What Fitness Equipment Should I Have at Home?

It’s a classic question for fitness enthusiasts, or those wanting to dip their toe into fitness: what is the best fitness equipment to have at home? The most basic answer to this question is “whatever motivates you to exercise.” However, when you need to adhere to a tight budget, you also need to think about the best value for your investment, how long your fitness equipment will last and what type of warranty the manufacturer and retailer provide.
Take your time in choosing the right equipment to help you meet your fitness goals, whether you want to prepare for a marathon next year, comply with your doctor’s recommendation to get more exercise or to reach your optimal body weight. If your gym has closed or limited business during the pandemic, you may find that walking in the park isn’t helping you ramp up your fitness enough. Remember that experts like those at the Mayo Clinic advise getting at least 150 minutes of moderate cardio activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. So investing in a piece of quality fitness equipment is well worth considering. It’s time to start thinking about your ideal exercise equipment.

What Are Your Fitness Goals?

Determining and defining your fitness goals is the natural starting point for fitness equipment shoppers. If you are training to run road races, a treadmill is an obvious choice since it is training-specific, but treadmills do require regular minor repairs and upkeep to ensure they last as long as intended. Upsie treadmill warranties make it easy for you to go with your passion, offering repair savings of $700 or more on the most common claims.
If you are a passionate cyclist, and you want to maintain your cycling fitness over the winter and on excessively hot summer days, a Peloton bike offers you workouts that simulate those you experience out on the trail or open road. NordicTrack also makes a great bike with similar workouts and settings.
Elliptical machines offer the best of all possible worlds for those with non-specific sport goals. It also works as a compromise for people who enjoy running and bicycle riding since some settings mimic running and some cycling. Further, the forgiving pedals allow you to bump up the intensity without adding any stress to your knees and hips.
Additional fitness equipment options include a rowing machine, climber or strength training equipment to meet a variety of basic fitness and sports goals.

How Much Space Do You Have for Your Fitness Equipment?

Even if you have a smaller space, you can find equipment to help you meet your fitness goals. Many companies now offer folding options for stationary bikes, ellipticals and rowing machines. You can easily fold up your rower and tuck it in the corner after an intense workout.

Do You Have Injuries or Physical Limitations That Might Affect Your Fitness Equipment Options?

Similar to assessing your fitness goals when choosing an exercise machine, you must honestly determine what is comfortable for your body. This is especially true concerning any injuries or chronic conditions that you might exacerbate if you buy the wrong equipment.

Can You Maintain Your Fitness Equipment on Your Own?

As you use your fitness machine over time, you will get more fit and into the groove of your workouts. You will probably come to look forward to hopping on the treadmill or Peloton each day. Imagine that one day, you start pedaling and there is no resistance. What do you do, especially if your manufacturer’s warranty has expired? What if the part of failure does not fall under coverage while the warranty is in effect? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) advises you to read your warranty coverage and responsibilities before your purchase the machine.
The great news is that, no matter what your manufacturer’s warranty, you don’t have to pull out your tool kit and hope for the best when you tackle your treadmill’s belt or your Peloton’s crankshaft. Upsie warranties resolve your questions and worries, so you can proceed with your purchase with confidence!

What Types of Fitness Equipment Do Upsie Warranties Cover?

Once you have a good idea of what fitness equipment will help you get active and fit in comfort and safety, you can focus on protecting your future investment. Upsie warranties cover a huge variety of fitness machines:
  • ProForm Folding Rowing Machine for $599 – 5-year extended warranty for $202.99 with $0 deductible
  • ProForm Elliptical for $399- 5-year extended warranty for $202.99 with $0 deductible
  • Peloton Treadmill for $2,495- 3-year extended warranty for $266.99 with $0 deductible
  • Peloton Bike for $1,495- 3-year extended warranty for $230.99 with $0 deductible
The starting price for a 3-year extended warranty is $102.99 and $166.99 for a 5-year extended warranty. Fitness warranties never have a deductible. For more information on Upsie warranties, the claims process and all that is covered, contact a helpful Upsie customer service representative.

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