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Jan 28, 2020

Barbells. Dumbbells. Strength training machines. Kettlebells. Medicine balls. Heavy ropes. Large rubber bands. Treadmills. Stair climbers. One-wheeled bikes that go nowhere. There are so many equipment options in a modern fitness facility that it’s sometimes a little overwhelming to know which you should use to get the results you want. If you’re like most fitness consumers you probably go to the gym before work, mid-day during a lunch break or immediately after work; during these high traffic times it can be a challenge to get a great workout because most of the popular equipment is being used, often by a few people at a time. However, the good news is that in EVERY fitness facility I’ve ever been in, there are always pieces of equipment that are left sitting all alone like a forgotten toy in the back of a kid’s closet. If you know how to use these overlooked pieces you can be assured of a getting the workout you want EVERY time you step into a gym no matter the time of day and how crowded it is.


This episode of All About Fitness is a Quick Fit Tip that reviews that overlooked exercise equipment that you should be using the next time you visit your favorite workout facility.


Follow this link to the blog I wrote for the American Council on Exercise about the forgotten equipment you should be using! 


To learn how to use medicine balls, kettlebells, dumbbells, stability balls or your bodyweight for an AWESOME workout every time you want to get your sweat on, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple



To see the exercises that you can do using a variety of different equipment, visit and follow the BRAND NEW All About Fitness podcast channel on YouTube.


To see the types of exercises and workouts that can help slow down the aging process, follow @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram


Follow this link to see the interview I did (in 2013) with Randy Hetrick, the inventor of the TRX Suspension Trainer  (it wasn’t long after the birth of my first kid, so I was carrying a little extra weight - reading the comments is worth the visit alone!)


Follow this link to hear the interview with physical therapist and inventor Pete Holman; he helped create the Nautilus Glute Drive and was the inventor of the TRX Rip Trainer.



BONUS: If you’ve seen the seemingly endless infomercials for the Total Gym, here is the interview I did with the inventor, Tom Campanero