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Fitness Equipment: The Nordic Track GX2 Sport Bike Review

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It seems as though we are constantly searching for just the right piece of fitness equipment to fulfill our fitness needs. Not all people are looking for the same type exercise machine; it all depends upon your individual needs. There are numerous options of fitness machines including elliptical trainers, treadmills, home gyms, rowers, and certainly not the least of all, exercise bikes. Exercise bikes are a growing trend in the world of fitness today. In this review, I will enlighten you on the special features and functions of a popular and highly accommodating piece of fitness equipment that meets the ultimate cardiovascular workout: The Nordic Track GX2 Sport Bike.

Overall Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars

Key Features:

Extra padding on the adjustable seats for added comfort as you workout

Handle bars designed to accommodate your height

Chain drive delivers a quiet, smooth ride motion

Pedals are equipped with to cages to keep your feet in position

Ergonomically designed, non-slip handlebars

Built in transport wheels for easy relocating

Price: Around $999.00 (Web price)

Product Description

The GX2 Sport Fitness Bike is especially built with an adjustable seat which can be moved either vertically or horizontally. You will be able to easily the correct settings and begin with your very first workout routine. Due to the added seat padding you will be comfortable enough that you can focus on your logging miles instead of the aches and pains associated with sitting on an uncomfortable surface. The handlebars were designed to perfectly accommodate your personal height preference and also to remain stationary as you exercise. In addition, the convenient toe cages will keep your feet in the proper position through the duration of your workout. The pedals will enhance your strength. And for a higher intensity level, you can use the opposite side for a more strenuous workout. The GX2 Sport Fitness Bike is equipped with a chain drive for a quieter and smoother ride.

Product Features:

The adjustable, non-Slip handlebars with grips are ergonomically constructed minimize fatigue. You can adjust the height for the most comfortable fit and remain at ease with the accommodating handlebar grips.

The integrated transport wheels allow the user to effortlessly transfer the bike from one location to another.

Special pedals designed with toe cages will function to hold your feet in the correct position; these cages will also assist the pedals in amplifying your stability.

The chain drive on this NordicTrack bike was deliberated to provide a smooth, relaxing, and quiet ride.

Product Specifications:

User weight: 250 lbs.

Dimensions: 48.6″-L X 19.9″-W X 46.5″-H

Handlebars: Adjustable, non-slip

Seat: Adjustable horizontally and vertically

Warranty: 5-Year Frame Warranty and 90 Days Parts & Labour

Conclusion:

We highly recommend the Nordic Track GX2 Sport Bike for those looking for an affordable and technologically advanced exercise machine. This piece of fitness equipment could be exactly what you need for your personal fitness needs. Taking all the features along with the price into consideration, it is definitely a comparatively good buy … Read More

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Fitness, Fun And Friends – Silver Sneakers Fitness Program

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The importance of physical activity for older adults is being studied more frequently, with many conclusions showing that the more active older adults are, the more likely they are able to prevent the onset of diseases. Exercise has proven beneficial in preventing heart disease and to control other conditions such as arthritis and diabetes.

In order for older adults to maintain a healthy lifestyle and help them get the exercise they need, there’s a fun solution older adults are raving about in Utah, called the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program. SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults, and is available at no additional cost to eligible Medicare members. In Utah, this program is offered to eligible members of Humana and SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare.

This unique program allows older adults to take charge of their health and maintain an active, independent lifestyle. “The long-term health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are compelling,” says Steve Lindstrom, Healthways senior vice president of Active Living. “In addition to helping seniors stay physically healthy, SilverSneakers also offers a great way for them to socialize, meet new friends and have fun.”

Every enrolled member of SilverSneakers receives a membership at any participating fitness center, where members can take advantage of conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other amenities. At each fitness center, there is a specially trained senior advisor to introduce the member to the program and acquaint the member with the site.

Every site offers customized SilverSneakers classes which allow the member to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Additionally, health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are available.

“It’s those important extras such as social events, health education seminars and health screening for such conditions as high blood pressure, cholesterol and flu shot availability that play such an important role in the overall success of the program,” said Mr. Lindstrom. Members also have the opportunity to take advantage of the national reciprocity feature of the program, which allows access to any of the certified 2,600 plus participating locations across the nation while traveling.

SilverSneakers was designed specifically to encourage Medicareeligible individuals to increase their levels of physical activity and motivate them to continue to be active. As of September 2007, the SilverSneakers program is offered in 49 states at no additional cost to more than 3 million Medicareeligible individuals through its national network.… Read More

Aqua-aerobic

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Poranny trening w którym oczywiście codziennie uczestniczyłem. A na koniec wszyscy łapali się za rączki i sznureczkiem przepływali cały basen.

Posted by Joachim_Ciecierski on 2006-05-09 16:37:51

Tagged: , aqua-aerobic , aerobic , pool , water … Read More

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Family Weight Loss Tips – 4 New Ideas For Family Health

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Encouraging childhood health begins in the home. Countless studies have shown that children of overweight parents are much more likely to be overweight themselves. Of course, this is common sense, since, as we all know, children learn by example. When sharing a household with adults who routinely flout smart diet and exercise practices, children are more than likely to do likewise. That’s why it’s so important for parents to take it upon themselves to impose healthy household-wide diet and exercise habits. In short, if parents don’t practice what they preach, none of these weight loss tips will work.

Getting kids to eat well and exercise is not as easy as it seems. In fact, some parents find it so difficult that they simply give up after a while. To avoid falling into this trap, consider these family weight loss tips:

1. Limit media time: Research has found that children who consume less than two hours of media per day are much less likely to be overweight. Thus, this is one of those areas in which a little bit of tough parenting can actually do your children a big favor in the long run. Since many children these days are accustomed to consuming upwards of 6+ hours of media per day, imposing this limitation can be a challenge, but you might be surprised by how quickly kids get used to it. Of course, parents should impose the same limits upon themselves.

2. Get out every weekend: Because of television, the internet, and video games, it’s too easy for families to simply stay in during the weekend, but this is one of the quickest ways to get sluggish and pack on the pounds as a family. Make a resolution to do something active every weekend with the whole family. If a weekend outing is always assumed, there will be no hesitation.

3. Involve kids in dietary choices: It can be difficult to get kids to enjoy eating healthy foods, but it helps when you involve them in the process of choosing and preparing meals. When it feels like all of their meals are being authoritatively imposed without their input, it sparks a child’s natural rebelliousness. However, when you involve them in the process, eating a good diet becomes a family project that everyone can enjoy.

4. Cut unnecessary snacking: Too many people think that they have to feed themselves with a substantial snack any time they feel the least bit hungry. What some fail to realize is that there’s nothing wrong with being a little hungry, and that holding off on eating can actually make the eventually meal much tastier and easier to digest. No matter what other weight loss tips you put into action, this is one that everyone should consider. Cut out all those unnecessary between-meal calories. And when snacks are absolutely necessary, make sure they are healthy things such as fruits and vegetables. There’s no need to eat a candy bar or a huge bag of chips when dinner … Read More