“Innovative Fitness is the only place you need to look.”

I made a big investment and turned my basement into a gym. Innovative Fitness is the only place you need to look. Huge selection, tremendous people with high integrity and they are world class when it comes to professionalism! Matt came to my home measured, then sent me a professional drawing. He was very knowledgeable and patient. Excellent service and follow up. Installation team were incredible, fast, friendly, professional install and left the place spotless. Melissa has also been outstanding managing the whole process. There was a gentleman who managed the install (I forget his name) but another true professional. This team cares, and it shows!

David Hult, Residential Customer

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Resistance Bands For Stretching And More

There are so many benefits to using resistance bands to help you workout. As we mentioned before, stretching is essential for your muscles. You can use resistance bands to help you with your stretching! Resistance bands use constant tension to stimulate muscle growth, without putting a strain on your joints the way heavyweights can. The good thing about resistance bands is that you can store them anywhere. You can leave them in your gym bag, a drawer at home, hang them up, whatever you would like. Resistance bands are also very versatile; you can use them for actual workouts, not just stretching. Your options are limitless!


Why You Should Always Stretch

It is so easy to skip stretching before and after a good workout. But the next time you have that thought; don’t, and here is why. Stretching keeps your muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. We need our muscles to be flexible to maintain a range of motion in the joints; without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. For example, if you sit in a chair all day, this can result in tight hamstrings in the back of your thigh. This can make it harder to extend your leg or even straighten your knees, inhibiting walking. Similarly, when your muscles are tight and suddenly begin a strenuous activity that forces the muscles to be stretched, you run the risk of injuries from the sudden stretching.  Stretching will not only keep you more flexible, but also help you avoid injuries.  Happy stretching!

 


“I had the best experience with this company”

I have had the best experience with this company, from Christine who answered all questions and processed my quote to the awesome staff who loaded the plates into my car. There was a long wait time to get my bumpers, but they were very upfront with that with the pandemic and all. Totally not their fault. I will gladly buy more from this company to fit my home gym needs.
Very happy customer!
Best price for bumper plates, everywhere else was gouging prices and taking advantage of the pandemic.
Ninnie Wynn, Residential Customer*NEW Pair of HI-TEMP 25 LB Olympic Bumper Plates

Home Gym/Residential Customer – “equipment is fantastic and your delivery team did a great job!”

"We have our new gym up and running now and just want to thank you for all your input and help during the process. The equipment is fantastic and your delivery team did a great job putting everything together. My family is really enjoying having a great facility at home."

Dennis LoveResidential Customer

We love to hear how we are doing. Thank you, Dennis, for your kind words!

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Is incline or speed better on a treadmill ?

Some people underestimate the benefits of a treadmill. They are a great way to build cardiovascular endurance, speed, and strengthen your body all at once! If you are new to using a treadmill, and unsure if you should be sprinting, running, or walking at an incline, then continue reading. Utilizing incline is a great way to increase your caloric burn and strengthen muscles. Most often, treadmills have an incline setting ranging from .5% to 15%. For reference, a 1% incline is considered the same resistance level as a flat outdoor surface. First, you want to make sure you are accurately tracking your heart rate. In general, runners should keep their heart rate between 70% and 85% for the most significant calorie-burning effects. Now that we have that covered, let’s go back to the big question: incline or speed?  Using the incline feature will intensify your workout without increasing your speed or lengthening your workout, and as an added bonus, it will not put additional stress on your joints. Ready for more good news? No sprints! Simply power walking with an incline tricks your body into operating in the most efficient and powerful mode. Try starting at a 2% or 3% incline fast-paced walk and watch your fitness goals come to fruition! Once your body has adjusted to a slight incline, start gradually increasing, and you will be impressed with the results. Always listen to your body and never overdo it.


Meet Maddie, our newest addition to our PR & Marketing Team

We are excited to welcome Maddie, our newest addition to the public relations and marketing team at Innovative Fitness! Maddie has a real passion for PR and marketing. She loves graphic design work, planning events, and being in front of the community. When Maddie is not at work, she enjoys traveling, working out, going on adventures with her dog Zona, and of course, attending any kind of event. We are excited about all the innovative marketing we are going to do as a team!


Fast & Easy Fitness Equipment Pick-Up from the Innovative Fitness Warehouse

Mrs. Christine and her staff were great yesterday. I'm not very good at backing the trailer up. Two of her staff had no issues loading the machine and bringing it down to the truck. Great service and very polite. They are definitely going to continue to get my business in the near future. And, l highly recommend them for anyone who is looking for quality equipment.

-Shauna Miller


The Most Underrated Piece of Fitness Equipment

row machine musclesThe Rowing Machine is often overlooked; however, it is a total body workout. It provides aerobic exercise, upper body, and lower body workouts all in one! Rowing is a coordinated muscle action that encompasses every large muscle group in the body. This low-impact cardio increases endurance and is good for all levels of fitness. Frequent workouts on a rower can help you burn calories, tone muscles, and give you increased energy. A rowing machine workout burns an average of 600 calories an hour or, about 280 calories in 30 minutes for a 130-pound woman. Although rowing won’t magically spot reduce your belly fat, it can be a very effective component of a fat-burning program.

Unlike running on the treadmill, the rowing machine gives back only what you put in, so if it seems easy, you’re not working hard enough. It may be possible to “cheat” when using other cardio machines, for example, on an elliptical you can let go of the handles to give your arms a rest but the elliptical will keep going.  On a rowing machine, you must use your entire body to complete a full stroke every time. In addition to a great upper body workout, rowers exercise the rhomboids in the shoulders, trapezii in the upper back, and lats in the lower back, all while building strong legs and glutes. Most importantly, using a rowing machine gets your heart pumping and lungs working, providing a serious aerobic workout. Learn about the catch, the drive, the finish, and what each means. Indoor rowing machines offer an ideal way to get in shape and stay fit while varying your routine at the same time.


Get Your Fitness Equipment Fit for Re-Opening

Preparing to re-open? Here are some tips. And of course, we are here if you need us for parts, service & repairs, & or wipes and wipe dispensers.  Just call us 770.218.9390

1. Check your exercise bikes, ellipticals, and steppers.

Batteries used in many of these machines are designed for daily use. When they sit unused, the batteries can die. If the display console does not light up, the battery may need to be replaced.

2. Test your treadmills.

Run a functional test on each treadmill: up, down, fast, slow, and keypad test. Look for and resolve all error messages.

3. Inspect all selectorized machines.

Clean and lubricate guide rods. Check for frayed cables. Make sure all weight pins have tethers.

4. Replenish cleaning wipes.

Make sure your gym has plenty of anti-bacterial/viral wipes readily available.