Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/10/2014 -- Recently released statistics from the fitness industry reveal an estimated 50 million Americans currently possess a gym membership, down 16 percent from only 2 years ago. While this number seems to shed a positive outlook on the declining health status in the United States, an estimated 67 percent of gym enrollees admit they never use their membership. Among the top explanations given by those in this category are overcrowding, lack of time and adverse weather conditions.
Though these could all be considered valid reasons, sustaining membership in a gym alone does nothing to combat the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. In an effort to encourage increased physical activity for those who are unable to take full advantage of their local fitness centers, Treadmill Reviewers spokesperson Frank Lloyd has launched the latest round of updates to the company's website.
Lloyd confirmed, "Treadmills and elliptical machines continue to be the most popular choices for home workout equipment, and the models covered in our latest reviews offer a number of great features. Available space, stability, the type of workout desired and intended amount of use are a few aspects that should be considered before making a purchase of this type, but the machines included in our update certainly meet up to all those needs in a wide range of prices."
Modern treadmills offer considerably more features than when in-home versions of these machines first appeared on the market. As is the case with models found in gyms and fitness centers across the world, consumers may now benefit from digital heart monitors, tracking of calories burned, a variety of pre-set training programs and adjustable incline and decline. Some offer iFit capability, allowing the user to simulate a walk or jog through almost any place on Earth while automatically changing the slope of the deck to match the chosen route.
Models in the Weslo Cadence Treadmill line are highly acclaimed for their standard characteristics. Current users are impressed with the sturdiness of this brand. Also featured are monitors for tracking workout time, distance, speed, pulse, resistance and calories burned. Graphical representations of workout routines are available as well. Those with limited space can benefit from the slim design of the Weslo Cadence 5.9 and 5.2 versions. The 5.2 offers a reading rack, grip sensor system, incline and more detailed screen readout than the 5.9; however, both are fairly budget-friendly at approximately $400 and $200 respectively.
Those looking for full-body workout may prefer an elliptical machine. The Treadmill Reviewers website indicates the Sole E25 Elliptical stands at the forefront of home workout equipment. Along with monitors, this machine is said to provide fluid motion and reduced joint stress through a quieter drive system than many of its counterparts. Though this option comes with a steeper price than the previously mentioned treadmills, it also offers a more complete workout and MP3 compatibility.
Said Lloyd, "Fixed machines are perfect for those who plan to work out frequently, but those who only do so 2 or 3 times a week or have very limited space may want to consider a machine that folds away for storage. Obviously, the more features the machine offers, the pricier it will be. There are definitely some very affordable models that come with plenty of extras, though."
As an all inclusive guide to purchasing treadmills, elliptical machines and spin bikes, Treadmill Reviewers strives to take the guesswork out of bringing gym quality equipment to at-home workouts.