GYM at home

If you are one of those who wants to workout in the confines of the home, there are many options to choose from the equipment available in the retail stores in the city with a fitness consultant to guide

Published: 09th August 2014 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2014 08:59 AM   |  A+A-


BHUBANESWAR: Fitness freaks who cannot manage going to a gym due to time constraints or some other factors, do not need to worry, for, they can have the best of the latest cutting-edge fitness equipment installed at home. These equipment can be fetched from the city retail outlets and placed at home with the fitness instructors giving demo classes about how to workout on these machines.

Be it a home gym, manual jogger or multi-functional treadmill, a user can choose from the options basing on budget and requirement. Some of these include: Treadmill, ‘cross-trainer’, ‘exer-cycle’ and ‘elliptical trainer’. Working out on these equipment for 15 to 20 minutes a day reduces fat, controls blood pressure and heals joint pain. While treadmills are available in the range of ` 23,900 to ` 78,000, the manual joggers are available between ` 9,900 and ` 11,900. ‘’A manual jogger is quite popular as it facilitates a number of workouts like, twisting, push-ups and warm up exercises. All the three exercises can be done over this one unit and it also aides weight reduction,’’ said Prakash Mahanta, a fitness expert working at ‘Bodyline Sports’, a fitness equipment store which was recently launched here.

The strength mass gainer series includes - home gym, ‘olympic plates’, bars and ‘cattle-bells’. These accessories shape up the body and also fit well within the budget of people who cannot opt for the expensive machines. These are handy to use and popular among young professionals, said Mahmud, a fitness trainer.

Their is a rise in demand for massage chairs among the working class and elderly. These include leg massager and foot massager. Body pain at thighs, shoulders or abdomen can be relieved by using these with different body postures. Under the same category fall the vibra-plates and blood circulation massager.

Both of these help the users who have a problem of arthritis, rheumatism and cervical spondylitis.

For toning the abdomen, experts advise for an ‘ab-king pro’ and sit-up bench, while to shape up hips and thighs, workout on a ‘recumbent bike, can be done regularly.

Most equipment at ‘Bodyline Sports’  in the city are imported from Taiwan and USA.

In-house fitness experts are also available at the store to advice and provide customised wellness solutions to its customers, considering the clientele and their needs. Besides, live demos at well set-up trial gyms offer guidance on installation, usage and maintenance.

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