MATRIX

Matrix offers a complete line of cardio, strength, and group training equipment for health clubs, luxury resorts, collegiate athletic teams, and premiere workout equipment for the home.

 

Matrix has curated technology made to stand up to tough environments. Matrix provides dynamic performance, expanded functionality, and the lasting durability you need to get the most out of every workout.

 

Matrix offers an extensive line of cardio equipment including:

 

Treadmills

 

Treadmills are the bread and butter of cardio machines. They are a simple moving platform with an adjustable speed and incline for limitless training options. They can be used for low-intensity or high-intensity cardio workouts. Users of all skill levels, ages, and sizes can build endurance, lose weight, and improve cardiovascular health by training on a treadmill.

 

Treadmills are effective for all types of cardio and conditioning, from walking and jogging, to high intensity interval training. Treadmills are a great option if you are training for a race, or trying to lose weight. For those seeking to lose weight, treadmills are an effective option because they are weight-bearing, meaning that you bear the whole weight of your body while using them, and thus can burn more calories during your workout.

 

While using the treadmill keep in mind not to run too close to the consul, and that it is better not to look up at a TV while using the machine. Looking up to watch a screen while using a  treadmill can hurt your neck, and harm your running form.

 

Ellipticals

 

Ellipticals are a great cardio machine option for beginners. These cardio machines are low-impact and easy to navigate. Simply step onto the large pedals, start moving, and you’re ready to go.

 

Similarly to treadmills, ellipticals have an adjustable resistance to offer more options for your workout. Increase the resistance to push yourself more, or use a lower resistance when first starting out to get acquainted with the movement. Start Moderately and increase your resistance and incline later as you build endurance.

 

Ellipticals are easy to use for beginners and they are easier on the hips and knees than treadmills are. They are good if you struggle with balance and can be a fantastic option if you are recovering from an injury for an effective low-impact workout.

 

While using an Elliptical it is important to maintain proper form. Keep your back straightened, abs tucked, and pelvis forward.

 

StairMasters

Also called stair climbers, moving stairs or stair machines. These cardio machines give you the impact of the stair climbing that you would typically do on bleachers, or real stairs. As with ellipticals, these are great for beginners. At a low-intensity they also offer a much higher caloric burn than you would get on a treadmill at the same pace.

 

StairMasters are a great option for a low-impact cardio workout that increases stamina. StairMasters engage all the major muscle groups of the lower body- glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves. They are great for toning, excellent strength builders, and great for building endurance in your legs.

 

While training on a stair-master keep in mind that you don’t want to keep your body completely straight. Because of the movement of a StairMaster it is normal to have a slight lean and you don’t want to overcompensate for this, which could add strain to your neck and back. Also remember that the handrails are for balance, not to support your body. Don’t cheat. If you need to slow it down a notch when first starting out, do that.

 

Spin Bikes

 

Also referred to as stationary bikes, or indoor cycle machines. These machines offer a seat, pedals, handles, and a consul. Just like riding a bike, you start by adjusting your machine to your height. Next, strap your feet into the foot straps, and adjust the consul to your specific workout needs.

 

While the energy demand from Spin bikes is not as high as running, as on a treadmill, they provide a calorie-burning heart pumping challenge and total body workout. They strengthen your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and hip flexors.

 

Spin bikes are not high impact, and they are easier on the joints than treadmills. They are a great option if you have a sore upper body, if you have back or lower body injuries, or if you want long duration endurance training.

 

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