5 Types of Gym Equipment for the Best Cardio Training

Cardiovascular exercise (a.k.a. cardio!) is exercise that raises your heart rate and breathing to the moderate-to-vigorous intensity level for 10 minutes or more. It promotes health in the cardiovascular system, including your lungs, your heart, and your musculoskeletal system.

Strength, core, and resistance exercise aren’t deemed as cardio because they increase your strength as opposed to your cardiovascular endurance. Cardio is one of the most popular types of training at gyms and there are a great many pieces of equipment that can help you or your customers take cardiovascular endurance to new heights

The equipment that works best for you will depend on all kinds of factors, from your ability to your goals, but below we’ve listed 5 types of equipment that are great for cardio training and should be fantastic options for most people.


A classic piece of gym equipment, treadmills can burn calories quickly and they reduce the impact on your body of running on the streets or other hard outdoor services. The T98 Series Commercial Treadmill is really easy to use and gives its users an effective workout. When using the treadmill, you can adjust the speed and incline – it has 16 incline levels.

Rowing Machine

Rowing machines give you a total body workout and are great for seasoned athletes as well as beginners.

This can give you an intense workout and really gets your heart and lungs pumping. The Blade 2.0 Rower is perfect for commercial gyms and has a high frame which is great for those with tired knees or issues with mobility.

Cross Trainer

Most commercial gyms are home to cross trainers (also known as elliptical trainers), not least because they’re really handy pieces of equipment for many types of training!

The X97 Cross Trainer features Gym Gear’s Pro Self Generator System so that you can rely on years of use with no hassle.

It can be used by novices and seasoned athletes and is smooth and safe, giving you a quick start and stop button and a heavy duty build.


The Ascend 2.0 vertical climber is easy to use, store, and doesn’t need to be plugged in. It gives you a full body workout and you can alter the resistance to match your fitness goals. This machine has self-generating power and can be connected to your phone through bluetooth, helping you track your progress.

Plus, it comes with pre-set (and customisable) training programmes for races, hiit cardio, and target goals.

Hiit Cardio

Hiit (high intensity interval training) is a really effective way to burn fat, increasing aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and gaining muscle.

This Tornado Airbike is perfect for interval training and gives you a full body cardiovascular workout. It has infinite resistance levels and, the more resistance you want, the faster you need to pedal. This is a brilliant tool for burning through calories and building your cardiovascular endurance.

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