Go check out the fitness center at my new apartment complex!
I’m actually tempted to cancel my gym membership. I basically has every piece of equipment that I’d ever need (spin bikes, arc trainer, treadmills, free weights, and a few basic weight machines) plus there is an attached fitness studio that has classes. I’m in heaven.
I’ll probably wait until the end of May to cancel my membership since I’ve already paid for the entire month. Plus, I want to make sure that I’m not missing anything and I don’t regret my decision.
The good news is that the place was dead at 5:30 AM this morning. There were a few other people, but we all just did our own thing and it wasn’t an issue. Let’s hope it’s like this every morning!
I was actually really excited that they have two arc trainers in the back. I love that machine.
When I was going to school in Alabama, my gym had several arc trainers and I fell in love with them. When I’m not in the mood to run or I just want to do something different, I can always count on a great workout on one of these things.
It’s a lot like an elliptical, but not really. It has a lower incline and the motion is a lot closer to running. See the video below for more details.
Particularly interesting is the point made about the excessive stress on the knee from the elliptical versus the arc-trainer. Maybe this is why runners absolutely HATE the elliptical (i’m one of them)…
It’s not a substitute for running, but it seems like it’s a better cross training tool for runners. I will probably continue to do it once or twice a week just to switch up my routine. Variety is the spice of life right?
Do you like the arc trainer?