For those with limited space to hold them, and who don't visit the gym often...

Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
...What do you think is the best single exercise piece of equipment to own, for general weight / health maintenance? I live somewhere with no close gyms, and don;t much like them anyways, and don't have the opportunity nor mental perseverance for much running, but often did use one when I had it before, and now plan to get one again.

So what. Weights? Treadmill? bike? Money's not necessarily the issue.
09/30/2012
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I go to the gym. I mostly use an elliptical. They burn a lot of calories and help tone. They're also easy on the knees.
09/30/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
We have a bowflex and use it for muscle toning. I have a variety of exercise DVD's I alternate through so I don't get bored with one particular workout.
09/30/2012
Taylor Taylor
Exercise bikes take up less room than treadmills and elipticals, that's why I got one. I keep it in the living room so I can watch tv while I exercise. I have some handweights and resistance bands too, but I just keep them in the coat closet next to the living room they hardly take up any room at all and I use them with exercise DVD's. It's not too expensive to find some good ones.
09/30/2012
EvilHomer EvilHomer
For me its rowing machine, situp bench, pullup bar in the basement, and pushups.
09/30/2012
Sammi Sammi
I have a small "universal" machine with interchangeable weights, so I can do almost everything I need to on it. It depends on what kind of exercise you want to do, really. If you like mostly free weights/handheld, there are some that are "dial-a-weight" - they don't take up much space but can go from 10 to maybe 100 pounds apiece.
I've also been eyeing that new elliptical/treadmill from Bowflex, which looks like it would be good for cardio.
09/30/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
DVDs. There are plenty of body weight exercises and cardio that you can do with no equipment. If it's just for health management and general weight maintenance, there's no need for fancy weight lifting equipment.
09/30/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I'd say a DVD player, some workout DVDs, and some good sneakers are the best choices for equipment. As long as you have a bit of space in your living room, it's easy to get into a workout DVD. I don't have any room for a lot of equipment, so I just have a few basic things. I also have a stationary bike that has programmed workouts. I think it takes up maybe 3 feet by 4 1/2 feet of space total. I put mine in front of the TV so I can watch that while biking and not get so bored.
10/01/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Quote:
Originally posted by Kenneth Fort
...What do you think is the best single exercise piece of equipment to own, for general weight / health maintenance? I live somewhere with no close gyms, and don;t much like them anyways, and don't have the opportunity nor mental perseverance for ... More
OMG I bought Perfect Situp, its awesome it hurts first few times but you will be shocked its about $100 but its great and its easy set up and can be put in a closet while not being used
10/01/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
oh and it clicks to let you know you are doing it right its great
10/01/2012
SassySam SassySam
Jumprope
03/19/2013
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I picked up the ballet beautiful dvd. It's one of the ballet/pilates fusion workouts, and only requires the space of a yoga mat. I don't actually use a mat because I have carpet in the living room, but it only requires a mat-sized area.
04/08/2013
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