As much as I would like to write this piece as if we all had the biggest workout spaces available, the topic of “Best Cardio Equipment for Small Spaces” will have to do.
Until one of us wins the lottery and spreads the wealth, of course. That way we can each have some of the biggest decked out home gyms of all time. That’d be awesome.
Anyway, let’s dive into it.
If you’re like me, you love running outside to soak up the sun and get some vitamin D. But if you’re also like me, you currently reside in Texas, where you are living in an inferno for the entire summer. And running outside, I mean, in an inferno, does not sound fun. Thankfully, the Echelon Stride Treadmill is an option for your home gym, even if your space isn’t quite as big as you’d like it to be.
The Echelon Stride Treadmill isn’t your average treadmill. Nothing like the big bulky treadmills that take up a big chunk of your workout space, with no way to move it. With its auto-fold technology, this future treadmill of yours can fold up against the wall with ease, that way you can create space for other elements of your well-structured training program such as resistance training.
As a health and fitness coach, I love the option of my clients having a treadmill at home, as it can serve as a great way to get steps in while taking care of other priorities, such as work. Due to good ol’ COVID, a lot of us have been and will continue to work from home. You may not have the availability to leave your office as easily at work, but having the Echelon Stride Treadmill just a few rooms away would be a great way to take a call, and make your day just a bit more active by getting some steps in. Overall this makes the treadmill an awesome option for cardio equipment in small spaces.
Remember, those tiny improvements in your nutrition and physical activity can compound into great results. Don’t overestimate their simplicity!
But if you’re not much of a treadmill person, yet you still want to improve your cardiovascular fitness, I’ve got another option for you.
Though it can be one of the most challenging exercises to do, rowing is one of the better forms of cardio, in my opinion.
The Water Rower, especially when used with proper technique and form, can be a great way to use many muscle groups, specifically in the posterior chain (backside of your body) that get overlooked and ignored when hunched over a computer or phone all day long.
The Water Rower is also a great piece of equipment for your tight workout space, as it has the ability to tilt upwards so you can store it right up against the wall. Getting it ready for use is as easy as grabbing the end, wheeling it to your location of choice, and placing it flat on the ground.
And in my experience, I’ve found the Water Rower to be much more smooth and enjoyable to use compared to other rowers on the market. But, that ultimately comes down to personal preference. You’ll have to decide for yourself!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam is a fitness professional, baseball fan, and cookie fanatic based in Fort Worth, TX. After hanging up the cleats, he found a strong interest in the human body and how it performs. Since then, Adam has been transforming lives through fitness in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. As an experienced certified coach that is always expanding his horizons, he is constantly moved to help people improve in all walks of life.