Four of the best-kept workout secrets

February 12, 2013

It’s a known fact that exercising on home fitness equipment can help you trim your tummy so that you’re ready for beach season. But there are some things that can boost your workout to make it even more effective and worth your while. Everything from what you’re exercising on to how you move your body can make a difference in the results you get from your workout. Here are a few workout secrets to keep yourself in tip-top shape:

Move your whole body
According to Allure Magazine, you burn more calories when both your upper and lower body are involved in the process. This can easily be done on any treadmill or elliptical. TRUE Ellipticals come with moving handles to tone your arms while you work on your cardiovascular fitness. Running backwards on the elliptical is another way to tone various muscle groups like your hamstrings, quads and calves.

Get the right equipment
Of course if you’re not running on the right fitness treadmill, you’re not allowing yourself the best workout possible. You need a piece of equipment that’s going to give you a comfortable workout that won’t leave your joints sore and you unable to reach your potential. TRUE’s Z5.0 Treadmill has an orthopedic belt specifically to give you the most comfortable workout possible. It works to reduce impact on your joints and knees, giving you the ability to get the most out of your stride.

Track your progress
Fitness Magazine recommended staying motivated by writing down when and how you exercise. Even though you may not be seeing changes in your body instantly, you’ll be seeing your progress on paper. Checking out how much you’re improving each week can help you to stay inspired and motivated to stick to your schedule. This can also help you to set goals. If you walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes last week, try amping up your workout routine by including bursts of sprints.

Tone while running
By running on TRUE’s M30 Elliptical Trainer, you’ll find that toning all the muscle groups is easy. With TRUE’s new patented virtual personal training coach program, Cardio 360, you’ll be working parts of your body you didn’t even know you could strengthen! You’ll have your own personal trainer which helps you work all of the major muscle groups to get the most out of your workout. In as little as 20 minutes, you will have toned your body by doing muscle isolating exercises. There’s even an upper-body only workout option! What other elliptical machine does that?