When you are new to fitness routine and are unsure of what equipment to use, the decision around what equipment to use can seem frightening, complicated and frustrating at the same time. If you are like most people, your goal is to lose weight fast. So, after you look to find the “personal trainer near me” and you arrive at Better Bodies, you’ll be using a lot of the equipment below on your weight loss journey. Here are a few of the best pieces of gym equipment that you will use to reach your fitness goals.

Stair Climbers

The stair climbing machine is simple. Essentially, the only requirement is that climb a seemingly never-ending staircase. After only a few minutes, you will start to feel the burn in your glutes. You will find that your body will have to work against gravity on the stair climber as you carry the majority of your body weight on one foot at a time. Your legs are easily your biggest muscle group, and working your legs with a great deal of intensity will:

  •  Increase your heart rate
  • Burn calories
  • Force a quick weight loss


The act of running involves much more of the body than you’d think. When you run, your legs are pumping blood throughout your entire body. While your legs are pumping, your arms are twisting your torso side to side. The twisting motion benefits digestion, core toning and general stomach health If you start to feel tired of running on the treadmill for long periods of time, try short distance sprinting or squat walks.

battle ropes

Battle Ropes

A piece of equipment that we often use for our personal training clients are battle ropes. Battle ropes target fat and burn calories quickly because the thick, 50-foot ropes weigh between 25 to 50 pounds. Battle ropes have many benefits, with one of the functional benefits of battle ropes is a boost of your range of motion. Regular battle rope practice will gradually improve the mobility in your grip, as well as the movement in your:

  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Core
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet

When using the battle ropes, hold a static squat, grab a rope in each hand, and start waving them as hard as you can. By exercising with battle ropes is a whole-body workout that forces your arms, legs, and core to burn massive amounts of fat as you increase your metabolism fast. Do the best that hold the stance, and stabilize your movement.

Rowing Machines

The act of rowing is a fast, intense form of exercise. Especially for those who you enjoy high-intensity interval training, implement the rowing machine into one of your sets. Rowing also forces you to use your whole body which allows you to burn hundreds of calories in one workout.

Elliptical Trainers

Another great machine that we use is the elliptical. The elliptical machine is a low impact piece of gym equipment that works for people of all fitness levels. Again, with an elliptical machine, you can lose weight while also minimizing the impact on your body. This is because you do not lift your feet off the pedals, and therefore do not smack them down, like on a treadmill or the pavement. This alleviates pressure on your knees and ankles, while still encouraging you to work up a good sweat.

Ready to Use Gym Equipment to Get Fit Fast

During your journey to get fit fast, workout with a personal trainer in Carmel at Better Bodies. We make it easy to get it done with our state-of-the-art equipment and our personal trainers who are experts in using our gym equipment to help you get in shape fast. Call us to help you start an exercise routine and reach your fitness goals at (317)-818-1432.

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