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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.

  • 05/25/2017in Treadmills

    The Perfect Home Treadmill Buying Guide

    Of all the pieces of home fitness equipment available, people buy home treadmills more than nearly any other type of fitness equipment. They are easy to use, functional, and are a great way to manage weight and burn calories. And, with the summer heat in Arizona, a home treadmill is the perfect way to stay ...
  • Ideas for the Perfect Home Gym

    If you’re tired of going to your local gym, and you’ve contemplated putting together a gym in your home, it’s not as difficult as it might first seem! All you need is a little bit of space. Whether you use extra space in an existing room, or an unused room elsewhere in your home, it ...
  • 05/23/2017in Lateral Trainers

    Maximize Your Workout with a Lateral Trainer

    Like most people, you are probably way too busy and don’t have a lot of time to spare. This means that you likely try to find the most efficient and productive way to approach anything you do. When it comes to getting the most out of your exercise time, one of the best ways to ...
  • 05/22/2017in Ellipticals, Training

    Elliptical Workouts That Aren’t Boring

    There’s nothing like going outside for a workout. But, with Arizona’s summer heat, it’s much more comfortable to get your workout inside on a home elliptical. Here are a couple of workout ideas – elliptical workouts that will keep you motivated this summer! Workout #1: Speed and stability This workout is ll about speed, alon...
  • 05/19/2017in Lifestyle

    Healthy Recipe: Braised Kidney Beans & Sweet Potato

    Looking for something different to add to the mix of your usual nutritious menu items? Try this healthy recipe for braised kidney beans & sweet potato. It has a great combination of flavors, and is a perfect option for those seeking a vegetarian-friendly dish. (Recipe courtesy of WHFoods.org) Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 4 medium ...
  • Avoid Injury When Using a Bench Press

    When it comes to strength training, one of the primary upper-body chest exercises is the bench press. The primary muscles that are worked include the triceps brachii and pectoralis major with the anterior (front) deltoids, traps & back as secondary muscles. But, done improperly, the bench press can cause you pain. Here’s how to bench ...
  • Great fitness machines for good cardio Cross-Training

    What to do when runners can’t run Runners love to run, but there are times due to soreness, joint or knee pain that running is not a viable option. Cross-training is training in two or more sports (activities) in order to improve fitness and performance, especially in a main sport (or activity). So, if you ...
  • 05/16/2017in Lifestyle, Training

    Fitness Myths Debunked

    Whether your goal is to get fit, loose weight, or build muscle, there always seems to be those concepts that seem to make sense, but actually keep us from reaching our fitness goals. Here’s a few examples: “If I work out on an empty stomach, I’ll burn more fat” FALSE. Well, it’s not the fat ...
  • 05/15/2017in Ellipticals

    Elliptical of the Month: Precor EFX 245

    Shopping for home fitness equipment can be challenging, with so many choices and a wide range of options and features to compare. Even once you narrow it down to one specific category—say, ellipticals—it can still be quite a task. We offer a wide variety of excellent elliptical machines at Fitness 4 Home, and we know ...
  • 05/12/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    Make Your Own Protein Bars!

    As part of your diet plan, you might be purchasing protein bars for your snacks. But, although it’s great that you’re upping your protein intake to help build – and rebuild – your muscles, there are a few downsides to purchasing protein snack bars. But, here’s a recipe that can help you not only avoid ...
  • 05/11/2017in Diet, Lifestyle, Treadmills

    Exercise Is Only One Part Of A Weight Loss Plan

    If you’re looking to loose weight, an exercise program should be a vitally important part of your weight loss plan. But, it’s easy to get discouraged if, after a few weeks, you’ve found that you’ve not lost as much weight as you hoped you wold. It’s important to keep in mind that exercise is only ...
  • 05/10/2017in Newsletters

    A Personal Note from Company President Bob Lachniet

    I am not in the habit of asking favors, but there has been a tragic accident which has prompted me to write this very personal note to ask for your help. My close friend Jerry Irion and his family are going through an incredibly hard time right now and they need help. Shari (Jerry’s wife) ...
  • Helix Lateral Trainers – The Best Cardio Workout You’ve Ever Had!

    What is a lateral trainer? Think of it this way. Most machines work front-to-back. Helix Lateral Trainers turns this motion on its side— literally. With lateral (or side-to-side) movement, you use more muscles, which means you burn more fat than during a traditional workout– in the same amount of time. Science proves it. Plus Helix’s ...
  • 05/08/2017in Diet, Lifestyle, Training

    Why Loosing Weight Requires Exercise

    There are a multitude of diet plans out there. But, one thing most diets have in common is the idea of reduced calories ingested should cause you to loose weight over time, But, many people don’t realize that one of the main reasons that these diets fail in the long term, is that they haven’t ...
  • 05/05/2017in Lifestyle

    Healthy Recipe: Hoisin-Glazed Halibut with Bok Choy

    Eating smart doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste. This healthy recipe for hoisin-glazed halibut with bok choy and bulgur is delicious, filling and surprisingly simple to prepare. Plus, it offers a robust combination of rich flavors. (Recipe courtesy of Real Simple.) Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur 3 tablespoons canola oil kosher salt and black peppe...
  • 05/04/2017in Training, Treadmills

    Product Spotlight – TRUE Performance 100 Treadmill

    With warmer weather hitting in Phoenix, it’s getting to be the time of year where running outside can be not only uncomfortable – but even dangerous. Why not take your training indoors? We’re spotlighting the new TRUE Performance 100 Treadmill – a great solution to fighting the summer heat for your cardio workouts! The TRUE ...
  • 05/03/2017in Lifestyle

    Workout Tip: Make Fitness a Family Routine

    Want an effective way to get a new fitness routine off to a great start, or recharge an existing exercise plan? Recruit some other members of your family to be your fitness partners so you can all benefit from mutual encouragement and maybe even serve as each other’s cheerleaders or drill sergeants when necessary. Why ...
  • Avoid These Workout Mistakes

    Why do you workout? Usually, it’s a variety of reasons. Maybe you want to build muscle. Or loose weight. Or trim off a bit of belly fat. Or, maybe it’s to train for an upcoming race. But, even though you may have the best intentions, you may not realize that some of the things you ...
  • 05/01/2017in Diet, Lifestyle

    Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism

    Part of a healthy exercise program is your diet. If your goal is to loose weight, your workouts are designed to burn fat – and to accomplish that, you need to ensure your metabolism is running at an optional rate. Although your metabolism runs at a preset speed based on your genetics, you can give ...
  • 04/28/2017in Lifestyle

    Healthy Recipe: Turkey Sausage Patties

    If you have a craving for a great sausage-based meal but don’t want to sabotage your good eating regimen, we have the perfect solution. These turkey sausage patties are packed with flavor, and are surprisingly moist thanks to the pear (an apple or other type of fruit can also be used as a substitute). As ...

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