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Evolution of Home Fitness and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Feb 23, 2021 11:32:00 AM / by Exer-Tech Content Team posted in Equipment

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The evolution of home fitness, from the hula hoop craze to Jane Fonda VHS workout tapes to the wired-in Peloton generation, has been gradual over the years but the last 12 months have been transformative due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, remote work and school and general avoidance of public spaces, we have all become “members” of the world’s largest gym – the home fitness gym.

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The Benefits of Daily Exercise: Cardio vs. Weight Training

Feb 10, 2021 11:53:32 AM / by Exer-Tech Content Team posted in Benefits

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There is no denying the benefits of exercising daily. It is great for your heart, great for your mood and will help you remain or reach your ideal body weight.

In fact, the benefits of daily exercise can lead to a longer life as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reported in December 2020 that a review of nine studies of 44,000 adults, ages 47 to 74, showed that 30 to 40 minutes of daily exercise correlates with “fewer incidents of premature death due to sedentary lifestyles.”

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The Importance of Fitness Equipment Maintenance

Jan 19, 2021 6:07:00 PM / by Exer-Tech Content Team posted in Equipment

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Fitness equipment maintenance is more important than ever as health club and gym owners work hard to get their members back into facilities and return their businesses to profitability.

Estimates have 2020 revenue for operators down 63 percent from 2019, according to a ClubIntel report, “The Fitness Industry’s Re-Awakening Post-COVID-19 Facility Closures." The report estimates the average facility opened 2021 with membership between 50 and 80 percent of where it was when the coronavirus crisis started.

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Work From Home Fitness Options to Help Relieve that Stress

Jan 7, 2021 10:45:00 AM / by Exer-Tech Content Team posted in Healthy Habits

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which has kept many of us at home the past nine months, has led to historically high stress levels among Americans.

The American Psychological Association (APA) says that, “the COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of American life, from health and work to education and exercise. Over the long term, the negative mental health effects of the coronavirus will be serious and long-lasting.”

Stress levels are getting higher the longer the pandemic stretches on, with the APA reporting in November 2020 that “more than 3 in 4 Americans (76 percent) say the coronavirus pandemic is a significant source of stress in their lives. And over the past month, more than a third (37 percent) say the level of stress they feel about the coronavirus pandemic has increased.”

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New Year’s Resolutions: 5 Tips for Getting and Staying Healthy in 2021

Dec 14, 2020 11:15:00 AM / by Exer-Tech Content Team posted in Tips, Healthy Habits

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When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve there is usually a wave of nostalgia as we say a fond good-bye to the previous year, but for 2020 most of us will be saying “good riddance!” at midnight on December 31. For sure, it has been a trying year, especially the previous nine months, with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic taking an economic, mental, and physical toll on almost all Americans.

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