While January and early spring are perhaps the two most common times of year for big booms in exercise and fitness, you don’t have to be stuck in those rhythms. So if you’re ready to start making a change, now is the time.
But where should you start? Gym memberships are expensive, and the gym can be intimidating (not to mention time-consuming). Getting fit at home
is often a more attractive option for many.
If you’re ready to get fit from the comfort of home, you’re going to need some gear. Here are some of the best options for home workout equipment, updated for fall 2021.
Echelon Row S
If you’re looking for a connected rowing machine
, Echelon Row S
is one of the best available for fall 2021. Rowing offers an all-over full-body workout, making it one of the most efficient ways to get fit at home.
The Echelon Row S features a foldable design for compact storage when not in use. The 1.7-degree rowing rail and ergonomic seat are perfect for rowing sessions of any length, and resistance controls allow you to customize your workout. Best of all, the resistance controls are in the rowing handle, so you don’t have to stop to make adjustments.
The Echelon Row S is a connected rower that works best when you join an Echelon membership. There are multiple plans and configurations, and the standard full plan costs $39.99 if purchased monthly. That membership will deliver hundreds of classes and workouts straight to the gorgeous 22-inch HD screen on your Echelon Row S.
The popular fitness brand Peloton is quickly becoming synonymous with at-home fitness, and its Bike+
is the best option in its lineup for fall 2021.
Peloton’s Bike+ is a connected exercise bike that allows you to join countless fitness classes, virtual biking courses, and group rides, thanks to a gorgeous 23.8-inch HD touchscreen with embedded 4-channel audio. You can hear every word from your instructor and feel every change in incline in your course thanks to the resistance knob with Auto Follow.
The screen on the Bike+ is fully adjustable, so you can rotate it to the side and use it to take non-bike-related classes, like yoga, core training, and more. It’s integrated with Apple GymKit and the Peloton app, and you can even store individual profiles for multiple users in a household.
Of course, Peloton Bike+ requires a monthly subscription. The subscription gives you access to a library of thousands of courses, routines, and classes. Currently, the all-access membership costs $39 per month.
NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill
This treadmill adjusts from a -3 percent decline to a 15 percent incline. In addition, it can run as fast as 12 miles per hour. NordicTrack has included its Runners Flex cushioning here as well, which should make repetitive treadmill workouts more tolerable for your knees and ankles.
Once again, the center stage here is a 22-inch touchscreen monitor from which you can access both live and on-demand workouts — for a subscription fee — through the iFit app. The app can control speed and incline as well. This allows you to complete simulated runs on your own or with an instructor. The monthly fees are annoying, but at $39 a month, iFit is less expensive than some gym memberships.
Boredom and monotony are some of the biggest hurdles to regular treadmill exercise, so the ability to imagine you’re running through beautiful locales rather than actually staring at your basement wall makes a big difference here.
Your Home Workout Equipment Deserves World-Class Protection from Upsie
Unfortunately, home workout equipment isn’t cheap, and you don’t want to be stuck with a big repair bill if something goes wrong.
And while quality fitness equipment is designed to be durable, there are plenty of moving parts under heavy stress. The equipment is always at risk for damage and failure.
Instead of waiting for your fitness equipment to fail, protect it with extended fitness gear warranties from Upsie
. Upsie’s fitness warranties are up to 70 percent less expensive than options from competitors. In addition, Upsie customers can make unlimited claims up to the purchase price of the equipment.
With an Upsie warranty, your fitness equipment will have a longer life, ensuring your peace of mind.
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