The Best Equipment for Any Home Gym

The Best Equipment for Any Home Gym

People are more health conscious now than they have ever been. Because of this, commercial gyms are seeing their memberships increase and big box gyms are opening on seemingly every corner. While this increased awareness of health and fitness is a great thing, it can lead to a difficult or frustrating gym experience. Too many people and too little equipment, packed locker rooms, and poor gym etiquette are all things that could discourage you from going to a commercial gym. While many people enjoy using their gym membership, you may fall into the crowd that prefers to work out in private. The answer to this dilemma? Create your own in-home gym. While the idea of building an in-home gym can seem intimidating or expensive, when you consider the long-term savings of not paying for a monthly gym membership, it can be quite worth the initial investment. In fact, building your very own home gym can be done with just a few pieces of equipment. Keep reading to see our top picks for in-home gym equipment! Barbell If you ask any professional personal trainer what the number one piece of exercise equipment is, they will very likely tell you it’s a barbell. Barbells can be used to work any part of your body. With a barbell, you can perform movements such as squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, bench presses, bent over rows, standing calf raises, and more. If you could invest in just one piece of equipment, the barbell is a very safe bet. If you need weight plates to add to your barbell set, you can find both rubber bumper plates...

Mother’s Day Special!

It’s always hard to find that perfect gift for mom, but Balance Fitness is here to help you this year! As one of Northern California’s leading fitness and exercise equipment distributors for more than 2 decades, it’s our number one priority to help customers find their love for a healthy lifestyle. Let your mom, aunt, or perhaps a dear friend in on these steals, going on now through May 15th: Save up to 30% off of select products FREE fitness plan for Mom with any home gym purchase Balance Fitness is here for anyone no matter where they are in the fitness journey. If your mom loves working out, this is right up her alley! If you think she would enjoy this but doesn’t have the motivation to go to the gym, let her know the perks from the home gym purchase. Be sure to give us a call at (650) 348-1259 for our San Mateo location, (408) 244-3010 for our Santa Clara location, or just contact us online today with any questions you may have for this Mother’s Day sale....

Featured Product – the Zero Runner

The Balance Fitness Featured Product for this month is the Zero Runner from Octane. This is a really cool product that  I believe is the best new product to our industry in many years.   The ZERO Runner is zero impact running, designed for quiet, indoor running experiences – for people who want to train hard while not being hard on their bodies. Features: Zero-Impact Running Natural motion that replicates real running Features a hip and knee joint Intelligence that traces your gait Track the health of your stride Console displays all your favorite running stats SmartLink, Bluetooth® connectivity (coming soon) Polar and ANT+ wireless heart rate Whisper quiet operation Cordless power...

Featured Product – LateralX Elliptical

The Octane LateralX was named Best Elliptical from Health Club Industry at the 2012 Club Industry Show. The new LateralX elliptical is a complete reinvention of cross training, exclusively from Octane Fitness. The LateralX gives you the option to move up and down, forward and back and side to side. Lateral Motion – active side-to-side motion that increases caloric expenditure by 27% and engages more lower body muscles. Burn more calories and increase activity 30% in the hip abductor/adductor muscles. Stepping Motion – an additional movement option that simulates a stepping movement for greater variety and recovery period. Benefit It is important to use the legs in all planes of movement. Treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, etc. all work our bodies in forward and back directions. Lateral movement is equally important. They assist performance in sports by increasing dynamic balance and facilitating quick movements. They also increase the flexibility of your legs by training the inner and outer...