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How to plan your home gym

Andrew wanted a room that he would actually feel motivated by. His design team, led by real estate and renovation expert Scott McGillivray had all the answers. Then they powered it with fitness equipment and accessories from Spartan Fitness!

See the photos and get a list of equipment here.

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How to Buy an Elliptical

Ellipticals are an exciting home cardio option for exercisers of all fitness levels looking for an effective low impact, total-body workout.

Shopping for a new ‪#‎elliptical‬? Get more tips on "How to Buy and Elliptical" by watching this informative video from Precor, or grab your training shoes and drop into your local Spartan Fitness, speak with our experienced staff and try one out!

At Spartan we carry reputable brands: Precor, Life Fitness, BH, Cybex, and Octane. We back up our brand partnerships with strong relationships to ensure quality control for parts and service that we are proud to offer our customers.  

Models vary but many include the key features you want to keep workouts interesting and motivating. Such as, convertible handlebars, personalized workout options, tablet/smart phone console integration, USB ports and more!

Our relationship with you doesn't end when your elliptical gets delivered. We want you to get the most from your investment and build a workout regime that meets your fitness goals. That's why all purchases of ellipticals in the Greater Toronto Area include a FREE 1-hour Orientation Session with Trainers On Site! 

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The PRECOR EFX Elliptical

Why the CrossRamp® Matters

Did you know the concept for the elliptical came from an inventor with a teenage daughter that needed to improve her stamina for tennis? The girl did not like running, but her coach observed her game was suffering due to her lack of endurance. The inventor followed his daughter with a video camera, and later traced her path of motion to discover it most closely mirrored an ellipse. He immediately went to work on a machine he called the “Road Runner.”

As Precor refined this concept with Dr. Barry Bates of Human Performance and Wellness, in conjunction with the University of Oregon, it was discovered that various ramp angles were preferred by different exercisers, and muscle activation changed depending on the incline. We combined a natural running path of motion with various ramp angles, and the first elliptical was born.

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