Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Are you an exercise equipment hoarder?

Exercise equipment is thrown at us at almost every TV commercial break - at least it seems that way at times. If we bought every device hawked on TV we would need another house just to keep them in. Now comes the question, if you have bought a few pieces of exercise equipment because of the "miracle" of the results they said you would, how often do you use it?

Do you remember about 15 years ago when the Health Rider was all the rage? I did not get one but my sister did. She ended up giving it to me and I used it for about a month until it started to hurt my back. It seems that the motion of the Health Rider induces back pain. That was something that I had not heard about until I started to talking to other people that also gave up on the Health Rider because of back pain. Now I was not overweight when I used the Health Rider. I was using it to get in tone. I returned to free weights after that and no more back pain either.


megha said...

I wont consider myself a hoarder, but my best friend is.


Rachel said...

I found the health rider hurt my back too. Now I have a cross trainer which is much better. My husband has tried all sorts of exercise equipment though - a multi gym, then an exercise bike, then an abs exerciser, then an exercise bar. He uses them for a few months.....