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- Gyms are finally reopening in many parts of the country but you would have to be absolutely nuts to go to one right now — just look at what’s happening in more than a dozen states where people haven’t been careful enough.
- Rather than putting yourself in harm’s way and risking exposure to the novel coronavirus, you should definitely check out how affordable some of the home gym equipment is on Amazon.
- You’ll also save even more money in the long run because a gym membership is an endless expense, but each piece of exercise gear is a one-time purchase that you can keep using for years and years.
Multiple studies have proven conclusively that you can spread the novel coronavirus by singing, by yelling, or merely by talking loudly. With that in mind, we’re not sure who in their right mind would start going back to a gym again to work out anytime soon. Everyone there is breathing heavily and yelling, plus they’re sweating all over everything and novel coronavirus aerosols can land in that moisture and stay alive for quite a while. Combine that with unavoidable close quarters and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Despite all that, gyms in many regions are beginning to reopen even while new COVID-19 case numbers skyrocket in most states.
If you really think going to work out in groups where everyone touches all the machines while huffing and puffing is a good idea, then by all means, go back to the gym. Let’s just hope that if you do catch COVID-19, you don’t get so sick that you end up taking a hospital bed from someone who was being responsible and taking precautions. Meanwhile, the responsible people among us will continue to skip the gym for the foreseeable future.
Of course, skipping the gym doesn’t have to mean skipping workouts. If you think you can’t afford a home gym, think again because there are some fantastic deals over at Amazon right now on all sorts of exercise equipment. Instead of paying $50 or $60 each month on a gym membership, why not get a motorized treadmill for $279 or a mechanical treadmill for $149? Or how about an exercise bike for less than $150?
Those deals and more are available right now in Amazon’s exercise and fitness section, and you’ll find five particularly great options down below.
Homlpope Folding Electric Treadmill
- Powerful motor power-Enjoy a quiet workout with a powerful 2.0HP motor perfect for walking, jogging and running in the comfort of your own home, speed ranging between 1-12KM / h. The product contains: 1 x 2.0HP Folding Electric Treadmill 1 x English manual
- High-definition LED eye protection display-Treadmill with high-definition LED eye protection display, a total of 12 kinds of running programs can be selected, and it also has a magnetic float safety lock.
Weeloloe 4-in-1 Mechanical Treadmill
- Mechanical Treadmill: This is Mechanical Treadmill not an electric treadmill, no power. Maximum load: 200 kg / 440 lb.
- 4 in 1 Treadmill: Mechanical Treadmill, Sit-ups pannel, T-wisting machine and Draw Rope, can exercise the spine flexibly, exercise the waist muscles, and tighten the back muscles. Also, we send the Massage Wheels to massage your Sole muscle.
MaxKare Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike
- MAGNETIC RESISTANCE: This magnetic exercise bike has 8 levels of magnetic adjustable resistance. You can adjust the resistance of the static bike by twisting the knob, according to your exercise goal, so this exercise bike stationary is suitable for both fitness enthusiasts and general exercise. The magnetic flywheel of the stationary bike ensures a quiet and smooth riding experience.
- STABLE X-SHARP DESIGN: A characteristic of this stationary bike is slim and exquisite while being very stable since the framework of this exercise bike adopts the x-shaped design of physics principles. What’s more, this upright exercise bike is not only stable but also stylish. You can ride freely and safely.
MaxKare Exercise Bike Stationary Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike Machine Magnetic with Adjustabl… List Price:$132.99 Price:$145.99 You Save:$33.00 (25%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Huphoon Indoor Exercise Spinning Bicycle
- HEALTH EDITOR’S CHOICE: More capacity than most other folding bikes. Very easy to get off and on the bike, providing a more effective and comfortable workout.
- COUNTERBALANCED PEDALS: Weighted pedals designed to provide maximal foot support while offering ultimate control. This bike is equipped with adjustable foot straps to create the perfect fit for your feet.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer
- RESISTANCE: Easily adjust the intensity of your workout with the twist of the precise micro-controller equipped with 8 levels of magnetic resistance.
- DIGITAL MONITOR WITH PULSE: Follow along with your workout progress on the digital monitor that displays your time, speed, distance, calories, and pulse.
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