Fitness equipment challenge

Are there machines in the gym you see someone using and realize that you never even knew it existed?

You’re curious, but not wanting to leave your comfort-zone, you eyeball it from afar until you eventually forget it exists again and use the same few pieces of equipment that you’re familiar with?

Well that’s all about to change! During this challenge I’m going to use every piece (or try) of equipment in my local gym and write about it here on dearfitkris. If you’re not familiar with a certain machine hopefully this will help you!

Or, if you are familiar with many then maybe this series will give you a different take on how to use a machine you’re already a fan of.

It’s as simple as that! It’ll be a lengthy journey, so enjoy the ride.

Today’s equipment review will be of something commonly found a community fitness centers:

THE BASKETBALL

What is it? A leather ball that is inflated to bounce, approximately 9inches in diameter.

What can you do with it? Shoot hoops, run dribbling drills, pass drills, and play games. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need a hoop, or even a court for that matter, to workout using a basketball.

Functional fitness rating: 7/10 because basketballs are so versatile they can be used for a variety of cardio drills and agility training, I am giving this piece of gym equipment a high score. In this score I am also factoring in that you can incorporate a game of basketball or H-O-R-S-E in with a friend to keep your workout fun by adding that social component.

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dearfitkris

My name is Kristen! I am 23 years young and from Connecticut. I have a degree in English, and both personal and professional knowledge of holistic health. I've taken Graduate level Public Health courses and WWOOF'ed Hawaii where I learned about organic farming. I am currently well on my way to becoming a Certified Personal Trainer via the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I intend for dearfitkris to be a space where I can connect with others and engage in conversations about fitness and what it means to be healthy. The way that I personally define "fitness" is from a holistic perspective. Fitness is not just expressed physically, but mentally and on a soul-level as well. What does fitness mean to you?

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