkier and heavier than other types. See our range of Water Rowing Machines.
Sometimes combined with magnetic resistance, air rowers offer a close representation of the actual rowing experience, second only to water rowers. Air rowers are powered by the resistance of moving a fan against air. The resistance on some rowing machines can be altered by adjusting a damper, but on most other air rowing machines the intensity is increased by rowing faster, as you would if you were rowing on water. See our range of Air Rowing Machines.
Popular and affordable commercial grade rowing machines that you'll find in many top health clubs across the world. A variety of sleek, highly refined pieces of exercise equipment ready for your cardio health on the up. Increase your fitness by burning calories and building muscle in a safe, low-impact way. Explore our range of Commercial Rowing Machines.