6 Endurance Training Machines For Pro Athletes And Weekend Warriors
Do you want to buy an endurance training machine for the pro athlete or weekend warrior in your life? Maybe you want to buy yourself a special fitness gift to help you become more conditioned in the New Year?
If this is you, have no fear. I’ve curated a list of six of my favorite endurance training machines that improve strength and aerobic conditioning (and look really sweet in a home/garage gym setup).
Take your (or your loved one’s) rowing workouts from water to land with the Concept 2 Model D Rower With PM5 Monitor. Considered to be the best selling indoor rower in the world, this rower delivers an efficient full-body conditioning workout that will increase your endurance. The Concept 2 Model D Rower features an advanced PM5 Performance Monitor, ergonomically designed handles, a comfortable 14″ seat height, adjustable foot-rests, and a flywheel designed for smooth movement and minimal noise. It can be broken down into two segments for storage or transported with its caster wheels. Concept 2 rowers are some of the most badass endurance training machines!
$945.00 | Buy Now
If you want a more natural looking rower, check out the WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine. This rower is built in the United States, hand crafted in solid ash wood, features a honey oak stain finished in Danish oil, and has a S4 Performance Monitor. It features WaterRower’s patented water flywheel technology, which produces a simulation of real-life, on-the-water rowing. The faster you pull, the more intense the workout is. You can also adjust the resistance in your WaterRower by changing the level of water in the tank (the more water, the harder the workout). The WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine is quiet and aesthetically appealing to the eye and looks nice in your home. The S4 performance monitor displays workout intensity, stroke rate, heart rate, zone bar, duration, and distance. The combination of aesthetics and performance makes the WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine a beautiful endurance training machine addition to any home.
$1,160.00 | Buy now
Made form high tensile steel, The Assault AirBike is a heavy-duty exercise bike that uses air resistance to scale automatically how hard you want to work. Power your legs and arms faster or slower to determine your resistance. The Assault AirBike’s on board smart computer lets you monitor time, distance, calories, watts, RPMs, and speed. The computer also includes motivating programs, like tabata intervals, which help build up strength and stamina and a heart rate monitoring program to monitor your pulse and build up your conditioning base.
$699.00 | Buy Now
People who already row and ski will appreciate Concept 2’s new BikeErg. It’s a pretty rad endurance training machine. This portable beast is the latest innovation of sport-based ergometers from the makers of the Concept 2 Indoor Rower and SkiErg. Utilizing the same flywheel and PM5 performance monitor as those machines, the BikeErg‘s design is built around precision flywheel air resistance, creating a smooth, quiet ride customized to any person who uses it. It is lighter in weight than most stationary bikes and closer in feel to outdoor cycling. As you pedal harder, the intensity and challenge of the workout increases. Unlike most stationary bikes, the BikeErg has a clutch, so just like a real bike, when you stop pedaling, the flywheel keeps on spinning, while a wide damper range re-creates the effect of changing gears. The Concept2 BikeErg is also designed with an adjustable saddle and handlebars. Users attach their own bicycle seat, handlebars or pedals to the BikeErg to create the ultimate custom indoor bike experience.
$990.00 (Plus Shipping) | Buy Now
From the makers of the Assault AirBike, the Assault AirRunner Treadmill is a manual treadmill that features a steel construction, dependable stability, and functionality in a streamlined, energy-efficient design. Its compact design and portability (built-in transport wheels) makes it adaptable to just about any type of training space. Motorless treadmills are the only treadmills that I promote. The AirRunner fits this category, as it is motorless and does not use electricity. It solely runs on the energy produced by the user’s own movement. Whether you are a beginner athlete or an elite competitor, the machine can instantly conform to your desired speed, even if you change your output randomly at will. You are always in control of the speed. The included AirRunner console keeps you informed on your time, calories burned, distance, speed, watts, and pace. Just like the AirBike monitor, the AirRunner’s computer console offers heart-rate and interval programs. The absence of motors makes the Assault AirRunner Treadmill easier to clean and maintain than many comparable indoor running and endurance training machines.
$4,999.00 | Buy Now
Skiers will like the The Concept 2 SkiErg, an American-made Nordic skiing machine from Concept 2. This machine combines flywheel resistance and the PM5 Performance Monitor to turn the user’s orientation vertical, simulating the movements of real cross-country skiing with both double-pole and classic alternating arm technique. These movements offer a challenging strength and endurance workout that targets arms, legs and core for a full body workout adaptable to any person’s size and ability. The PM5 Performance monitor tracks distance, speed, pace, calories burned, and watts. It also has preset workouts and games that make your ergometer experience more focused and enjoyable.
$815.00 | Buy Now
This selection of endurance training machines includes 6 of my favorite models of rowers, bikes, manual treadmills and SkiErgs. It includes something for everyone. Whether you are a rower, cyclist, runner, skier, or a weekend mover and warrior, you will find an endurance training machine from this fitness gift list that is compatible with your activities and goals. So, tell me, what will it be?
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- What are your favorite endurance training machines?
- Have you used any of these endurance training machines? If so, which one(s) and what do you like about them?
- Are any of these beasts on your holiday list?
- Are you buying any for the active buddies in your life?
When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.