Saturday mornings and late evenings are loaded with infomercials of the latest and greatest exercise equipment that will help you firm up and lose weight, but does it really? Before deciding to invest in another piece of equipment for your home gym, remember to think about function and not glamour.
You should read reviews and customer feedback, talk to a personal trainer, google the item and look for negative print, also check with consumer reports for quality information regarding the item. When talking about function of the item, you need to know if it really does what it says it does. Will it isolate, is it truly functional, and can you see yourself using it consistently.
The pitch is simple, and the classic demonstration goes like this. They rely on a compulsion to make an unnecessary purchase with an offer that is temporary and will be gone soon. Then the give the product legitimacy with an endorsement by Doctor’s, fitness professionals and even celebrities who say they got into shape by using this product. But there is one misconception about these fitness products that needs needs to be heard.
It is very common that the pitch will lead you to believe that this product by itself, will get you the results you are looking for. Most of the time this simply isn’t true. You need more than just one piece of equipment to be able to look the way the models in the infomercial look. A healthy diet, cardiovascular exercise, and a well designed fitness plan with variety and progression will get you into shape. One piece of equipment can make a great addition to your home gym, but are simply ineffective by themselves. Do your research and make sure you have realistic expectation about the purchase before doing so.