Friday, 19 October 2012

Kettler Giro M Cycle KE-7630-000

Designed and made according to Kettler’s German-quality standards, the latest Giro M Cycle is a superb exercise “buddy” that boasts grand features and refined looks. Featuring a sturdy 6kg flywheel, it’s adequate for body weights of users of up to 110kg. Giro M Cycle offers 8 levels of resistance augmented by a magnetic braking system that’s manually adjustable. The “nerve center”, its training computer, offers 7 functions coupled with integrated hand pulse sensors.

Giro M Cycle is excellent for indoor workouts including in the comforts of your home. Giro M Cycle is also effectively suitable for lower body workouts and calorie-burning. Easy on your joints and ideal for keeping yourself in shape you can chat with your family or watch a favorite program on TV while you work out. Suitable for offices too! 

The affordably-priced Kettler Giro M Cycle is great value-for-money. 

Friday, 12 October 2012

Fitness with “Jim of the Blues Gang”

Jim Madasamy epitomizes our idealism in expecting to merge two extremes to cohesively attain a balance. Not only is it overly difficult or perhaps even peculiar to try to marry fitness and music espousing radical social transformation and liberation from conventionality to new social norms. It was era of glorifying drug use, alcoholism and free-sex known as “Flower Power” – of exalting “peace” and a time when blues, rock and roll, blues-rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, progressive rock and folk music fueled the music and lives of the day. This is still very much alive today.Popularization of the blues with its origins from the wretched days of American slavery saw its infusion into contemporary music most notably in the 1960s.

The blues had earlier on greatly influenced jazz and rock and roll. It was also a time when blues-influenced soul music came to the fore. Jim is a bluesman and founding member of The Blues Gang. On vocals at times, he is a guitarist but principally a bassist. The Blues Gang was formed in Woodlands, Singapore in 1973 and Jim at 62 has been through all those pop-culture changes and managed to stave off the ills and yet be a part of the invigoration of arguably the most glorious and creative era in music history.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Exercise & Joints Health

Giro M

Joints are the connections between bones where they roll, glide, rotate or bend so that you can move flexibly. There are various types of joints. These are ball-and-socket joints such as those found at the hips and shoulders, hinge joints at our knees and elbows, pivot joints in our neck andellipsoidal joints like in the wrists. Cartilage, synovium and synovial fluid cushion the joints. Though joints withstand impact commendably well, they are also susceptible to wear, tear and damage. The medical condition called arthritis causes joints swelling and create immense discomfort and pain. Couch potatoes, computer addicts and those who remain “glued” to their chairs are prime candidates for joint problems. Therefore keeping your joints healthy should be one of your priorities.

Giro R

Harvard Medical School has conducted rigorous studies on exercise in relation to improving joint health; as well as to dispel certain beliefs that exercise accelerates the onset of arthritis. Besides improving joint health, they also concurred that exercise has enormous health benefits towards reducing risks of heart attack and stroke plus accord protection against diabetes, obesity, high-blood pressure, osteoporosis & fractures, depression, insomnia, dementia, colon cancer, breast cancer and possibly prostate cancer.

As early as 1948, a detailed research involving over 5,000 people called “The Knees of Framingham” began to probe on exercise in relation to joint health and arthritis. The study followed through their generations on to 2005.  Results found no link between exercise and arthritis of the knee. Some research even suggests that aerobic exercise activities besides getting your heart rate up can also reduce joint swelling. Exercise can be safe for joints both in older and overweight folks. The Framingham study further found that people who performed the most vigorous weight-bearing exercise had the thickest and healthiest knee cartilage.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Sweating or better put, perspiration, is good for you and helps you discharge impurities from your body. Perspiration actually cleanses your system. Acknowledgement of this fact gave rose to special saunas – both wet and dry, bath houses, sweat lodges and steam rooms throughout the world.
Let’s delve a little into perspiration and grasp how our body’s self-cooling process works. One fact that we know is that when you perspire, your body goes through a series of natural processes. These help to discharge toxins, dead cells and other impurities from the body as well as increase your metabolism rate. We know that perspiration contains water but what else besides water does it contains? Tests have revealed that perspiration also contains ammonia, sugar, salt, urea, lactic acid and other minerals.
As our bodily fluids move to the surface blood also moves along. This is why some people appear reddish or blush when they perspire. Blood is cooled when it’s close to the surface and when it recirculates it helps to cool the body. Functionally, perspiration is a natural phenomenon of normalizing our body temperature. 
But what else happens when you perspire?When you perspire, you breathe faster and your heart beats faster as well. Your circulation improves and your metabolism accelerates too. When your circulation improves, impurities and toxins are expelled from your body trough sweat pores. Consequently, your body self-rejuvenates. That’s why we feel refreshed after a good perspiration and (of course) a good shower.
Well, let’s look at obvious ways to attain “commendable” sweating. You have the option to sit in a sauna or steam room to get your skin agitated and your sweat pores open; and you perspire. This is called induced perspiration without physical activity. Many people do this to enjoying the benefits of sweating. Sweat can also be caused by other factors such as anxiety, stress, fear and medication. High environmental temperature and humidity also trigger the perspiration process. The alternative “sweat inducer” would be induced perspiration with physical activity. Of this, you can enjoy your morning walk, go for a jog, swim in a pool, work out in a gym or just work out at home.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Kettler is proud to present the distinguished quality AXOS Line of fitness equipment.

Great value for money, AXOS Line features exercise bicycles, crosstrainers and treadmills. Whether you do cardiovascular exercise, burn calories, strengthen muscles and joints or simply just enjoy a good “sweat”, Kettler AXOS Line will make your exercise fun and effectual.

The underlying foundation and technological mastery of every piece of Kettler fitness equipment is astute calibration. It’s about maintaining optimal standards. Precision and discernment encapsulates 5 vital elements which are namely performance, function, design, aesthetics and quality.  Kettler’s production process is backed by decades of profound expertise and AXOS Line home use equipment would be great for you. Join millions of satisfied Kettler products owners.

AXOS Exercise Bicycles are wonderful for working lower body muscles and joints from the foot, calf, thighs, hips and buttocks while in the comforts of your living room. It has 8 levels of strain /resistance and comes equipped with a magnetic braking system. The training computer is state-of-the-art.

AXOS Crosstrainers offer full body workouts and are ideal for working lower and upper body. Construction is solid with a 12kg flywheel and an additional holding. Strain/resistance is dependent on rpm. These have magnetic braking systems and feature pendulum bearings at the disk-joints. The training computer has fantastic function options as found in the best crosstrainers.

AXOS Treadmills offer indoor walking, jogging or running plus adjustable inclines. Speed options are 1-16kph with 4 speed and incline selections; and equipped with a belt-stop safety key. The training computer boasts LCD displays offering 6 functions with pulse rate measurement via hand sensors; while the keypads are sweat-resistant. Maximum load is 120kg.

All these equipment are well crafted to have low impact on your joints. Enjoy good workouts with Kettler AXOS and lead a healthy life.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

VITO Sprint 20 Treadmill – you just gotta have it!

The treadmill was invented almost 200 years ago. Born out of necessity, it was originally invented to tap into animal power to directionally run water pumps, spinning wheels and butter churning. Moreover, treadmills were used in the production line of factories owing to its conveyance characteristics. One renowned application was in the early Ford Motor Company automobile plant. However, sometime around the mid-1890s the treadmill was introduced to health clinics as exercise equipment.

Alluringly and as a testament to its invaluable contribution, NASA introduced and installed the treadmill on board the space station in 2000. This was purposefully for astronauts to use it to keep themselves fit in zero gravity conditions. Since its creation, treadmills have come a long way and today, they can be found, among other places, in physiotherapy centres, gyms, sports clubs, orthopedic shoe shops, Olympic training centres, fire, police & army training centres, homes, offices and hospitals.

Hence, Trend Masters is proud to add the VITO Sprint 20Treadmill as the latest addition to its range of exercise equipment. Made of outstanding quality materials and smartly designed and crafted, it’s an exercise equipment you can trust. The generous running surface is 122cm x 44cm. Equipped with easy one-push set-up, there is the added feature of a red Emergency Key for enhanced safety. Weighing in at slightly over 80kg, the sturdy and steady VITO Sprint 20 Treadmill supports body weights of up to 120kg. Its high-quality finishing is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.   

With a 2-Hp. Motor, it delivers smooth power while the inclines of 0-15% gradient simulating uphill walk, jog or run offers good workouts for your calf, thighs, buttocks and hips. Quick control buttons at the handle bar provide ease and convenience. The piece de resistance however, is the built-in training computer. This is the nerve centre of the VITO Sprint 20 Treadmill. With the 6-window LED displays and 8 functions, it serves as a good motivator and adds pleasure to your workouts.

The VITO Sprint 20 Treadmill is excellent for doing cardiovascular exercises and weight loss or slimming programmes - leading to toning of the tummy, hips and thighs. Having it in your home provides flexibility to time and frequency of workouts. Speed and intensity are important factors but monitor your heart rate. Begin with a warm up and gradually increase your pace. Start with a walk onto a slow jog and a run. Taper down before you end your workouts. You could tone your muscles and improve your endurance and stamina.

It’s a great way to keep fit and healthy with VITO Sprint 20 Treadmill. Get it today and be on the road to good health. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Kettler Paso 109 exercise bicycle is the idyllic fitness equipment that snugly fits in the privacy and comfort of your home and office. Paso 109 is a trusted and economical high-quality introduction to Kettler’s comprehensive lines of superior exercise bicycles. It’s an easy-to-use fitness equipment with the added factor of having appealing looks. This almost silent exercise bicycle is a terrific home exercise equipment allowing you to enjoy exercising in your living room while being with your family or simply watching TV.
Cycling on stationary exercise bicycles falls in the category of effective fat-burning workouts. The Paso109 is a suitable choice for people who want light to moderate workouts or may be obese and are new to exercise. It comes complete with a training computer with 6 functional displays. The 8-stage adjustable resistance is complemented by a magnetic braking system.
Exercise bicycles are essentially for lower body workouts. You don’t particularly need professional supervision. They are inherently also gentle on the joints due to the absence of impact. Aptly, they are suitable for the entire family including expectant mothers and the elderly. They contribute towards strengthening the spinal muscles and totally exercise the lower back, hips, thighs, knees, calf, ankles and foot.