8 Reasons to Hire a Cross Trainer

Paul Healey

8 reasons to hire a cross trainer:  Cross trainers along with treadmills, exercise bikes and home gyms, are among the most popular pieces of fitness equipment purchased for weight loss and improved fitness.

In this blog we discuss the top ten reasons people buy cross trainers for their home so that you can assess whether a cross trainer is the right piece of fitness equipment for you and your family.

8 reasons to hire cross trainers

  1. Weight loss and improved fitness

Cross trainers have helped millions of people to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals and they may be able to help you too.

Exercising on a cross trainer can help you burn a lot of excess calories and can improve the strength and health of your heart and lungs.

Exercising on a cross trainer is also great for raising your heart rate into the zones most appropriate for weight loss and fitness.

  1. Cross Trainers can help prevent you from training too hard

One of the most common mistakes people make when they first start exercising is to train too hard.

A cross trainer is a great way to make sure you’re always training in the right heart rate zone.

  1. You can make small adjustments as your fitness improves

Because the speed and resistance of most cross trainers can be adjusted in very small increments, cross trainers are perfect for training at increasingly higher intensities once you’ve built a base level of fitness.

Because exercising on a cross trainer can be made a little harder or a little easier with the touch of a button, they are also great for including interval training into your routine where you exercise at various speeds within the same workout.

  1. A Cross Trainer can be used at any time at home or in the office – why not hire one or two to use at work and share with a friend or two

One of the greatest benefits of owning a cross trainer is that you can exercise when you want, day or night, hot or cold, sun or rain.

What we need is the ability to exercise when we want and for as long as we want.

Having a cross trainer at home can be better than joining a gym because we don’t need to worry about gym opening and closing times and having to share our cross trainer with a hundred other time-poor exercisers.

  1. Make maximum use of your time

Hiring a cross trainer allows you to get your daily exercise done while you’re doing other things, like watching your favourite TV show or listening to your favourite music.

Watching TV while exercising on a cross trainer often makes your workout seem a lot shorter and even a little easier.

  1. Cross Trainers exercise the lower and upper body

Cross trainers exercise the lower and upper body by providing resistance to the muscles of the legs, chest, arms and shoulders.

Because our legs and arms are moving in a kind of criss-cross fashion, cross trainers also work our midsection as well.

As a result, cross trainers provide a great overall toning workout while providing the aerobic exercise many of us need to burn maximum calories and body fat.

  1. Exercising in private

Many people who want to lose weight are very self-conscious and don’t necessarily want to exercise in public.

Having your own cross trainer allows you to exercise in the privacy of your own home so you won’t need to feel embarrassed working out at your own pace.

  1. Cross trainers are low impact

Cross trainers provide a similar workout to jogging and running, but without the impact on our muscles and joints that these other exercises involve.

For those of us with existing injuries or soreness in these muscles and joints (ankles, knee and hips), cross trainers are a godsend because they allow us to get a similar workout without the associated pain.

For those of us without existing injuries, training on a cross trainer may help prevent us from experiencing them altogether and may prolong our ability to exercise well into old age as a result.

Good luck with your weight loss and thanks for visiting  www.hirefitness.co.uk


The Yorkshire Team