Home Sweet Gym –Horizon Fitness
The benefits of a good workout are well known. Besides helping you look good, a consistent exercise
regimen promotes positive feelings, fueled by endorphins that are released under resistance training, aerobic
activity and the simulation of sports like rowing, cycling and cross-country skiing.
Outdoor activities offer scenery and fresh air, and for those lucky enough to live in the Blue Mountains or
Namadgi National Park, hiking and mountain biking may be in the backyard.
For the rest of us, the challenges of an active lifestyle include time constraints of such sports where one
must travel to partake in. Even then, the intensity of a slow hike or biking on the flats through traffic may
not be the everyday solution to fitness.
Specially designed and built gym machines offer the flexibility and control to tailor the workout to specific
needs and goals. Commercial quality exercise equipment provides a platform to carefully measure calories
consumed, kilowatts expended and other metrics of athletic output. As digital technology and computers is
at the heart of everything these days, exercise equipment from companies like Horizon Fitness offer
sophisticated capabilities and easy use.
Why not just go to the gym for commercial grade treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and aerobic
equipment? Such machines are vastly superior to the late night exercise apparatus that builds more dust
than muscle. In fact, some flimsy consumer “step climbers” and ab machines are downright dangerous.
Well the first hurdle is actually getting to the gym. It has been shown that up to 60% of fitness club and gym
members fail to continue using their memberships beyond 10 visits. There may be several reasons for this.
Sometimes getting in a car to drive to where you will row or cycle presents its own delay or barrier to
fulfillment. Men and Women who sincerely seek a regular workout may be intimidated by the social
pressure of unwanted gawkers and advances offered “can I give you a spot, babe?”
The solution is serious equipment right at home! The likelihood of seeing through an exercise resolution can
be greater when quality machines like the Horizon product lines are within sight and reach. This writer has
personally bid permanent goodbye to 30 lbs. of excess body fat over a six month love affair with a Horizon
Adventure line Treadmill. That was three years ago, and the weight stays off, as the lean muscle mass has
become a permanent asset due to the convenience and commitment of viewing TV only from its perch.
Top flight gym equipment that is used and serviced at home provides a consistent opportunity to integrate
positive lifestyle through a lifelong fitness program, whether as the main element or in addition to the
neighborhood gym, or as complimentary to elite athletes and triathletes. You may not be able to row in the
desert, or want to bike in the rain, but Horizon Oxford rowers and Tempo bikes ensure that you never miss
a workout, or your favorite TV program.