Here’s the lowdown on a few of our cardio gym equipment listed above.
The treadmill burns the most calories of any of the cardiovascular machines available at most gyms. You can expect to burn about 100 calories by walking briskly for 10/15 minutes.
A treadmill can be adapted to many different fitness levels by increasing the speed from walking to running or by adjusting the incline. Our Gym Equipment page reflects a treadmill to match your needs and sizes
Don’t be fooled into thinking this machine gives you only an upper-body workout. Rowers are more advanced cardiovascular machines.
Because you must push with the legs while you pull with the arms, rowers require coordination. They also you require you to engage your core abdominal muscles to support and protect your back.
Because they use so many muscle groups, rowers burn lots of calories.
All our experts agree that the stationary bike offers the workout with the least impact on the joints. People with knee pain are often steered toward these bikes, since the impact of body weight is not a concern as it is on a treadmill, elliptical trainer, or stair stepper.
But to avoid knee strain, you must make sure the bike is adjusted to fit your body.