Every year we all make vows to get in shape, only to be thwarted by the time-consuming commitments of everyday life. Who has time to spend an hour in the gym after work, when there's dinner to make, kids to look after, and Netflix to watch? Plus, there's the exorbitant monthly cost of a gym membership.
But for incentive winners who've racked up incentive points, the best solution might be to assemble their own home gym, so they can stay in shape without ever straying too far from the living room, kitchen, kid's room, or wherever they need to be.
And home gym equipment is diverse enough to provide whatever workout is needed. Looking for some sick gains? Check out Life Fitness' Home Gym G7, offered by Incentive Concepts (the bench is separate). This piece of equipment is specifically meant to help with strength training and balance.
The G7's adjustable, pulley-based weight system enables a tremendous variety of exercises for abdominals, biceps, chest, legs, lower-body, back and shoulders, triceps, and more. It's the perfect device to get swole.
At the same time, you can't ever forget leg day, lest you condemn your body to some seriously odd proportions. The solution: The Nautilus E616 Elliptical, available through Rymax Marketing Services.
The Nautilus E616 elliptical
This premium offering is highly adjustable, with 29 workout programs and 25 levels of resistance. So it will create the perfect workout for any skill or fitness level. Beyond fitness functionalities, the Nautilus E616 packs in a bunch of bells and whistles.
It has built-in speakers, an MP3 port so participants can plug in their tunes, and USB media transfer so they can port their fitness results from one device to another. It also has dual screens to track a workout while playing a game or distracting themself with some other entertainment.
For those in the mood for a total body work out, the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym from Rymax offers more than 70 full body workout exercises and its "bows" -- the rods that give Bowflex its unique look and name -- offer 210 pounds of resistance, equivalent to 210 pounds of weight. These can also be upgraded to 310 or 410 pounds. As an added bonus, the Bowflex Xtreme is designed to be compact, so it can be easily incorporated into a smaller space.
Finally, it's not a full workout without getting a good run in. For that, look to Life Fitness' Club Series Treadmill, available through Incentive Concepts. It's the home version of a commercial grade treadmill that comes with a deluxe console with 22 workout programs.