Some of my favorite people in the world are gym owners.
I love hanging out at their gym in the area and talking shop about all things fitness and nutrition.
As an aside, there are A TON of great local options to get some really great training in Warren, Watching, Springfield, Middlesex, and Berkeley Heights.
And with that, one of the most common questions I get is, “We are looking to get some form of cardio equipment in the gym, what do you think is best?”
My answer is always the same…yet nobody has taken me up on it!
However, a recent article on ESPN.com may make this new ‘in thing’.
It’s called a Versa Climber and if you can picture basically crawling up a wall, this is exactly what it is.
But rather than just tell you I like it, let me give you three reasons why:
- As you can see, it keeps the spine neutral. One of the biggest problems with biking and rowing is that it puts your spine into a rounded position. And 90% of people with back pain already have a problem with sitting, so to get them sitting more would be an issue.
- It’s low impact. Unlike running, the impact on the joints in non-existant which will be very helpful long term
- It works both upper and lower body. With running and walking, the upper body is mostly out the equation. The versa climber is allows for an upper body component without the downside of the row machine.
As you can see, I really like this machine.
And don’t be surprised if you start seeing this pop up in gyms very soon.
Also, versa climber isn’t paying me to write this…but I won’t be mad if they did 🙂