With more and more people turning to home fitness these days, we investigated some of the most common reasons why people buy a cross trainer to improve their health as well as the health of their family.
The top 10 reasons to buy cross trainers are:
1. Weight loss and improved fitness.
Cross trainers have helped millions of people to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. Exercising on a cross trainer can help you burn a lot of excess calories and can improve the strength and health of your heart and lungs.
2. Cross Trainers can help prevent you from training too hard.
One of the most common mistakes people make when they first start exercising is to train too hard. Training too hard in the beginning of your exercise program can lead to injuries and may encourage you to quit because you feel it’s too hard and not worth all the effort.
By giving you the ability to regulate the speed at which you exercise, cross trainers can help you avoid this common exercise mistake. The Guy Leech GLX-2 is designed to monitor your heart rate while you are exercising which is a great way to make sure you’re always training in the right heart rate zone!
3. You can make small adjustments as your fitness improves.
Because the speed and resistance of most cross trainers can be adjusted in very small increments, cross trainers are perfect for training at increasingly higher intensities once you’ve built a base level of fitness. They are also great for including interval training into your routine where you exercise at various speeds within the same workout.
4. A Cross Trainer can be used at anytime.
One of the greatest benefits of owning a cross trainer is that you can exercise when you want, day or night, hot or cold, sun or rain. Many of us today lead hectic lives and find it hard to fit exercise into our busy schedules.
5. Make maximum use of your time.
Owning a cross trainer allows you to get your daily exercise done while you’re doing other things, like watching your favourite TV show or listening to your favourite music. Watching TV while exercising on a cross trainer often makes your workout seem a lot shorter and even a little easier.
6. The whole family can use it to exercise.
One of the great things about having a cross trainer at home is that the whole family can use it to lose weight.
Research shows that when the whole family has similar goals and is committed to losing weight together, each family member is more likely to succeed.
7. You can save money.
Buying your own cross trainer can be cheaper than paying gym fees, especially if more than one person in the family wants to exercise. Most cross trainers today are very well built and come with good warrantees so we can be sure to get many years of exercise out of them.
8. Cross Trainers exercise the lower and upper body.
Cross trainers exercise the lower and upper body by providing resistance to the muscles of the legs, chest, arms and shoulders. Because our legs and arms are moving in a kind of criss-cross fashion, cross trainers also work our midsection as well. As a result, cross trainers provide a great overall toning workout while providing the aerobic exercise many of us need to burn maximum calories and body fat.
9. Exercising in private.
Many people who want to lose weight are very self conscious and don’t necessarily want to exercise in public. Having your own cross trainer allows you to exercise in the privacy of your own home so you won’t need to feel embarrassed working out at your own pace.
10. Cross trainers are low impact.
Cross trainers provide a similar workout to jogging and running, but without the impact on our muscles and joints that these other exercises involve. For those of us with existing injuries or soreness in these muscles and joints (ankles, knee and hips), cross trainers are a godsend because they allow us to get a similar workout without the associated pain.