At Home Fitness Equipment
Shopping Cart
Store Locator and Virtual Tours
Live Help
Customer Reviews
Service Department
Lightning Sales
Commercial Grade Fitness Equipment
Call Today: 1-888-940-1022
Scottsdale: (480) 951-6951Ahwatukee: (480) 940-1022Desert Ridge: (480) 513-1123Gilbert: (480) 855-6044
At Home Fitness Blog: Articles & Features

Archive for the ‘At Home Fitness’ Category

Let exercising with your partner help spark Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 9th, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, show your special someone how much you care by giving the gift of fitness. Make plans to enjoy a fun, healthy experience this Feb. 14.
It’s a proven fact that couples and families who exercise together not only strengthen their bodies, but their relationships.
There are lots of things you could do to enjoy fitness fun this Valentine’s Day.
You could make plans to go to your health club together, or exercise in the comfort of your own home.
Perhaps you could go to a specialty fitness store and invest in an item such as a treadmill or elliptical machine so that you can exercise together year-round.
For a healthy Valentine’s fitness date, consider going swimming together, walking or jogging side-by-side, or winter sports such as ice skating or skiing.
If you don’t regularly exercise with your significant other, perhaps a fun Valentine’s Day workout will get you in the mood to work out together more often.
In may cases, exercising together has been found to improve relationships.
Of course, don’t just plan a Valentine’s Day exercise date! You better do something else, too, like get a card, gift, etc.
However, a fun time exercising with the one you love could set the mood for even more fun later.

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

Foam rollers provide a great way to loosen up muscles

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
One of the best-kept secrets for improving flexibility is the foam roller.

One of the best-kept secrets for improving flexibility is the foam roller.

One of the best-kept secrets for improving flexibility is the foam roller.
After a light warmup of 5-10 minutes, such as walking and-or using an elliptical machine, grab a foam roller.
Foam rollers are available at specialty fitness equipment stores such as At Home Fitness.
A foam roller is a product that lets people give themselves a massage, which is also known as self-myofascial release or SMR. A foam roller is actually a form of soft tissue therapy that many people pay top dollar to get from a massage therapist. Massage is often used by athletes and recommended by physical therapists.
Some people call Self-myofascial release the “poor man’s massage” and I agree with that assessment. Myofascial release is a hands-on technique that therapists use by applying a strong dragging force across layers of soft-tissue in the body. Eventually, the body will “release” the tissue and flexibility between those muscles surfaces is achieved.
The foam roller can obviously never completely replace a therapist, but it’s a great substitute.
If you’ve had pain in certain areas a foam roller can help relax the contracted muscles, thus allowing an increase in blood flow to the affected areas. The pain or stiffness can be greatly reduced or even eliminated over time.
Foam rollers can improve workouts or even overall athletic performance in many areas. Many people who are involved in yoga and pilates also incorporate foam rollers into their stretching routines.
Among the muscles that can most benefit from foam rollers are calves, quadriceps and lower back, as well as loosening up the Achilles’ tendon.
There are a number of different foam rollers on the market that vary in stiffness. Talk to a sports medicine doctor, trainer or trained fitness store specialist for more information on foam rollers and workout plans that you can use them 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

Rowing machine provides incredible functional exercise

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
One of the most popular rowing machines available is the LifeCore Fitness R100 Rower (MSRP $1,599.00, AtHomeFitness.com Sale Price $1,299). It’s a Fit Prof Best Buy winner.

One of the most popular rowing machines available is the LifeCore Fitness R100 Rower (MSRP $1,599.00, AtHomeFitness.com Sale Price $1,299). It’s a Fit Prof Best Buy winner.

If you’re looking for a great way to change up your workout, climb aboard a rowing machine.
Rowing machines are a low-impact exercise that provide a great way to burn lots of calories and build muscle strength.
Simulating the motion of rowing on a boat, a rowing machine is a fun, functional exercise with numerous benefits.
You’ll get a great cardio workout with a rowing machine and burn up to 125 calories in just 15-20 minutes.
There aren’t many exercises that work as many muscle groups as rowing. A rowing machine works a person’s arms, back, shoulders, abs, legs and hips.
Row forward or backward and change up your strokes at different points of the workout.
Rowing machines are fun and effective for people of all ages, but many seniors find them particularly effective because they place little or no strain on the back and joints.
One of the most popular rowing machines available is the LifeCore Fitness R100 Rower (MSRP $1,599.00, AtHomeFitness.com Sale Price $1,299). It’s a Fit Prof Best Buy winner.
It includes a Large LCD “Blue Backlit” Computer Display, 15 Challenging Preset Programs, Adjustable Cooling Air Vent and a Large Ergonomically Designed Seat for Added Comfort.
Whether you go for long rowing sessions, or perform interval training, top-of-the-line rowing machines such as the LifeCore Fitness R100 Rower are surprisingly smooth operators that are easy on the joints and deliver a great workout.
If you take the time to get the proper form down, the rowing machine can help take you to wherever your fitness goals are.

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 ‘Super’ lineup of treadmills

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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.

The sportsworld is turning its attention to Arizona this week as Super Bowl XLIX will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium this Sunday.
The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots provide an awesome matchup.
At Home Fitness brings its A-game year ‘round with an All-Star lineup of equipment as Arizona’s specialty fitness leader.
AHF has its pick of the top treadmill lines to carry and after careful consideration has selected an awesome group led by machines from Landice, BH Fitness and 3G Cardio.
Here’s a closer look at the star machines at At Home Fitness. Bring in a pair of running shoes and try them out in person at one of the At Home Fitness superstores or shop online:
Landice – Generally regarded as the best in the business, Landice has been the No. 1-rated Treadmill seven years in a row with a perfect score. Landice also has the best warranty in the business.
At Home Fitness in Arizona and their online headquarters www.athomefitness.com is your one-stop source for great deals on Landice equipment.
People might be surprised to learn they can mix and match treadmill features even at this elite level. Landice has two different sized frames (L7 and L8) and four varieties of electronic boards (pro trainer, pro sports trainer, cardio trainer and the top of the line executive trainer) to select from.
Even if you want the top-end frame, you could save about $700-800 depending on what electronic board you decide to go with. Depending on the model and features, Landice Treadmills are often priced between $3,300-$6,000.
3G Cardio — Led by the 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill (MSRP $3,999 / AHF price $3,299) this lineup combines all the best features from the health club and delivers it into a beautifully designed package, for half the price! The Elite Runner Treadmill packs all the features you would expect from a commercially rated treadmill and delivers it for half the price! It is impossible to find a treadmill with all the same features, specifications, look and feel!
The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill has a commercial Ortho Flex Shock™ suspension system and an oversized 22” x 62” running platform, a club rated 4.0 HP motor and 386lbs of muscle under your feet and experience the amazing feel of a 3G Cardio Treadmill in the privacy of your own home.
Get added peace of mind that not only will you have a spectacular treadmill for the long run but an unrivaled 10 year parts warranty and 2 years in home labor. The last thing you should have to worry about is your treadmill’s performance, now you can focus on your performance.
BH Fitness — The internationally regarded BH Fitness has been around since 1909 and has some tremendous mid-priced treadmills.
The BH Fitness TS2 Treadmill ($1,999 retail, on sale for $1,199 at AHF) 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.

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 a SportsArt Elliptical that’s right for you

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
The SportsArt E825 Elliptical is one of At Home Fitness’ Best Buy picks for 2015 at $4,299. If you are looking to add an elliptical machine to your home or office gym, or facility for light commercial use this is the machine for you. It combines great performance and value.

The SportsArt E825 Elliptical is one of At Home Fitness’ Best Buy picks for 2015 at $4,299. If you are looking to add an elliptical machine to your home or office gym, or facility for light commercial use this is the machine for you. It combines great performance and value.

SportsArt Elliptical Machines rank among the best in the industry and At Home Fitness is the best place to purchase these Best Buy winning products in Arizona.
No matter what your needs and budget, SportsArt has a great elliptical machine for you. Here’s a rundown of the SportsArt lineup available at At Home Fitness:
SportsArt E825 Elliptical (AHF Sale Price: $4,299) – Features a 17”- 26” electronically adjustable stride length that allows the user to find the stride that fits their body and workout style. Vari-stride programs slowly increase stride length for greater calorie burn and work multiple muscle groups in one session
A dual action motion provides a total body workout, while
heart rate telemetry and heart rate control programming allow users to train more effectively.
SportsArt E835 Elliptical (AHF Sale Price: $3,295) – SportsArt ellipticals are the perfect option for exercisers looking for a total-body, low-impact workout. Users will enjoy the built in wireless Polar® HR receiver and the MyflexTM pedal cushioning system provides a comfortable workout platform.
It’s Self-Powered with Quick Start function for every program and 40 levels of resistance and an integrated entertainment cap for all your accessory enjoyment in one place.
SportsArt E845S Elliptical (AHF Sale Price: $5,295) – The contact heart rate is standard and a wireless Polar® HR receiver is built in, multiple language options are included (English, Spanish and French). Features an industry-leading 17”-29” electronically adjustable stride; conforms to the user for superior comfort and versatility. Vari-stride programs change stride length to maintain target heart rate.
SportsArt G875 Elliptical (AHF Sale Price: $6,895) – SportsArt ECO-POWR™ elliptical is part of the green technology product line with integrated micro-inverters built in, and the first of its kind to harness the power of human energy and put it back into the grid. When plugged into a power outlet the human energy generated converts to utility-grade electricity, offsetting significant savings for the club owner.
Many of these machines come with the same standard features and top-of-the-line warranties. Check our website for more specific information on each model.

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

New Year’s resolution recovery plan: five tips to get you back on track

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

New Year’s resolutions sound so good in theory. People say on Jan. 1 each year that they will strive to do things like get more fit, eat healthier and be a better person.
Statistic show that somewhere around two-thirds of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, but unfortunately only somewhere between 5-20 percent of people actually keep them.
And most of the people who fail do so within the first two weeks of the year.
With today being Jan. 15, that means a whole lot of people have already fallen short of their resolution for 2015. Have you come up short up already?
Don’t give up! Give it a another chance. Here are five tips to get back on track to reach your 2015 New Year’s Resolution:
1. Re-evaluate your resolution – Did you set a goal that was too tough to reach, such as getting to the gym five days a week? Maybe scale it back to three days a week – that’s a lot better than quitting altogether.
2. Get tougher – Maybe you’ve already slipped up on your goal because your willpower wasn’t strong enough. Write your goal down on a piece of paper and hang it up somewhere where you’ll see it all the time to remind you. You are important and deserve the best, so make your resolution a top priority.
3. Use the buddy system – Some people find it much easier to exercise with a partner, or as part of a fitness class or group.
4. Plan out meals – If it seems hopeless to eat right, consider planning out meals beforehand.
Don’t expect to eat healthy if you wait until the last minute to make breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
Get a gameplan ahead of time and go to the grocery store with a smart list.
5. Start today – Quit putting your goals off, start today. Every little positive thing you do will add up to big results.
If you have a few slip-ups along the way don’t beat yourself up over it. Being a more fit person is a marathon, not a sprint.

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 booth at Barrett-Jackson Auctions in Scottsdale from Jan. 10-18

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Screen shot 2015-01-11 at 11.54.15 PM

At Home Fitness will have special show deals and pricing during the duration of the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale.

At Home Fitness will have special show deals and pricing during the duration of the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale.

SCOTTSDALE — Come for the rides, stay a little longer for the fitness equipment.
The legendary Barrett-Jackson “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions” is once again taking place in Scottsdale, Ariz., to help open a new year — this time from Jan. 10-18.
Incredible auctions will be held each day at Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
You name it, and the 44th annual Barrett-Jackson auction has it: from antique cars, to muscle and luxury cars, to tricked out trucks, to the latest and greatest models.
While you’re at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, check out Arizona’s No. 1 specialty fitness retailer: At Home Fitness.
AHF is bringing some elite machines to the auction as well. The fitness leader has a display at the auction in which it’s showing off some of the best fitness equipment available in the world.
At Home Fitness will have special show deals and pricing during the duration of the auction days. The AHF 20×20-foot booth will have the best-of-the-best that Arizona’s fitness leader has to offer.
Available to test drive at the At Home Fitness booth include the following:
Nexrsys Pro Boxing Machine, 3G Cardio 5.0 and 6.0 Vibration Machines, 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill and the Inspire FT2 Home Gym and Inspire M3 Mulit-Home Gym.

BARRETT-JACKSON HIGHLIGHT
Highlighting the show, world-class businessman and car collector Ron Pratte is selling his world-renowned collection at the 2015 auction.
Pratte built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. His pristine collection includes Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle – the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake, that sold for a world record $5.5 million and a Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept Car, one of only two.
“This is arguably the most significant collection ever offered in Barrett-Jackson history,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are so privileged to be given this opportunity to showcase Ron Pratte’s unparalleled offering.”

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 Best Buy winning SportsArt E825 Elliptical Machine

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
The SportsArt E825 Elliptical is one of At Home Fitness’ Best Buy picks for 2015 at $4,299. If you are looking to add an elliptical machine to your home or office gym, or facility for light commercial use this is the machine for you. It combines great performance and value.

The SportsArt E825 Elliptical is one of At Home Fitness’ Best Buy picks for 2015 at $4,299. If you are looking to add an elliptical machine to your home or office gym, or facility for light commercial use this is the machine for you. It combines great performance and value.

At Home Fitness has a great selection of SportsArt Elliptical Machines.
The SportsArt E825 Elliptical is one of At Home Fitness’ Best Buy picks for 2015 at $4,299. If you are looking to add an elliptical machine to your home or office gym, or facility for light commercial use this is the machine for you. It combines great performance and value.
SportsArt has nearly 40 years of innovative design and manufacturing excellence in the fitness industry. SportsArt holds the distinction of being one of the largest single brand manufacturers in the world, with products sold in more than 70 countries. Its equipment is produced in a state-of-the-art 500,000 square feet manufacturing space and all its products undergo rigorous tests to meet high quality standards.
The SportsArt E825 Elliptical features a 17”-26” electronically adjustable stride length, which easily enables users to find the stride that best fits their body and workout style.
Vari-Stride Programs slowly increase stride length for greater calorie burn and work multiple muscle groups in one session.
Heart rate telemetry and heart rate control programming allows users to train more effectively.
A Myflex pedal cushioning system provides a comfortable workout platform and an optional entertainment screen bracket and the Dot Matrix Display with cardioadvisor heart rate system enhances your workout. Bright LED readouts provide valuable feedback during the workout and multiple programs offer variety so workouts never get boring.
This elliptical has a Max User Weight of 400 pounds and the machine itself weighs 282 pounds with dimensions of (L x W x H) 79” X 24” X 68”
The Residential Warranty covers the frame over the lifetime of the machine, 10 years mechanical parts, 5 years electronic parts and 1 year labor . The Commercial Warranty for a no fees facility is 5 years parts and 1 year labor.

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

Five tips to help keep your 2015 New Year’s Resolution

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

More than half the people in the U.S. have made some type of New Year’s Resolution for 2015.
Chances are people reading this article have done so and if they haven’t then a close relative or friend has.
Statistics have found that approximately two-thirds of the people in our country make a New Year’s Resolution. A huge number of those goals involve trying to get more fit and/or making changes for the better in regards to their health.
Unfortunately, statistics also demonstrate that less than 20 percent of people will actually keep their resolutions. Some studies have found as few as 5 percent follow through.
Fear not, though, there are ways to greatly improve your odds of following through on your New Year’s resolution. Here are five tips to help you do that:
1. Set an attainable resolution – Trying to look like a super model is probably not an attainable goal, but you can vow to work out 3-4 times a week and-or maybe even lose 10-20 pounds.
Set goals that are feasible.
Be open to adjusting your resolution some if it’s not quite working out – that’s a lot better than quitting altogether.
2. Stick with it at least two weeks – Most resolutions are lost before January is even a few weeks old. The most crucial time to keeping a resolution is the first two weeks, so be tough on yourself the first two weeks even if it’s really hard. If you can get through those two weeks you’re obviously still not home free, but it will be a lot easier.
3. Write it down – Create a gameplan to keep your resolution. Write down ideas on how you’ll be able to follow through and you can write down some of the hurdles you expect will present themselves. If you’ve set fitness goals, keeping a daily workout log will be a huge help.
4. Get a little help – If you are trying to take on a really major resolution that‘s failed in the past, like quitting smoking or drinking, then this time seek professional assistance. If you’ve failed repeatedly in weight loss or other fitness goals, then maybe working with a dietician or trainer will help get you over the hump.
Ask family and/or friends to help you. Maybe that will mean one of them will become a workout super-buddy. If you’ve set a goal to be a more positive person, then you can ask someone close to you to gently remind you when you’re not (ie: you start being a “Negative Nellie” again).
5. Reward yourself – Setting a big resolution is not easy, so if you’re able to keep it then reward yourself at various steps along the way. Tell yourself if after two months you’re still on track, you’ll buy an outfit or new workout clothes. Tell yourself early on if you can get through the whole year keeping that resolution, you’ll do something really special – like take a vacation somewhere warm to show off that newly chiseled physique.

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

Tips for setting a New Year’s Resolution for 2015

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

With 2015 about to be ushered in, countless people will set a New Year’s Resolution.
Unfortunately most people do not wind up keeping the New Year’s goal they set for themselves.
Don’t set resolutions that are too difficult to keep. Start by deciding upon a New Year’s resolution that’s attainable. This time of year makes a lot of people do a lot of reflecting. It’s time to look back, but more importantly look ahead. What kind of person do you want to be in the coming year? Here are 20 of the most common New Year’s resolutions as listed by Wikipedia:
Lose weight
Pursue a Satisfying and Fulfilling Career
Get a better job
Get fit
Eat right
Get out of debt
Become more organized
Save money
Improve grades
Get a better education
Drink less alcohol
Quit smoking
Reduce stress
Take a trip
Volunteer to help others
Be less grumpy
Learn something new (such as a foreign language or music)
Try to get up early in the morning
Time management
Help the poor
Although statistics show more than two-thirds of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, less than 5 percent actually succeed.

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



 
 
Everything Health Holdings, Inc. Copyright © 2007-2010 At Home Fitness Equipment