Advertising for fitness products often promises large gains with
little effort. This is a promise that sounds good but is rarely true. Before you buy, think about these tips:
Be sure you already like the activity. A machine or device probably will not make you like
an activity you dislike in the first place.
Avoid products that are
available only through a television offer. You won't be able to "try before you
Test any machine in the store before deciding to buy it. Make
sure it feels right to you. Sometimes the more expensive machines work more
smoothly and make exercise more comfortable and fun.
opinion of a trainer or experienced person at a health club, YMCA, or other
fitness setting about the equipment you are interested in.
products promise to help tone and develop abdominal, thigh, or buttock muscles.
These muscles can be strengthened and toned without special devices, and most
devices don't make it easier or safer than doing exercises on your own.
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