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At Home Fitness carries extremely popular 3G Cardio Vibration Trainers

Monday, October 27th, 2014
The 3G Cardio AVT 6.0 Vibration Training Machine has won Best Buy awards from three different review sites.

The 3G Cardio AVT 6.0 Vibration Training Machine has won Best Buy awards from three different review sites.

The hottest new trend in fitness is accelerated vibration training.
Everyone from NFL, NBA and Olympic athletes, to high school and college teams and even average people and senior citizens are experiencing the benefits of it.
Accelerated Vibration Training (AVT), aka Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV), causes the body to react to the instability that’s created by the vibration plates while you’re standing on the platform.
Instead of adding “mass” in traditional strength training such as weightlifting, with vibration training the “acceleration” is increased through rapid movement of the platform and the muscles reflexively react as you perform a variety of static or dynamic exercises.
Whereas people use as little as 20 percent of their muscle fibers in traditional strength training they can use up to 95 percent with AVT. The vibrations cause the muscles to contract 25-50 times per second.
AVT is not only much more efficient, but it’s also a lot safer because it allows the body to experience stress with much more ease than it would traditional weightlifting with dumbbells and barbells, for example.
The top-ranked vibration machines are made by 3G Cardio, which is available for the lowest prices anywhere through At Home Fitness.
The 3G Cardio AVT 3G Cardio AVT 6.0 Vibration Machine, ($4,999, AHF price $4,499), 3G Cardio AVT 5.0 Vibration Machine ($3,999, AHF price $3,599) and the 3G Cardio AVT 3.0 Vibration Machine ($2,249, AHF price $1,999) lead the way for quality and value.
The trio of 3G Cardio Vibration Training machines have been given “Best Buy” awards by both www.vibration-machine-reviews.com and www.vibrationplatereview.com.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

At Home Fitness has great selection, deals for treadmills

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

At Home Fitness has some of the best selections and deals on treadmills you’ll find anywhere.
Among the brands of treadmills AHF carries are BH Fitness, Landice, 3G Cardio, Life Fitness, Vision Fitness, SportsArt, Sole, Bodyguard, LifeSpan, Horizon, Bladez Fitnes, HealthRider and ProForm.
At Home Fitness also has a great selection of certified quality used treadmills.
The treadmill is arguably the most probably used and effective piece of exercise equipment. You can walk, jog or sprint on a treadmill; change incline and speed; and even walk or job sideways or in reverse on it if you wish to work the muscles in different ways.
People of nearly all ages use treadmills for a variety of reasons.
However, the thought of buying one for your home, office or other place you want it to exercise on can be intimidating. There are a huge variety of treadmills in all price ranges.
It’s very important to try out treadmills in person. Bring running shoes and walk or run on it — and talk with a trained sales associate at a specialty fitness store like At Home Fitness to learn the different features available. They can help match you with the best treadmill to fit your needs and budget.
Often, a treadmill really is an item in which you get what you pay for. Don’t go to a “big box” department store and expect to get a treadmill you’ll enjoy running on for a crazy low discount price. Chances are it will be a flimsy machine that will wind up breaking down or that you won’t want to use. The department stores often won’t tell you that some discount treadmills aren’t even made for running on — just walking.
People might be surprised to learn that in some cases they can mix and match treadmill features, such as electronics and entertainment features to customize their treadmill order.
If you are looking to buy a new or used treadmill in Scottsdale, Desert Ridge, Ahwatukee or Gilbert, there are At Home Fitness superstores in those cities in the Phoenix area. Those stores are also located near many other cities in Arizona.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill offers a health-club quality performance at a price that can be afforded on most budgets.

The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill offers a health-club quality performance at a price that can be afforded on most budgets.

Social media, increased focus on health fuel new fitness revolution

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

There’s a new fitness revolution going on in the U.S.!
In the 1970s, running was all the craze after the success of men such as Olympic marathon champion Frank Shorter, and other distance greats such as Steve Prefontaine and Dave Wottle.
“The Complete Book of Running” by James Fixx also helped inspire a largely male based pack to take to the streets wearing running shoes and Walkmans.
Fast forward to 2014 and new groups of runners have become passionate about this form of exercise for new reasons.
Nowadays, social media such as Facebook has helped local running/exercise groups and clubs emerge and popularize. An ever-growing number of women and men are jogging with an eye moreso on getting and staying fit, rather than flat-out competition.
Sure, the goal for many women and men is to get in as good of shape as possible and to cross the finish line in organized races, but the focus is more on having fun and sharing the experience with others via social media.
There are many community races such as 5Ks in which racers are trying to raise money for a charity, or mudslinging obstacle courses or scavenger hunts that combine fun with fitness.
Many people find running is more fun for them in groups and if they can share their ups and downs, tips and highlights it’s all the better.
Humans are usually social by nature and the lone, solitary runner we pictured in years past has joined a pack of friends or community members. When you’re part of a group, you are motivated to push them and they want to push you.
At the finish line or end of a workout, runners can share a high five and words of encouragement and maybe go out for a meal or drink afterward. Many friendships are developed from being part of local running groups or sharing running experiences on social media. Other forms of exercise, such as cross training and yoga classes also have spread their messages via social media.
The combination of exercising and socializing can be a double-dose of good stimulus for your mood. You get in good shape and enjoy camaraderie.
Of course, it’s good to cross train by mixing in strength training during the week and it’s good to get some of your runs in on a treadmill to mix things up.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

At Home Fitness wants your lightly used fitness equipment

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Wanted: Quality used fitness equipment
Reward: Top $$$
If found: Contact At Home Fitness in Arizona.
At Home Fitness’ four superstores in Arizona – located in located in Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Desert Ridge and Gilbert – are the Arizona leader in new equipment sales.
However, AHF is also on the lookout for quality, lightly used fitness equipment.
Bring in used specialty fitness equipment such as treadmills, home gyms, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, vibration machines and more to sell directly to At Home Fitness, or you can put it on consignment at one of the superstores. Used fitness equipment can also be used in a trade for new equipment from AHF.
If you prefer, call or email At Home Fitness first to gauge their interest in your used fitness equipment.
At Home Fitness sells only certified used specialty fitness equipment that has low wear and tear and is of high quality and meets stringent inspections.
That’s why Arizona’s specialty fitness leader is always looking to add lightly used, quality fitness equipment.
If you are looking to sell used fitness equipment from brands such as Precor, Life Fitness, True Fitness, Landice, 3G Cardio, Power Plate, Precor, Octane Fitness, Vision Fitness, Nautilus or other fitness lines, contact At Home Fitness.
Contact one of At Home Fitness’ superstores for more information on buying or selling used fitness equipment, or better yet stop in and check out the inventory in person.
At Home Fitness is a great place for people to sell used fitness equipment in Phoenix, or nearby cities such as Chandler, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Desert Ridge, Ahwatukee, Gilbert and beyond.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

At Home Fitness sells high-end, used equipment in Arizona

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
At Home Fitness buys, sells, trades and even accepts equipment on consignment - such as this Octane Elliptical.

At Home Fitness buys, sells, trades and even accepts equipment on consignment – such as this Octane Elliptical.

At Home Fitness is not only the best place to buy new, high-end fitness equipment in Arizona, but it should be your destination for great selection and deals on certified used machines.
From Precor, to Life Fitness, True Fitness, Landice, 3G Cardio, Power Plate, Precor, Octane Fitness, Vision Fitness, Nautilus and many more, At Home Fitness is always looking to add equipment to its four superstores located in Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Desert Ridge and Gilbert.
At Home Fitness buys, sells, trades and even accepts equipment on consignment. If you want to find out what the fair-market value is for your fitness equipment come in and see the experts at At Home Fitness. Give AHF a call or email support@athomefitness.com.
Here’s the best part: all used equipment is checked and certified as top quality by At Home Fitness’ highly trained service department.
No other fitness retailers in Arizona have a service department that compares to At Home Fitness.
Whether you’re looking for high-end used ellipticals, treadmills, exercise bikes, home gyms, vibration training machines and more in Arizona, make sure to check for the great deals at At Home Fitness.
If you want to buy or sell used fitness equipment in Phoenix, or nearby cities such as Chandler, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Desert Ridge, Ahwatukee, Gilbert and beyond, make sure to check with At Home Fitness.
The specialty fitness equipment inventory for used machines is always changing at At Home Fitness’ superstores in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Desert Ridge and Ahwatukee, and that means lots of great opportunities to buy or sell high quality used fitness equipment.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

Manager’s minute: Jaime Janman from At Home Fitness – Scottsdale

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
At Home Fitness store manager Jaime Janman stands on the brand new Octane Zero Runner. The Michigan native said she enjoys working for AHF because the company "really cares about its employees and customers."

At Home Fitness-Scottsdale store manager Jaime Janman stands on the brand new Octane Zero Runner. The Michigan native said she enjoys working for AHF because the company “really cares about its employees and customers.”

Note: This is the second in a series in which At Home Fitness’ store managers share information about their fitness backgrounds and stores they operate and offer tips for people considering buying equipment.

Name: Jaime Janman
Store you manage: At Home Fitness Scottsdale (6969 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85254 — it’s on the SW corner of 70th St./Shea). Also the Regional Sales Manager for AHF.
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
What’s your fitness/athletic background?
“I played Soccer through high school and have always remained active since. I hike outside when the weather permits. There is nothing I like better than throwing on a TV show and working out on my elliptical, it makes me feel less like a couch potato but I still get my ‘me’ time.”
What do you like most about working for At Home Fitness?
“I love working for At Home Fitness because this company really cares about its employees and customers. We always put the customer first and will go above and beyond to make our customers happy. Our sales teams is always friendly and knowledgeable. You can shop at any At Home Fitness store and enjoy a pressure-free environment to try out the best equipment in the industry.”
Can you tell us about your particular store?
“The Scottsdale location is one of At Home Fitness’ biggest showrooms with over 100 different Treadmills, Bikes, Ellipticals and Home Gyms to try before you buy. Our fitness experts can fit you to a variety of equipment to find the perfect item for your needs.”
What tips do you have for people shopping at a specialty fitness store?
“Too many people focus on the price of equipment instead of the functionality of the equipment. You get what you pay for with fitness equipment. The best piece for you is the one you will actually use. A better quality piece of equipment is more comfortable and reliable. It will provide a better workout, last longer, and have a higher re-sell
value than a low end item can.”
What are some of the most popular items in your store?
“Vibration machines are one of our most popular items and one of my favorite to use personally. I am also a big fan of Functional Trainer gyms – I use them for toning and keeping my metabolism up.”
What’s your favorite type of fitness equipment to use and why?
“I love doing assisted pull-up’s on a functional trainer, it makes me feel so strong when I can do 10 in a row! I use the vibration machines daily for stretching and they actually really help with my allergies believe it or not!”
What equipment is an underrated part of a gym?
“I find a lot of people, women especially, only focus on the cardio equipment and neglect their strength training. I think women fear using weights will make their muscles too big and bulky, but really adding strength training to your workout routine will burn more calories, increase bone density, and make you leaner when done correctly.”

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

BH Fitness treadmills a great choice for any home gym

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
BH Fitness treadmills are great deals for the price, combining value and performance.

BH Fitness treadmills are great deals for the price, combining value and performance.

Treadmills are the most popular type of specialty fitness equipment there is.
Regular walking or running burns calories and tones muscles. If you own a treadmill you can easily add variation to your workouts because you can change the speeds, incline or decline and easily get interval training in.
Treadmills provide versatility for training for anyone from a rehab patient to elite athlete trying to push themselves in high-impact running.
If you own a treadmill you can decide where, when and how you want to work out. By working out in the privacy of your own home, you don’t have to worry about walking outside and having people in the neighborhood staring as they drive by. Some people feel more comfortable at home than exercising in a health club gym, either.
One of the top manufacturers for people considering purchasing a treadmill for their home is BH Fitness.
At Home Fitness is an authorized dealer of BH Fitness products both in its Arizona superstores and online.
Among BH Fitness top models are the BH Fitness TS2 Treadmill (AHF sale price $1,199, save $800) and BH Fitness TS4 Treadmill (sale price $1,799, save $200).
These are outstanding treadmills for the price point, which combine value and performance.
The TS2 has an extra-large blue backlit LCD display and an extra 2 inches of running surface. The folding frame features Safe Drop technology, which helps offer a space-saving solution without sacrificing quality. It has a quiet 2.5 HP DC motor, 20” x 57” running surface and is Polar® wireless HR compatible The TS4 goes up in size with a 22-inch wide commercial running belt on a stylish folding treadmill platform that’s durable and nice looking. It has a quiet 3.0 HP DC motor, 22” x 57” running surface and Polar® wireless HR compatible.
BH FITNESS HISTORY — BH Fitness is an international company with a long tradition of excellence. Based in Spain and forming in 1909. BH Fitness was originally formed by the Beistegui Brothers, aka Beistegui Hermanos (BH).
The brothers started out making various products with steel and even helped make weapons for World War I. After gaining experience in steel treatments, BH focused on making bicycles after 1919. Since that time it has branched out to continually produce products on the cutting edge of technology in the health and fitness industry. Today, BH Fitness has a complete line of home, light commercial and full commercial equipment, ranging from treadmills, upright and recumbent bicycles, ellipticals, indoor training cycles, whole body vibration platforms and strength equipment. Some of the top athletes who train on BH Fitness equipment include Ironman® winners, Olympians and Tour de France stars.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

Six reasons why people of nearly all ages should lift weights

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Strength training should be performed by people of all ages, men and women, working and retired people. It gives you a multitude of health benefits throughout your life.

Strength training should be performed by people of all ages, men and women, working and retired people. It gives you a multitude of health benefits throughout your life.

Lifting weights isn’t just for people who want to play sports, or get big muscles to look good.
Strength training should be performed by people of all ages, men and women, working and retired people.
Here are six reasons why all adults should regularly do strength training exercises, whether it’s using free weights, a home gym, functional trainer or their own body weight for exercises such as pushups and triceps dips.
Speeds up metabolism – After lifting, pulling and or pushing weights, men and women will notice an increase in their resting metabolic rate. Coupled with a good diet, that’s how you lose weight and maintain a healthy body.
Get toned – Find the right workout regimen to fit your body type, lifestyle and goals and get closer to the body you want. Whether you want to get more muscular, tone up, or try to keep as much muscle tone as possible as you get older, there’s a workout plan out there for you.
Improve your mood – All the research out there shows that regular exercise can lift your mood by helping the body to release endorphins, which are like a natural happy pill. Exercising can also help improve your self-esteem and reduce anxiety.
Increase quality of life – Strength training can help you perform better in every day life. Weights will help your muscles get stronger and tendons and ligaments function more smoothly.
Strengthen bones – Your muscles are attached to bones and when you move weights, the muscles and bones exert themselves. Many people don’t know it, but by performing strength training exercises, you’re also toughening up the bones. That’s why it’s very important for senior citizens to work their muscles, even if it’s with light weights doing high repetitions. Any strength training is beneficial. This can greatly reduce the fall risk for seniors if their bones and muscles are strong.
Fight off sickness – Strength training has been found in countless studies to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and even cancer, as well as a host of other chronic health issues.
One final thought: If you start a strength training program today and do it three-four times a week, you should start seeing impressive results in as little as one month.
Contact an At Home Fitness sales consultant to find out more about which equipment can help you get started on a strength training program, or improve on your current regimen.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

Manager’s minute: Tony Baird from At Home Fitness – Gilbert

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
At Home Fitness-Gilbert store manager Tony Baird shows off a Nexersys Interactive Striking Trainer, while an Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer is pictured on the right.

At Home Fitness-Gilbert store manager Tony Baird shows off a Nexersys Interactive Striking Trainer, while an Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer is pictured on the right.

Note: This is the first in a series in which At Home Fitness’ store managers share information about their fitness backgrounds and stores they operate and offer tips for people considering buying equipment.

Name: Tony Baird
Store you manage: At Home Fitness – Gilbert (2810 S. Market St., Gilbert, AZ 85295)
Hometown: Clio, Michigan
What’s your fitness/athletic background?
“I have always enjoyed being active. My favorite sport to play is golf. I am proud to be a scratch golfer, although I play just about everything for fun. I have a bachelors degree in Physical Education as well.
What do you like most about working for AHF?
“The friendliness of my co-workers. At Home Fitness has a great group of people, always there for each other when in need.”
Can you tell us about your particular store?
“At Home Fitness in Gilbert is a great location, with a customer base that is friendly more often than not. We are the smallest of our stores, but AHF Gilbert makes up for its lack of size with an inviting and comfortable feel when you walk in. And, despite being a little smaller than the other showrooms, AHF Gilbert never feels crowded or tight. One of the best things about AHF Gilbert is the return and referral clientele, always friendly, like they have known us for years – and some of them have!”
What tips do you have for people shopping at a specialty fitness store?
“Try things out. Getting a feedback is key, everyone is different so what feels good for me may not work for you. Also, let the consultant helping you, well, help you. Don’t think the question that just popped into your head is a bad one, chances are we’ve heard it before, and there is a reason for that, it’s legit, so ask us.”
What are some of the most popular items in your store?
“I see a good number of strength trainers here in Gilbert, and because of this I have seen big popularity in the Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer. Also the 3G Cardio brand has been very popular as of late, with the ever popular AVT Vibration Trainers, and the recently released Pro and Elite Treadmills. These treads have gotten great reviews and feedback so far, adding to the already great feedback on the 3G Cardio 80i Fold Flat Treadmill.”
What are some of the best current deals at your store?
“Currently I have a few specials on floor models, like my Landice L880 Executive Trainer Treadmill, and the Nexersys Interactive Striking Trainer. Another reason for the popularity of the new 3G Cardio Treadmills is the great value for the price.”
What’s your favorite type of fitness equipment to use and why?
“Recently, I loved using the above mentioned Nexersys trainer, but I regularly love working out with the functional trainers, especially the Inspire FT2. Yesterday I did dead-lifts using the FT2’s built in Smith Cage it was great!”
What equipment is an underrated part of a gym?
“I think functional trainers are very underutilized pieces for at home gyms. They offer the biggest variety of strength training choices, small foot prints, and for most people, that extra bit of boost when it comes to calorie burn. Most people aren’t aware of it, but outside of using Vibration Training, adding strength training to a cardio workout is the best way to burn calories. Functional Trainers also allow people to work on the everyday strength they need, not just the sports and glamour muscles of the past.”
At Home Fitness Gilbert store manager Tony Baird can be contacted at (480)-855-6044 or tonyb@athomefitness.com

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

Stress-free Monday: Tips to help you relax

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
It’s just about impossible to turn off stress, but there are ways to manage it. Doing things like going for a jog can really boost your spirits.

It’s just about impossible to turn off stress, but there are ways to manage it. Doing things like going for a jog can really boost your spirits.

It’s just about impossible to turn off stress, but there are ways to manage it.
I’m calling today “Stress Free Monday” and offer these tips to manage your stress:
Control factor – Focus on what you can control and understand that some things are out of your control.
Stay positive – Focus on the good things that you have going for you rather than the negative.
Time management – If you plan ahead how you’ll allocate your time, it can eliminate many of the stresses that come up when you’re rushing around.
Remove yourself from the situation – Take a walk or drive to calm yourself – get in the slow lane on the road.
Exercise – A fit body can fight stress better. Regular exercise such as strength training, bicycling, walking/running on a treadmill or outside, hiking or even vigorous yard work can work out the stress and actually improve your mood.
Find quiet time – Kids in preschool and grade school often have quiet time each day. That’s not a bad idea for adults as well. Take a time out from the world to reflect and breathe deeply
Eat, drink healthy – Eat well-balanced meals and drink lots of water. Understand that alcohol and drugs can actually make you feel more stressed and depressed and may cause you to make poor decisions you’ll regret later.
Get enough rest – Recharging your batteries can help you have more energy to take on the day.
Friend factor – Get support from your friends and family.
Finally, don’t forget to smile. You can always find things to be thankful for.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com



 
 
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