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Home fitness equipment

Hey y'all

I'm moving to a new place in July and will have a lot more room than I do now. I was thinking that I might therefore get some home gym equipment, one of those all-in-one deals, but I'm not sure where to begin shopping. I'm thinking maybe Athleticum in Zürich, but I'd love to have some other suggestions (particularly in Zug, as that's where I'll be).

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Re: Home fitness equipment

Might help, although I have never bought from them myself:

http://www.sport-tiedje.ch/
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Old 30.01.2011, 17:18
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Re: Home fitness equipment

Get a Wii Sports console with balance board. My wife and I find it incredible. It might seem trivial and childish at the first glance but it is tough workout toy with plenty of different options.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_B...edirected=true
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Old 30.01.2011, 17:22
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Re: Home fitness equipment

Probably not what you want to hear but I reckon a good set of free weights and a swiss ball would probably be much more worthwhile than one of those multi-gyms.
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Old 30.01.2011, 17:24
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...and a full length mirror so that you can check that you are doing what you think that you are doing. You'd be surprised sometimes...
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Old 30.01.2011, 17:26
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...and a full length mirror so that you can check that you are doing what you think that you are doing. You'd be surprised sometimes...
... and a set of protein milkshakes + multivitamins - power of suggestion
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Old 30.01.2011, 17:31
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http://www.sport-tiedje.ch/de/Tuntur...C80-TUN-399280

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Old 30.01.2011, 17:46
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Try fostering a good sense of self-hate. Nothing tones and shapes better.
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...and a full length mirror so that you can check that you are doing what you think that you are doing. You'd be surprised sometimes...
..and i thought that they were only used to "check progress"
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Probably not what you want to hear but I reckon a good set of free weights and a swiss ball would probably be much more worthwhile than one of those multi-gyms.
Agreed, and I've done quite a bit more than my fair share of free weights in my youth, but the multigym better fits my needs now.
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Hey y'all

I'm moving to a new place in July and will have a lot more room than I do now. I was thinking that I might therefore get some home gym equipment, one of those all-in-one deals, but I'm not sure where to begin shopping. I'm thinking maybe Athleticum in Zürich, but I'd love to have some other suggestions (particularly in Zug, as that's where I'll be).

Thanks,
Lance
If you don't wanna gift your money, just have a look at ricardo.ch, I've bought all my equipments there, benches, home traniners, rowers and so forth, keep your eyes open and you'll get great deals.
P.S.: I'm talking about brand new tools you can get heavily discounted than the normal shops.
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Old 30.01.2011, 19:15
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Might help, although I have never bought from them myself:

http://www.sport-tiedje.ch/
I have a Kettler I got from them about 10 years ago, service and price were excellent and post-sales support for a small issue was dealt with excellently too.

It's a Kettler CTR-1 elliptical trainer and still going strong
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Old 30.01.2011, 19:17
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Re: Home fitness equipment

Well how about starting with two or three main pieces depending on the kind of training you wish to do ?
-treadmill & bike for cardio
-a set of various weights for definition
-the abdominal machine.. a must !

You'll get good results with one like this.

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Old 30.01.2011, 19:33
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Well how about starting with two or three main pieces depending on the kind of training you wish to do ?
-treadmill & bike for cardio
-a set of various weights for definition
-the abdominal machine.. a must !

You'll get good results with one like this.

Thanks, but I'm not looking for advice on equipment, just places to shop.
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Old 30.01.2011, 19:39
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Re: Home fitness equipment

oh I do apologize, I misunderstood you.
In regards to price/quality the best I found, is Athleticum as you've already said.
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Re: Home fitness equipment

These guys are just down the road from us. http://www.sharkfitness.ch/
They have very good after sales service, but you can get some of their stuff at Migros Sport XX for a little bit less cost. The after sales service however is close to nil and they dont really "know their stuff" like these guys do..
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These guys are just down the road from us. http://www.sharkfitness.ch/
They have very good after sales service, but you can get some of their stuff at Migros Sport XX for a little bit less cost. The after sales service however is close to nil and they dont really "know their stuff" like these guys do..
Same opinion here, I was quite disappointed by the lack of knowledge there.
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Re: Home fitness equipment

I have a Kettler multi gym thingy at home but I find the free weights are actually much more effective. Also I used to work for a chain of gyms, all the fitness trainers (all of them qualified) all told me free weights are the best.

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Old 31.01.2011, 10:08
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Re: Home fitness equipment

Maybe the two things are 'parallel' to a home trainer versus a roller - (own bicycle unsupported, riding on three cylinders, two for back wheel, front wheel stands on the third). In addition to using your leg muscles as on the home trainer, on the roller your core muscles are constantly being called on to help you keep your balance and move the front wheel back to the middle of the front roller when it strays. Of course, riding no-hands on the roller is the ultimate test!

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I have a Kettler multi gym thingy at home but I find the free weights are actually much more effective. Also I used to work for a chain of gyms, all the fitness trainers (all of them qualified) all told me free weights are the best.
depends what you're trying to do of course

It's the old discussion Wikipedia reference-linkAnaerobic_exercise or Wikipedia reference-linkAerobic_exercise
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