Monday, July 9, 2012



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Monday, July 2, 2012

Are you ready to prevent osteoporosis

The Elliptical Trainer is the best solution

  • Osteoporosis, the silent disease which courses without symptoms reduces the density & quality of bones causes a lifetime risk for both men & women.
  • Worldwide, lifetime risk for osteoporotic fractures in women is 30-50%. In men risk is 15-30%.
  • 1 in 3 women over 50 will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis; this increases to 1 in 2 over 60.
  • 1 in 5 men over 50 will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis; this increases to 1 in 3 over 60.
  • The annual incidence rate of osteoporotic fractures in women is greater than the combined incidence rates of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer8.
  • Most of women suffer from fracture than the incidents such as heart attacks, strokes & breast cancers. 
  • There is a lack of knowledge about the seriousness of osteoporosis among the people worldwide.

Tips for preventing osteoporosis

  • Do regular, weight-bearing exercise such as running, skipping, aerobics, tennis, and brisk walking
  • The Elliptical Trainer is the recommended exercise machine to prevent Osteoporosis because it provides weight bearing exercise (low impact exercise) as well as cardiovascular benefits
  • Maintain a balanced diet to ensure an adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D
  • Avoid smoking and a high intakes of alcohol

NordicTrack Elliptical Trainers

NordicTrack E7 sv Front Drive

  •  Inertia enhanced flywheel – 9 kg
  •  Oversized pedals
  • Clearview Backlit display
  •  iPod compatible audio (2-2” speakers)
  • iFit SD with training software
  • 12 preset workouts
  • 4 weight loss workouts
  •  Rs. 99,500

NordicTrack E9 ZL

  • 25 levels of resistance
  •  23 workout programs
  •  iFit SD with training software
  •  iPod compatible audio (2-2” speakers)
  • 22 KG flywheel weight
  • 150 KG maximum user weight
  •  Rs. 75,000/=

For more information call Quantum Fitness 0112 305 503.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Elliptical Trainer

By Kathryn O'Neill

Considering an elliptical trainer? Wondering how an elliptical trainer can benefit you?
If you're trying to decide between an elliptical trainer and another piece of exercise equipment, here are the top 5 unique elliptical trainer benefits to help you decide:

No Impact

Recently my 60-year-old mother tried my elliptical trainer and she was shocked at how easy it felt on her joints (she's a regular treadmill user).
Elliptical trainer workouts are safe on the joints and provide a no impact workout (as opposed to a treadmill where your feet hit the deck with every step). This is ideal for people with back, knee, hips and joint problems as well as older people looking for a no-impact workout.

Weight-Bearing Exercise:

While using an elliptical machine gives you a no-impact workout, the resistance exercise still helps to build bone density and fight off osteoporosis.
As well, weight bearing exercise helps you burn calories much more efficiently (and keeps your calorie burn high for several hours after a workout)

Saves Time

Because most elliptical trainers incorporate upper body arms, elliptical workouts tend to involve the whole body and give you an overall better workout - meaning you burn more calories in less time. That's always a benefit.
Elliptical trainers have also been proven to offer a lower 'Perceived Rate of Exertion' when working out. This means that you're doing more work and burning more calories while feeling like you put out less effort.

Fights Boredom & Great For Crosstraining

Because elliptical trainers are a mix between the treadmill and a stair climber you have a great opportunity to cross-train.
I was actually shocked when, after using my elliptical for a month, I could easily climb a very steep hill that had almost wiped me out before. My fitness level had skyrocketed and I didn't even know it.
Plus, the fact that you can move backwards on an elliptical as well as download workout programs from the Internet (with iFit compatibility that many ellipticals offer), you won't get bored easily. That means more workouts and more calories burned!

Space Efficient

Most elliptical trainers are smaller than a treadmill and can be more easily moved to clean or to store away when company is coming. If you are cramped for space or have a smaller home gym, an elliptical trainer can be a great way to save space while getting an overall body workout
So those are some of the most prevalent benefits of using an elliptical trainer. Keep in mind that elliptical trainers are not for everyone. However they do offer some great workout features that would benefit any athlete - from beginner to elite!

Why Use Elliptical Trainers?

Benefits of Elliptical Machines

Have you noticed how many elliptical trainers are at your local health club? Elliptical machines are growing in popularity and are gaining on treadmills in overall sales. Ellipticals offer the benefit of a low-impact workout, while exercising both your upper and lower body. They are particularly appealing to an aging baby boomer generation. Elliptical trainers can be forgiving to aging joints.
Low Impact Exercise with Elliptical Machines
Elliptical trainers reduce the stress and strain on your legs through an elliptical motion. Your feet never leave the pedals. It is like walking in midair. In addition, there is no reverse action. The shape of the elliptical movement mimics the natural path of the ankle, knee and hip joints during walking, jogging or running. In comparison, when you walk or run, every step causes a jolt to your body. It is suggested that runners impact up to 2.5 times their body weight. This affects not only the joints in your legs, but also your lower back.
Foot Pedals: To further reduce the strain to your joints, many elliptical trainers are equipped with articulating foot pedals -- pedals that conform to your stride. Not only do your feet never leave the pedal, but also the pedal adjusts to the angle of the elliptical stride.
Weight-Bearing Exercise: In comparison to a fitness machine like a stationary bicycle, an elliptical trainer provides a weight-bearing exercise. Weight-bearing exercises are important to inhibit the onset of osteoporosis.
Dual Action Workout
What makes an elliptical trainer unique is the combined upper and lower body workout. In fact, there is no other fitness equipment that simultaneously works as many muscle groups. That is why many refer to an elliptical as a cross-trainer.
With an elliptical trainer, you get a workout that utilizes the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, chest, back, triceps and biceps. The obvious benefit from exercising more muscles is that you tone more of your body. Furthermore, you also optimize your energy expenditure. You end up burning more calories and fat in less time. It is also suggested that there is a reduced perceived rate of exertion with an elliptical workout. You are actually exercising harder then you would normally perceive.
Of course, to get the full benefit of the dual action workout, it is important that you distribute the resistance between your upper and lower body. Many people who exercise on an elliptical trainer place most of the resistance on their lower body and only go through the motions with the upper handlebars.
Programs: Like a treadmill, elliptical trainers are equipped with a variety of challenging exercise programs. These programs mimic hill climbing or interval training through alternating resistance. Many ellipticals are also equipped with wireless heart rate control, which allows you to optimize your workout by letting your heart rate control the resistance level.
Lower Maintenance with Elliptical Trainers
A benefit of an elliptical trainer over a treadmill is reduced maintenance. Due to the low-impact elliptical motion, and because of fewer moving parts, an elliptical trainer is less likely to require service. You do not have to worry about belts, motors, rollers and bearings burning out.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Top 3 Reasons to own Home Fitness Equipment

We are almost a month into the New Year! Where does the time go? That means we only have 11 months left to accomplish our goals for 2012! With the New Year you have probably set a few New Year’s Resolutions, right? I am hoping that a few of those resolutions include goals to be healthier and more active.
What are you doing to accomplish your health and fitness goals for 2012? Why not make your health and fitness goals for 2012 last a lifetime? When you purchase your own Quantum home fitness equipment you can make your goals become a lifestyle. Below are the tops three reasons you should own your own home fitness equipment.

1-Work out ANYTIME: 

So, your gym is only open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.? And closes even earlier on weekends? These gym hours could complicate any early morning, late night or weekend workouts. Eliminate this issue for good with your own personal fitness equipment at home! Quantum has the right machine for you—whether you are in need of a treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, stay ball, free weights, etc. We have it all!

2-Save Time and Money: 

How long does it take you to reach your nearest gym? How much do you spend per month on a gym pass? When you purchase your own home fitness equipment you eliminate multiple costs and save a bundle of time by doing so. Save that gas money and monthly gym fee and put it towards your own home fitness equipment today and never pay for another gym membership again. Not to mention, the commute time to and from the gym—take that extra time and workout a little longer at home on your NordicTrack fitness equipment from Quantum.

3-Eliminate All Excuses: 

When you have the convenience of working out in the comfort of your own home you have no excuse to miss a workout. This could also serve as a great motivational tool—you will have a constant reminder to work out every time you pass your treadmill. (**Tip: Put your treadmill in front of your TV…the only way you can watch TV is when you are on the treadmill—preferably, while moving!)

Do you own home fitness equipment? Has it helped you to become more consistent with your workouts?

Written by Amy Jensen

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How to Optimize Your Calorie Burn!

10 tips to burn more calories.
#1: Add 10 minutes in the morning
While you may be religious about going to the gym after work, waking up 10 minutes earlier in the morning and taking a walk around the block (or, alternatively, simply dancing to your morning radio show for 10 minutes) will let you start your day off with a faster-burning metabolism and, most likely, head off to work in a better mood than usual.
Boost in calories burned: 275 calories per week
#2: Do intervals
When you alternate high-intensity cardio workout routines with moderate-intensity recovery periods, you boost your calorie burning and increase your fitness level. This will help you break through plateaus.
Here’s how: Warm up for 5 minutes, then increase speed or resistance on the machine for 2-5 minutes. Return to your usual pace for 5 minutes, then continue with short bursts interspersed with a moderate pace for the rest of your fitness workouts. Cool down for 5 minutes at a slower pace.
When you’re ready to progress, make the work part of the interval longer and decrease the recovery time (but never to less than 30 seconds). For example, you could do 6 minutes at a higher speed and rest for 3 minutes.
Boost in calories burned: 300-450 calories per 45 minutes
#3: Workout with a faster partner
Whether it’s in the gym or on the neighborhood track, a fit buddy will challenge you to keep up and exercise at a higher intensity. It’s the friendliest way to kick your own butt! Plus, fitness workouts go faster accompanied by good conversation.
Boost in calories burned: Simply increasing your walk from 3 mph to 4 mph will burn almost 100 extra calories in 60 minutes.
#4: Jump rope on your coffee breaks
Sound silly? It won’t after you read the numbers. Slip off your pumps and put on your sneakers, then head off to a corner with a jump rope. These quick heart-pumping fitness workouts are also weight-bearing, so your muscles and bones will benefit. And you’ll probably feel completely energized, too.
Boost in calories burned: You can burn 208 calories on two 10-minute breaks each day (that’s 1,000 calories a week)!
#5: Go longer
If your typical workout is 30 minutes — no shorter, no longer — here’s an easy way to challenge yourself. Twice a week, try adding 10 or 15 minutes to your cardio. You’ll burn more calories and increase your cardiovascular endurance level, making your weekend hikes and bike rides easier. To adapt your fitness workouts to your higher fitness level, every two weeks up your intensity level by increasing resistance or incline on the machine or road.
Boost in calories burned: Running 30 extra minutes on the treadmill each week can burn 400 calories.
#6: Switch it up
If you always head right for the treadmill, take a step class or get on the elliptical trainer and step up the intensity. This may increase the calorie burn of your workout because our bodies work less efficiently doing new exercises than those we’re used to. Periodically shifting activities will also decrease the chance of an overuse injury and keep your workouts fresh and fun.
Boost calories burned: Step aerobics vs. walking at 3.5 mph burns 237 vs. 177 calories in 30 minutes.
#7: Add one more day
Ho-hum … does week after week only encompass Monday-Wednesday-Friday on the treadmill? Add a Saturday bike ride or Sunday morning indoor cycling class to your week, and your fitness level — and body shape — will show it. Make your workout activity-focused and you’ll also invigorate your mind and spirit.
Boost in calories burned: A two-hour hilly hike can burn up to 800 calories.
#8: Hire a trainer
Nothing gets you out of a fitness rut faster than refining your routine based on the experience of someone who knows exactly how to get results. A good personal trainer (make sure they’re certified) will look at your current program to make sure it’s safe and effective. Does this sound too extravagant? Make an appointment with a trainer once a month or once every three months to update your program and get feedback on your form.
Boost in calories burned: If your trainer has you change from a fast walk to a slow jog, you’ll burn an extra 100 calories in 30 minutes.
#9: Do a mini-triathlon
Instead of trying to force yourself to stay on the recumbent bicycle for 45 minutes each time you workout, here’s your new plan: 15 minutes power walking on a steep incline on the treadmill, 15 minutes on a stationary cycle (ideally at a high resistance level), then 15 minutes in the pool (or use the racing program on your gym’s rowing machine). Be sure to warm up, cool down and stretch, and don’t forget to write down your speeds to keep track of your progress. Reward yourself when you reach the finish line!
P.S.: For an added bonus, combine this activity with cardio boost #3 — working out with a partner — to make this activity even more fun.
Boost in calories burned: One workout = 600 calories burned
#10: End each workout with an invigorating stretch
Stretching is as important after running or walking as it is after weight lifting. A study found that regular stretching can increase your strength by up to 19 percent when interspersed between weight-training exercises. With additional muscle you’ll have more calories burned throughout the day.
Boost in calories burned: You’ll burn another 50 calories after your workout routines.
What do you do to step up the intensity of your workout? What motivates you to push yourself?

Monday, August 8, 2011

AB Glider Review

Achieving a fit and sexy figure is one particular of my biggest ambitions specifically when summer time is getting close to and I wish to show an ideal form to everybody. But a lot of the time I usually cease operating on it as a consequence of my busy schedule; I have no time to go into a fitness center to carry out my workouts. I thought that having my abs trimmed and sexier is only a dream until one particular day; I noticed this specific product that brought back my confidence to pursue with my objective, the Ab Glider. In this review we’ll tackle every single aspects of Ab Glider.

Ab Glider is actually a piece of gear that is certainly particularly designed to offer workouts for the belly muscles. It truly is composed of a spherical stand, held up by two sets of legs that search like bars with twofold handle clutch that expands all of the way on top from the round stand and a two cup-like pieces exactly where knees are positioned when doing physical routines.

Looking to get a set of rock-hard six-pack abs in time for spring, then you may want to read this Ab Glider reviews and find out how it can help you achieve your goal. You probably have seen it on TV and are wondering if all of the hype is true. Well that is for you to decide, I am just going to tell you more about it.

Let’s take a look at all of the Proform Ab Glider features.

The “Circular Burn” and “Arc Crunch” combination training maximizes core training and doubles your calorie burn. Its 180 degree track rotation and locking unit ensures a smooth vertical movement. An LCD Monitor tracks your results and requires only a quick glance because of the large clear numbers. It has an incredibly tough solid steel construction which is built to last for years to come. This ab machine provides an above the floor workout which protects your neck and back from injury. It includes 2 training DVDs and an eating guide.

Benefit of using Ab Glider

Only 3 minutes a day
Costs $149.95
Combines the Circular ab workout and the ab crunch workout.
One year warranty
Has a built-in rep. and calorie counter
Weight loss guide and DVD
30 day risk free warranty

Ab Glider Pros And Cons

The Pros
“Dual Motion Exercise Training” which engages 44 percent more muscle activation. The specialized front to back and side to side movements target your whole core in ways proven to work quickly. The LCD Monitor provides immediate feedback on calories burned, number of repetitions, and length of workout to keep track of your progress. There are 1.5 inches of professional grade foam padding to ensure a comfortable workout. It comes with “The Amazing Abs” and “3 Minute Results Workout” with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, so there will be no more guess-work involved with these step by step, easy to follow DVDs. You also get “The Amazing Abs Meal Plan”, an 8 week meal plan which has 48 delicious dinner ideas and even includes a grocery list for healthy meals.

The Cons
Some first time users have found they are using their arms more than their abs. If this happens, basically you just need to experiment a bit and find the best posture to contract the ab muscles instead of pulling with the arms. Other users have complained about the knee pads not providing enough grip, allowing their knees to slide outward, and forcing them to stop every few minutes to adjust their position. Wearing shorts will definitely provide a better grip.

Overall, the Proform Ab Glider really does provide two exercise machines in one. Not only will you get a great ab and core workout (as well as arms and back), but you will also get a killer cardio routine which will blast away the calories. Do the “Circular Burn” and the “Arc Crunch” separately or combine them for an amazing gut crunching session. You will really feel the “burn” when using this machine, whether you are a beginner or more advanced user. Its solid steel construction means this machine is durable, tough, and dependable. I think this product is value priced, as you will find other similar machines sell for more and will not do as much ab glider
(This review copied from )