How do you keep your fitness goals on track? You are busy juggling work, life at home, plus a lot more — so where do you find the time to get to the gym? For many it’s not that easy to carve out time on a regular basis. While the News headlines constantly reminds us how super important it is to exercise to feel good, lose or keep the weight off and keep your heart healthy – new findings suggest even a little running can extend your life expectancy and prevent cancer.¹ See summary of recent studies that explain in more detail below. The easiest way to crush your fitness goals is to create an At Home Gym. And it can cost a lot less than you might think.
ELIMINATE GYM ANXIETY
Your at home treadmill will eliminate many of reported issues that can create gym anxiety and act as a deterrent keeping many from regularly working out. Top of our list from reader input, in no particular order, are such things as:
- Feeling judged at the gym
- Traffic, parking, and waits for equipment
- Germy environment threatens personal health
- Having to buy the ‘right’ workout clothes to wear
- Time pressures from life, kids, family and work demands
That’s why getting a treadmill with iFit for your home can be a much more effective way to stay on track towards achieving your fitness goals and allows working out more often.
WHY iFIT FOR YOUR TREADMILL
iFit enhances a NordicTrack or Proform Treadmill along with your workout experience in a studio or trainer-led destination runs, walks and hikes streamed directly to your equipment’s touchscreen or tablet. Here is a quick summary list of iFit benefits:
Over 16,000 iFit on-demand streaming studio and destination workoutsacross all 7 continents.
All workouts are trainer-led by elite personal trainers or sport champions including Olympic gold medalists.
Another unique, interesting feature of iFit technology is it allows the trainer to automatically sync and adjust your equipment’s speed, incline, decline and/or resistance so you can focus on your workout. iFit is the only application to date able to provide this interactive functionality with exercise equipment — and based upon user feedback — equipment owners overwhelmingly love it.
Specific Workouts were designed just for running, hiking, walking, 5k and other races, half marathons, marathons and to match the destination terrain you are running, walking or hiking through. There is also lots of off-the-treadmill yoga, strength training, boxing, studio and many varying destination workouts as well.
For most Nordictrack and Proform treadmills, the first year of an iFit subscription is included in the price – a $396 Value. Otherwise, you can add the monthly $39 cost of iFit membership which is about a dollar a day, for up to 5 (five) user accounts and if you add other equipment later as you’re covered by the same membership. With its extensive choices of workouts it’s a really good value. If you pay for iFit on an annual basis, the cost is $33/month saving you $72 or 15%. If you choose to apply for financing iFit Coach will be included in your exercise equipment financing purchase.
BEST TREADMILLS for your Home Gym
ProForm Treadmill for tight Budgets
You can start simply by adding a treadmill, the most versatile and productive option for exercise equipment. Here are recommended treadmills to add to your home gym. Most fitness equipment companies have financing options to fit your budget. For example, Proform has a super awesome deal where you buy 3 years of iFit (on-demand personal training) for $39/month and get a ProForm Carbon T7 Treadmill for FREE. There is 0% interest, includes free shipping plus a good warranty of 10-Years on the Frame, 2-Years Parts, & 1-Year Labor.
This is a real incentive to take the plunge and bring your fitness workouts home. You will find it much easier to make the time to workout more often around your own schedule.
BEST TREADMILL DEAL
Proform Carbon T7 Treadmill – Buy 3 years of iFit get the treadmill for FREE. Just $39/month 0% interest, Free shipping.
BEST TREADMILL FOR WALKERS & GETTING STARTED
Nordictrack T 6.5 Si $899 with 1 year iFit included (a $396 value)
BEST TREADMILL FOR MULTIPLE USERS + LONG RUNS
Nordictrack Commercial 1750 $1,799 1 year iFit included (a $396 value)
BEST TREADMILL FOR INCLINE TRAINING
Nordictrack X11i $2,248 10” HD TouchScreen with 1st year iFit included plus assembly & white glove delivery to room of your choice
Nordictrack X22i $3,248 22” HD TouchScreen with 1st year iFit included plus assembly & white glove delivery to room of your choice
Nordictrack X32i $4,248 32” HD TouchScreen 1st year iFit included plus assembly & white glove delivery to room of your choice
¹ Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is the more the better? A systematic review and meta-analysis. First published November 4, 2019
RUNNING CAN EXTEND YOUR LIFE
“a good option for people who say they are too busy to exercise is that any amount of running is better than none. Even a little running on a regular basis can help you live longer.
According to a very recent study first published Nov. 4 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.¹ Lead researcher Zeljko Pediscic, Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia said they analyzed 14 studies that included more than 232,000 people whose health was tracked for between 5.5 and 35 years. The data showed that any amount of running was associated with a 30% lower risk of death from heart disease, and a 23% lower risk of death from cancer. Even as little as 50 minutes of running once a week at a pace slower than 6 mph appeared to be preventative.
Exercise can also Protect from Depression study finds
Findings recently published by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In a paper published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, reported that individuals who genetically were more likely to suffer from depression who did some type of exercise for least several hours each week were less likely to be diagnosed with a new episode of depression. In fact 35 minutes per day of physical activity was recommended.
“Our findings strongly suggest that, when it comes to depression, genes are not destiny and that being physically active has the potential to neutralize the added risk of future episodes in individuals who are genetically vulnerable,” said Karmel Choi of MGH and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the lead author of the study. “On average, about 35 additional minutes of physical activity each day may help people to reduce their risk and protect against future depression episodes.”
The study was supported in part by the National Institute of Mental Health and National Human Genome Research Institute as well as the Demarest Lloyd Jr. Foundation.