Imagine the following…
You love photography and especially love taking pictures of your kids. You experiment with different lighting to see what shots turn out the best. You even buy cute (and sometimes expensive) outfits for your kids to wear as they pose for you behind the homemade backdrop you learned how to make online. Then, you pull out your disposable camera and start clicking away.
I don’t think so.
If this was true, you would more than likely have a decent digital camera. Since you love capturing memories and have taken the time to learn skills and techniques having a good camera can make an amateur photographer feel like a pro. Just because you have a good camera doesn’t mean you automatically turn awesome, but once you learn how to use more features you will start to see improvements in your shots.
In the same way if you are a serious runner you know the importance of having a good pair of running shoes that are fit for your feet. A pair of $19 shoes from the department store aren’t made to meet the needs of a runner.
The right equipment can make the difference.
A lot of people have negative perceptions of treadmills, sometimes referring to them as dreadmills. This may have been true in the past when the technology wasn’t there, with the increase in technology treadmills today can act as your coach and personal trainer, allowing you to precisely control your workouts to get the maximum results.
For example, the heart rate monitor can be set on a treadmill to gauge your workout and ensure you stay in the fat burning zone to lose weight. Some can even be set up to do interval training.
It is actually common to hear of athletes getting ahead of the game in the winter when the weather is crappy outside because they have conducted very structured workout programs on their treadmill. Why hibernate over the winter when you can get ahead?
Complete Runner has a wide variety of professional-grade treadmills and ellipticals in the store for you to try out. You won’t find our equipment at your local department store, since our exercise equipment is specifically build for serious runners and athletes.
For more information on treadmills and ellipticals come and see us at the store, and also check out The Runner’s Guide to Buying a Treadmill and E Glide Elliptical Offers Great Winter Running Workouts.