Cardio
Fitness Equipment

Cardio Equipment Types

  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Steppers
  • Climbers
  • Cycling Spin Bikes
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Upright Bikes
  • Rowers
  • Indoor Cycles
  • Specialty Cardio
  • Incline Trainers

Cardiovascular fitness equipment is the most popular type of equipment on the market. Most fitness facilities, no matter what their size or shape, are made up of 60-70% cardiovascular machines because their popularity and ease of use.

Cardio

Cardio equipment comes in three levels of quality

Full Commercial

These are top-of-the-line, feature-rich products manufactured by the fitness industry’s leading name brands. They are designed to take a beating in a high-usage facility. A full commercial treadmill will tolerate being in use almost 24 hours per day by people of all shapes and sizes.

Light Commercial

These products, also known as “Vertical Market Products,” are also manufactured by leading brand names, but they are designed to be used in a “light usage” facility. Light commercial machines are typically only used 4-6 hours per day. The products are still feature-rich but the materials are lighter gauge to save buyers money.

Entry Level

These products are designed for very low usage facilities, typically no more than 3 hours per day, and not every day. They are more utilitarian in look, feel and electronics. They have limited features and are designed to be price and value focused.

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Cardio
Manufacturers

Assault Fitness
Assault Fitness
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Bodycraft
Bodycraft
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Cascade Health & Fitness
Cascade Health & Fitness
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Echelon
Echelon
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Expresso Fitness
Expresso Fitness
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First Degree Fluid Fitness
First Degree Fluid Fitness
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Intenza
Intenza
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Jacobs Ladder
Jacobs Ladder
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LifeSpan Fitness
LifeSpan Fitness
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Octane Fitness
Octane Fitness
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Ropeflex
Ropeflex
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Schwinn
Schwinn
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Spirit Fitness
Spirit Fitness
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StairMaster
StairMaster
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Star Trac
Star Trac
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True Fitness
True Fitness
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Pro Tip!

Keep your fitness room exciting!

Consider rejuvenating your space by trading in one or a few old, tired pieces of equipment for a new state-of-the art commercial piece of cardio or strength equipment. Subtle changes in your equipment offerings break up the “monotony” and keep your clients feeling refreshed. We promise you, your members will thank you!

Not every fitness room is the same.

It is important to design a fitness amenity based on it’s users. Student Housing facilities are much different than Senior Living and County Clubs are much different than Fire Stations fitness rooms. Let us help you design your space towards your population.

Are you covered in case of liability?

Make sure you have commercial equipment in a commercial fitness amenity. If a fitness room has home grade fitness equipment and a user gets injured, the facility is responsible for improper equipment placed in an inappropriate setting.

Different types of equipment.

Fitness equipment is broken down into a few categories: Full commercial, light commercial, specialty home fitness and sporting good fitness. Ask us which one best suits your needs.

Invest in the product, not the technology.

Several fitness companies are selling you on their programming. Every month today’s technology outdates itself. Look for quality manufactures with machines that fit your fitness needs. The classes available in cyberspace nowadays are endless, don’t limit yourself to just one virtual fitness company.

Consider Your Needs.

The equipment should satisfy your interests and needs. The activities you can do with this fitness equipment should be challenging and enjoyable. Just buying an equipment piece does not mean that you will really use it, especially since it is something new, which makes it harder to use. Make sure you already know the equipment and that it is something that you have already tried in a gym. Start by buying small sets of equipment that match your interests.

Consider The Space.

Before buying fitness equipment, make sure you know where you can put it and how much space can be spared for it. Try to think where to place a treadmill before buying it. Measure to see if your space can accommodate the equipment. Plan ahead and ensure that the equipment can be brought into your home without creating problems. Is it safe for you? If you have pre-existing health issues, consult with your to ensure that the equipment is suitable for you. Some fitness equipment may not be easy to use and can cause injury to your body.

Consider The Price.

Don’t be fooled by the thought that you will gain more satisfaction from the fitness equipment because you spent too much money on them. Always consider how much you are willing to pay for a certain fitness equipment. Also, ask yourself if it is worth so much. Just because an equipment is expensive it does not mean the quality is great. Always check the quality or consult with an expert before you buy the fitness equipment.

If it was easy, everybody would be doing it!

Ignore claims that an exercise machine or device can provide long-lasting, easy, “no-sweat” results in a short time. These claims are false: You can’t get the benefits of exercise unless you exercise with right piece of equipment.

Put the Work In and Get the Results!

Question claims that a product can burn fat off a particular part of the body — for example, the buttocks, hips or stomach. Achieving a major change in your appearance requires sensible eating and regular exercise that works the whole body.