POWER PLATES TORONTO
MACHINES IN TORONTO BH Vibration
Power Plates are a form of Whole Body Vibration that will help you to
improve in many areas by increasing bone density, muscle tone and strength;
reducing Cellulite; increasing Collagen or developing explosive strength and
muscular endurance. It also allows people with debilitating conditions such
as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia; Multiple Sclerosis; Osteoporosis and Parkinson's
disease to exercise without impact or placing stress on the joints and
ligaments, bringing oxygen and blood flow to those areas, aiding in healing.
Vibration exercise will improve balance and coordination by activating the
Dr Paul Dorian, a professor of Medicine at the Cardiology Division of St
Michael's Hospital emphasizes that strength conditioning is an important
element of heart health. He has been practicing Power Plate for almost a
year. "I was persuaded by the research which shows this is as good as, if
not better than a personal trainer 2 to 3 times per week and ... safer than
weight lifting and much less likely to lead to injury " Toronto Life
Fashion: Good Vibrations
Power Plates are being used by many Pro Sports teams such as the NFL; the
NHL and the NBL. Mike Weir trains on and owns a Power Plate as well as
celebrities like Clint Eastwood; Tony Robbins and Cher. NASA uses the Power
Plate at their facility.
Be cautious of products that try to imitate vibration by using a platform
that rocks back and forth. Although this simulates vibration the distance
the platform is moving is far too great. All the documented studies involve
the muscle's response to vibration. The rocking platforms are providing an
unstable surface only. They do not produce the same results and can be very
stressful on the joints; hips and back.
Click on the Power Plate image to take you to more information on: Power
Plate Training; Health and Wellness; Golf; all the Power Plate models, My3;
My5; Pro5; Pro5 Airdaptive and the Pro5 Airdaptive HP as well as Power Plate
TREADMILLS: Bodyguard, Sole Fitness, BH Fitness, AFG Fitness, Horizon
Fitness & More!
Treadmills are the only motorized piece of exercise equipment. This can be a
real help if you have a hard time keeping motivated since the motor keeps
the pace for you.
Walking or running is good exercise for the heart and lungs and building and
maintaining bone density. It is also an excellent calorie burner.
All treadmills let you control the speed and incline. Inclining mimics
walking uphill .
The number of people using the treadmill; the weight of the users and the
numbers of hours the treadmill is in use will determine what quality range
to look for.
Whether you are just beginning to exercise or training as a serious runner a
treadmill will accommodate you nicely.
ELLIPTICAL: Sole Fitness, Bodyguard Fitness, AFG Fitness, Endurance Fitness,
Eurosport Fitness & More!
Unlike treadmills, each elliptical manufacturer provides a different feel
and it is important that you try them out and find the right fit for you.
You should be able to move in a natural comfortable way. Typically the
shorter the frame; the shorter the stride length. Free Motion's Strider
offers an unrestricted stride length and is new to this category.
Ellipticals are good for the heart and lungs and building and maintaining
bone density. They are also a good calorie burner. They are one of the few
machines that exercise both the upper and lower body and are impact free.
This may be of importance to you if you have a bad back or knees.
EXERCISE BIKES TORONTO
EXERCISE BIKES: Bodyguard Fitness, Bremshey, Batavus, AFG Fitness, BH
Fitness, Mileage, Ultimately Fit & More!
Upright bikes were the first piece of exercise equipment to be manufactured
and are commonly used in rehabilitation clinics and hospitals.
An excellent exercise for the heart and lungs and a good calorie burner.
Although cycling will still build bone density it is not a weight bearing
exercise. Cycling does build leg and calf muscles.
Fit is just as important on an exercise bike. Features like seat and
handlebar adjustments are important but so is the hip to heel ratio. We can
help you with this. The better the fit the less fatigued you will become and
the less stress on the joint; hips and ligaments..
Most exercise bikes now use a magnetic form of resistance which will give
you smooth and virtually silent ride.
A good choice if you are limited in space.
Recumbent bikes are a good choice if you like cycling but find upright bikes
too hard on the seat or back. Sitting in a recumbent or seated position
focuses more on the back of the leg muscles and buttocks.
An excellent calorie burner and good for the heart and lungs. This is not a
weight bearing exercise so not as good for bone density as compared to a
treadmill or elliptical machine.
Fit is very important so look for lots of adjustability in the seat, a
comfortable back support and a relatively narrow crank.
If you have limited mobility a walk through design may be of benefit.
HOME GYMS: Multi-Stations; Single Stations; Free Weights; Bodysolid Fitness,
Inspire Fitness, Powertec Fitness & More in Toronto
The home gym category has really grown in the past few years with more
people understanding the benefits of strength training to remain flexible
and strong. Training with weights also affectively burns calories.
A home gym is a compact weight machine that is built to perform a number of
exercises off of one stack of weights. Working with a machine rather than
free weights allows you to exercise safely by guiding you through the
movements. There are no weights to fall on you and by not having to move
plates and bars around it is a far more time efficient use of your time.
All of our strength lines are designed to allow you to make the proper
adjustments with ease to ensure the exercise is performed without
compromise. This means better; quicker results with less chance of injury.
This is an important category and should be a part of your exercise routine.
A number of strength training exercises can be preformed with dumbbells
and/or barbells. Whether you are starting out with two or three sets of
dumbbells or wanting to train with free weights and a bench there is a wide
variety to choose from. We offer everything from vinyl dipped dumbbells to
Olympic plates and bars.