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Selecting the Right Fitness Equipment

Linda Stultz
Certified Fitness Trainer

Many people are confused by the claims Fitness Equipment Companies make about their products, You must remember, that is their job, their paycheck and their retirement. Of course their product is going to be "the best," at least in their eyes.

Most of the equipment on the market today is good if you USE it. So many people buy a piece of fitness equipment expecting to see results immediately, and rightly so if you believe everything the advertisement says. It says, use it 3 times a day, 3 days a week and you will get a great body All the while, they have a gorgeous, physically fit model demonstrating how to use the product.

There is no quick fix or short cut to physical fitness, good health and an attractive body. It takes work. Even if you donít need to lose weight, you need to exercise to keep in good health. Exercise may seem like hard work at first and sometimes it doesnít seem to get easier, but you do become committed and addicted to it. When you see how much better you feel after your workout, you will actually miss it if you donít exercise for a few days. 

Exercise may seem hard to work into your busy schedule but you feel so good after a few weeks and you realize how important and beneficial exercise really is. Most of us never look like the model advertising the equipment, but remember: feeling better and increasing your healthy life is probably more than the model will ever have. Models have so much pressure to look perfect that their health sometimes suffers. You can concentrate on improving your health and enjoy the added benefit of a more attractive appearance. Even if you donít lose all the weight you wanted to, people will see the beauty of better health shining through.

The best way to find the right exercise equipment for you is to ask questions and try out the equipment. Go to the store with a list of questions and be sure to talk to someone you feel comfortable with.

If you have any questions or need help getting started, please call me 717-334-6009, or via e-mail at fitness@emmitsburg.net

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