Tips and suggestions on where to find and choose the best cardio equipment to reach your goals.

List of the Best Cardio Machines

Cardio Machines are great tools to help you build endurance without being outside. Machines are great because they can track reps, speed, distance, and many other readings. Over the years cardio machines have become inexpensive allowing you to purchase them for your home. Here are the best cardio machines to use to build your endurance.

3 Best Cardio Machines


3. Elliptical Machine

The elliptical machine is great because there's less stress on your joints. Since the arms move back and forth, you are also able to work your upper body at the same time.

2. Stationary Bicycle

The stationary bicycle will give you a good workout without the impact on your knees.  You can also avoid the weather and traffic by riding indoors.

1. Treadmill

The best overall cardio machine because it simulates jogging and walking. A treadmill is a must in any gym and a good idea for your home.     

Free Weights vs Machines

There had been debates for year about which resistance training is best for your body. Each training method has advantages and disadvantages. The answer depends on your goals, budget and access to a good gym. In most cases it is best to use a combination of both kind of equipment.

Free Weights vs Machines



simple, easy to use, relatively inexpensive

required balnce resulting in better coordination and greater muscle utilization

provides for greater variability

easy to maintain, take up very little space

exercises resemble real-life movements

safe, easy to use

good for beginners because less balance is required

productivity in a short amount of time

requires less supervision

ideal for circuit training


requires strength to maintain balance and coordination

accidents are more likely to happen

spotters are required

complete workouts may take up more time

inability to train through full range of motion in many exercises

poor matching of resistance of strength curve

lack of development of balance and coordination

contrained movement patterns

machines are expensive

machines take up a lot of space