The home gym once meant a hefty dose of equipment. In recent years, many have pared down the multiple machines in lieu of specializing in a few. At Bell’s Fitness Equipment, where the treadmill continues to be the most popular, two other machines are making waves in home fitness.Rowing has long been around, but new machines that offer variation in resistance have gained ground thanks to the low intensity nature of the exercise that’s also working arms and legs for a near total body workout.
The new version of the elliptical is a kind of Stairmaster and elliptical hybrid. With the ability to function in more ways than one, suspension ellipticals change incline levels and the stride length automatically to keep motion natural and fluid — from walking and jogging to Rowing machines are making a comeback climbing stairs. — AB