What to do if you want to lose weight or just to improve the shape, but to go to the fitness club have neither the time nor the inclination? You can buy home trainer and to study independently. But how to choose a suitable simulator from a huge range of sports stores? Let's try to understand.

In the first place decide why you need a home trainer. this will help you to choose a suitable type of trainer. Conditionally all simulators are divided into two large groups: cardiovascular equipment and power simulators. Each group serves to achieve certain goals.

Cardio. as it is clear from the title, help to strengthen the cardiovascular system, and those who want to lose weight train on them. These include the well-known to everyone the treadmills and exercise bikes (sikly), as well as elliptical trainers (orbitraki), steppers and rowing machines.

Strength training   affect the individual muscle groups, they allow to improve the figure. These home simulators are divided into three large groups: weight-training machines, simulators with built-in weights and free-weight trainers.

Determine why exactly you need a treadmill, and choosing the group you need critically evaluate their preferences and their health status. Classes on the simulator should bring you pleasure, so do not buy a stepper, if you can not stand the ladder. And the state of health is not less, and even more important than personal preferences, because sports should go to your advantage, and not be to the detriment of. For example, if you have problems with the joints or the spine, a stepper should be preferred to a treadmill.

Still it is important to highlight the amount you are willing to spend on the elliptical. Note that high quality home trainer cheap can not. It is better not to save on quality, and the additional "bells and whistles", which are not all — timers, heart rate sensors, monitors, etc. it is Better to choose a basic model from a good manufacturer than a "stuffed" with all sorts of functions, but it is made clear where and by whom.

For the same reasonbuy a home trainer is better in a specialty store that sells fitness equipment. In such stores the assortment is wider, and the staff is more savvy. Also, when buying in a specialized store, you should not have problems with further maintenance.

Buying a treadmill in the store, be sure try it in action. If this is a strength training device designed to train different muscle groups, be sure to try to do the exercises for all the major groups. It is important to make sure that the simulator is convenient for you, otherwise it risks dusting in the corner after purchase. Guided by your feelings. If the tension in the muscles is felt during exercising on the simulator, this is normal, but there should not be any stresses in the joints.

If the simulator is of high quality, you should be easy to deal with it, all movements will go "like clockwork."High-quality fitness equipment more safe and durable. Of course, and they will cost a little more expensive, but the quality of the simulator directly depends not only on the effectiveness of training, but also on your safety.

Also when choosing a simulator, its dimensions are important. Determine in advance how much space you are willing to dedicate to a treadmill, and determine the height, length and width of the purchased unit. Modern home equipment and systems can be quite compact, so you should be able to choose a simulator that will fit the size.

Choosing a home trainer, take your time. Still, it's a major purchase. Carefully inspect and try all models you are interested in. Do not hesitate to ask the seller questions   - in the end, this is his work. Be sure to find out about the terms of the guarantee (usually its duration is 1 year), the approximate cost of repairs in non-guaranteed cases and the possibility of return within a certain period.

As you can see, choose a home trainer is not too difficult. if you approach it responsibly. And in one of our next articles, we'll dwell a little more on the choice of a power simulator.