There are many solutions people are turning to in a bid to exercise and stay fit. In previous decades we have witnessed the running revolution and the fascination with aerobics. But as with all things, interest wanes and new pursuits are sought that look fresh and more exciting and able to hold the interest a little more, something that is very important if a long term fitness regimen is going to be followed.
Back in the ‘70s when exercise simply amounted to going out for a run, the sum total of required equipment largely amounted to a pair of running shoes. Being the 70s, though, many runners also seemed to opt for the stylish looking headband to complete the look.
The changing face of exercise has also resulted in an ongoing change in the exercise equipment required to take part.
Fitness centers are springing up all over the place and many of them are staying open long hours to catch hold of every last skerrick of the need for people to exercise. In some cases these places are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They also offer a wide range of fitness class options such as yoga, Pilates, cardio training, spin class, boxing and more.
The equipment that is routinely used in the fitness centers is now also available at little expense for use at home. This is a big difference to the equipment that was required for some of the previous fads. These days it costs very little to buy a yoga mat, an exercise ball or a skipping rope so you can do your workouts at home in between classes.
Compare that to the exercise bicycles, treadmills, step machines, rowing machines and elliptical trainers that many people bought, used a couple of times and then ignored until they were thrown to the kerb. At least if you are going to outlay some money for exercise equipment you’re not going to use it is not going to cost you an absolute fortune.
It appears that the pursuit of happiness through exercise is going to continue to be an ongoing one. We’re only around the corner from the next big breakthrough of a workout that will provide you with the type of training your body requires. When it arrives, hopefully the equipment that is required to take part won’t cost the earth.