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Fitness 4 Home – Blog

Welcome to the Fitness 4 Home Superstore blog. Besides diet tips, healthy recipes, and different ways to maximize your workouts, we also strive to help you make the best buying decisions for your home fitness center. Learn about new fitness equipment, what types of equipment may work best for your fitness goals, and the differences between the types of equipment we carry. Our stores are centrally located, and close to Gilbert, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, Glendale, Peoria, and Ahwatukee. So, please enjoy our blog, and if you have any questions about our industry-leading cardio and strength equipment, as well as our fitness accessories, we are here to help. Learn more at one of our stores in Scottsdale, Phoenix, or Chandler, Arizona.

  • 04/21/2017in Lifestyle

    Healthy Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Over Pasta

    Shrimp is a popular indulgent meal for many people. But you may be surprised to learn that it can actually be a smart choice to incorporate into a healthy diet routine, when prepared in a strategic way. For this recipe, eliminating the traditional butter or garlic oil and replacing them with lemon oil and other ...
  • 04/20/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    Weight Loss Rules That Work

    Bigger muscles. Smaller waist. Less fat. Loosing weight. Toned body. All of us would like to be able to say we have accomplished these things as part of our overall fitness goals. And, to reach those goals, it takes a combination of exercise and diet. But, when it comes to the diet part of this ...
  • Fitness Equipment to Firm Up Your Butt & Thighs

    Nobody wants a flat butt or flabby thighs. And, there are plenty of ways out there to firm up your lower body. The best way to do this is to target your quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteus maximus with muscle-strengthening exercises – exercises that tone your buttocks and thighs. One of the nice benefits of this ...
  • 04/18/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    Nutrition Myths – And How to Avoid Them

    You’ve heard it before – claims such as “Lose X pounds in X days!” or “You can eat as much as you like, and you’ll still loose weight!”. Yet, that sounds too good to be true. It’s difficult to determine what works – and what doesn’t. When it comes to loosing weight and eating healthy, ...
  • Go Beyond a Treadmill – Take Your Training to a New Level with the TRUE Alpine Runner!

    You’ve been to your local gym, and probably spent time running on a treadmill. And with summer approaching, it is definitely more comfortable running indoors than out in the heat. But, one of the downsides of running on a treadmill is it’s difficult, if not impossible to duplicate training for hills and inclines on a ...
  • 04/14/2017in Ellipticals

    We Have a Wide Variety of Home Ellipticals

    Elliptical machines are among the most popular types of home fitness equipment. There are a lot of different choices, though, so once you decide you want an elliptical unit, you may have trouble trying to narrow it down to a final selection. Fortunately, we have a great assortment of home ellipticals of all types, sizes ...
  • 04/13/2017in Rowers

    Rowing Machines are Workhorses of Fitness Equipment

    It seems like there are new types of fitness equipment popping up with increasing frequency. And while modern home gym machines with cutting-edge features certainly can offer many advantages, that doesn’t mean you have to totally abandon the tried-and-true home workout mainstays. One popular example that has stood the test of time is the rowing ...
  • Easy Ways To Build Running Endurance

    Whether your a runner looking to improve your race times, or your just wanting to work through your own personal fitness plateau, if you are looking to extend your workouts to improve your results, you need to build up your endurance. Here’s some easy ways to build running endurance. First – don’t worry at the ...
  • 04/10/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    How Much Protein Is Enough?

    We are surrounded by fats and carbohydrates. Whether it’s tasty snacks, or bad junk food, all these carbs and fat can keep you from hitting your fitness goals unless you also have balanced them with a proper amount of protein, But, how much protein is enough? First off, protein is crucial for muscle synthesis, as ...
  • Picking Home Fitness Equipment Can Be Fun

    Before you can set up your home gym, you need to select the individual components that will make up your home fitness area. In other words, you will need to go home fitness equipment shopping. If you like shopping, you may not be quite so scared off by the prospect of browsing for home gym ...
  • 04/06/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    Why You Should Make Eggs Part Of Your Breakfast Plan

    It’s important that you never skip breakfast, but that isn’t always easy. Yet, if you want to maximize your fitness and diet efforts, you can’t afford not to have breakfast. Your body is rebuilding muscle after yesterday’s workout, and needs protein to do that, but you haven’t eaten in 12 hours. And, you need energy ...
  • 04/05/2017in Lifestyle, Training

    Workout Tip: Get Motivated to Get Back in Routine

    Starting a fitness routine is one thing—sticking with it can be a totally different challenge, one that many people find difficult. People get off track from their fitness routine for a wide variety of reasons. They may have been unable to exercise for physical reasons due to an illness or injury. Perhaps their schedule got ...
  • Perfect for your Home Gym – MX55 Selectorized Dumbbells by MX Select

    One of the downsides of a home gym is space. Trying to find room for all your equipment can be challenging, especially when it comes to dumbbells. The solution? Try a set of adjustable dumbbells. You gain the benefit of having a full set of dumbbells, but with the space saving advantage of a single ...
  • 04/03/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    Fat Burning Ways to Prepare Chicken

    Part of a healthy, fitness-oriented diet is a lean protein source. And, one of the best choices for a lean protein source is chicken. Just one problem. Eating a lot of chicken gets boring. So, rather than one more round of grilled or baked chicken, try one of these fat burning ways to prepare chicken! ...
  • 03/30/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    Save Money on Ingredients for Your Healthy Recipe

    Healthy food may be good for your body—but it isn’t always so great for your budget. It’s a common lament among those who are concerned with their health or are trying to get in better shape: the staples for a healthy diet often seem to be much more expensive than their less healthy counterparts. It ...
  • The Tuff Stuff SPT-6X SIx-Pak Trainer is the Perfect Functional Trainer

    The TuffStuff SPT-6X Functional Trainer is the most compact and space efficient machine, designed to fit the need of every home gym. The Tuff Stuff “Six Pack Trainer” provides compact, European-style cable motion technology in a space-efficient all-frontal work station. Many other functional trainers are seatless. Not the SPT-6X. The Six-Pak Tr...
  • 03/27/2017in Lifestyle, Training

    Mixing Cardio and Strength Training In Your Workouts

    You’ve noticed throughout our blog postings that we are a huge proponent of mixing cardio and strength training. But, how do you mix these different training programs in a way that works for your workouts? How often should you strength train? When should you schedule recovery days into your routine? What makes things more confusing ...
  • 03/24/2017in Lifestyle

    Workout Tip: Certain Exercises Build Bulk

    If you are hoping to add size (either to your entire frame overall or to certain muscle groups), you will want to plan your workout with these goals specifically in mind. You can speed up your progress by building your fitness regimen around moves that are particularly effective at building mass. More weight and fewer ...
  • 03/23/2017in Lifestyle, Training

    Fitness Trends for 2017

    Fitness is an evolution. Not only are you evolving the condition, strength, and endurance of your body, but the ways to accomplish that have evolved over time as well. So, here are some of the hot fitness trends for 2017! HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training High Intensity Interval Training, or “HIIT, is a great ...
  • 03/22/2017in Treadmills

    Treadmill of the Month: Spirit XT285

    We have many great treadmills available here at Fitness 4 Home, but we know it can sometimes be tough to figure out which one would be best for you. It can also be a challenge to try and keep track of all of the particular features and options each particular machine can offer. To help ...
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