It’s that time of year again when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. While some people enjoy (or at least brave) the colder air for outside runs, I am not one of them. I like to call myself a fair-weather runner which means I enjoy running outside in the spring and fall when the temperature is around 75 degrees.
This is also the time of year when people start working towards their new goals. Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle. In order to reach these goals, one must start an exercise routine and also eat healthy. Our routines typically involve a combination of weight training and cardio. While much of our cardio is hiking, we also incorporate cardio machines into our routine. Our favorite plan is the She Sweats 12-Week Transformation which focuses on using different cardio machines and different styles of training to keep your body guessing (which is a good thing!).
While training indoors I love to use the incline on the treadmill. It’s a great way to get a good burn and also help prepare my legs for hiking. One of our favorite cardio equipment companies is Horizon Fitness. They are simple to assemble and easy to use. They have five different versions of treadmills which all go up to at least a 10% incline (one even goes up to a 15% incline!). One of our favorite things about Horizon is that you are buying direct from the manufacturer so when you buy Horizon, you can rest assured you’re getting a dependable machine for the best value. Just a side note: if you go to the gym you might have access to the stronger, commercial equipment – the Matrix Fitness brand.The same company that makes these commercial machines also makes the Horizon brand and now the Matrix for home line.
I’ve created a new Beginner 30-Minute Treadmill Workout for you to try! I’m not a big fan of people just running on the treadmill day after day which is why I love to incorporate incline training. This workout routine has a little bit of speed training and incline training all in one workout! You can customize this to your fitness level, just use it as a guide. Even if you aren’t a beginner you can still do this workout, just increase the speed and/or the incline! If this is too hard for you, dial back the speed and/or the incline.
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