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Overlooked Cardio Machines in the Gym
Saved 1/26/11 to Good Gear / Bad Gear

5 Overlooked Pieces of Gym Equipment


We may be well into January, but my gym is still crowded. Ultimately this is good thing meaning more people taking fitness seriously but there is a downside to all this health: waiting in line for the always-popular treadmill or elliptical machine. Here's a positive spin on the overcrowded cardio room; use it as an opportunity to try something new.

So many great pieces of cardio equipment get overlooked even though they provide the same (if not better) results as the old standbys. Here are five machines that give great workouts but won't keep you waiting in line to use.

Overlooked Cardio Machines in the GymRowing MachineArc TrainerStationary BikesThe StepMillVersaClimber
bcn1000 bcn1000 3 years 33 weeks
I could have used this yesterday, the lines for the elliptical and treadmills were so long! I hate January, looks like I'm on the arc trainer and stepmill for now...
4 years 34 weeks
I use one of the most unused machines in my gym. It's the stairmaster. I've been using it for about 8 months and I never have to wait in line for it. I switch between it and the stationary bike. If the fat guy who talks too much is on one of the stationary bikes I move right along to the stairmaster.