What are the Different Types of Fitness Supplies?

Kasey James
Kasey James
Bouncing on a trampoline can be a great cardiovascular exercise while having fun.
Bouncing on a trampoline can be a great cardiovascular exercise while having fun.

There are many types of fitness supplies that can be used in the home, outside, or anywhere. There is exercise equipment made for all fitness levels and for low- or high-intensity workouts. Fitness supplies can range from inexpensive to very costly. There is so much equipment on the market that everyone should be able to find something that they can afford and enjoy using during workouts.

Jump ropes are lightweight, portable pieces of fitness equipment that can be used virtually anywhere.
Jump ropes are lightweight, portable pieces of fitness equipment that can be used virtually anywhere.

Cardiovascular exercise is the kind that will raise the heartbeat and burn calories quickly. Inexpensive, smaller fitness supplies that can help with cardio workouts are jump ropes, an exercise step, and a personal trampoline. The best cardio equipment may be a good pair of running shoes. This kind of cardio exercise equipment can be stored easily and packed to take anywhere.

Fitness weights are one way to build muscles.
Fitness weights are one way to build muscles.

There are also larger fitness machines that can be useful for cardio workouts. Treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationary bikes are all fitness supplies that will allow for a good workout. These machines can be expensive, but most of them keep track of heart rate, distance, and calories burned. Cardio machines can be bought to create a home gym.

Fitness equipment like treadmills can be purchased for home use.
Fitness equipment like treadmills can be purchased for home use.

Building, strengthening, and toning muscle is another part of a good fitness regimen. There are some fitness supplies that can help with muscle building and are less expensive than large machines. A set of hand weights can be used for many different muscle-building exercises. Resistance bands and a pull-up bar can also help with strengthening the muscles. These items can be added to cardio supplies to allow for a full-body workout.

Weight machines usually offer many attachments that will work each muscle group of the body. These machines are costly and do take up a large amount of space. A weight machine will often have many settings so that the workout can be adjusted from easy to difficult.

There are other fitness supplies that can be good for working out at home or on vacation. There are several fitness video collections that can be used as long as there is a television and a way to play the video. Many people enjoy following an exercise instructor on television and copying the moves to get in a good workout.

Fitness equipment can be purchased at retail stores or can be bought used. People who are done with their equipment or who can not find space for it in their homes will often sell it for a discounted price. The best fitness supplies are ones that will be used on a regular basis and help to keep the body fit.

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    • Bouncing on a trampoline can be a great cardiovascular exercise while having fun.
      Bouncing on a trampoline can be a great cardiovascular exercise while having fun.
    • Jump ropes are lightweight, portable pieces of fitness equipment that can be used virtually anywhere.
      Jump ropes are lightweight, portable pieces of fitness equipment that can be used virtually anywhere.
    • Fitness weights are one way to build muscles.
      Fitness weights are one way to build muscles.
    • Fitness equipment like treadmills can be purchased for home use.
      Fitness equipment like treadmills can be purchased for home use.