Cardio Equipment

Cardio Exercise Equipment: Fitness Giant carries a full line of cardiovascular exercise equipment. From treadmills to ellipticals, exercise bikes, rowing machines and more. Wheter it's for your home or you're seeking a full line of hotel or corporate fitness equipment, you'll find it here.

Treadmills:Treadmills still reign as one of the top selling pieces of cardio exercise equipment. They offer a safe, natural exercise that most people prefer when performing their cardio workout.

Since there are many varieties and brands of treadmills on the market, there are some things to keep in mind when purchasing one.

Folding treadmill or non-folding treadmill? Generally speaking if there is abundant space, the non folding variety would be the better choice. Motor sizes should be based on the continuous duty HP rating not the peak HP. All of the treadmills we sell offer more than the required motor size to make them quiet and powerful. Programming is more of a personal choice. Most treadmills offer at least some basic programs or you can opt for those with heart rate control and user defined programmability. A treadmill mat is recommended in order to protect both the treadmill and the surface it sits on. We sell a great line of treadmills from manufacturers such as Body Solid, BH Fitness, Trackmaster and Fitnex.

Ellipticals: The elliptical exercise machine offers an effective, quiet, low impact lower body workout. Though many of the ellipticals offer upper body resistance, the main focus is giving the user a great lower body workout targeting the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings and even calf muscles. The elliptical trainers available at Fitness Giant all offer smooth magnetic resistance which is whisper quiet making it an ideal piece of exercise equipment to use while listening to music or watching TV. We carry ellipticals from manufacturers such as Body Solid, BH Fitness, Fitnex and Physiostep.

Exercise Bikes: Exercise bikes, like treadmills, offer a very natural and familiar form of exercise that most people enjoy performing. Though exercise bikes offer a non-weight bearing and low impact form of exercise, they still provide and excellent cardiovascular workout that really gets the heart rate elevated. Exercise bikes come in two styles: Recumbent exercise bikes and upright exercise bikes. If space is an issue, the upright exercise bike is probably the best piece of cardio exercise equipment to place in your home gym. Its small foot print and easy mobility make it a great choice. The recumbent exercise bike offers a more comfortable seating position, providing lots of back support along with a larger seat to sit on. Most of the exercise bikes we sell offer quiet, smooth magnetic resistance. Many of the bikes do are self powered and do not need to be plugged into an outlet. This provides the convenience of placing the exercise bike anywhere in your home gym. Like most pieces of exercise equipment, a mat is recommended to protect the surface where the bike is placed.

Check out our exercise bikes from Monark, Body Solid, Fitnex, Bodycraft, Stamina Products and Aristo.

Rowing Machines: Though not as popular as treadmills, ellipticals or exercise bikes, rowing machines offer one of the best full body toning workouts along with an intense cardiovascular workout. Targeting most of the major muscle groups such as the legs, glutes, back and arms, rowing machines create an effective calorie burning workout that is quite different from most other exercise machines.

Two of the most common types of rowing machines are air rowers and piston rowers. The piston rowing machine uses shock absorber type cylinders to create resistance. Though less expensive than air rowers, they are not as smooth or fluid in their motion. The air rowing machine offers a smooth, fluid, realistic rowing movement not unlike rowing in a real crew shell.

Most of the rowers offer a small electronic computer that monitors time, distance, calories, strokes per minute etc. Some of the air rower models fold for easy storage and mobility. Fitness Giant carries rowing machines manufactured by Bodycraft, Stamina and First Degree Fitness just to name a few.

Boxing & Martial Arts To some, the category of boxing may not seem like it fits in the cardiovascular workout category. However, a 30 minute workout on a heavy bag or speed bag will prove differently. Boxing can provide an excellent upper body and cardio workout. Our selection of Boxing and Martial Arts exercise equipment is top of the line. Choose from heavy bags that are free standing or bags that are suspended from a rack or the ceiling. Speed bags and double end bags offer an even greater challenge and variety in the workout. This exercise equipment makes a great addition to any home gym.