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Functional Trainers offer strength, performance, and flexibility in one package

Strength training delivers more benefits than the name implies. Just as a good diet and cardio training help improve your general fitness, proper strength training can build your endurance, bone health, coordination, and balance. It also provides a great way to increase your metabolism not to mention your confidence and self-esteem. And if you love playing sports, strength training can enhance your performance while helping minimize or prevent injuries. Studies show that strength training only a couple of times a week can have profound eects on your body. But achieving such results requires a commitment to your workout routine. That’s why you need to choose the right equipment to keep you challenged and engaged. Fitness West offers a variety of home strength systems that provide you with an effective exercise program that can lead to better and faster results. Each and every piece of our strength equipment focuses on delivering a positive, motivating, and empowering fitness experience. After all, our goal isn’t to force you to exercise. It’s to offer you a comfortable, challenging workout that inspires you to exercise.

Check out our full line-up of functional trainers by leading brands such as PRECOR, Hoist,  Torque, and Vo3 here.

Learn How to Row

World renowned fitness experts Jay Blahnik and Josh Crosby offer tips on technique and timing for proper rowing form in this how to row clip. Whether in group exercise classes or rowing at home to maintain fitness and health, correct form is critical to prevent injury and maximize the benefits of a rowing workout.

This rowing video is an outstanding tool for competitive rowers, cross-fit enthusiasts, endurance athletes or simply anyone that has ever wanted to enjoy the benefits of rowing.

Thinking about purchasing a rowing machine or Waterrower for your home gym? Browse our collection or drop into FEC and try one out!

Learn how to get your FREE Precor Stretch Trainer

So what is a Precor Stretch Trainer? As we age, we lose flexibility. This means proper stretching can increase range of motion, increase relaxation in muscles and tendons, improve circulation, prevent injury, reduce back and joint pain and increase overall performance. The Precor Stretch Trainer is a fantastic addition to your home gym!! Receive one FREE with your next purchase of a Precor Precision Series product.

Limited one Stretcher per customer. Offer available only while supply lasts. Sorry this offer may not be combined with other promotions.

Learn how you can get a FREE Stretch Trainer with your next purchase of a Precor treadmill or elliptical by giving us a call!

Introducing the Next Generation of Treadmills and EFX® Ellipticals

Incredible design and commercial-grade parts create the smooth and natural feel that has made Precor a favourite in health clubs all over the world. New touch consoles, convenience features and integration with the Preva® network fitness app give you a personalized workout experience second only to a personal trainer.

Take advantage of our 2015 Black Friday – Cyber Monday promotion and save HUGE on select models of Precor treadmills and EFX ellipticals. Visit store for details!

We are your local Authorized Precor Dealer. Our experts have the expertise and training to insure that you will find the right equipment for your fitness goals and budget.

How to Increase Metabolism

By Julie King, Octane Fitness Blog

Metabolism often gets a bad rap, being blamed for weight gain or inability to lose weight, with people claiming, “I have a slow metabolism.” If you’re one of those people, use these tips on how to increase metabolism.

What is metabolism, really? Essentially, it is the rate at which your body uses calories and expends energy to sustain life and support activity. It shows roughly how many calories your body burns each day. If you have a high metabolism, you use more calories each day without gaining weight; and if your metabolism is low, you don’t require as many calories daily. Continue reading

Optimizing Your Workout Effectively

In our daily lives it is very hard to find the time to fit in a workout. For many the excuse of not working out is simply, “I don’t have the time, and a 20-30 minute workout will not give me my desired results.”

However this is not true! Everyone can spare 20-30 minutes a day, (it is less than 1% of the day), and more importantly, there is a way that you can optimize your workouts to gain the greatest benefits from a 20-30 minute workout. Here’s how: Continue reading