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Home Gym Machines Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Home Gym Machines.

Get Fit Without Leaving the House

Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is...  Read more

How to Use the Arm Ergometer

Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for...  Read more

How to Overcome Any Excuse Not to Exercise

Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the...  Read more

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Gym

When you’re eager to try a new restaurant, you might ask your friends for recommendations, read a good review, or check out the menu before you spend your money and time there. If you enjoy your first meal, you’ll return again and aga...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Free Weights or Machines?

It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice...  Read more

Need help: Working out without a gym or equipment
Updated 7/12/2014 3:45:36 PM

Hello everyone:) my name is Julianne and I just moved to Las Vegas and do not have a gym or equipment to use. What are the most effective body weight exercises to do inside an apartment since it's 110 degrees out most days....  Read more

weight machines and effectiveness
Updated 7/5/2014 4:35:27 PM

How do I tell whether I need to be using a higher or lower weight on a weight machine? I thought it was typically 2 sets of 8 or 10 and that within 3 reps of the first set I should feel like I am being challenged? I really am not sure about that but...  Read more

working out at home
Updated 7/5/2014 6:31:40 AM

I'd like to start working out at home and have bought T25. I'll be working out in my carpeted living room. When you work out at home do you have to wear sneakers? It doesn't feel right not, like I need the support or something, but I'm so much mor...  Read more

weight machines...
Updated 6/22/2014 1:44:11 PM

What is a good weight to start with- and is it true that i'd rather have a lower weight to do more reps in a set? (is that the right terminology? i feel pretty clueless). I went to planet fitness for the first time in a while last night, so i wa...  Read more

Zero weight loss - 3 months at the gym :(
Updated 6/19/2014 3:18:34 PM

HELP!! My husband and I joined a local gym back at the end of Feb and started going at least 3 times a week. Fast forward to now and we go 4 days/week (M,T,Th, F) before work. While there I typically do 2 non-concurrent days of cardio - at lea...  Read more

Get dressed

I take my gym bag to work with me. I always change into my workout clothes before I leave, even if I'm not planning on going to the gym. I find that I'm more apt to go for a walk, use my elliptical machine at home or head to the gym if I'm already d...  Read more

LOVE My Soloflex Machine!!!{NOT to be confused w/ Bowflex!}

The Soloflex machine was made in the '80s and I've had mine for 17 yrs;it is VERY well-made! When I bought it , I was looking to do my workouts indoors at home. I couldn't afford a gym membership and I didn't live in a safe neighborhood at the time,s...  Read more

Stay at Home Moms

A fantastic group for Stay at Home Moms. Find support from others like you. We have lot's of topics and weekly challenges....  Read more

10 Full Body Gym Exercises for the Beginner

Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym. If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al...  Read more

Is it an Exercise Machine or an Expensive Clothes Rack?

Itís that time of year again, when thousands of home exercise machines are anxiously waiting to find out whether theyíre going to be used as intended, or mainly to keep the laundry off the floor.Iíve broken the hearts of a few exercise machines in my...  Read more